A Taste of Honey (1978)
Two bad-ass disco ladies — guitarist Hazel Payne and bassist Janice Marie Johnson — with one of the Seventies' coolest album covers. Their classic "Boogie Oogie Oogie" was inspired by a hostile crowd at an Air Force club. As Johnson told Billboard's Fred Bronson, "They seemed to have contempt for two women who thought they could front a band." Result: "Boogie Oogie Oogie," a feminist disco anthem with bass solos. A Taste of Honey were a controversial BNA selection, since they beat The Cars and Elvis Costello, though (as Elvis himself has noted) the real mystery was that Chic didn't even get nominated. Oh well — "Boogie Oogie Oogie" still kicks ass, and A Taste of Honey scored that elusive second hit in 1981, "Sukiyaki."