The "Word Up" video does a great job of highlighting the band's strengths -- it's a great funk song accentuated by their flair for the dramatic -- including Blackmon's red codpiece, and a young LeVar Burton (as a police detective trying to arrest the band).
"Word Up" represented the peak for Cameo, and while they released a few subsequent albums, they were not able to recapture the magic. Larry Blackmon went on to become an A&R executive at Warner Bros.
Cool trivia fact: "Word Up" samples from ... the theme song from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" by Ennio Morricone (yes, really).
"Candy," the underrated second single from the Word Up album was posted on ERV in March, 2015.