Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Blowfly Disco

If you hail from Miami, or anywhere near it, then you already know all about Blowfly, the foul-mouthed, crack smoking superhero from Miami's mean streets. Chances are you own at least two of his cassettes and can quote at least five verses from any number of his many X-rated party songs. You probably can recall the first time you ever heard his trademark laugh. You may have even met the man at eSync studios or at The Overtown Fleamarket. For the rest of you, not blessed enough to grow up on the dripity tip of America's flaccid dong, Blowfly might remain unknown, which is low-down dirty-dicked shame. Blowfly's immense influence can be heard in the ribald works of such ghetto pioneers as Too Short, Kool Keith, and fellow Florida filth flingers, 2 Live Crew. Blowfly (aka Clarence Reid) has been self-releasing "party Records" since 1969. This has resulted in a staggering body of work in which the man fucks everyone from the devil, to Mr. T, to Darth Vader, to various animals, political figures, and, well, you name it and Blowfly probably has a song about fucking it. Part Weird Al, part George Clinton, part Screamin' Jay, and all motherfucking, everloving Blowfly. Here is his 1976 assault on the musical abomination that was disco, aptly titled Blowfly Disco. A few years back a foppish visionary named Jello Biafra was introduced to the coarse peasant humour of Blowfly and quickly signed him to his label, Alternative Tentacles. Naturally Blowfly seized this opportunity to give a deep dicking to the weird world of Punk Rock. At the ripe old age of sixty four Blowfly shows no signs of slowing down or going soft. God bless Blowfly.

15 comments:

Petya V said...

awesome

TMM said...

Met the man?????

veganboyjosh said...

Interesting timing. I just watched the Nardwuar vs Weird Al interview on youtube like two days ago and Blowfly does make an appearance.

Ryan said...

I saw this guy play in Santa Cruz a few years ago. HOLY SHIT is he disgusting -- I mean that as a compliment. Thanks Aesop!

mike said...

I remember mowing lawns in 1984 or 85 just to get money to buy Blowfly tapes,I got was caught playing "Begging for Pussy Medley" at school and one the teachers confiscated my tape.Later on I found the tape in one of the football coaches truck and he gave it back to me on the condition that I dub some more Blowfly for him!Blowfly had large mostly white redneck/trucker listening audience back then I'm sure of it,one of my friend's dad has most of the old LPs so we took him to see Blowfly and get 'em autographed.Seek out the "Rap Dirty" 12 inch and the Dukes of Hazzard themed "Business Deal" 12 inch if you want to laugh alot.Blowfly rules forever

Daniel said...

Blowfly played Emo's(the club I work at),down here in Austin,Tex-ass and he was awesome. I had a smile on my face the whole time!!!! His record covers rule,aside from the titties,find a cover where he's giving the middle finger...that thing's like 6 feet long(that's what she said.). The opening act was called Foot Patrol...it's a blind dude,playing keyboards and he has a foot fetish...after their done playing the dude gives foot massages to the ladies for free. It was an all-star night.

The Evil Eye said...

"Girl, your ass is dry just like the desert sand. What you need is a faggot 'cause baby, I'm a MAN."

Slobodan Burgher said...

Turbonegro are big Blowfly fans and at one point tried to set up a US-tour with him, haha

William said...

Thanks for the funk.

James Jesus said...

Thanks for posting! I'd heard of this character for years but always assumed the music would be secondary and the records would rank with other lame "comedy" albums. Talk about being wrong... the music is ultra-accomplished, you could out this shit on at a party and "straight" music listeners would be groovin' until they realised what he's singing about!! I just read that Blowfly wrote songs for KC & the Sunshine Band by day, and x-rated stuff for himself by night. Hey, do you have either/both the albums he did on Alternative Tentacles - "Blowfly's Punk Rock Party", and "Fahrenheit 69"?? Would love to hear them! Thanks for your killer blog!!

iSapien 1956672 said...

this is the first time I've ever heard and heard of Blowfly. If the rest of his catalog is any bit as funny and amazing I gotta search it out. thanks for the link.

EarthreceptoR said...

Hole EEEEE Shit! This is fucking great!!! This is definitely comin' out at the Halloween party.
Thank you Aesop!

Anonymous said...

Hilarious

Doug said...

the first blowfly shit i heard was "the a.b.c.'s of pussy" and it is still one of the funniest things i've ever heard. "angry pussy!" "scary pussy!"
pure fucking genius.

kevinass said...

el duce loved blowfly and showed up at a blowfly instore years ago (obviously)and got a dildo autographed. giddiyup!