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James Chance & the Contortions: Live In New York (ROIR cassette); 8-Eyed Spy: Live (ROIR cassette)

Roy Trakin, Musician, October 1981

LISTEN TO the cacaphonous cutting edge of no wave punk-jazz in the privacy of your very own SONY walk-man. Be-bop down the street snapping yer fingers to the plaints of Ms. Lydia Lunch and Mr. James Chance while the world passes by unawares. Or, better yet, if you're brave enough, slap one of these cassette-only releases into yer big black box and go public. Guaranteed to clear out a midtown sidewalk at rush hour quicker'n you can say, "Hot soup!!"

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