Under his given name, Miami native Clarence Reid penned numerous soul songs for the likes of Betty Wright, Sam & Dave, K.C. and the Sunshine Band and himself. Then he became Blowfly, turning to a full-time career of singing about dildos, dirty pussy, big dicks and assorted sexual antics on a series of parody-type rap songs. He put out several party albums in the '70s and, after touring intermittently for about 20 years, teamed up with South Florida music impresario Tom Bowker, formerly of Slammie Productions, and refocused his career. He's since done a few international and national tours and released two albums on Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label.
"The next album, Blowfly & Otto Von Schirach Present: Invasion of the Booty Snatchers, will come out whenever Otto finishes jerking off in his test tubes and shaving the middle part of his mustache," Blowfly told Houston Press sister paper Miami New Times before his 70th birthday party earlier this year. "He jerks off so much that the keys on his laptop stick down, get covered with the hair from his female-booty-hole tickler and our tracks only get half-done.
"So, girls, if you want the new Blowfly album to come out, go find Otto and give him a hand job or some pussy. But make sure he don't squirt on the goddamn keyboard or else I will put the Blowfly curse on you: 'Heepers jeepers, devil's tea, when you wake up, there will be a ten-inch dick where your beautiful pussy used to be.'"
8 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at the Continental Club, 3700Main, 713-529-9899 orwww.continentalclub.com/Houston.html.
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