Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Great stuff from a sadly underrated group!
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 06/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I was a kid in the early 70s, the Honey Cone and the Jackson 5 were my favorite groups. These talented young ladies made Destiny's Child sound like Alfalfa on the Little Rascals! "The Day I Found Myself" is an anthem for female empowerment. "Ace In The Hole" is an obscure jam! "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show" is simply fun to listen to, as well as "Want Ads" and "Stick Up." "Innocent Til Proven Guilty" has catchy hooks that modern rappers and samplers would die for! This goes to show you that there is so much that's not played on "oldies radio" that needs more attention!"
SOUL SISTER EXPLOSION!
S. Sittig | Washington, D.C. | 08/22/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Honey Cone are a rarity. A girl group with an aggressive, powerful attitude, that can actually harmonize and sing with gusto and great power. Each one of these 3 women could each carry their own weight on a solo LP if necessary, but put them all together, combine the soulful, luxurious music of Holland/Dozier/Holland's HOT WAX label with majestic string and horn arrangements and what you get is pure honey..from the bee.A must have for 70's r & b afficionados or just anyone who appreciates strong melodies, powerful female voices and fun lyrics.There is not a bad track on this LP, but stand-outs are the very tongue-in-cheek "Stick Up", the shockingly sexual "Want Ads", the effervescent "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show", a funky ode to the uncertainty of love called "Sitting On A Time Bomb" and the poignant "Innocent Till Proven Guilty." Step aside Spice Girls...the Honey Cone have TRUE GIRL POWER!!!"
Bring back the sweet replies!
Jon | Ireland | 10/05/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Honey Cone were way before my time, but as a young child in the early eighties i was given a second hand LP of Sweet Replies, my first record, which became my all time favourite. Searching for Honey Cone years later proved fruitless, until Greatest Hits came up. With many good tracks - Want Ads, Stick up, When Will it End, etc. I was still disappointed - where was the raw edge and power I'd come to know from Sweet Replies? In general it is missing. Even though the songs on greatest hits are the groups singles from 1969-1973 what we really need to appreciate the r'n'b, funk soul pop mix that is Honey Cone is Sweet Replies. Can copyright owners reprint it? Other that that Greatest Hits is good enough for people to make do with."