The kind of album those coke-addled Rolling Stones critics of the seventies (now all passed away presumably from hepatitis C or liver failure) would have gone nuts over with the standard blues rock chord progressions and most importantly the hoarse loud baritone vocals that Joe Coker sorry Cocker I believe first made famous and huge. So many times as a kid I was led astray by those dumb reviewers and bought LPs that turned out to be terrible, who were so musically ignorant and so self-absorbed in their writing styles they had no idea how to appropriately describe any kind of musical style except in the most vague descriptions like "rock" (and sometimes they didn't even bother to include the genres), which is what this is, as if you took all of Elton John's bluesiest songs and removed most of the guitar and arrangements and reduced it to a homogenous whole e.g. the song Crying in the Sunshine, one of the songs that sounded to me like a Nyro copy (nothing wrong with that, I used to adore her when I was young):
Wikipedia has a very detailed bio that covers his full history with Todd Rundgren and Bette Miller and that explains to me why Todd's Utopia wound up doing a well-known benefit concert for him not so long ago in 2011 before he sadly passed away from bladder cancer.
Note that he made another solo album some years later. Anyone know if it was better, or different? I don't mind buying it if someone can swear it's good, since it seems to be unavailable in digital format.