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RADIO K.A.O.S.

Roger Waters

 

Crossover Prog

2.93 | 156 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
3 stars When Pink Floyd went their seperate ways (basically as far away as Roger as they posibly could), they continued as a 3 piece (a pretty good one at that), while Roger complained and moaned about them non stop.

He released some solo albums during the time he was moaning and this was one of them.

The only reason I bought this album because it was cheap and I had just heard all thePink Floyd albums and wanted to see what Roger's solo stuff was like.

Yea, this is a really good album, the songs were put together well, it was amazingly produced and the concept was interesting.

The concept is very weird and confusing, ver much like Joe's Garage by Frank Zappa, where the the story was quite stupid but funny and was more tongue in cheek if anything. Basically the story evolves around some welsh boy who is able to use radios to set off nuclear bombs. It was a bit weird and very weird, but quite interesting nontheless.

1. Radio Waves - A bit annoying, but suprisingly catchy. Almost too 80's. Roger's voice sounds terrible in this song.

2. Who Needs Information - Now this is the Roger Waters that I lov. Great chorus and very Pink Floyd. Almost like something from the latter era of Pink Floyd (the one that Roger always complains about, but could never match up to.) The song does go on a bit though. I really like the ending though.

3. Me Or Him - A nice wee laid back song. Very much like a slow song on The Wall or one of the better songs off of The Final Cut. I like the narrative sections.

4. The Powers That Be - Very Pink Floyd. Great chorus.

5. Sunest Strip - A wee bit annoying and a bit too bluesy. The chorus isn't too bad but it's way too Bruce Springsteen or Dire Straits (I hate that band with a vengance).

6. Home - Has an early Michael Jackson Thriller vibe to it. The chorus is amazing. Proababbly the best song on the album. Clare Torry also appears in this song, out of early retirment to do some more screaming (she only like did one song, FAIL).

7. 4 Minutes - There's a great sense of tension built with the bomb ticking noise. I like this song. It really does have an amazing climactic end. This song reminds me of a Jim Steinman bat out of hell interlude.

8. The Tide Is Turning (After Live Aid) - Nice way to end the album. Nice and calm, almost ballad like.

CONCLUSION: This album seems to be given a hard time. But I say, give it a chance, it's not that bad.

arcane-beautiful | 3/5 |

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