Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania), is an American musician, singer-songwriter and record producer.
After leaving Nazz in 1969, Rundgren alternated production work for other groups with his career as a recording artist.
In the 1990s, Rundgren was an early adopter of the NewTek Video Toaster and made several videos with it.
Bang On the Drum
The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect
"Bang the Drum All Day" is a 1983 song by Todd Rundgren. The lyrics describe, in the first person, the singer's drive to "bang on the drum all day" to the exclusion of everything else. All the instruments on this track are performed by Rundgren. The song has become popular as an anti-work anthem or anthem of celebration.
I don't want to work
I want to bang on the drum all day
I don't want to play
I just want to bang on the drum all day
Ever since I was a tiny boy
I don't want no candy
I don't need toy
I took a stick and an old coffee can
I bang on that thing 'til I got
Blisters on my hand
When I get older they think I'm a fool
The teacher told me I should stay after school
She caught me pounding on the desk with my hands
But my licks were so hot
I made the teacher want to dance
And that's why...
Listen to this
Every day when I get home from work
I feel so frustrated
the boss is a jerk
And I get my sticks and go out to the shed
And i pound on that drum like it was the boss's head
I CAN BANG ON THAT DRUM
HEY, YOU WANT TO A BANG AT IT?
I CAN DO THIS ALL DAY