Tuxedomoon – The Waltz


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 Counterfeit EP and by Nouvelle Vague on their 2004 eponymous debut album.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Lead Vocals Length
1. “The Waltz” Steven BrownPeter Dachert, Luc Van Lieshout 5:12
2. “St. John” Steven Brown, Peter Dachert Steven Brown 4:33
3. “Bonjour tristesse” Steven Brown, Peter Dachert, Luc Van Lieshout, Winston Tong Winston Tong 5:28
4. “Hugging the Earth” Steven Brown, Peter Dachert Steven Brown 4:02
5. “In a Manner of Speaking” Winston Tong Steven Brown and Winston Tong 3:30
6. “Some Guys” Steven Brown, Peter Dachert, Luc Van Lieshout Steven Brown 4:58
7. “Holy Wars” Steven Brown, Peter Dachert, Winston Tong Winston Tong 6:44
8. “Watching the Blood Flow” Steven Brown, Blaine L. Reininger Steven Brown 5:10
9. “Egypt” Steven Brown, Peter Dachert Steven Brown 4:57
10. “Soma” Winston Tong 5:42


Adapted from the Holy Wars liner notes.

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Belgium 1985 Cramboy CD, LP CBoy 2020
United States Restless LP TX8004
Greece Virgin EX 01
France 1987 Celluloid CD CEL 5478
oly Wars
Studio album by

Released 1985
Recorded 1984 – 1985
Studio Daylight Studios
(Brussels, BE)
Genre Post-punknew wave
Length 50:16
Label Cramboy
Producer Gilles Martin, Tuxedomoon
Tuxedomoon chronology
Short Stories
Holy Wars
Ship of Fools