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Tin Machine was a band formed in 1988, famous for being fronted by singer David Bowie.

The group recorded two studio albums and a live album before dissolving in 1992, when Bowie returned to his solo career. The group was generally reviled, often receiving scathing critical reviews.

David Bowie’s Never Let Me Down album (already a move into slightly "harder" rock territory) and subsequent "Glass Spider Tour" had been savaged by critics, and the singer was aware… read more

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  • Who- ever
  • For those that can get over Bowie not being their favourite version of Bowie, the Tin Machine project was one of the high points of his music. Bowie back to the simple honesty of playing guitar and writing rock songs. It was never going to storm the charts, it is a Jam-band that wrote quirky oddball songs. Bowie fancied a jam with some people of equal abilities, so the first album has a loose and playful feel, and the second album a more thoughtful and introverted style. Metal-heads hate it because "Eeew ! it is Bowie and he does dance and pop". The pop-lovers hate it as they think he was the dance act they fell in love with. Critics hate it because they felt Bowie had abandoned them, and they did not understand Jam-bands or where they fit.
  • So underrated
  • amazing
  • Crap
  • Where did people come up with those stories about Tin Machine that I see below? Is there a link to an interview or something? People make it sound like some kind of movie where Bowie was down on his luck and Tin Machine saved him. Bowie met Reeves' wife on the Glass Spider tour, she gave him her husband's demo tapes, and they decided to do a project together. Bowie later would say some nice stuff about being a part of a band and whatever. When Bowie went back to doing solo work, you can barely even tell Gabrels was still working with him. I don't think Bowie considers his 80s work to be bland. How do you explain that he continued to play those songs in concert? Did he play Loving the Alien on the Reality tour because the song was just really bland and awful?
  • I actually like them. They have some very good songs.
  • Eh, probably the most disappointing of bowie projects.
  • The Nickelback of the late 80's, where it's cool to hate them
  • Неплохо.

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