Thursday, December 11, 2008

James Chance & the Contortions - Buy

Here's something a little different. One of the original punk jazz groups of the New York No Wave scene, the Contortions were led by saxophonist James Chance, aka James White. Their first recorded appearance, credited solely as the Contortions, was on the 1978 compilation, No New York. The following year, two albums were issued almost simultaneously on the ZE label, Buy the Contortions (an extreme jazz-punk LP) and Off White.



This was out in 1979, and will definately blow your mind if you're into weird and highly innovative music.

Buy or Buy

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5 comments:

jcspar said...

Thanks Much as I was looking for this a LONG TIME !!

The Proletariat Bicycle Co. said...

James Chance's music fulfills my desire to cross over to the dark fantasies whispering in my subconscious.

Francis Jan said...

Un des monuments de la no wave et qui ne flétrit pas au fil des années, sensationnel !

989 said...

Thank You

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Silky Bravado said...

Love this no wave era. Thanks a trillion