Under the God

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"Under the God"
Single by Tin Machine
from the album Tin Machine
B-side "Sacrifice Yourself"
Released June 1989
Format 7"/10"/12"/CD single
Recorded Montreux; Nassau,
August 1988 - early 1989
Genre Rock
Length 4:06
Label EMI
Tin Machine singles chronology
(David Bowie)
"Never Let Me Down"
"Under the God"
"Heaven's in Here"

"Under the God" was the first single released by Tin Machine, taken from their eponymous debut album in June 1989.

The single was, unusually, released after the album had been issued, and its video was directed by Julien Temple (which masqueraded as a performance, with the audience storming the stage). It was performed live on both of Tin Machine’s tours.

Track listing[edit]

7" version
  1. "Under the God" (Bowie) – 4:06
  2. "Sacrifice Yourself" (Bowie, Sales, Sales) – 2:08
10"/12"/CD version
  1. "Under the God" (Bowie) – 4:06
  2. "Sacrifice Yourself" (Bowie, Sales, Sales) – 2:08
  3. "The Interview" (An interview with the band) - 12:23

Chart performance[edit]


Year Chart Position
1989 UK singles chart 51
1989 US Billboard Alternative Songs 4[1]
1989 US Mainstream Rock 8[2]

Production credits[edit]


Live versions[edit]



  • Pegg, Nicholas, The Complete David Bowie, Reynolds & Hearn Ltd, 2000, ISBN 1-903111-14-5