Buy (album)

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Buy
Studio album by James Chance & The Contortions
Released 1979
Recorded 1978
Genre Punk jazz, no wave, free funk
Length 39:47
Label ZE
Producer James Chance
James Chance & The Contortions chronology
Buy
(1979)
Off White
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
All About Jazz favorable[1]
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B+[3]

Buy is the debut studio album by American no wave band James Chance and the Contortions, released in 1979 by ZE Records.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by James Chance

No. Title Length
1. "Design to Kill"   2:48
2. "My Infatuation"   2:21
3. "I Don't Want to Be Happy"   3:23
4. "Anesthetic"   3:54
5. "Contort Yourself"   4:25
6. "Throw Me Away"   2:45
7. "Roving Eye"   3:10
8. "Twice Removed"   3:05
9. "Bedroom Athlete"   4:17
Bonus tracks recorded at CBGB's, Spring 1978
No. Title Writer(s) Length
10. "Throw Me Away" (Live)   3:04
11. "Twice Removed" (Live)   3:12
12. "Jailhouse Rock" (Live) Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller 3:23

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ McLaren, Trevor (February 17, 2005). "James Chance and the Contortions: Buy". Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ McFarlane, Dean. "Buy - James Chance & The Contortions : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : Allmusic". Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: The Contortions". Retrieved September 17, 2013.