Blame the Machines

Album: All You Need Is Now (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • Bass player John Taylor told the story of the song (as quoted on the Genero.tv site): "The title came from one of Nick (Rhodes)'s and my silly games, the idea being, 'What would we call our offshoot electro ensemble?' The answer was 'Blame The Machines,' which Mark (Ronson, producer) loved. The lyric idea followed on from that, basing it on a story in the Herald Tribune about a German driver who was killed when his GPS sent him the wrong way up a freeway off-ramp. Blame the machines indeed."
  • Working with Mark Ronson was a great experience for the band. Simon Lebon told Entertainment Weekly: "He's a real charmer. He'd get me to do things and not be self-conscious, which is the really clever bit. He said he wanted to achieve something that had the experimental, avant-garde spirit of our first two albums."

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