Ohio Players – honey

honey front verticalThis 1975 record probably is not the best record by American funk/r&b heroes Ohio Players – i guess Pain is – but it is surely the most wanted amongst collectors. Why that is seems obvious once you see the racy artwork. The soft-erotic photography by Richard Fegley shows a nude woman (1974 Playboy model Ester Cordet) intensely enjoying some honey dripping from a spoon, while holding the honeyjar in her other hand. The inside of the record shows an even more piquant picture; the woman has lost herself completely, the honey is all over her body. The metaphore is obvious, and it is a good illustration of the often titillating nature of the music: sweet as candy and sexually loaded.

Record collecting men will give you many different explanations for their obsession with vinyl, but i can tell you this: it is all a cover up and it is all about this one record 😉

honey back

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