Tin Machine - Tin Machine II
Originally released by Victory Music in 1991, Tin Machine II is the second and final studio album by Tin Machine. After this album and the supporting tour, frontman David Bowie resumed his solo career.
Tin Machine II’s reputation has only increased over the years. Uncut magazine placed the album on their list of 50 Great Lost Albums (their list of great albums not currently available for purchase), calling the album “extraordinary”.
As with all Bowie albums, there are plenty of strong tracks here to make this a must have. Opening track “Baby Universal” is pure Bowie. He re-recorded this track in 1996 for his 1997 album Earthling, but the track was not released on the album. It was eventually released in 2020 on the Bowie EP Is it Any Wonder?. The first single “You Belong in Rock n’ Roll” was released ahead of the album and peaked at No. 33 in the UK. The second single “Baby Universal” achieved success on the Modern Rock chart in the USA, where it reached No. 21, and the third and last single “One Shot” became an even bigger hit, reaching No. 3.
The album’s cover (which was censored for its original USA release!) was created by Edward Bell, who had previously worked with Bowie in making artwork for Scary Monsters. The MOV cover features a spot varnish finish.
Music On Vinyl gives Tin Machine II its first vinyl re-release since the 1991 original, and it’s pressed on coloured vinyl for the very first time. The initial pressing is a limited edition of 5,000 individually numbered copies on crystal clear and turquoise mixed coloured vinyl.
Features the hidden & unlisted track “Hammerhead (instrumental)”.
A1. Baby Universal
A2. One Shot
A3. You Belong In Rock N Roll
A4. If There Is Something
A6. Betty Wrong
B1. You Can't Talk
B3. Shopping For Girls
B4. A Big Hurt
B6. Goodbye Mr Ed
B7. Hammerhead (Instrumental) Hidden Track
Artist: Tin Machine
Label: Music On Vinyl
Genre: Rock & Pop Re-Issues
Format: Vinyl LP
Cat Number: MOVLP2715
Released: 8th April 2022
Limited edition of 5,000 individually numbered copies on crystal clear & turquoise mixed coloured vinyl