Violent Machine

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Violent Machine
Tony MacAlpine - 1996 - Violent Machine (original).jpg
Studio album by Tony MacAlpine
Released 1996 (1996)[1]
Recorded July 1996 at Shime Sound Studio in Los Angeles
Genre Instrumental rock
Length 40:35
Label Metropolis
Producer Tony MacAlpine
Tony MacAlpine chronology
Violent Machine
Live Insanity
(1997)Live Insanity1997
Alternative cover
2002 reissue
2002 reissue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Violent Machine is the eighth studio album by guitarist Tony MacAlpine, released in 1996 through Metropolis Records (North America) and in 1997 through Victor Entertainment (Japan); it was reissued on May 7, 2002 through Lion Music,[2] with the latter featuring different cover art and having apparently been released without the authorization of MacAlpine or Metropolis.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Tony MacAlpine, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Violent Machine" 3:42
2. "Unfortunate Lazarus" 3:58
3. "Circus du Soleil" 4:41
4. "Sophisticated Domination" 5:02
5. "Chopin Etude #12 Opus 10" (Frédéric Chopin) 2:42
6. "Shoe Shine Cyber Boy" 3:27
7. "Carolina Blue" 4:32
8. "Mr. Destructive" 5:19
9. "ARS Nova" 3:08
10. "Space Ritual" 4:04
Total length: 40:35


Note: Although the back of the CD tray inlay for the 1996 Metropolis edition shows/lists Ricky Ricardo on bass, the liner notes in the cover booklet state: "All Bass Tracks Performed by Kevin Chown." The 2002 Lion edition correctly lists and shows Kevin Chown on bass, as does the back of the CD tray inlay.


  1. ^ a b "Solo Discography". Archived from the original on 2010-05-21. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
  2. ^ a b Prato, Greg. "Violent Machine - Tony MacAlpine". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2013-08-07.

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