“Those who have learned not to judge a book by its cover or a band by its name might be pleasantly surprised to find six well-educated, articulate, concerned young people who all live with their parents and write and perform songs about subjects that matter.”
The Post-Journal, 1982
“Buck’s precise, pirouetting guitar work and Merchant’s crystal clear singing are the band’s aural trademarks.”
The Spectrum, 1983
“Creating music for the first time, they scavenged for a tradition to embrace. Even at this early stage the blending of various styles could be heard. Diverse record collections accounted for the eclecticism: reggae, dub, calypso, pop, folk, rock, cabaret.”
Hope Chest liner notes, 1990