James Chance | Sax Maniac | Album
James White and the Blacks "Sax Maniac" (1982)
LP (NEW) - Futurismo, UK, 2018, FUTNO22, 634158882098, 180g Orange Transparent Vinyl, Remastered, Bonus Track, Incl. Photo Inserts, Digital Download
James Chance's third masterpiece album Sax Maniac finally returns! This incredible slab of avant jazz-punk is the underground sound of New York City circa 1982, which spurred the "No Wave" movement. No Wave history is populated with numerous characters, but few heaved forth as much personality as vocalist-saxophonist-bandleader James Chance. Initially the frontman of the Contortions, by the end of the ’70s he’d formed James White and the Blacks and issued Off White. After that lineup exploded, he reconvened the group with all new personnel and recorded Sax Maniac for Animal Records, the label of Blondie’s Chris Stein. If not as incendiary as the Contortions’ material on the Brian Eno-produced No New York, the LP is still infused with Chance’s distinctive brand of surliness and suavity. Fusing funk and punk in an avant laboratory.
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