BLOWFLY- 77 Rusty Trombones

Album: 77 Rusty Trombones

Artist: Blowfly

Label: Saustex

Release Date: February 12, 2016

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Blowfly 2-15

The Upshot: Should have hung in there long enough to be Donald Trump’s politically incorrect running rival.

TIM HINELY

As we all know, the world lost Blowfly (Clarence Reid) just last month at his home in Florida. I wasn’t sure if we’d see any more releases, but this is his final one and it’s most righteous. Funny, I as much as I like his music, I didn’t know much about him, but when he passed I’d been reading articles and had no idea that he’d written songs for KC and the Sunshine Band, Bobby Byrd and several others (also that his daughter Tracy, was a former WNBA player). He’d been in the music business for 50 years (under, of course, his own name and Blowfly) and apparently this record is a return to form, parodying R & B and soul songs from yesteryear. At his age the guy never lost his nastyness (of all of his nicknames my favorite was the Smutmaster General).

The album cover is pretty damn classic (Blowfly, some near-nude women (‘natch) and lots of trombones) and cuts like opener “If You Don’t Blow Me By Now” (a twist on the Harold Melvin  & the Blue Notes classic) plus “He Will Fuck You,” “I Fuck Everything,” “The Big Gay Crack,” “I Still Believe My Dick Can Fly” and too many more (also, don’t miss “Blowfly Jeopardy”  and “Celebrity ABCs”).  Not age or anything could stop this guy from making another great record. The world already misses this guy, a stone-cold classic. RIP.

DOWNLOAD:  “If You Don’t Blow Me By Now,”  “He Will Fuck You,” “I Fuck Everything,” “The Big Gay Crack”

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