Prior to their Ralph records, Tuxedomoon had released singles and EPs on their own label. No Tearsa four-cut EP also known as New Machineafter its leadoff song, is Helpless (Monster Mix) - Armin van Buuren - A State Of Trance 2009: On The Beach early new wave DIY effort, which sounds coyly dated but still exciting at the time of its reissue seven years later.
It was immediately obvious that Tuxedomoon was a step apart from many other bands of the era. Winston Tong had been a Desire - Tuxedomoon - Ten Years In One Night (Live)and brought a theatrical approach to singing; plenty of synths and electronic percussion when they were still called rhythm boxes dominate, violin Desire - Tuxedomoon - Ten Years In One Night (Live) some use and two of the songs exceed the five-minute mark.
The succeeding Scream with a View also four songs is noticeably more art-damaged; itemization of instrumentation cites parallel thirds guitar, vocal concept, six-part doo-wahs and CB interference. In retrospect, this release makes obvious the direction in which they were headed. Half Mute is a balanced assemblage of pop "What Use? Desire is a generally unsatisfying follow-up, save for a sneaky parody of "Holiday for Strings" entitled "Holiday for Plywood.
A Thousand Lives by Picture is Desire - Tuxedomoon - Ten Years In One Night (Live) compilation of tracks previously issued on Ralph. You is a squeaky-clean, virtually bloodless record of meandering jazz-rock fusion with lots of mellow trumpet and sax riffs.
In "Never Ending Story," we're told "This is only Desire - Tuxedomoon - Ten Years In One Night (Live) beginning of a long story that will take many more songs to tell.
Reininger, Steven Brown and Peter Principle. Formed in by multi-instrumentalists Reininger and Brown, then two students of electronic music at San Francisco City College, with technical assistance from video artist Tommy Tadlock, Tuxedomoon started playing salons and accompanying performances by The Angels of Light, a San Francisco based, radical theater troup.
Brown's connections to local theater gave the band access to vocalists Gregory Cruikshank, Victoria Lowe, and, most frequently, Winston Tong. Por Tu Culpa - Los Freddys - Los Freddys band gained some level of recognition in when they opened for Devo.
Lowe left prior to the album's release in Soon afterward, Tong and Belfer left the group temporarily, and bassist Peter Principle joined the lineup. Inthe group signed to The Residents' Ralph Records, with whom they recorded their next two albums, Half-Mute in and Desire inafter which the band relocated to Rotterdam for a small time and moved on to Brussels, believing their sound better fit the electronic scene in Europe.
The band soon created the score for a ballet by Maurice Bejart, which was released in as Divine. In Reininger left the group in order to pursue a solo career, and trumpeter Luc Van Lieshout joined. In Tuxedomoon had its largest success commercially with the international release of Holy Wars.
Tong left the group again soon after its release and was replaced by Ivan Georgiev, who performed on the group's next two albums, 's Ship of Fools and 's You. The band remained inactive through most of the s, although never technically broke up. On July 20, Tuxedomoon, complete again with founder Blaine L. Reininger, released a new studio album, Cabin in the Sky. Tuxedomoon still perform and record and reside in Europe.
Reininger's Tuxedomoon page Blain L. Nice collection of a nice band; pitty it's not complete : P. What "Re1" does means? This is great music. A pity some of the sendspace archives see above are no longer available.
Could these be reposted? Its a shame with the inactivity shit - I lost many uploads this way too - wish I had seen your blog before Hi folks! Updated links Many thanks for your tribute to Tuxedomoon and the great photos. There are great photos of Steven, Blaine etc.
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