Fire Island ‎– There But For The Grace Of God

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Junior Boy's Own ‎– JBO 18
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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A There But For The Grace Of God (Original Live 'N Funky Mix)
B There But For The Grace Of God (Roach Motel Mix)
Remix – Roach Motel

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℗ & © Junior Recordings, London, England
Manufactured and Distributed by RTM/Pinnacle

Samples Vocals From There But for the Grace of God By 1970's Funk Disco Band Machine.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout groove, etched): JBO 18-A1 JUNIOR BOYS OWN.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout groove, etched): JBO 18-B1 MUZIK FOR NOISY TEENAGERS
  • Barcode (Text label): 5 026734 001866
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5026734001866

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wezbash

wezbash

May 1, 2017
Samples Vocals From There But for the Grace of God By 1970's Funk Disco Band Machine.
restless

restless

September 1, 2011
edited over 6 years ago

Of course the original is an untouchable, off-the-hook disco tune, but if you make abstraction from that and locate the Roach Motel Mix of the Fire Island version in its early 90s camp/queeny garage house context...well it's a masterpiece!
The bassline, perfectly lifted from CeCe Rogers' "Someday", fits ideally with Love Nelson's vocals (with lyrics slightly retouched from the original who wasnt 'poppin pills' if my memory is correct), which are a mutant, postsexual plastic-dub delight, resulting in a monster tune still relevant nowadays : one can feel its direct influence almost 20 years later on contemporary productions such as Azari & III's "Reckless (With Your Love)". That one will stay!
Fingerprince

Fingerprince

December 4, 2010
edited over 6 years ago
while this is solid garage house, the original from 1979 is such a brilliant disco tune that this version pales in comparison, no disrespect to mr. heller.