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Cameo - Greatest Hits
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Cameo - Greatest Hits
Genres: Pop, R&B
 
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Cameo started out playing a stiffer variation on Parliament's cartoon funk, but it took a relocation to Atlanta, a decade of cranking out albums that didn't go far beyond a dance-floor cult, and frontman Larry Blackmon's d...  more »

      
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All Artists: Cameo
Title: Cameo - Greatest Hits
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 9/15/1998
Release Date: 9/15/1998
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731455879322

Synopsis

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Cameo started out playing a stiffer variation on Parliament's cartoon funk, but it took a relocation to Atlanta, a decade of cranking out albums that didn't go far beyond a dance-floor cult, and frontman Larry Blackmon's discovery of codpieces before they hit the mark with the inescapable "Word Up." Front-loaded with that massive hit, the 1985 radio favorite "Single Life," and the memorably sexy "Candy," Greatest Hits goes on to wander through their commercial high points--most of which include the band's signature The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly five-note synth whistle. A couple of later tracks are egregious "Word Up" knockoffs, but if you're curious about the brittle funk that made their name early on, this is a good place to start. --Douglas Wolk

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"D" Funkman
kevin wade | St. Louis, Missouri | 05/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"hey...if you are a true Cameo fan, which I am, then this was one that you need to have...every song on this cd was the one that "brought back them good memories" and when you use to hear them come on at parties or on the radio, you would turn it up...but hearing them "live" was the ultimate...with me being a drummer, you know i always loved those funky drums and syncopated rythms...booya....one of the funkest introduction beats i have heard gots to be the opening drum tracks on She's Strange, "nasty to the Bone"...and that straight driving beat on "shake your pants"...like i said, i crave funk like that and these cats today can't even come up with nothing close...all they want to do is remix the funk with some tired ass rap lines over the top...i say, get your own funk and leave Cameo's funk alone....cause you just ain't gonna get it!"