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Roger Waters

  • Radio KAOS [Columbia, 1987] B

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Radio KAOS [Columbia, 1987]
In which Waters's wheelchair-bound version of the deaf, dumb, and blind boy learns to control the world's computers with his cordless phone, then simulates impending nuclear holocaust just to scare the shit out of the powers that be. 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 shakuhachi as well as the deep engineering that made Floyd famous. As pretentious goes, not stupid. B

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Everything Rocks and Nothing Ever Dies [1990s]