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Buy is a 1979 album by James Chance and the Contortions released under the name Contortions. Buy was Contortions' debut album, originally released by the indie label ZE, while at the same time the album Off White under the alias of James White, was also released. The album cover photo[1] was by Anya Phillips.

Track listing

All tracks by James Chance

  1. "Design to Kill" - 2:47
  2. "My Infatuation" - 2:20
  3. "I Don't Want to Be Happy" - 3:21
  4. "Anesthetic" - 3:52
  5. "Contort Yourself" - 4:23
  6. "Throw Me Away" - 2:43
  7. "Roving Eye" - 3:09
  8. "Twice Removed" - 3:03
  9. "Bedroom Athlete" - 4:15

Bonus tracks recorded at CBGB's, Spring, 1978

  1. "Throw Me Away" (Live) (3:04)
  2. "Twice Removed" (Live) (3:12)
  3. "Jailhouse Rock" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) (Live) (3:23)


  • James Chance - vocals, alto saxophone, keyboards
  • David Hofstra - bass
  • Don Christensen - drums
  • Jody Harris - guitar
  • Pat Place - slide guitar
  • George Scott III- bass on bonus tracks
  • Adele Bertei - Acetone organ on bonus tracks

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