Step Off

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Record Label
Fire Records

About this item

Pumping their way out of the South Bronx of New York in the early 80s, this rhythm and dance-punk outfit made unforgettable funk that was also unusually rooted in post-punk. This powerhouse of raw and cutting edge music ultimately made them ahead of their time. ESG enjoyed success sharing stages with PiL and Gang Of Four and have been heavily sampled by many musicians including TLC, Wu-Tang Clan, Beastie Boys and Liars. This version, a band-approved reissue of "Step Off" is released with artwork from award nominated illustrator Hannah Alice, who recently gained critical praise for her work on the Bert Jansch reissue of "Avocet". One of their most stripped back and intoxicating offerings, it clearly displays the group's love of dub's minimal and sparse arrangements plus the bass-led song style also purveyed by the genre.

'ESG's fusion of sweet soul and punk attitude with an intuitive understanding of dance music remains.' - The Guardian
“This is still funk with an alien otherworldliness the likes of which George Clinton never envisioned, stripped to its barest essentials for maximum impact.' - All Music
'ESG are as cool as ever.' - Fact


1 Be Good To Me
2 Talk It
3 Its Not Me
4 Six Pack
5 Step Off
6 Sensual Intentions
7 My Street

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