Released: 19 August 1991
David Bowie: vocals, guitar, saxophone
Reeves Gabrels: guitar
Tony Sales: bass guitar, vocals
Outside of David, I was the only one who sang on those records. You can get a little bit of an idea of where I’m coming from with ‘Sorry’ and ‘Stateside’.
David Bowie: Ultimate Record Collection (Uncut)
At 5:39, the plodding, uninspired blues-based ‘Stateside’ was the longest song on Tin Machine II, with a length unjustified by its quality. The song was co-credited to Hunt Sales and David Bowie; the only other instance on the album was the hidden instrumental track ‘Hammerhead’.
The song featured on the soundtrack of the 1992 horror film Dr Giggles, directed by Manny Coto.
Tin Machine performed ‘Stateside’ throughout their It’s My Life Tour in 1991-2.
An eight-minute recording from November 1991 at New York’s Academy of Music became the fourth song on the 1992 album Tin Machine Live: Oy Vey, Baby.
‘Stateside’ was recorded by Tin Machine for a BBC radio session on 13 August 1991. The recordings were made at London’s Maida Vale Studios, and were broadcast live on BBC Radio 1’s Mark Goodier’s Evening Session.
‘Baby Universal’ was released in October 1991 as Tin Machine’s penultimate single. The BBC recordings of ‘Stateside’, ‘If There Is Something’, and ‘Heaven’s In Here’ were included on the CD version.