Tin Machine Under The God (1989)

“Under the God” was the first single released by Tin Machine, taken from their eponymous debut album in June 1989.

The single was, unusually, released after the album had been issued, and its video was directed by Julien Temple (which masqueraded as a performance, with the audience storming the stage). It was performed live on both of Tin Machine’s tours.

Track listing
7″ version
“Under the God” (Bowie) – 4:06
“Sacrifice Yourself” (Bowie, Sales, Sales) – 2:08

10″/12″/CD version
“Under the God” (Bowie) – 4:06
“Sacrifice Yourself” (Bowie, Sales, Sales) – 2:08
“The Interview” (An interview with the band) – 12:23

Chart performance
Single

Year Chart Position
1989 UK singles chart 51
1989 US Billboard Alternative Songs 4
1989 US Mainstream Rock 8

Producers
Tin Machine
Tim Palmer

Musicians
David Bowie: Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Reeves Gabrels: Lead Guitar
Hunt Sales: Drums, Backing Vocals
Tony Sales: Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals

Live versions
A live version recorded during the Tin Machine tour in 1991/1992 was released on the live album Tin Machine Live: Oy Vey, Baby in 1992.

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