Time to Lose

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Time to Lose
Tuxedomoon - Time to Lose.jpg
EP by Tuxedomoon
Released July 1982 (1982-07)
Recorded March 1982 (1982-03)
Studio The Garden Studios
(London, UK)
Genre Post-punk, experimental rock
Label Les Disques du Crépuscule
Producer Gareth Jones, Tuxedomoon
Tuxedomoon chronology
Time to Lose
Suite en sous-sol

Time to Lose is an EP by American post-punk band Tuxedomoon, released in July 1982 by Les Disques du Crépuscule. [1] In 1986 it was compiled with Suite en sous-sol on CD. [2]

Extended play musical recording longer than a single, but shorter than a full album

An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. EPs generally contain a minimum of four tracks and maximum of six tracks, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well.

Post-punk is a broad type of rock music that emerged from the punk movement of the 1970s, in which artists departed from the simplicity and traditionalism of punk rock to adopt a variety of avant-garde sensibilities and diverse influences. Inspired by punk's energy and DIY ethic but determined to break from rock cliches, artists experimented with sources including electronic music and black styles like dub, funk, free jazz, and disco; novel recording and production techniques; and ideas from art and politics, including critical theory, modernist art, cinema and literature. Communities that produced independent record labels, visual art, multimedia performances and fanzines developed around these pioneering musical scenes, which coalesced in cities such as London, New York, Manchester, Melbourne, Sydney and San Francisco.

Tuxedomoon band

Tuxedomoon is an experimental, post-punk, new wave band from San Francisco, California, United States. The band formed in the late 1970s at the beginning of the punk rock movement. Pulling influence from punk and electronic music, the group, originally consisting of Steven Brown and Blaine L. Reininger, used electronic violins, guitars, screaming vocals and synthesizers to develop a unique "cabaret no-wave" sound. Bassist Peter Principle joined the band and in 1979 they released the single "No Tears", which remains a post-punk cult classic. That year they signed to Ralph Records and released their first album, Half-Mute. Eventually, Reininger left the group and Tuxedomoon relocated to Europe, signing to Crammed Discs and releasing Holy Wars in 1985. The band separated in the early 1990s, only to reunite later that decade. They all have remained together since releasing the album Cabin in the Sky in 2004.


Track listing

All tracks written by Steven Brown, Peter Dachert, Blaine L. Reininger and Winston Tong.

Blaine Leslie Reininger is an American post-punk, new-wave and alternative pop singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, writer and performer. He is known for being a member of the group Tuxedomoon since 1977 after co-founding it with Steven Brown and, latterly, for a notable music and theatre career, both as a soloist and contributor to other artist's recordings, including Durutti Column, Snakefinger, Anna Domino, Savage Republic, Paul Haig, William Lee Self's Montanablue project, Devine & Statton and Brown himself.

Winston Tong is an actor, playwright, visual artist, puppeteer, and singer-songwriter. He is best known for his vocals in Tuxedomoon and for winning an Obie award in puppetry for Bound Feet in 1978.

Side one
1."Time to Lose"5:11
2."Music #2"3:32
Side two


Adapted from the Time to Lose liner notes. [3]

Release history

United Kingdom1982 Les Disques du Crépuscule LP TWI 084

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  2. "Tuxedomoon: Suite En Sous-Sol/Time to Lose/Short Stories > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  3. Time to Lose (sleeve). Tuxedomoon. Bruxelles, Belgium: Les Disques du Crépuscule. 1982.