KOSMO's VINYL of the Week:
This week we are in the here, there and everywhere of the summer of 1986 for Cameo's "Word Up" first released as a single on Atlanta Artists (Mercury)...
"Founded in 1974 by front man Larry Blackmon as a 14 piece Ohio Players-like funk band,
Cameo were presented as a trio when this hit 12 years later. And "hit" it did - it was everywhere. Can't say I know much about the band other than Larry is originally from Harlem and I have no idea where the inspiration to wear what became a trademark codpiece came from (giving him lineage to The Sensational Alex Harvey Band and "A Clockwork Orange") ?. Play Loud !" KV