Tin Machine II album coverWritten by: David Bowie, Hunt Sales
Recorded: September – November 1989; April, September – October 1990; March 1991
Producers: Tin Machine, Tim Palmer

Released: 19 August 1991

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Tin Machine II



David Bowie: vocals, guitar, saxophone
Reeves Gabrels: guitar
Tony Sales: bass guitar
Hunt Sales: drums

‘Hammerhead’ is a ‘hidden’ track at the end of Tin Machine’s second album. It was also a b-side of the singles ‘You Belong In Rock N’ Roll’ and ‘One Shot’.

The song was co-written by David Bowie and drummer Hunt Sales. It was one of two such collaborations on the album, the other being ‘Stateside’.

‘You Belong In Rock N’ Roll’ was released as a single on 19 August 1991, ahead of the Tin Machine II. The second CD single contained an edit of ‘You Belong In Rock N’ Roll’, plus ‘Amlapura’ (Indonesian version), ‘Stateside’, and ‘Hammerhead’.

Tin Machine II was released on 2 September 1991. ‘Hammerhead’ was the unlisted final track, in an edited form which just contained the song’s instrumental coda.

In November 1991, ‘One Shot’ was issued as the album’s third single. The b-side was ‘Hammerhead’.

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