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Contortions - Buy
Tracklist
A1Designed To Kill
A2My Infactuation
A3I Don't Want To Be Happy
A4Anesthetic
A5Contort Yourself
B1Throw Me Away
B2Roving Eye
B3Twice Removed
B4Bedroom Athlete

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Superior Viaduct | Item No: 917048
Vinyl LP | 1979 / US – Reissue | New
23,99 €
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Item Description
Soon after their 1978 debut on the Brian Eno-produced No New York, a compilation that defined the No Wave scene, James Chance’s group Contortions had already evolved - getting sharper, tighter and just plain faster. Despite the loss of keyboardist Adele Bertei and bassist Geoge Scott (who refused to sign a new contract demanded by Chance and his then partner, band manager Anya Phillips) Contortions were firing on all cylinders, and their first full-length album, 1979’s Buy, is a marvel of hot-wired energy. Led by the brash yelps and free-sax squawks of Chance, Contortions spit out fiercely rhythmic tunes charged by the wiry guitar lines of Jody Harris and the dizzying slide guitar of Pat Place. With drummer Don Christensen slipping in pointillist beats and David Hofstra’s infectious basslines, the songs on Buy crackle with both precision and abandon. Opener “Designed to Kill” shoots sparks of sound in all directions, while “Contort Yourself” is a nihilistic dance number wherein Chance instructs listeners to twist into knots, physically and mentally. “It’s better than pleasure, it hurts more than pain,” he snarls, later imploring, “You better try being stupid instead of smart.” Heavily influenced by the showman funk of James Brown (whose “I Can’t Stand Myself” the band had covered on No New York) Contortions coined a downtown dance-punk sound that had immediate influence on subsequent No Wave bands - including Place’s Bush Tetras and Bronx trio ESG - as well as the burgeoning disco movement. On Buy, Contortions’ self-invented template is imprinted so hard into the grooves that it sounds like they’re about to break, capturing a combustible band in all its fiery fury
Item Details
Item No:917048
Artist:Contortions
Titel:Buy
Label:Superior Viaduct
Katalog-Nr:SV176
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:US – Reissue
Release Date:1979
Genre:Rock & Indie
Style:Indierock | Alternative
Available since:07.09.2022
Condition:New
Price:23,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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