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Thread started 03/06/15 5:56pm

Gunsnhalen

Cameo- Skin I'm In

I've only heard Cameos fun songs. I never new till recently they got down like this. Some really great lyrics on this one! shame this seems to be forgotten in their discography.

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Reply #1 posted 03/07/15 2:32am

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I was happy to see in a recent Facebook post from the band (asking "what's your favorite Cameo song?")....this track got some love, being mentioned by several folks. I always dug it.

In addition to the obvious funk burners, they have had some "message" jams over the years ("Talkin Out The Side Of Your Neck" "Little Boys, Dangerous Toys" "Don't Crash", etc)

Funk Is It's Own Reward
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Reply #2 posted 03/07/15 6:28am

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Love this song. JamFan Don't Crash was wild. I remember when that cd came out I was blasting Don't Crash and I was stopped at the traffic light and at the end
when Cameo do that woot woot woot chant the guy parked next to me looked at me like I was crazy. lol
Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #3 posted 03/07/15 2:24pm

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phunkdaddy said:

Love this song. JamFan Don't Crash was wild. I remember when that cd came out I was blasting Don't Crash and I was stopped at the traffic light and at the end when Cameo do that woot woot woot chant the guy parked next to me looked at me like I was crazy. lol

Amen lol That pummelling baseline & beat...no choice! Even made Larry's line "inna body bag BROTHA" sound funky as hell....

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Reply #4 posted 03/07/15 4:47pm

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Its good to know that lately,other people have had Cameo on the brain.




What i always liked about Cameo was that a lot of times, even in their more playful(?) songs, there was some kind of social message that went beyond some of the more traditional funk band lyrics.



When i think of those type of Cameo songs, i think of songs like You Can Have The World, Two of Us, Don't Be So Cool, Secrets Of Time, etc.



The thing is Cameo were always good at hiding spiritual, positive messages within the funk. Concerning spirituality within the lyrics. In my mind they were kinda sorta like Earth Wind & Fire. More subtle about it, but in quite a few songs the spiritual message was the same.



Anyway good thread and the album Style has been the Cameo album I've been thinking about lately.





You're A Winner(Style-1983)




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Reply #5 posted 03/07/15 6:35pm

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JoeyC said:



Its good to know that lately,other people have had Cameo on the brain.






What i always liked about Cameo was that a lot of times, even in their more playful(?) songs, there was some kind of social message that went beyond some of the more traditional funk band lyrics.






When i think of those type of Cameo songs, i think of songs like You Can Have The World, Two of Us, Don't Be So Cool, Secrets Of Time, etc.





The thing is Cameo were always good at hiding spiritual, positive messages within the funk. Concerning spirituality within the lyrics. In my mind they were kinda sorta like Earth Wind & Fire. More subtle about it, but in quite a few songs the spiritual message was the same.







Anyway good thread and the album Style has been the Cameo album I've been thinking about lately.







You're A Winner(Style-1983)


















Among my favorites on the style album
Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #6 posted 03/09/15 4:55pm

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I dig Cameo's funk, but I could never dig the lead singer's voice.

I guess you know me well, I dont like winter, but I seem to get a kick outta doing you cold
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Reply #7 posted 03/09/15 10:14pm

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CharismaDove said:

I dig Cameo's funk, but I could never dig the lead singer's voice.

You may wanna check some of Cameo' s earlier work from the 70's to 1980

when Wayne Cooper and Tomi Jenkins were singing most of the lead vocals.

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #8 posted 03/10/15 6:24am

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I love 'Skin I'm In' and I love Cameo in general, have been listening since the eighties. One of the great funk bands in my opinion.

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #9 posted 03/11/15 1:22pm

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phunkdaddy said:

CharismaDove said:

I dig Cameo's funk, but I could never dig the lead singer's voice.

You may wanna check some of Cameo' s earlier work from the 70's to 1980

when Wayne Cooper and Tomi Jenkins were singing most of the lead vocals.


Will do ! cool

I guess you know me well, I dont like winter, but I seem to get a kick outta doing you cold
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