Cameo may have had more pop success with subsequent albums like Word Up!, She's Strange and Single Life, but this 1981 classic is the one that has always stayed in my mind and in my heart (with Cameosis not far behind). It's just so much fun. With tunes like "Knights By Nights", "Freaky Dancin'", (another one I remember from "Soul Train" with it's unforgettable opening verse: "People who listen for the best sounds in the groove/ You know we got the music, to make your body move"), "Use It Or Lose It", the pop instrumental "The Sound Table", the crazy "Don't Be So Cool" and "I Like It" (with its fabulous rock guitar solo at the end), the band pack in truck load of funk with a lot of humour. Even the ballads "I Never Knew" and "I'll Always Stay" are gold standard.
I'd been aching to get my hands on this disc for years and paid well over the odds for it. But do I care?