Tin Machine’s third and final album, Tin Machine Live: Oy Vey, Baby, was released by London Records on 2 July 1992.
It received poor critical reviews, and became Bowie’s first album since his 1967 to fail to chart in the United Kingdom.
Oy Vey, Baby was released alongside a live video. Oy Vey, Baby: Tin Machine Live At The Docks was recorded in Hamburg, Germany, on 24 October 1991. It featured 16 songs over 88 minutes, and was distributed in the UK by PolyGram Video Ltd.
The muted response to Oy Vey, Baby convinced Bowie to disband Tin Machine and focus instead on his solo work. His single ‘Real Cool World’ was issued less than a month after the Tin Machine album, and his album Black Tie White Noise was already being worked on.
Also on this day...
- 1997: Live: Pistoia Blues Festival, Pistoia
- 1990: Live: Moncton Coliseum, Moncton
- 1989: Live: Tin Machine, St George’s Hall, Bradford
- 1983: Live: National Bowl, Milton Keynes
- 1974: Live: Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa
- 1973: Live: Hammersmith Odeon, London
- 1972: Live: Rainbow Pavilion, Torquay
- 1966: Live: David Bowie and the Buzz, Lion Hotel, Warrington
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