Wednesday, February 11, 2009

the final thing

German pop artist Erna Strub aka Joy Fleming did the 15 minutes of Disco brilliance that is 'The Final Thing' for her 1978 album 'I Only Wanna Get Up and Dance', the album was also released in the US, that same year, as 'The Final Thing'. It's an unrequited, bona-fide, non-ironic Disco should be hit. Unless of course it was a hit. I had not heard of it until, my good friend Coffee Garner recently send it to me amongst his top German made tracks of all time (I knew only one of the tracks he send me - I should post more of them). You might think it's over indulgent to carry a track on for that long, but that's Disco ain't it?! New to me and loving it... Someone already pointed out that Amplified Orchestra's 'Fun Thing' is an edit of this track. i have the AO track and didn't realize it was made from this genius item...

Joy Fleming - The Final Thing

11 comments:

plaid said...

one of the best things to be posted on this blog.ace!

Anonymous said...

Amplified Orchestra did a remix of this song, titled Fun Thing.
It's a few months old now but still very good. Has this acid bassline going on.Very funky track indeed!

chris keys said...

well spotted, I have Fun Thing and was convinced when i heard the Joy Fleming that i'd heard it somewhere.. thanks for pointing that out :)

hey Plaid - glad u dig it!! :)

nvo said...

there is, in my opinion, a better version by german producer steve bender. also think this is the version amplified orchestra did an edit for..

http://www.discogs.com/Steve-Bender-The-Final-Thing/release/390776

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Bender

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT10AUWogV8

chris keys said...

thanks for the info Neevo, I'll check those out...

uncle mike said...

yeah, the steve bender version is mind-boggling... so sexy and soulful (for a german?!) ;D

chris keys said...

i checked the youtube and u guys are right - its really good - im going to have to hunt that down.. thanks for the tip :)

nvo said...

compared to other projects mr. bender was involved to, this is def super-sexy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQAKRw6mToA

(it's the guy in the blue dress..)

Disco Dave said...

Requesting help from bloggers all around: Any one who knows what's happened to the lovefingers blog?

chris keys said...

maybe just need to pay their rent, im sure it'll be back any minute??

John Zahl said...

the instrumental version of the Steve Bender track is soooo great!