Wednesday, October 3, 2007

James White and the Blacks - Off White

An album by James Chance AKA James White, the ultimate funk-noise purveyor. One of the many projects to which Robert Quine lent his guitar skills after the dissolution of the Voidoids. Quine only plays on Almost Black Pts. 1+2 and Off Black, it's Jody Harris on the rest of the album.
This is an expanded edition, including an alternate mix of Contort Yourself, three live tracks from Soul Exorcism bootleg, and a rare "Chance-murders-christmas" recording. I can't help but brag that I have this on vinyl.

James White and the Blacks - Off White
Personnel and song details
1. Contort Yourself (August Darnell Remix)
2. Contort Yourself
3. Stained Sheets
4. (Tropical) Heat Wave
5. Almost Black Part 1
6. White Savages
7. Off Black
8. Almost Black Part 2
9. White Devil
10. Bleached Black
11. Christmas With Satan
12. Disposable You (Live)
13. Don't Stop Till You Get Enough (Live)
14. Exorcise The Funk (Live)

Get it as a part of Irresistible Impulse box set: CDs 1 and 2 (Buy The Contortions / Theme from Grutzi Elvis / Off White / selections from Soul Exorcism), CDs 3 and 4 (Sax Maniac / selections from Melt Yourself Down / Flaming Demonics / The Judy Taylor Sessions).


  1. Thank you!


  2. Finally .
    I've been looking for it for ages.
    Thanks for sharing .
    Much appreciated.

    Regards , Martin

  3. i have a little thing called 'whats in the ipod" its a song i send out to freinds every day. what are the odds?

  4. oh and todays song was stained sheets by james white and the blacks

  5. Sounds like you got some good stuff in your ipod :)

    For me the idea was to share the stuff that I am actually listening to, rather than "come marvel at the terabytes of files I assembled" kinda blog. So the name choice was rather obvious... either I am not as original as I thought I am, or this is a case of great minds think alike :)