Tuxedomoon Live in London 1982 Now Available

This recording captures the early stages of an important transition in the band: the classic repertoire matured and consolidated, with new pieces tentatively brought in, performed live before their studio counterparts have been recorded.

Recorded live at The Venue, London, 9 March 1982

This recording captures the early stages of an important transition in the band: the classic repertoire matured and consolidated, with new pieces tentatively brought in, performed live before their studio counterparts have been recorded.

This recording captures the early stages of an important transition in the band: the classic repertoire matured and consolidated, with new pieces tentatively brought in, performed live before their studio counterparts have been recorded. Interestingly enough, various of these new pieces would end up on Blaine’s solo albums, therefore presaging early signs of the temporary split to come. Worthy of note is the track “Lumière”, which, although never recorded in this form, ended up providing the harmonics for Blaine’s instrumental “El Mensajero Divino”, a little over a year later.
Heitor Alvelos, 2019

credits

Recorded live at The Venue, London, 9 March 1982

Performers:
Steven Brown
Bruce Geduldig
Peter Principle
Blaine L. Reininger
Winston Tong

Live sound by Gareth Jones

Mastered by Anselmo Canha, 2019

Originally traded online with Peter Principle

Cover based on a flyer for Sordide Sentimental, 1981

Band photo by Roberto Nanni, 1982

Notes from the archives of Isabelle Corbisier

Project management and design by Heitor Alvelos

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Thanks to everyone for your overwhelming response to the Tuxedomoon Archive site! Keep it up! We will keep ’em coming.

tuxedomoon archive site

Thanks to everyone for your overwhelming response to the Tuxedomoon Archive site! Keep it up! We will keep ’em coming.

It is my very sad duty to inform the world that our colleague and brother, Peter Principle has left this world behind…

Peter “Principle” Dachert. 1954-2017

It is my very sad duty to inform the world that our colleague and brother, Peter Principle has left this world behind. He died this morning, July 17, 2017, apparently of natural causes. He was 63. We are all stunned.

KQED article on Peter’s passing

Waking up in Paris. Last night was a cheerful show. Last show of the tour. It’s been grand.

Last show of the tour. It’s been grand.

From the Half Mute tour of 2016. We played the Half Mute album in its entirety. Since Bruce Geduldig had died earlier that year, we enlisted David Haneke, son of the noted director, to do our visuals.

The color Xerox insert from the first Tuxedomoon single

A numbered, signed edition called “Bovine TV Dinner” by our artist friend, the late Mark Praat.

These were only included in the very first edition of ” Pinheads on the Move” on Tidal Wave records, hand packed by us in zip lock bags in our living room at 3645 Market Street in San Francisco, 1977.