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Roger Waters


Crossover Prog

2.97 | 275 ratings

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Cluster One
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1 stars I found this album hard to review as I adore all things from PINK FLOYD and ROGER WATERS; except "Radio K.A.O.S."! Oh, how the mighty have fallen! I thought hard about giving this album a 2 star review, but I dislike it so vehemently that I gave "Radio K.A.O.S." what no other reviewer has to this point: 1 single star...

Intriguing concept aside (really the only reason it warrants a star in the first place), the music and lyrics that WATERS created for this pop monstrosity make GENESIS' "Invisible Touch" look like a prog masterpiece. The 1980's were a poor era for music in general, but especially for the prog giants of the 70's (GENESIS, YES, and to a lesser extent FLOYD) But for ROGER WATERS this is an all-time low. There is nothing progressive about this record. Heavy synth and pop sounds (of which 'Radio Waves' is the typical example) abound in this plasticized attempt to 'appeal to a wider audience'. This is the same man who wrote "Animals"?!? Blech.

Replete with back-up singers, tacky DJ commentary and completely forgettable music, this is one of the toughest CDs in my FLOYD/WATERS collection to listen to from start-to-finish. 'The Tide Is Turning' is the first real (extremely patronizing) evidence of WATERS exhibiting his new found conscience in life. The last thing fans want is ROGER WATERS to be positive, warm & fuzzy! "Radio K.A.O.S" may be even worse than RICK WRIGHT's "ZEE: Identity". Ok, maybe not...

It's easy to see how FLOYD fans in 1987 would have swarmed to the "Momentary Lapse of Reason" Tour(s) instead of going to see WATERS' attempt to tour this anamoly. I'm sure the few hundred people who actually did attend his live shows were just as disappointed as the diehard FLOYD fan reviewing this album. Poor, in every sense of the word.

Cluster One | 1/5 |


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