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Thread started 09/28/14 7:50am

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Best Cameo album?

Tell us your favourite Cameo album. My favourite is Ugly Ego. It's before their ultra comercial style in the 80s, and it has alot of what I loved with Dirty Mind, Controversy etc minus the rockabilly, new wave, rock and pop approach.

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Reply #1 posted 09/28/14 8:13am

novabrkr

Funny, I was thinking about starting this thread. I've been going through those records and I was wondering what people that really were into this band thought were the best ones. Everybody keeps saying "Word Up", but that might be just because it had the biggest hit on it. I find some of the songs on it almost unlisteneable due to that 1980s / DX7 cheese. The very early disco-sounding stuff I have very little interest in as well.

I like the overall sound of Knights Of The Sound Table and Alligator Woman the most, but I'm not sure if either one is a very strong album as "a collection of songs". I'm not sure if any album by them is that.

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Reply #2 posted 09/28/14 8:34am

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Cameosis (1980) was a big one in my part of the world (NYC) back in the day. I would listen to it straight through but "Shake Your Pants, We're Going Out Tonight and Why Have I lost You" were all big turntable and party hits!

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Reply #3 posted 09/28/14 9:16am

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Reply #4 posted 09/28/14 9:55am

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Cameosis or Cardiac Arrest, but I have yet to hear Feel Me (the one with "Keep It Hot").

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Reply #5 posted 09/28/14 10:24am

Scorp

blaksoulfire said:

Cameosis (1980) was a big one in my part of the world (NYC) back in the day. I would listen to it straight through but "Shake Your Pants, We're Going Out Tonight and Why Have I lost You" were all big turntable and party hits!

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Reply #6 posted 09/28/14 10:42am

SoulAlive

I would say Alligator Woman is their best album,but Cameosis is a close second.

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Reply #7 posted 09/28/14 11:35am

chriss

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I like this one, I wouldn't say it's their best, but it is classic!

[Edited 9/28/14 11:37am]

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Reply #8 posted 09/28/14 2:39pm

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blaksoulfire said:

Cameosis (1980) was a big one in my part of the world (NYC) back in the day. I would listen to it straight through but "Shake Your Pants, We're Going Out Tonight and Why Have I lost You" were all big turntable and party hits!

Most definitely for me, it's Cameosis. Hell, "Shake Your Pants" can get a party started, right now. dancing jig

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Reply #9 posted 09/28/14 3:30pm

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MotorBootyAffair said:

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Yup YUP! MY fave TOO! smile

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Reply #10 posted 09/28/14 3:31pm

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MotorBootyAffair said:

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U know that's Vanity playin' the part of "Alligator Woman," right? smile

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Reply #11 posted 09/28/14 4:21pm

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whitechocolatebrotha said:

MotorBootyAffair said:

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U know that's Vanity playin' the part of "Alligator Woman," right? smile

Wow, I bought that album when it first came out, still have it,

listened to it hundreds of times and never knew it was "Vanity"

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Reply #12 posted 09/28/14 4:52pm

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Cameosis followed by Knights of the Sound Table. I wish Cooper had stayed on. Singleton did a nice imitation of Wayne on I'll Always Stay I can only imagine what Wayne would have done with it.
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Reply #13 posted 09/28/14 5:20pm

chriss

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Love this song:

better than the original

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Reply #14 posted 09/28/14 5:26pm

chriss

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this was my theme song back in the day

when I was rollin' in a '67 Stang.....

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Reply #15 posted 09/28/14 5:30pm

chriss

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"She's my twilight zone, my Al Capone
She's my Rolling Stone and my Eva Peron"

lyrics don't get much better than this IMO

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Reply #16 posted 09/28/14 9:39pm

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MotorBootyAffair said:





Enough said!
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Reply #17 posted 09/28/14 10:40pm

SoulAlive

so,is that really Vanity on the cover of the Alligator Woman album?

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Reply #18 posted 09/29/14 12:48am

Cinny

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SoulAlive said:

so,is that really Vanity on the cover of the Alligator Woman album?

Wikipedia says Vanity is the model on both the She's Strange cover, as well as Alligator Woman, but I don't see any annotations to support it.

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Reply #19 posted 09/29/14 12:54am

SoulAlive

Alligator Woman was released in the spring of 1982,when Vanity was already in the Prince camp,recording the V6 album.It seems unlikely that she would have been allowed to appear on the cover of someone elses' album,during that period.

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Reply #20 posted 09/29/14 1:10am

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"best" that is a hard one to choose... but "She's Strange" will always have this special place in my book. it was the first Cameo album I bought and for quite some time this was by far the most played record on my turntable, a pivotal album for me personally. from that starting point I worked my way through their back catalouge.

but Cardiac Arrest comes in close second smile

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Reply #21 posted 09/29/14 6:14am

novabrkr

SoulAlive said:

Alligator Woman was released in the spring of 1982,when Vanity was already in the Prince camp,recording the V6 album.It seems unlikely that she would have been allowed to appear on the cover of someone elses' album,during that period.


Yeah, but that is her. It might seem unlikely, but she was a model as well. I doubt Prince could have legally prevented anyone from doing modeling work.

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Reply #22 posted 09/29/14 6:30am

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SoulAlive said:

so,is that really Vanity on the cover of the Alligator Woman album?

Yes.

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Reply #23 posted 09/29/14 8:15am

CoolMF

I'm an '80's baby, so I'll have to go with Single Life or Word Up.

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Reply #24 posted 09/29/14 8:51am

Cinny

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SoulAlive said:

Alligator Woman was released in the spring of 1982,when Vanity was already in the Prince camp,recording the V6 album.It seems unlikely that she would have been allowed to appear on the cover of someone elses' album,during that period.

Those two album covers seem to book-end Denise Matthews' tenure with Vanity 6.

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Reply #25 posted 09/29/14 10:55am

SONNYT

'Knights Of The Sound Table' has got some serious FUNKY stuff on it also....

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Reply #26 posted 09/29/14 3:06pm

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SONNYT said:

'Knights Of The Sound Table' has got some serious FUNKY stuff on it also....


My second favorite behind Alligator Woman.
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Reply #27 posted 09/29/14 4:08pm

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chriss said:

whitechocolatebrotha said:

U know that's Vanity playin' the part of "Alligator Woman," right? smile

Wow, I bought that album when it first came out, still have it,

listened to it hundreds of times and never knew it was "Vanity"

[Edited 9/28/14 16:27pm]

It's Miss VANITY! smile

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Reply #28 posted 09/29/14 6:28pm

Abdul

SONNYT said:

'Knights Of The Sound Table' has got some serious FUNKY stuff on it also....

Yup, it's Cameo's best all around album IMO

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Reply #29 posted 09/29/14 11:09pm

woogiebear

Cameosis and Ugly Ego 4 Me.....................

R.I.P. Wayne Cooper!!!!!!

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