Rundgren does dig into his bag of solo gems here and there, providing some mesmerizingly melodic moments on the torchy ballad “The Last Ride,” which is adorned with Rundgren's underrated electric guitar virtuosity and the Philly-soulful backing vocals from future star Luther Vandross and Anthony Hinton.
The rabble-rousing “Heavy Metal Kids” from the same solo album provides a bracing four minutes-plus of rock 'n' roll manna, and the breezily acoustic “The Wheel” is its pleasantly refreshing chaser.
Although this show has its moments, off-key synthesizer scribblings mar the original fun of tunes such as “When the S- - - Hits the Fan/Sunset Boulevard/Le Feel Internacionale” and “Couldn't I Just Tell You,” making this uneven live set an item only the most dedicated Rundgren fan could love.
Stick with the stunning early studio stuff.
— Gene Triplett