Amused to Death

Release date
1 Sep 1992
Running length
14 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Ballad of Bill Hubbard 4:19 77,553
2 What God Wants, Part I 6:00 43,964
3 Perfect Sense, Part I 4:16 42,688
4 Perfect Sense, Part II 2:50 37,614
5 The Bravery of Being Out of Range 4:42 81,015
6 Late Home Tonight, Part I 4:01 28,159
7 Late Home Tonight, Part II 2:13 30,688
8 Too Much Rope 5:47 54,258
9 What God Wants, Part II 3:41 29,918
10 What God Wants, Part III 4:08 19,908
11 Watching TV 6:07 58,070
12 Three Wishes 6:50 58,209
13 It's a Miracle 8:30 67,456
14 Amused to Death 9:07 73,346

About this album

Amused to Death is a concept album, and the third studio album by former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters. It was released in 1992.

The album title was attached to material that Waters began working on during the Radio KAOS tour. A prototype album cover was reportedly distributed to his record company, which included caricatures of three figures resembling David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright, floating in a martini glass. However, it was several years before the album was finally released (Roger refused to release it as long as his former bandmates were still on Columbia Records’ roster), and it is unknown how much the material was changed in the interim. At the very least, the songs criticising the first Gulf War, President Bush, and Tiananmen Square were new or heavily rewritten, as those events occurred after the original writing.

In Neil Postman’s book The End of Education, he remarks on the album: “(…) Roger Waters, once the lead singer of Pink Floyd, was sufficiently inspired by a book of mine to produce a CD called Amused to Death. This fact so elevated my prestige among undergraduates that I am hardly in a position to repudiate him or his kind of music.”

Waters stated in an interview with Rockline on 8 February 1993 that he wanted to use samples of HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey on the album.

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  • pushing_daisy

    One of my favourite albums of all time!

    15 Mar 6:00pm Reply
  • CrimsonFlag

    Amused To Death >>>>>> Division Bell/A Momentary Lapse Of Reason [8]

    27 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Andreydelorenzo

    Amused To Death >>>>>> Division Bell/A Momentary Lapse Of Reason [7]

    1 Feb 2014 Reply
  • fresu24

    Amused To Death >>>>>> Division Bell/A Momentary Lapse Of Reason [6]

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • zimmerman6290

    Amused To Death >>>>>> Division Bell/A Momentary Lapse Of Reason [5]

    29 May 2013 Reply
  • activewaste

    @ TheFatChocobo, I understand your sentiment, but I actually feel good listening to the album. The songs are amazing and the political sadness in the words are comforting too, because it means I'm not alone in feeling this

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • SaNdErKiLLer

    Amused To Death >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Division Bell/A Momentary Lapse Of Reason

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • krzaczek5

    "Amused To Death >>>>>> Division Bell/A Momentary Lapse Of Reason ? not agree!" absolutely not agree too!

    26 Feb 2013 Reply
  • TheFatChocobo

    One of the most uncomfortable albums ever made. I mean, you put this thing on and there's *no way* you're gonna feel good for the next hour and thirteen minutes. So powerful and so bleak! Definitely a tremendous achievement.

    21 Dec 2012 Reply
  • whitebicycle

    masterpiece. one of the most intelligent albums ever released.

    6 Nov 2012 Reply
  • SeltonZen

    I agree with the people who say that Amused to Death isn't better than A Momentary Lapse of Reason and Division Bell, but is undeniable (at least for me) that this album is a fucking MASTERPIECE! And I don't understand why so much people keep reducing the qualitie of the first Pink Floyd's album without Roger Waters... Dogs of War, Learning to Fly, Sorrow, Yet Another Movie, the two parts of A New Machine and many other songs don't represent nothing to any of you?!

    9 Jul 2012 Reply
  • SuperflyJonson

    You'd be hard pressed to find an album that is and will remain as universal as Amused to Death.

    7 Jun 2012 Reply
  • pawlusinski

    Amused To Death >>>>>> Division Bell/A Momentary Lapse Of Reason [4] Right :-)

    17 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Supertransonic

    It's the sort of album that would usually tempt me to say "a musician only comes up with anything this quality once in their life," but under the circumstances I rather hope this not to be the case... Since it's release date back in 1992, its been with me. The memories, the history, the soundtrack to my youth. I owe a lot to this album...

    25 Mar 2012 Reply
  • GaryExo

    This is one of the great albums. It will never be irrelevant thanks to the nature of humans.

    11 Dec 2011 Reply
  • nssworld

    The species has Bored Itself to Death...sorry Rog, get a producer, you're getting boring...

    22 Nov 2011 Reply
  • ERIXWORX will fill you in on some of the questions this album prompts, such as 'what the hell does "And we all like the bit when you take The jeans from the refridgerator and Then the bad guy gets hit" mean?' but what can not be answered by any website is the following question: How the HELL does Waters do it?! ...and Amused > > Pros & Cons > Radio Kaos > Division Bell

    28 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Tarkus10

    Amused To Death >>>>>> Division Bell/A Momentary Lapse Of Reason [3]

    22 May 2011 Reply
  • PrettyStar

    12,13,14 - бриллианты а не песни

    17 Apr 2011 Reply
  • JokerRamone

    Amused To Death >>>>>> Division Bell/A Momentary Lapse Of Reason ? not agree!

    7 Apr 2011 Reply
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