Other Sellers on Amazon
Radio K.A.O.S. Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
|Price:||£5.98 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
ROGER WATERS Radio K.A.O.S (1987 UK 8-track CD the second solo album the ex-Pink Floyd founding member; lyric booklet picture sleeve)
Top Customer Reviews
This is a concept album in that all of the songs within contribute to a single unified vision: that of a late-80's anti-Thatcher, ludditic, and apocolyptic tale stemming from an actual 1984 news story in which a Welsh taxi driver was killed by a concrete block dropped from an overpass by striking coal miners.
In Radio Kaos, this story is told from the perspective of Billy, a wheelchair bound young adult whose twin brother, Benny, is mistakenly arrested and sent to jail for the concrete block incident. Billy, however, has an astounding ability - he can hear radio waves in his head. He is subsequently sent to live with his uncle and learns to communicate using his radio-wave enabled mind and a cellphone. Using his new-found "voice" he befriends an LA based DJ and they converse. It's these converstations that lead to Billies final oeuvre: a faked nuclear apocolypse (a la "War Games"). When the hour of destruction passes and the world realises that there was no nuclear war, a new "tide" of understanding turns in which - we are left to presume - the great nations lay down arms, learn to harness the power of technology, stop hunting whales, and so on and so on...
Listening to this CD in 2004, the story seems far less relevant. We have seemingly escaped The Bomb, the miners strike is over, Thatcher-Reagan are now distant memories, and Britain is a wealthier place. However, for a thirtysomething like myself, this album survives as a snapshot of the world that was mid-late 1980s Britain.Read more ›
It is - as usual - a concept album, and an odd one at that. A crippled, disabled Welsh youth moves to LA and discovers he can hear computers in his head. Figuring out how to control them, he creates an imitation apocalypse, before revealing his little joke to the world. Confusing and bemusing, it's not exactly pop music.
However, a lot of the songs on this album are brilliant. 'The Powers That Be,' featuring the glorious voice of Paul Carrack, is one of the best moments as he duels with the backing singers. 'Who Needs Information?' has a divine bridge melody, and the euphoric rush of opener 'Radio Waves,' eighties-sounding though it is, is only equalled by closer (and possibly defining moment of his solo career) 'The Tide Is Turning (After Live Aid).' Ironically enough he was apparently forced into writing this song to give the album a happy ending.
All in all, while the production doesn't really suit the album and the concept's pretty bizarre, this underrated LP is one which Floydians should certainly give a look after exhausting the Pink Floyd back catalogue.
At the time he was a father of three with a fourth baby born soon after his death. Killed by two 21yr old men trying to stop him from taking a local miner to work during the bitter Miners Strike of 1984-5. The 2 men were sentenced to Life imprisonment but on appeal only served 5 years.
However fascile our endearing you find Radio KAOS, I defy anyone to condemn Waters' knack for confronting hard and uncomfortable storylines leaving the listener with a more enlightened view on the subject.
I remember owning this on vinyl and playing it regularly. Although I feel in some areas it doesn't have a patch against some of Floyd's work, I believe it's sublime and unequalled in others.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just have to have this with me all the time as it got under my skin the first time I played it , I got the remastered version as it's cleaner and pack a louder punch in my head . Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mr. Robert Lismore
Brilliant !,Nuff said. Thank you very much.speedy delivery very happy.
thanks again😊. Mick.
It's a concept album where the concept takes over, I still quite liked it despite there being no memorable tunesPublished 6 months ago by RK
Great, delivered within two days, packaging excellent, i'm very pleased.Published 6 months ago by alistair ewen
Lovely themed album. Well written and musically brilliant. One of Roger's best.Published 6 months ago by M C Garwood