Tuesday, November 18, 2008

James Chance & The Contortions - Buy (1979)

A great album by one of the best New York City groups of the late '70s No Wave scene. The Contortions were led by saxophonist James Chance a.k.a. James White. His music is described as a combination of the freeform playing of Ornette Coleman with the solid funk rhythm of James Brown, though filtered through a punk rock lens. This is a true classic you little freaks.


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