In 1989, for the first time since the early 1970s, Bowie formed a regular band, Tin Machine, a hard-rocking quartet, along with Reeves Gabrels, Tony Sales, and Hunt Sales. Tin Machine released two studio albums and a live record. The band received mixed reviews and a somewhat lukewarm reception from the public, but Tin Machine heralded the beginning of a long-lasting collaboration between Bowie and Gabrels. The original album, Tin Machine (1989), was a success, holding the number three spot on the charts of the UK. Tin Machine launched its first world tour, featuring a now unshaven David Bowie and additional guitarist Eric Schermerhorn, that year. Despite the success of the Tin Machine venture, Bowie was mildly frustrated that many of his ideas were either rejected or changed by the band. Bowie began the 1990s with a stadium tour, in which he played mostly his biggest hits. The Sound + Vision Tour (named after the Low single) was conceived and directed by choreographer Edouard Lock of the Quebec contemporary dance troupe La La La Human Steps, with whom Bowie collaborated and performed on stage and in his videos. Bowie vowed during the tour that he would never play his early hits again. Though he surprised no one when he later reneged on that promise and also on the promise that his set in each country would be focused on the favourite hits voted by phone poll in that country - an idea quickly jettisoned when a campaign by the British magazine NME resulted in a landslide in favour of The Laughing Gnome, it is true that his later tours generally featured few of those hits, and when they appeared, they were often radically reworked in their arrangement and delivery. Bowie's negative press-image continued when the cover of Tin Machine's second album became unusually controversial, due to the presence of naked statues as its cover art. The coverage only seemed to invite unrelated negative commentary about Bowie to further permeate the public discourse. After the less successful second album Tin Machine II and the complete failure of live album Tin Machine Live: Oy Vey, Baby, Bowie tired of having to work in a group setting where his creativity was limited, and finally disbanded Tin Machine to work on his own. But the Tin Machine venture did show that Bowie had learned some harsh lessons from the previous decade, and was determined to get serious about concentrating on music more than commercial success. In 1992 he performed his hits "Heroes" and "Under Pressure" (with Annie Lennox) at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. 1993 saw the release of the soul, jazz and hip-hop influenced Black Tie White Noise, which reunited Bowie with Let's Dance producer Nile Rodgers. The album hit the number one spot on the UK charts with singles such as "Jump They Say" (a top 10 hit) and "Miracle Goodnight". Bowie explored new directions on The Buddha of Suburbia (1993), based on incidental music composed for a TV series. It contained some of the new elements introduced in Black Tie White Noise, and also signalled a move towards alternative rock. The album was critical success but received a low-key release and only made number 87 in the UK charts. The ambitious, quasi-industrial release Outside (1995), conceived as the first volume in a subsequently abandoned non-linear narrative of art and murder, reunited him with Brian Eno. The album introduced the characters of one of Bowie's short stories, and achieved chart success in both the UK and US. The album and its singles put Bowie back into the mainstream of rock music. In September 1995, Bowie began the Outside Tour with Gabrels returning as guitarist. In a move that was equally lauded and ridiculed by Bowie fans and critics, Bowie chose Nine Inch Nails as the tour partner; Trent Reznor also contributed a remix of the Outside song "The Hearts Filthy Lesson" for its single release. On January 17, 1996, Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the eleventh annual induction ceremony. Receiving some of the strongest critical response since Let's Dance was Earthling (1997), which incorporated experiments in British jungle and drum 'n' bass and included a single released over the Internet, called "Telling Lies"; other singles included "Little Wonder" and "Dead Man Walking". There was a corresponding world tour, which was fairly successful. Bowie's track in the Paul Verhoeven film Showgirls, "I'm Afraid of Americans" was remixed by Trent Reznor for a single release. The video's heavy rotation (also featuring Reznor) contributed to the song's 16-week stay in the US Billboard Hot 100.
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David Bowie

David Robert Jones (Davy Jones)


Související skupiny:

Arnold Corns, Astronettes, The, Bewlay Bros., David Bowie & The Buzz, David Bowie With The Lower Third, Davie Jones & The King Bees, Manish Boys, The, Tin Machine


Související interpreti:

Brian Eno, Iggy Pop, John Cale, Kevin Ayers, Lou Reed, Mott the Hoople, Queen, T. Rex, Bryan Ferry, Carlos Alomar, Fripp & Eno, John Lennon, New York Dolls, Nico, Sparks, The Psychedelic Furs, Mick Ronson, Hunt Sales, Reeves Gabrels, Tony Sales


Listings of all songs

1967-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2008

Changesbowie

Changesbowie

David Bowie

1990

Rock Reflections

Rock Reflections

David Bowie

1990

Early On 1964-1966

Early On 1964-1966

David Bowie

1991

Tin Machine II

Tin Machine II

Tin Machine

1991 studio

Oy Vey, Baby

Oy Vey, Baby

Tin Machine

1991

Singles: 1969-1993

Singles: 1969-1993

David Bowie

1993

Black Tie White Noise

Black Tie White Noise

David Bowie

1993 studio

The Buddha of Suburbia

The Buddha of Suburbia

David Bowie

1993

Santa Monica '72

Santa Monica '72

David Bowie

1994

Rarest One Bowie

Rarest One Bowie

David Bowie

1995

Outside

Outside

David Bowie

1995 studio

Earthling

Earthling

David Bowie

1997 studio

Alternative Biography

Alternative Biography

David Bowie

1997

The Deram Anthology 1966-1968

The Deram Anthology
1966-1968

David Bowie

1997

The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974

The Best of David Bowie
1969/1974

David Bowie

1997

The Best of David Bowie

The Best of David Bowie
1974/1979

David Bowie

1998

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Ziggy Stardust and the
Spiders from Mars

David Bowie

1999

I Dig Everything: 1966 Pye Singles

I Dig Everything:
1966 Pye Singles

David Bowie

1999

Hours

'hours...'

David Bowie

1999 studio

Singles Collection

Singles Collection

David Bowie

1999

 

 

 

 

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