James White & The Blacks ‎– Off White

ZE Records ‎– ZEA33-003, Buddah Records ‎– ZEA33-003
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Contort Yourself
Piano, Percussion – Adele Bertei
A2 Stained Sheets
Piano – Kristian HoffmanVocals – Lydia Lunch
A3 (Tropical) Heat Wave
Congas – Ray MantillaGuitar – Robert QuinePiano, Percussion – Adele Bertei
A4 Almost Black
Piano – Kristian Hoffman
B1 White Savages
Organ – James White (2)
B2 Off Black
Guitar – Robert Quine
B3 White Devil
Guitar – Lydia Lunch
B4 Bleached Black 2:47

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Distributed by Buddah Records (via Arista Records in the US, Quality Records in Canada).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched): ZEA-33-003A-1H T
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched): ZEA33003-B-1H T
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched VARIANT 2): ZEA-33-003A-1G
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched VARIANT 2): ZEA-33-003B-1G

Other Versions (5 of 17) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BAR-334 James White & The Blacks Off White(LP, Album, RE) Barnyard BAR-334 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
ILPS 7008 James White & The Blacks Off White(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records ILPS 7008 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ZEREC.CD07, PCD-24233 James White & The Blacks Off White(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) ZE Records, P-Vine Records ZEREC.CD07, PCD-24233 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
202 452-320 James White & The Blacks Off White(LP, Album) ZE Records, Island Records 202 452-320 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
ILS-81330 James White & The Blacks Off White(LP, Album, Promo) ZE Records ILS-81330 Japan 1980 Sell This Version


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June 20, 2017
the vocals on A2 -Stained Sheets- are by the hot Ginger Lee not Lydia Lunch as stated on the Discogs release page


February 25, 2017
I own the UK version (ZE33033) and the US Version (ZE 33-003) and A1 is different. The US version has the spiced up Disco version. I also own the 12inch for Contort Yourself, and that is a slightly different version from the UK release, without disco beat.


February 3, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
Have both U.S. ZEA33-0033 and Canadian press ZEA33-0033, and the below review information about alternate disco beat versions is incorrect, they are identical. The Contort Yourself 12" U.S. ZEA 12-004 does have the alternate mix.


January 22, 2003

oh holy sh#t . ths is a far out record . HEAT WAVE is my favorit on it . Nice reggae feel and female singing (By the Coconuts ,if i remember that well enough) another highlight is this song about bondage with this girl talking on the phone while doing it. that was Lydia Lunch. NO NEW YORK they called this in the press-kinda avantgarde early 80ies style. james chance made another 3 records . the last as a Mambo Band-leader and disappeared out of the music scene.


January 6, 2003

Note that there are two different releases of this album. The difference is in the mix of the first track (Contort Yourself). The original version? is a 'straight' James White mix, the second version? has a disco beat underneath. The disco version is produced by August Darnell, the original version is produced by James White. I seem to remember that the disco mix version was the Candian pressing of the album, and the original version was the US pressing. Unfortunately I do not own the albums any more so I cannot check this for you.