Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
30 years ago, Roger Waters brought his Radio KAOS tour to Maine! The show happened on November 3, 1987 at the Civic Center. The Floyd architect showcased material from his new concept album, as well as stuff from The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon. We remember a big circular projection screen and mind-blowing quadrophonic sound. There was also a telephone booth set up for fans to call the stage and ask Roger questions. Legendary Los Angeles air personality Jim Ladd who did voice-over work on the album, was also on-stage that night playing the role of the Radio KAOS announcer. He was assisted by a special guest DJ, The Captain from the WBLM Morning Show who admits he "was scared sh*tless!"
Interestingly, the first song of the night wasn't by Pink Floyd or Roger Waters. Paul Carrack who had a big hit with Squeeze was the keyboardist in the Bleeding Heart Band . He opened the show with Tempted and brought his blue-eyed soul to the David Gilmour vocal parts.