Today’s Blimp Time-Hop: The Captain Joins Roger Waters in Portland
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 quadraphonic 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!" sharing the stage with these heavies.
Here's a cool video ep that was sent out to rock stations to promote Radio KAOS in '87.
Interestingly, the first song of the night wasn't by Pink Floyd or Roger Waters. Paul Carrack, who had a big hit with the band Squeeze was the keyboardist in the Bleeding Heart Band . He opened the show with Tempted and brought his blue-eyed soul to the show all night long handling the David Gilmour vocal parts in the Floyd tunes.
Check out Roger and the Bleeding Heart Band live in Quebec a few days after our Portland show.