Tin Machine

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Tags: rock hard rock alternative alternative rock david bowie british Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s
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Following a creative nadir in the mid-80s, David Bowie launched a new ‘back to basics’ band in May 1989. The twin guitars, bass, and drum-driven Tin Machine comprised Bowie (vocals/guitar), Reeves Gabrels (Boston, Massachusetts, USA; guitar), and Tony and Hunt Sales in the rhythm section. The band proved to be much more blues- and rock-orientated than Bowie had been for a considerable time. Tony and Hunt Sales’ father was US children’s television host Soupy Sales, whose television series The Soupy Sales Show ran for several years in the late 50s and early 60s. In addition, he hosted a teenage dance programme called Soupy’s Soda Shop. His sons started out playing in bands in the 60s, notably Tony And The Tigers. They then became an in-demand rhythm section either together or with other partners, playing with artists/bands including Todd Rundgren, Utopia, Chequered Past, but more significantly they both played alongside David Bowie on Iggy...

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