RIP no waver James Chance

2024-06-19 by Cyan isn't a shade of blue. | 14 Comments
New York no wave frontman James Chance has died on June 18th, 2024 at the age of 71. He was most famous for being the first of 4 legendary artists on the No New York compilation put together by Brian Eno.

Starting off as a trained jazz musician, James turned to punk when he felt like he didn't fit in the jazz scene. He had many short lived bands including James Chance and the Contortions, James White and the Blacks, and James White's Flaming Demonics, among others.

"Dish It Out" from No New York:



"Contort Yourself" from Buy:



A cover of Irving Berlin's song Heat Wave titled "(Tropical) Heat Wave" from Off White:



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Tagged: James Chance and the Contortions

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Mort.
June 19th 2024
25836 Comments


r.i.p

i have been meaning to check out James chance and the contortions for a long time. tracks off of buy keep making their way onto my spotify discover

GhandhiLion
June 19th 2024
17650 Comments


rip

gabba
June 19th 2024
1318 Comments


I'm only familiar with his work with The Contortions, but that's top class. RIP

widowslaugh123
June 19th 2024
4107 Comments


Big rip

DadKungFu
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2024
5095 Comments


Actual damn, the Contortions were top class [2]

Jasdevi087
June 20th 2024
8146 Comments


RIP

Asdfp277
June 20th 2024
24467 Comments


r.i.p.

ArsMoriendi
June 20th 2024
41314 Comments


Buy is a hard 5

Might check Off White finally

tectactoe
June 20th 2024
7574 Comments


rip. his contribution to no new york is king shit.

someone
Contributing Reviewer
June 20th 2024
6759 Comments


Ah fuck
Not like it wasn't a matter of time with his rowdy lifestyle, but still sucks. RIP

ChaoticVortex
June 20th 2024
1616 Comments


RIP

aaronrkc
June 20th 2024
446 Comments


RIP

cylinder
June 23rd 2024
2732 Comments


Damn, this is sad. RIP. I still love Buy, ‘Contort Yourself’ is prob a top 100 track of all time for me

And once you forget your affection for the human race,
reduce yourself to a zero and baby, then you’ll fall right in place!

YOU GOT TO
YOU GOT TO
YOU GOT TO CONTORT YOURSELF!!!

ArsMoriendi
June 23rd 2024
41314 Comments


Yeah Buy is such a hard 5. One good track after another

Bedroom Athlete, what a closer



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