Saturday, August 5

James Chance & The Contortions - Live Aux Bains Douches - Paris 1980

"A recording of a live performance on May 13, 1980, Live Aux Bain Douches is the single best James Chance live album available, eclipsing ROIR's White Cannibal and Soul Exorcism releases. The recording is far superior to any of the other live material I've heard, and the band seem to be fully engaged with the material, delivering an energetic set to a wildly appreciate audience. Opening with a unexpectedly searing version of Michael Jackson's 'Don't Stop Till You Get Enough,' Chance and the band expertly tear through a set comprised equally of raucous funk, sophisticated hard bop and adrenaline-pumped dance music. ... Live Aux Bain Douches clearly manifests a confident ensemble, fully in control of their talent, delivering a blazing set unparalleled in the annals of post-punk. My only complaint is that I wasn't there to witness the performance firsthand."
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YouTube: Live Aux Bains Douches - Paris 1980 41:34

2009 December: James Chance, 2011 December: No New York, 2014 July: No Wave: Post-Punk. Underground. New York. 1976-1980, 2014 July: Bush Tetras, 2015 January: Buy - James Chance and the Contortions (1979), 2015 July: James White And The Blacks - Off White (1979), 2015 October: Pat Place, 2016 January: Lost Chance (1981), 2017 January: Twist Your Soul: The Definitive Collection (2010), 2017 April: Contort Yourself / (Tropical) Heatwave full 12” (1979), 2017 May: Filmed by Libin+Cameron: James White & The Blacks (1980 Live Performance Hurrah NightClub).