Blowfly / Manamina

Granada

"If your ass fills up the whole seat / Then you got the right amount of meat / For the booty bus / Yeah, the booty bus..."Before there was 2 Live Crew or Old Dirty Bastard - before there was hip-hop, for that matter - there was Blowfly, performing XXX-rated songs with a funky groove. Born 60 years ago in Cochran, Georgia, Miami's Clarence Reid has recorded more than 40 albums during his illustrious career. In reality, there's a split personality involved in this man's music. There's Blowfly, the outrageously garbed creator of trash classics such as "Shittin' on the Dock of the Bay" and "Porno Freak," and then there's Clarence Reid, who has recorded more than a dozen "clean" albums over the years and penned songs for the likes of K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Gwen McRae, Betty Wright and Sam and Dave. Blowfly and his band are currently touring in support of "Fahrenheit 69," an Alternative Tentacles release that features guest appearances from Slug of Atmosphere, Afroman and Gravy Train. According to legend, Blowfly's survival can partially be credited to the fact that while Blowfly is totally whacked in the head, Reid is a God-fearing, Bible-carrying Christian. Of his appearance in Lawrence, Reid writes: "All you naked Jaybirds and KC Mo-fuckas best be aware! The Weird World of Blowfly has come to corrupt the heartland!"

Comments

Priest Fontaine 14 years, 11 months ago

the most talented songwriter alive. Hands-down (your pants). Who is responsible for bringing in this show? I commend you.

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