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Roger Waters: Radio K.A.O.S. (1988)

Billy is a 23-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. Though he is conceived ... See full summary »

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Billy is a 23-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. Though he is conceived as mentally challenged, his disability has actually made him not only a genius, but also superhuman, as he also has the ability to literally hear radio waves throughout all frequencies without aid. Written by Roger Waters

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31 May 1988 (UK)  »

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The music videos of Radio Waves, Sunset Strip and The Tide Is Turning were shown in 1987, before making this short movie. In 1988, the movie was prepared and the music videos were slightly changed. See more »

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Radio Waves in my head
22 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

First of all this was made in 1987. Don't totally let that throw you, but it does show the date of the piece. If your a fan of Roger Waters solo work then you will love this. If your into Pink Floyd a little, all you own is Dark Side, and The Wall, then this is not for you.

Basically this film is a small collection of songs from Roger Waters' album Radio KAOS. As with much of Roger's work it is a concept. This concept is about a boy who's brother gets thrown in jail, and he can send radio waves through his head, or a device that he has made. And is going to shut down the world. It is a tough concept to explain, and I probably did it wrong here. But before the film it tells it to you.

I personally love the album, so naturally I love the video, but like I said before it is not for all.


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