Contortions - Buy vinyl lp (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU 28-SPRV176.1
The sheer brutality and energy of this album are still hard to take (and even believe) 25 years later. And these people were on heroin, which is a depressant? Oh, to be young and filled with energy.

"In 1979 the quintessential 'no wave' group released two albums simultaneously; Buy was effectively the group's debut, originally appearing on the indie label ZE, while the same project was released as Off White under the adopted alias of James White, one of the many identities of leader James Chance. The Contortions are considered to be one of the most important and influential groups of the N.Y. no wave scene, which spawned the crazed postmodern persona of James Chance alongside Lydia Lunch, Mars, and DNA, among others. James Chance was a sort of avant lounge lizard personality cult who led numerous projects throughout the '80s, yet he never quite topped the warped distillation of punk, funk, and free jazz presented here."
  • LabelSuperior Viaduct
  • UPC857661008766
Your Price $28.00

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