Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S (KAOS)

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Re: Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S (KAOS)

Post by David Smith » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:36 pm

Got one of the live bootlegs and thought the tour sounded amazing! Really innovative

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Re: Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S (KAOS)

Post by Sonic Destruction » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:31 pm

I gave it a three. Musically, at least it sounds a little bit like he was actually trying with this one (as opposed to "The Final Cut" and "Amused To Death", which I think are musically quite weak), but it all sounds a little too '80's for my taste.

The concept was quite ambitious, perhaps overly so, and it would have been better released as a vinyl double using the "Project KAOS" track listing. I wish he would issue it on CD in that format.

I have heard a couple of boots from the tour, and they sounded great, better than the Pink Floyd live shows from the same period.

Overall, one of the better Floyd solo offerrings, but no cigar!

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Re: Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S (KAOS)

Post by Hogtown » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:36 pm

Pat Albertson wrote:I I have heard a couple of boots from the tour, and they sounded great, better than the Pink Floyd live shows from the same period.
I agree 100%

Roger really lost out "competing against himself" on that tour.

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Post by kitkat » Fri May 01, 2009 6:38 am

How do I get ahold of Project Kaos? That sounds awesome

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Re: Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S (KAOS)

Post by The Guest » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:03 am

Can someone upload mp3s of Project K.A.O.S.? I'd really like to hear it, but obviously I can't get the CD.

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Post by Keith Jordan » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:11 pm

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Post by princessDungan74D » Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:36 am

I like this album a lot. I have it on LP that is how much I love it.

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Post by Hudini » Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:32 pm

I also have it on LP. Along many other Pink Floyd and related stuff.

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Post by jtull » Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:52 pm

Home, Four Minutes and Tide Is Turning are a really good songs. Rest is...ehmm.
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Post by Hudini » Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:25 am

I really like "The Powers That Be", though it's a typical 80s song.

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Post by danielcaux » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:47 pm

Radio Waves, Me or Him, Home and Tide is Turning for me.

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Re: Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S (KAOS)

Post by MattAShine » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:41 am

Gave it a 4.

KAOS has an interesting history for me. KAOS and it's follow-up tour is how I got into Pink Floyd. Never saw one of the shows, mournfully, but when Waters played Hartford, CT, they broadcast a few songs on the local radio. I was 7 at the time. I remember they played Radio Waves, Welcome to the Machine, Powers That Be, Brain Damage and Eclipse.

I loved it! When down to a record store the next day (heard the show on a Saturday night). The owner knew exactly who it was I had heard. Got the KAOS cd (which I still have after 13 years). Months later my step-dad offered to show the Wall movie on vhs, and so began the Floyd love affair that lasts to this day.

Certainly, KAOS has certainly had the crap kicked out of it over the years. Many other Waters/Floyd albums surpass it on so many levels, but... I just can't beat on it too hard. I also have Project KAOS, and I also listen to it more frequently than the original.


PS - Ever since the advent of this "internet thingy", I have attempted to get more info on that broadcast, to no avail. For a bit of time I thought perhaps that maybe Connecticut played the Quebec show, but that is not possible as Hartford was played August of 1987 and Quebec in November and what I heard was in August. I know it was the second show of the tour, so it could have been portions recorded at the Providence opener show. I have boots of both Providence and Hartford (as well as all but four KAOS shows from 87) and there are so few differences... it's possible.

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Post by ddebil » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:14 pm

Yeah, I quite like it. 3.

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Post by Idisaffect » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:52 am

2.5

I don't like the drum sound on this album. Some of the keyboards are cheesy sounding, too. 80's pop production. Blah.

Home is my favorite. Good melody, good lyrics, but with a lame, synthetic sounding drum track and a guitar part that seems restrained.

Me or Him and Who Needs Information are good despite the unpleasing production.

Radio Waves grew on me.

I don't like Sunset Strip and I never listen to The Tide Is Turning.

Powers That Be is good but I'd rather have Waters singing the chorus.

Overall, a pretty silly concept with quite a bit of shitty sounding drums and synths. Musically, it's at least more varied than Pros and Cons. Still, that album was engineered and produced to give a much more natural sound.

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Post by Stephen » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:58 am

I bought this on CD at a Manchester record fair about 10 years ago, only I didn't as it turned out. The packaging was genuine enough and it said Radio K.A.O.S. and Roger Waters on the CD label but when I played it it was a live album by Paul McCartney and Wings :? . Looking back I think I got the better deal quite honestly although when I first played it I spent the first 10 minutes or so puzzling as to why Macca was guesting quite so prominently on a Roger Waters album.