"Hello It's Me" was a very slow moving hit; the Something/Anything?
album was released in February, 1972, and it only became a hit when radio stations started playing it over a year later and the song was subsequently released as a single. It didn't hit the Top-40 until November, 1973, and by then, Rundgren's psychedelic album A Wizard, a True Star
had been out for 8 months. It was a completely different sound, and Rundgren was in a completely different mindset. The record company didn't put any singles out from Wizard
for fear of alienating Rundgren's fans, and Todd had a hard time performing the sudden hit that was now five years old. One of his more bizarre moments came when he performed the song on The Midnight Special
wearing what looked like something from David Bowie's closet. Rundgren's girlfriend Bebe Buell called it his "Man-Eating Peacock outfit."