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Monday, February 15, 2016

The Daily Bowie #26 - "Tin Machine"


The Daily Bowie #26 - "Tin Machine"


"take me anywhere
somewhere without alcohol
or goons with muddy hair"



FROM BLOG ENTRY FROM PUSHING AHEAD OF THE DAME ON TIN MACHINE: And Bowie’s likely first-draft lyric is a choice example of the allegedly topical, “fractured word” writing that blighted much of Tin Machine, with lines including “mindless maggot glare,” “night that spews out watchmen” (DB reading Moore/Gibbons?), and the fan favorite, “humping Tories/spittle on their cheeks.” There’s wordplay of sorts (“blue-suede tuneless“) and callbacks to old songs, here the recently-revived “All the Madmen” (“I’m not exactly well“) As with the guitars, Bowie’s at his most convincing when he’s raging in the bridges, his spray of descending lines culminating in a choked-out “hell.”

TIN MACHINE IS NOT A DAVID BOWIE SONG; TIN MACHINE IS A BAND.


TIN MACHINE LINK

DAVID BOWIE LINK


"Tin Machine" from TIN MACHINE - 1989




tin machine
tin machine
take me anywhere
somewhere without alcohol
or goons with muddy hair
tin machine
tin machine
tin machine
tin machine
the zombies that i pass
the guy that beats his baby up
the preachers and their past
tin machine
tin machine
tin machine
baby doll
baby doll
clarity and prayer
there's more than money moving here
there's mindless maggot glare
working horrors-humping tories
spittle on their chins
carving up my children's future
read 'em pal and grin
raging raging raging
burning in my room
c'mon and get a good idea
c'mon and get it soon
i'm waiting on the fire escape
i'm not exactly well
i'm neither red nor black nor white
i'm grey and blown to hell

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Rest in peace, David. We miss you.

- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1602.15 - 8:00
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