The last time Todd Rundgren came through town he brought along a veritable rock-and-roll orchestra.
Monday at the Trocadero, the unpredictable Rundgren brought only himself - and a ton of equipment.
He billed the show "TR-i" (for Todd Rundgren-interactive). But the restless innovator could just as easily have pegged it "the Return of Rock's Original One-Man Band."
From his stage (set up in the middle of the Troc dance floor) to his songs (from the new No World Order (Rhino/Forward)), very little of Rundgren's show was conventional. Perched alone atop a ziggurat of concentric platforms, Rundgren controlled banks of keyboards, computers, drumpads, a MIDI-lightshow system and a fog machine.