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The Best of CAMEO (CD)

By: Cameo

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Cameo Artist Snapshot:

This New York funk group, led by drummer/singer Larry Blackmon, began recording in the mid-1970s, but didn't reach its peak of popularity until the 1986 hit "Word Up," which defined Cameo's angular, synth-laced sound. Blackmon's outrageous stage persona and the group's simple hooks were key elements to the band's success.

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1   Word Up Buy Buy  
2   Single Life Buy Buy  
3   Candy Buy Buy  
4   Shake Your Pants Buy Buy  
5   Rigor Mortis Buy Buy  
6   Attack Me With Your Love Buy Buy  
7   Talkin' Out The Side Of Your Neck Buy Buy  
8   Sparkle Buy Buy  
9   Back And Forth Buy Buy  
10   Flirt Buy Buy  
11   She's Strange Buy Buy  
12   I Just Want To Be Buy Buy  
13   Skin I'm In Buy Buy  

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Some memorable recording artists just didn't make good albums. Larry Blackmon's Cameo was one such example--their domain was the 12- inch and the 45 single. As a result, The Best of Cameo is the place to start and finish with one of dance music's most distinctive, and unabashedly fun-loving, ensembles. Slick, funny, and endlessly funky, Cameo's blend of squeaking keyboards, compu-beats, cartoon vocals, and extended jams synthesized a new brand of disco for a post- disco age. This set is the band at its best, with triangle-headed bandleader Blackmon leading his troops through ballroom classics like "Single Life," New Wave-styled wonders such as "Rigor Mortis," and bouncy, Prince-seasoned singles like "Word Up." And it lays light on the ballads--never our heroes' strong point. Trust me--you'll want this as the soundtrack for your upcoming '80s-revival party. --Don Harrison

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