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Radio K. Like his previous and future studio albums and many works of his during his time with Pink Floyd, the Who Needs Information?
- Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S is a concept album based on a number of key topical subjects of the late s, including monetarism and its effect on citizens, popular culture of the time, and Into The Night - Beardfish - Sleeping In Traffic: Part Two events and consequences of the Cold War.
The album follows Billy, a mentally and physically disabled man from Wales, forced to live with his uncle David in Los Angeles after his brother Benny was sent to prison after an act intended to support striking coal miners results in the death of a taxi driver, following his dismissal from his mining job due to "market forces. InWaters met Jim Ladd for a radio documentary on The Wall album, beginning a friendship which remains today.
Ladd was an inspiration as he brought some light into Waters's dim view of L. Waters became increasingly interested in Ladd's plight with his radio station KMET, and his eventual sacking to change the programming format of the station in search of market-researched profits.
InWaters wrote a song called "Get Back To Radio," which seemed to be partly based on the experiences of Ladd, and partly from childhood memories — Waters fondly remembers listening to Radio Luxembourg well into Larghetto - Elgar* - Academy Of St Martin-in-the-Fields* Director Neville Marriner* - Introduction A night as a Who Needs Information?
- Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S . An event from the miners' strike in Britain where a striking worker threw a concrete block off a motorway bridge, killing a taxi driver who was taking a working miner to his job, seemed to register in Waters's subconscious, emerging in the second song written, "Who Needs Information" and later, "Me The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy - Stauss Overtures/ Strauss Waltzes (Vinyl, Album) Him.
Billy is a year-old Welshman from the South Wales Valleys. He is mentally and physically disabled, confined to a wheelchair and only able to work his upper body. Billy was living with his twin brother Benny, who was a coal miner, wife Molly, and their children.
Unfortunately, Benny has lost his job in the mines due to the "market forces. Next, in theatrical fashion, Benny poses on a footbridge in protest to the closures; the same night, Who Needs Information? - Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S taxi driver is killed by a concrete block dropped from a similar bridge by Benny "Who Needs Information" — track 2.
The police question Benny, who hides the phone in Billy's wheelchair. Since Billy can hear radio waves in his head "Radio Waves" — track 1he begins to explore the cordless phone, recognising its similarity to a radio. He experiments with the phone and is able to access computers and speech synthesisers, and learns to speak through them.
He calls a radio station in L. Billy eventually hacks into a military satellite and fools the world into thinking nuclear ICBMs are about to be detonated at major cities all over the world while deactivating the military's power to retaliate "Home" — track 6, and "Four Minutes" — track 7.
The album concludes with a song about how everyone, in thinking they were about to die, realises that the fear and competitiveness peddled by the mass media is much less important than their love for family and Who Needs Information?
- Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S larger community. In the sleeve notes, Waters dedicated the album "to all those who find themselves at the violent end of monetarism. Morse Code is a central theme in the art and style of the album, visually and audibly. The artwork for the album, designed by Kate Hepburn, are written Morse Code sentences in green imprinted on a black background.
The translation spans both the front and the back of the sleeve. When translated as a whole, the artwork spells out the name of the artist, the album, and five tracks from the album. It reads: Roger Waters, Radio K. The lead single from the album, " Radio Waves ", was Who Needs Information?
- Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S on 11 May as a 7" single, a 12" Extended play single, and a CD single. Despite "Sunset Strip" not being released as a promo to American and British radio stations, and competing against Waters's former band whose single " Learning to Fly " was topping the United States Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, it managed to go as high as number It charted at number 54 on the UK singles chart. Waters even once said in an interview that he might even release an EP with some unreleased songs from this project for those who might be interested, [ citation needed ] but this never appeared.
The record was first announced via a press release from EMI on 6 Aprilconfirming Waters's new album, its details and release date. The Radio K. It was entirely in North America except for the final two shows from WembleyEngland. The tour, the largest of Waters's career up to that point, featured extravagant staging, props and video. The entirety of the concert was presented as a K. The screen used for the tour displayed video of Roger, Jim, and various other Who Needs Information?
- Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S playing out aspects of the narrative, as well as animations and video illustrating the songs. Prior to each show, Jim Ladd took calls from people in a booth and these calls were then answered by Roger. The person in each booth was usually chosen via a competition on local radio stations, in keeping with the theme of the concert. The setlist included the entire Radio K. The tour went heavily into debt, with Waters using his own money at one point to underwrite the expense, as there were massive overruns and delays.
The tour was proposed to go worldwide, but due to financial considerations these discussions never went any further, and the tour ended. The album was first released on 15 June in the United Kingdom and the United States, and was met with mixed reviews. Internationally, the album only charted in these two countries, peaking at number 25 in the United Kingdom and number 50 in the United States. Considine of Rolling Stone gave the album a positive review, highlighting the album as "by no means perfect" but "powerful";  although the themes and style of the album were criticized, he deemed the record to be an improvement on Waters's debut studio album, The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking.
I have serious reservations about any record that can't be enjoyed unless you sit there reading the inner sleeve, but this is not without its aural rewards — a coverable song or two and some nice comping on shakuhachias well as the deep engineering that made Floyd famous. As Who Needs Information?
- Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S goes, not stupid. Since the release, Waters has expressed his dislike for the album and the effort put into creating it. Between Ian Ritchie and myself, we really fucked that record up. We tried too hard to make it sound modern. I allowed myself to get pushed down roads that were uncomfortable for me. I should never have made that record. In addition to being dissatisfied with the production, Waters regrets his decision to trim the album from a double to a single one, thus losing much of the concept.
In a retrospective review, Mike DeGagne of AllMusic gave the album three-and-a-half stars, stating that the album, unlike some of Waters's other works, manages to convey the music more than the narrative, but also that "While both The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking and Amused to Death convey his talented use of concept, imagination, and lyrical mastery, this album seems to be nothing more than a fictional tale with a blatantly apparent message.
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