Jinx

Written by Blakbeard on July 20, 2017

In memoriam of Peter Principle, I present to you the lyrics mysteriously omitted from the liner notes of Tuxedomoon’s exceptional postpunk album, Desire. Was the following verse, repeated twice in the song “Jinx”, considered dangerously existential sufficient to trigger censorship? Or was it merely a transcription error? Occam’s Razor says the latter, but the truth is rarely binary. We do know that there were several covers for the album, including the one shown here, featuring full frontal male nudity. The photo is tastefully and artfully rendered, but that didn’t save it from being suppressed. The censorship or self-censorship interpretation is not without precedent. Personally, I’m going with the theory that the lyrics were unconsciously omitted because they were just too damn real.

Why all the pressing confusion
When will the answering cry come
Will we be able to hear it
So busy dying to die
How is it we live, dying to die?

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Playlist:

Track

Artist

Album

  • East ... Jinx
    Tuxedomoon
    Desire
  • Black Swan
    Thom Yorke
    The Eraser
  • Abzug / Metal On Metal
    Kraftwerk
    The Mix
  • Love Hurt Bleed
    Gary Numan
    Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind)
  • A Saucerful of Sucrets
    Man... Or Astro-Man?
    Made from Technetium
  • Whitey on the Moon
    Gil Scott-Heron
    Small Talk at 125th and Lenox
  • Heart of Gold
    Neil Young
    Harvest
  • Why Am I So Short?
    The Soft Machine
    The Soft Machine
  • So Boot If At All
    The Soft Machine
    The Soft Machine
  • A Certain Kind
    The Soft Machine
    The Soft Machine
  • Way Back In the 1960's
    Incredible String Band
    The 5000 Spirits or The Layers of the Onion
  • Zig-Zag Wanderer
    Captain Beefheart
    Safe As Milk

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