James Chance & Les Contortions Live in Milan at Lofi, May 22, 2016

Happy Saturday night everyone. Thanks to Luca, the sound man at Lo Fi Milano, for this recording of the May 22, 2016, gig by James & Les Contortions!

Setlist (Compositions by James Chance except where noted): 
01. Designed To Kill 
02. Home Is Where the Hatred Is (Gil Scot Heron) 
03. Do the Splurge 
04. Street With No Name 
05. Jaded 
06. Melt Yourself Down 
07. Disposable You 
08. Put Me Back In My Cage 
09. No Pity In the Naked City (Jackie Wilson/Alonzo Tucker) 
10. Contort Yourself 
11. I Can't Stand Myself (James Brown)


Vienna, May 17, 2016

Thanks to Steff Galvan in Vienna for the great pix he sent to us recently. They were shot for webzine, Pavlov's Dogs, when James was there back on May 17 with Les Contortions.

Fan art from Portland

We're loving this fan-art sent to us by Aaron L. out of Portland. You can follow him on Instagram at @ark_vandelay. Does anyone else have some home made tributes to Mr. Chance?


Teenage Jesus & the Jerks photo rarities by David Baumbach, NYC, 1976

Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, 1976, by David Baumbach. From left: Lydia Lunch, Bradley Field, Rek, James Chance.
From the same session - James Chance, 1976, by David Baumbach.


Previously unpublished Contortions photos unearthed!

James Chance by Gross & Daley

Thanks to Gross & Daley for submitting these previously unpublished shots of the Contortions in rehearsal in the late 70's, as well as the priceless shot of James wearing big ears. Visit their website at http://grossanddaleyportraits.blogspot.com.

The Contortions by Gross & Daley

The Contortions by Gross & Daley

The Contortions by Gross & Daley