“Among the twilight and stars“
To mark the 30th anniversary of the first Tin Machine album today (22nd May), Julien Temple’s short promotional film of the band performing a medley of nine songs at The Ritz in NY finally gets an official release. Keep reading for the full press release.
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TIN MACHINE - NINE SONG COMPILATION (VIDEO) - 30th ANNIVERSARY
AVAILABLE COMMERCIALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR STREAMING AND DOWNLOAD
RELEASED ON PARLOPHONE 22nd MAY 2019
22nd of May 2019 sees the 30th anniversary of the debut album by Tin Machine, a band which consisted of David Bowie on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Reeves Gabrels on lead guitar, Tony Sales on bass guitar and backing vocals, along with his brother, Hunt Sales, on drums and backing vocals.
To promote the album, the band, along with acclaimed director Julien Temple, filmed nine riotous performances of songs from the record at the downtown New York City rock club The Ritz in April 1989.
Though the film was issued as a very limited promotional box set, it has remained unreleased commercially until now. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the record, the nine song medley is available now as a digital download.
The Tin Machine LP entered the Official UK Album Chart at #3 and stayed in the Top 40 for seven weeks. The album heralded a back to basics approach for Bowie with a hard sound and simple production. The New York Times commented at the time 'Bowie's lyrics are bald, sincere statements, sometimes proud to be vulgar, rock songs don't get much blunter’, and Rolling Stone reviewed the record as ‘indignant and acidic, an all-too-welcome feast of aggro-guitar flamboyance and bass-drum body checking’. Spin said the record was 'Aggressive, direct, brutal and incendiary fun’.
30 years on, Tin Machine still kicks bottom somewhat.
TIN MACHINE ’NINE TRACK COMPILATION’ 30th ANNIVERSARY TRACKLISTING
01 - Pretty Thing
02 - Tin Machine
03 - Prisoner Of Love
04 - Crack City
05 - Bus Stop
06 - Video Crime
07 - I Can't Read
08 - Working Class Hero
09 - Under The God
Total running time: 12.37