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Word Up

25 July 2002 | Format: MP3

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4:21
30
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5:39
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6:33
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5:19
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4:37
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4:09
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4:38

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 30 Oct 1986
  • Release Date: 30 Oct 1986
  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 1986 PolyGram Records Inc.
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 35:16
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  • ASIN: B001KOBWC0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,774 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Jun 2003
Format: Audio CD
1986 was quite a year. I was busy perfecting an advanced level of high school nerdiness that future generations would never be able to equal, and Cameo was releasing what was, to me, the coolest song I had ever heard in my life. Word Up was huge; not since the heyday of Fonzie had I encountered such a concentration of coolness in anything. Everybody loved this song, everybody played this song, and everybody inevitably introduced the word Owwwww into his/her vocabulary. Then the song Candy was released, another great song that increased the shelf life of Larry Blackmon’s trademark Owwwww for several more months. The way I saw it, you couldn’t even pretend to be cool without owning this album. At first glance, you look and see only seven songs and wonder what the deal is here, but let me rationalize this seeming weakness of the CD by explaining that the album is 35 minutes long, with two songs over five minutes long and one spanning an excess of six minutes; thus, while it’s still a relatively short album, it is not “too short” by any means (especially for its time). While none of the other tracks comes close to equaling the power of Word Up, this is still a great album all the way around. The only thing I knew about funk at this time was that Rick James’ Superfreak was the funkiest funk around. I knew nothing about Cameo’s emergence in the late 70s and their successful adaptation to the musical changes of the 80s, not only surviving where other funk bands fell by the wayside but prospering like nobody’s business. I guess this can be called hip-hop music; all I know is that this was bold, cutting edge stuff to my young little mind. Now, I can appreciate this album in altogether new ways, and I must say it’s still all kinds of cool.Read more ›
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Bought this for a birthday present and it is never off the cd player it was well received really enjoy listening to it great buy !!
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By R. S. on 27 May 2013
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Wow, what a group. I think their dress style has infused their music with some demi-God powers that blast funk and rhythm into your brain juices.

Never heard of Cameo until Korn covered their Word Up single. Then came across them on an 80's compilation album and realised they were pretty funky. I checked up on them a bit more and was shocked at how amazing they were and how I had never gotten into them before.

This old-school 80's funk band is to me, what funk music is all about. I have been trying to find this sound for years, without knowing it, and it hit me like a pair of pink parachute pants to the face when I heard them. Their sound is most similar to Funkadelic/Parliament and I would highly recommend them, and this album, to fans of funk.
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Cameo;s fairly short chart career is well defined here. 3 great tracks, and a few good ones. Shop around there are some great offers on with. Brilliant value.
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