ROGER WATERS RADIO KAOS WHO NEEDS INFORMATION THE POWERS THAT BE HOME THE TIDE IS TURNING RADIO WAVES
The Morse code at the beginning and end of the album is harder to decipher. It's worth it, though, because it contains a deleted verse from ``The Tide is Turning.'' There's also other bits of code scattered throughout the album. Here's what people have been able to figure out, from Douglas Whisler, A.G. Spencer and David Truckenmiller: - ``turning Syl'' (beginning of album)
- "macho bullshit and mediocrity oh tide" (end of album)
- "it is they that must fight and die ... Herbert Hoover" (end of "Who Needs Information")
- "dock ... oh time(?) is turning ... the party's over but you are not" (during the "I don't like fish" speech)
See the next question for a partial explanation...
Now the past is over but you are not alone Together we'll fight Sylvester Stallone We will not be dragged down in his South China Sea of macho bullshit and mediocrity
This is also who Waters refers to later in the song when he sings ``The tide is turning, Sylvester.''
According to "Psycho Pink" Eric Wayne Morrison (Colorado Springs), it's "...back to the beginning" and "That's...".
The album was rumored to be ready for release in early 1989, and included a Gerald Scarfe cover that depicted three familiar musicians drowning in a giant martini glass. But the album was reportedly rejected by the record company, and later on by Waters himself.
What happened next is a matter of speculation. In a Rockline interview at the time of ATD's release, Waters said he had been putting the songs together for the past four or five years (interrupted, presumably, by his work on the ``Ca Ira'' project). Another article notes that most of the album was written and conceived before the Gulf War. So one might assume that at least some of the KAOS 2 material was worked into the new, ``TV-concept'' _Amused to Death_. But we don't know for sure...