Instant Funk - The Funk Is On

Instant Funk - The Funk Is On
Styles: Disco, Funk, Soul, Urban
Recording Location: Sigma Studios, Philadelphia, PA
Genre: R&B
Album: The Funk Is On
Release Date: 1981
Artist: Instant Funk
Duration: 36:33

On their third Salsoul album, The Funk Is On, Philly soul band Instant Funk shows an acute pop music sensibility.

But funk fans need not worry, this album lives up to its title; the band still funks. The title track single, written by Brass Construction's Randy Muller, is pure, unadulterated funk. The same could be said for the gritty "You Want My Love." The second single, "Everybody," has a serious bounce groove along the lines of Zapp's "More Bounce to the Ounce" or Vaughn Mason's "Bounce, Skate, Rock, Roll." The Larry Levan 12" extended remix clocked in at 8:47 and features Jack Faith's dynamic arrangement and James Carmichael's arousing guttural groans towards the track's climax. The funny, plucky "Funk-n-Roll" has yodels. The snappy "It's Cool" is a skater's favorite and shows off some deft guitar and bass. The third single was the sweet, simmering ballad "What Can I Do for You" that should have given the band its first hit ballad. Producer Bunny Sigler shows the band's lighter side on the melodic, swing jazz-flavored "Can You See Where I'm Coming From" and the upbeat "You're Not Getting Older." The Funk Is On (reissued on CD in the spring of 1999 by U.K. label Charly) gives Instant Funk fans what they want and a little bit more.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
It's Cool / Noel ClossenInstant Funk5:23
The Funk Is On / Randy MullerInstant Funk4:48
Funk-N-Roll / Johnny OnderlindeInstant Funk4:15
You Want My Love / Scotty MillerInstant Funk4:26
What Can I Do for You / Kim MillerInstant Funk4:00
Everybody / Dennis RichardsonInstant Funk5:09
Can You See Where I'm Coming From / Bunny Sigler / Jimmy SiglerInstant Funk4:14
You're Not Getting Older / Bunny SiglerInstant Funk4:18

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