Esg's Come Away with Esg (33 1/3) (Paperback)
ESG were one of the first bands to sign to British indie label Factory Records, working with famed producer Martin Hannett on their early EPs. The band's signature guitar sound from iconic single 'UFO' has been sampled in hundreds of hip hop records, and everyone from Karen O to Kathleen Hanna lists the South Bronx group as a direct influence. So why do the Scroggins sisters appear as nothing more than a footnote in the 1980s music scene?Through interviews with founding member Renee Scroggins, alongside cult-figures from 1980s New York and North England, this book follows the story of a group of sisters who made it out of the New York projects and into the heart of the dancefloor. Come Away With ESG repositions ESG in their rightful place as punk pioneers and explains how
their primal beats have paved the way for modern dance music today.
Cheri Percy is a freelance music journalist and radio host based in the UK. She has pitched and produced features across prominent online sites including The Guardian, Noisey, Refinery29 and The Fader. She is also Host and Program Coordinator of The Other Womxn collective on Soho Radio