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James Chance & The Contortions

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James Chance & The Contortions

James Chance & The Contortions has been played on NTS shows including Mount Kimbie, with Contort Yourself first played on 17 August 2015.

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 (birth name James Siegfried). The group formed in New York City in 1977 and ended along with the No Wave scene in 1979.

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…

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Contort Yourself
James Chance And The Contortions
ROIR (Reachout International Records)1981
Contort Yourself
James Chance And The ContortionsROIR (Reachout International Records)1981
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Roving Eye
James Chance & The Contortions
Ariola1979
Roving Eye
James Chance & The ContortionsAriola1979
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Almost Black
James Chance - Contortions
Invisible Records, S.C.O.P.A.1980
Almost Black
James Chance - ContortionsInvisible Records, S.C.O.P.A.1980
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I Danced With A Zombie
James Chance - Contortions
Invisible Records, S.C.O.P.A.1980
I Danced With A Zombie
James Chance - ContortionsInvisible Records, S.C.O.P.A.1980
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Intro / Designed To Kill
James Chance & The Contortions
Enemy Records1996
Intro / Designed To Kill
James Chance & The ContortionsEnemy Records1996
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