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TuxedomoonHoly Wars

Label:Cramboy – Cboy 2020, Cramboy – C BOY 2020, Cramboy – CRAMBOY 2020
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:Belgium
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Avantgarde, Post-Punk, Experimental

Tracklist

A1The Waltz
Bass GuitarPeter Principle
Organ, Electric Piano, Alto Saxophone, SynthesizerSteven Brown
Trumpet [Trumpets], HarmonicaLuc Van Lieshout
5:00
A2St. John
Backing Vocals [Back Up Vocals]Winston Tong
Bass Guitar, Drum Programming [Drum Programs], Tape [Tapes]PP*
Lyrics By [Text Adapted From A Poem By]St-Juan de la Cruz*
Organ, Synthesizer [Synthesizers], VocalsSB*
Percussion [Live]Alain Lefebvre
Trumpet [Trumpets]LVL*
Voice [Spanish Voice]Jan D'Haese
Written-ByP. Principle*, S. A. Brown*
4:27
A3Bonjour Tristesse
Bass Guitar, Drum Programming [Drum Programs], Synthesizer [Emulator]PP*
CongasAL*
Organ, Piano, Synthesizer [Emulator]SB*
Trumpet, HarmonicaLVL*
VocalsWT*
5:24
A4Hugging The Earth
Bass Guitar, Drum Programming [Drum Programs]PP*
Organ [D'Après SB]LVL*
Vocals, ClarinetSB*
Written-ByP. Principle*, S. Brown*
4:00
A5In A Manner Of Speaking
GuitarLL*
VocalsWT*
Voice [Second Voice]SB*
WhistleBG*
Written-ByW. Tong*
3:28
B1Some Guys
Drum Programming [Drum Programs], Bass Guitar, Guitar, Cymbal [Cymbals]PP*
Keyboards, VocalsSB*
Melodica, RecorderLVL*
4:50
B2Holy Wars
Bass Guitar, Drum Programming [Drum Programs], Synthesizer [Emulator]PP*
Saxophone [Saxophones], Organ, Tape [Tapes], Synthesizer [Synthesizers], Synthesizer [Emulator]SB*
Trumpet, Bass Harmonica, HarmonicaLVL*
VocalsWT*
Written-ByP. Principle*, S. Brown*, W. Tong*
6:47
B3Watching The Blood Flow
Backing Vocals [Back Up Vocals]Winston Tong
Bass [Line]Blaine Reininger*
Guitar, Bass, Drum Programming [Drum Programs]PP*
Percussion [Additional Percussion]AL*
Trumpet, HarmonicaLVL*
Vocals, Organ, Alto Saxophone, Synthesizer [Emulator]SB*
Written-ByB. L. Reininger*, S. Brown*
5:04
B4Egypt
Backing Vocals [Back Up Vocals], Percussion [Flexatone]WT*
Drum Programming [Drum Programs, D'Après SB]PP*
Handclaps [Claps]LVL*, PP*, SB*
Harmonica, Trumpet [Trumpets]LVL*
Organ, Piano, Vocals, Synthesizer [Synth Bass]SB*
Written-ByP. Principle*, S. Brown*, W. Tong*
4:57
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Notes

Recorded and mixed at Studio Pyramide, Brussels, 1984-1985, except track A4, recorded at Studio Kitsch, 1984.

Joeboy Productions/Crammed Discs
Made in Holland.

No label code or distribution companies mentioned on sleeve or labels.

Printed inner sleeve with lyrics and credits.

Runouts are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BIEM / SABAM TM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 1): CRAMBOY 2020 A -1 1 A Ʈ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 1): CRAMBOY 2020 B 1 4 B Ʈ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 2): CRAMBOY A 2020 A Ʈ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 2 [1 stamped]): CRAMBOY- 2020 - B 1 B Ʈ

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Holy Wars (LP, Album, Stereo)Cramboy, Cramboy, Cramboy, Normal, Normal, NormalCboy 2020, C BOY 2020, CRAMBOY 2020Europe1985
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Holy Wars (CD, Album)CramboyCBOY 2020 CDEurope1985
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Holy Wars (LP, Album)Cramboy, New RoseCBOY 2020, NR 340France1985
Holy Wars (LP, Album)DRO4D-136Spain1985
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Holy Wars (LP, Album)Restless Records72157-1US1985

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Reviews

  • alfonsino's avatar
    alfonsino
    This album, along with "Half-Mute" and "Desire", are their best albums ever (to my ears) -
    Questo album, insieme a "Half-Mute" ed a "Desire", sono i loro migliori dischi in assoluto (per le mie orecchie).
    • slandau6's avatar
      slandau6
      I know that many Tuxedomoon aficionados disdain this record, but it was the first one I was exposed to from this unusual band, and I keep coming back to it. From the moody, noirish opener, "The Waltz," to the insistent "St John" and the off-kilter "Bonjour Tristesse" and the classics "Some Guys" and "In a Manner of Speaking," the thing just holds together really well. It's beautiful and challenging at the same time, which is kind of Tuxedomoon's hallmark. This music inhabits its own universe, and that's an amazing thing.

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