Violent Machine

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Violent Machine
Tony MacAlpine - 1996 - Violent Machine (original).jpg
Studio album by
Released1996 (1996)[1]
RecordedJuly 1996 at Shime Sound Studio in Los Angeles
GenreInstrumental rock
ProducerTony MacAlpine
Tony MacAlpine chronology
Violent Machine
Live Insanity
Alternative cover
2002 reissue
2002 reissue
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]

Violent Machine is the seventh 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.

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 Archived 2011-01-26 at the Wayback Machine. 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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