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Tuxedomoon - Holy Wars Album
Tuxedomoon - Holy Wars Album
Performer: Tuxedomoon
Title: Holy Wars
Label: Cramboy, Normal
Country: Europe
Released: 1985
Style: Avantgarde
Cat: Cboy 2020, C BOY 2020, NORMAL 10
Rating: 4.8/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2934 mb | MP3 size: 2930 mb | WMA size: 2683 mb
Genre: Electronic / Rock

1The Waltz
Bass Guitar – Peter PrincipleOrgan, Electric Piano, Alto Saxophone, Synthesizer – Steven BrownTrumpet, Harmonica – Luc Van LieshoutWritten-By – L. Van Lieshout, P. Principle, S. A. Brown
2Hugging The Earth
Bass Guitar, Drum Programming – PPOrgan – LVLVocals, Clarinet, Organ – SBWritten-By – P. Principle, S. Brown
3Some Guys
Bass Guitar, Drum Programming, Guitar, Cymbal – PPKeyboards, Vocals – SBMelodica, Recorder – LVLWritten-By – L. Van Lieshout, P. Principle, S. Brown
Backing Vocals, Percussion [Flexatone] – WTGuitar, Drum Programming – PPHandclaps [Claps] – LVL, PP, SBOrgan, Piano, Vocals, Synthesizer [Synth Bass], Drum Programming – SBTrumpet, Harmonica – LVLWritten-By – P. Principle, S. Brown, W. Tong
5Holy Wars
Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Organ, Synthesizer, Tape, Synthesizer [Emulator] – SBBass Guitar, Drum Programming, Synthesizer [Emulator] – PPTrumpet, Bass Harmonica, Harmonica – LVLVocals – WTWritten-By – P. Principle, S. Brown, W. Tong
6In A Manner Of Speaking
Guitar [Un-credited] – Peter PrincipleOther [Mis-credited Guitar] – LLVocals – WTVoice [Second] – SBWhistle – BGWritten-By – W. Tong
7St. John
Backing Vocals – Winston TongBass Guitar, Drum Programming, Tape – PPLyrics By [Text Adapted From A Poem By] – St-Juan de la CruzOrgan, Synthesizer, Vocals – SBPercussion [Live] – Alain LefebvreTrumpet – LVLVoice [Spanish] – Jan D'HaeseWritten-By – P. Principle, S. A. Brown
8Watching The Blood Flow
Backing Vocals – WTBass [Line] – Blaine ReiningerGuitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Programming – PPPercussion [Additional] – ALTrumpet, Harmonica – LVLVocals, Organ, Alto Saxophone, Synthesizer [Emulator] – SBWritten-By – B. L. Reininger, S. Brown
9Bonjour Tristesse
Bass Guitar, Drum Programming, Synthesizer [Emulator] – PPCongas – ALOrgan, Piano, Synthesizer [Emulator] – SBTrumpet, Harmonica – LVLVocals – WTWritten-By – L. Van Lieshout, P. Principle, S. Brown, W. Tong


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
Cboy 2020, C BOY 2020, CRAMBOY 2020Tuxedomoon Holy Wars ‎(LP, Album)Cramboy, Cramboy, CramboyCboy 2020, C BOY 2020, CRAMBOY 2020Belgium1985
C BOY 2020, CRAMBOY 2020, Cboy 2020Tuxedomoon Holy Wars ‎(LP, E.E)Crammed Discs, Cramboy, CramboyC BOY 2020, CRAMBOY 2020, Cboy 2020Europe1985
CBOY 2020 LPTuxedomoon Holy Wars ‎(LP, Album, RE)Crammed Discs CBOY 2020 LPBelgium2017
CBoy 2020 CD, CBOY 2020 CDTuxedomoon Holy Wars ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP)Cramboy, Cramboy, CrammedCBoy 2020 CD, CBOY 2020 CDEuropeUnknown
CBoy 2020 CD, CBOY 2020 CDTuxedomoon Holy Wars ‎(CD, Album, RE)Cramboy, Cramboy, Crammed DiscsCBoy 2020 CD, CBOY 2020 CDEuropeUnknown


  • Engineer, Recorded ByGilles Martin
  • Executive-ProducerMartine Jawerbaum
  • Other [Videos, Films, Mise En Scène] – Bruce Geduldig
  • Photography ByBernard Faucon
  • Photography By [Portraits]Pierre Houcmant
  • ProducerGilles Martin, Tuxedomoon
  • Written-By, Arranged ByTuxedomoon


Initial copies were distributed with a German promo poster (appr. 82 x 62 cm).

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

Center labels:
℗ 1985 Joeboy Productions.
© 1985 Joeboy Music.
Made in Holland.

Normal Records Karl Legien STR. 188, 5300 Bonn 1.

Catalog numbers:
Cboy 2020 - on center labels
C BOY 2020 - on dustbag
NORMAL 10 - on spine

Dustbag w. lyrics and credits.


  • Label Code: LC 8820
  • Rights Society: BIEM / SABAM TM
  • Distribution Code: EFA 6910 12 LP
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, etching): CRAMBOY-2020 A EN A Z
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, etching): B Z CRAMBOY-2020-B 1


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Joeboy Productions
  • Copyright (c) – Joeboy Music
  • Record Company – Crammed Discs
  • Recorded At – Studio Pyramide
  • Mixed At – Studio Pyramide


Holy Wars is the fourth studio album by American post-punk band Tuxedomoon, released in 1985 by Cramboy. In a Manner of Speaking is probably the band's most known song, after being covered by Martin Gore on his 1989 ep Counterfeit and by Nouvelle Vague on theirs 2004's eponymous debut album. Adapted from the Holy Wars liner notes. I do not own this copyrighted material. I am not receiving any payment for the music I upload. The Waltz 0:00-5:10 2. John 5:11-9:43 3. Wars by Tuxedomoon, released 01 September 1985 1. The Waltz 2. St John 3. Bonjour Tristesse 4. Hugging The Earth 5. In A Manner Of Speaking 6. Some Guys 7. Holy Wars 8. Watching The Blood Flow 9. Egypt Holy Wars version 10. Soma Tuxedomoon were revered and highly influential throughout Europe when they recorded Holy Wars in 1985. The album contains some of their most poignant and moving songs : Some Guys , In a Manner of Speaking later covered by Martin Gore and by Nouvelle Vague, Bonjour Tristesse , Holy Wars. Holy Wars. Electronic Wars. Tuxedomoon - Holy Wars 1985. To favorites 3 Download album. Listen album. Songs in album Tuxedomoon - Holy Wars 1985. Tuxedomoon - The Waltz. Tuxedomoon - St. Tuxedomoon - Bonjour Tristesse. Tuxedomoon - Hugging The Earth. Tuxedomoon - In A Manner Of Speaking. Holy Wars, 1985. The Waltz, 05:11. St-John, 04:33. Listen free to Tuxedomoon Holy Wars The Waltz, St. John and more. 10 tracks 50:38. Recorded and mixed in Brussels, at Studio Pyramide, 1984-85 except Hugging The Earth and Soma recorded at Studio Kitsch, 1984. Holy Wars LP, Album. Cramboy, Cramboy, Cramboy, Normal, Normal, Normal. Cboy 2020, C BOY 2020, CRAMBOY 2020. 이 버전 판매. SP25-6007. Released 1985. Holy Wars Tracklist. John Lyrics