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James White and The Blacks

James White and The Blacks

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Q: Why Interview James Chance? A: Because He's There

Interview by Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, January 1979

Roy Trakin (Who Really Wants to Know) Talks to James Chance (Who Isn't Telling) ...

The Contortions, James White & the Blacks, Reasons, Information: Club 57, New York NY

Live Review by Tim Page, New York Rocker, April 1979

THE CLUB 57 is located in the Irving Plaza, an aging downtown vaudeville hall that manages to combine the worst features of a European grand ...

James White and The Blacks: Off White (ZE)

Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 23 June 1979

JAMES CHANCE, alias James White, leader of The Contortions aka The Blacks, has been making something of a name for himself this past year or ...

James White and the Reds

Interview by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 23 June 1979

A comparative study (sort of) of aggressive American nihilism and French anarchists with beer cans. IAN PENMAN adjudicates on matters moral and philosophical. ...

James Chance: Contortions Crack Up

Interview by Tim Page, New York Rocker, August 1979

"Sick of being on the losing end/Tired of playing the obliging friend..." ...

The Contortions: Buy The Contortions (Ze); James White And The Blacks: Off White (Ze)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, February 1980

SOME DAYS it's fun being a real Midwesterner trying to make it in the art rackets; the powers on the good-taste-is-timely Coasts already have you ...

Defunkt, the Raybeats, James Chance: Funky, Punky and Chic

Report and Interview by Roy Trakin, Melody Maker, 15 March 1980

The Raybeats and Joe Bowie's Defunkt are working on New York's newest fusion: a post-No Wave music in which James Chance's punk meets George Clinton's ...

James White and The Blacks: Danceteria, New York NY

Live Review by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 24 April 1982


James White: James White's Flaming Demonics (ZE)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 10 September 1983


see also James Chance & the Contortions


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