Similar in set-up and scope to Pure Funk, just as Disco Love Collection -- released at the same time by the same label -- appeared to be patterned after Pure Disco, Funk Explosion includes 14 tracks, the majority of which have appeared on several other compilations. As with Disco Love Collection, this is a half-hearted introduction to funk, and it might be useful for those who need at least a handful of these songs and don't mind potential (nearly unavoidable, actually) overlap with other various-artist discs. Featured: Kool & the Gang's "Jungle Boogie," the Gap Band's "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," Rufus' "Tell Me Something Good," and the O'Jays' "For the Love of Money."
AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman
|1||Kool & the Gang||03:04||Amazon|
|4||The Gap Band||05:07||Amazon|
|9||Chaka Khan / Rufus||03:30||Amazon|