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We have finally done ESG justice!!!

So, back in the early days of Temporary Fandoms we put out a half-finished pilot looking at the output of criminally underrated band ESG. Finally, after a year of churning out episodes we are able to present a proper episode on this amazing punky dancy groovy group.

Re-joining Nick and Ewan to take us through their back catalogue are Zoë Von Hess and Chris Whitby, and new to the pod, the simply amazing Cheri Amour (who is only writing the book on the seminal ESG album Come Away with ESG for 33/3 !!!!)

We talk our way through their career, look at why they are underrated, talk about one of the most sampled tracks of all time, and discuss some…poor albums covers.

Even if you listened to the pilot there is plenty here for you to dive into.

Find out more about Cheri at http://cheriamour.co.uk/

As usual there’s a playlist incorporating the podcast and selected songs

https://sptfy.com/tfESG

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Jonathan is the genius behind our theme music and you can hear more of his stuff on his Bandcamp

Additional music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions

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Featuring the wonderful...

Cheri Amour

Cheri Amour is a writer, editor and broadcaster intent on amplifying the voices of women and non-binary artists in print, online and on air. Her words have appeared everywhere from The Guardian and Grazia to Guitar World. She's currently working on an upcoming 33 1/3 book on the unassuming influence of South Bronx sister troupe ESG, out in Spring 2023.

Zoë von Hess
Zoë von Hess is a lifelong music devotee and singer.
Professionally active from the age of 17, her band travels have provided adventures from Beijing to London, Ho Chi Minh to Brisbane. With performances on Hong Kong's iconic Star Ferry, at famed Indie shrine the Dublin Castle in Camden and even at a Planet Hollywood opening helping out Bruce Willis on backing vocals, she’s nothing if not a well-rounded artist and entertainer.
You can ask her about the time she made Jarvis Cocker leave his own after-show party, or how she sang live for Skibs the Kid with a full classical orchestra or what happened with a bottle of wine backstage with The Jesus and Mary Chain. Now permanently based in Hong Kong with her young family, with 1000s of gigs under her belt both as performer and audience member, she is perennially gobby about her diverse musical passions.
Christopher Whitby
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