Thursday, February 16, 2012

Amused to Death.......

Although I don't agree with Roger Waters Politically , I find this album to be absolutely amazing.
I was digging thru my CD's and grabbed this for the ride home.

From "wiki"
Like every studio album Roger Waters has recorded since The Dark Side of the Moon, Amused to Death is a concept album. This one is organised loosely around the idea of a monkey randomly switching channels on a television, but explores numerous political and social themes, including critiques of the First Gulf War in "The Bravery of Being Out of Range" and "Perfect Sense".


 Another analysis here:

How real are TV images? Roger Waters, former bassist/singer/songwriter for the British supergroup Pink Floyd, answers this question in his album Amused To Death. Released in 1992, this elegant and beautiful 72-minute musical work takes the listener on a journey through Waters' mind as he examines the images shown nightly on television.
What does television do to our view of life? What is this machine doing to our society? Images. Images. Images. Consider images flashing rapidly before your eyes into infinity. What do these images hold?
The album begins and ends with an old man telling the story of the death of Private William Hubbard of the Royal Fusiliers. This man's tale of tragedy in the battlefields of World War I is one for which no photographs, and certainly no video tapes, exist. This is the type of story told through words -- a grandfather speaking to his grandson. If human history is to be told through television, these types of stories will vanish. At the end of the album, the storyteller's voice trails off into a field of crickets. "The Ballad of Bill Hubbard" is extremely important to the continuity of Waters' album. It shows that television can show many things, but not everything. A world which relies only on television for information will disregard other types of knowledge.  "MORE HERE"

This is the last song on the album:

1 comment:

  1. I have always blocked out his personal views on things because the music is so awsome.


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