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Released on September 2 1991 in the UK and Europe (September 3 in the US), Tin Machine II was the second studio album from the Bowie-fronted band, Tin Machine.
Despite reaching #23 on the Official UK Album Chart, history has not been kind to this album. Indeed, it came last in a poll we conducted in 2013 of Bowie’s 27 studio albums. (The first Tin Machine album took the #26 spot!)
However, if you’re not familiar with this release and have been put off by its bad press, you really need to track it down and make up your own mind.
It's packed with Bowie/Gabrels -penned gems and deserves a place in your collection.
Tin Machine II is out of print and aside from a few tracks on the Sound + Vision box set there aren’t many places to taste it.
We’ll leave you with the tracklisting to help you with your detective work.
Tin Machine II
(All songs written by David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels except where noted)
01 - Baby Universal* – 3:18
02 - One Shot – 5:11
03 - You Belong in Rock 'n' Roll* – 4:07
04 - If There Is Something (Bryan Ferry) – 4:45
05 - Amlapura* – 3:46
06 - Betty Wrong* – 3:48
07 - You Can't Talk – 3:09
08 - Stateside (Bowie, Hunt Sales) – 5:38
09 - Shopping for Girls* – 3:44
10 - A Big Hurt (Bowie) – 3:40
11 - Sorry (H. Sales) – 3:29
12 - Goodbye Mr. Ed* (Bowie, H. Sales, Tony Sales) – 3:24
13 - Hammerhead (hidden track) (Bowie, H. Sales) – 0:57
The six tracks marked thus* are the ones we favour here at DBFBHQ. Do you agree with our choices?
The two covers shown here are the original European edition and the censored US version.