Blowfly R.I.P.: ‘I Never Thought That Motherfucker Would Leave!’

CLASSIC UB INTERVIEW: CLARENCE ‘BLOWFLY’ REID
BY DANGER COOLIDGE
Originally published in Unbelievably Bad #5, 2007.

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Unbelievably great musos have been dropping like flies in the first few weeks of this year. Sadly, the latest to report is Clarence ‘Blowfly’ Reid.
Last week we heard, via Facebook, that Blowfly had terminal cancer and had entered hospice care. This week we hear he’s dead.
This news has hit us like a faceful of Mortein. Blowfly was Unbelievably Bad through and through.
I interviewed him for the magazine back in 2007, just prior to his only Australian tour. When he came Down Under, I got stuck in an elevator with him going up to the room on the fifth floor of the Mandarin Club where he was playing. After quick introductions were made, sixty-eight-year-old Clarence (he had not yet changed into the Blowfly costume), leans over and asks me: “You prefer to fuck those bitches in the pussy or the butt?”
That’s exactly how I want to remember the man.

Here is the UNBELIEVABLY Bad Blowfly interview from 2007…

Who invented rap music?
I did, in 1965, when I recorded “Rapp Dirty”.

Who will destroy rap music?
Either me or the “White Rap Show”.

What was the first song you ever wrote and how did the chorus go?
It was a hillbilly song called “I’m Jerking My Dick Over You”. “I’m jerking my dick over you / I’ve been jerking it so hard, it’s true / I’ve been jerking it so much – My balls turned black and blue / I’ve been jerking my dick over you.”

What is the sexiest song of all-time?
My song, “Girl Let Me Cum In Your Mouth”, because what is sexier than begging a girl to let me bust my nuts in her mouth?

If you had a time machine and could go back or forwards in time, what concert would you like to attend?
James Brown at the Apollo, or the Grand Old Oprey in Nashville in the forties with Bob Willis and the Texas Gayboys.

Describe the biggest musical low you’ve ever had.
When motherfuckers sample me and don’t pay.

What song is most likely to cause a female to orgasm?
My song, “Who Did I Eat Last Night?” because in order to properly listen to it, you have to eat a girl out.

Who is the best-dressed person in music history?
Sammy Davis Jr. would change into five different $10,000 suits in one show. He’d be in the middle of a song, and you’d wonder where he went and then suddenly he was in a new beautiful suit. He wore diamonds and all kind of shit.

Describe the stupidest tattoo you’ve ever seen?
Everyone’s seen it: a tattoo of someone’s girlfriend or boyfriend’s name. You’re just asking for blue balls when you’re in the middle of fucking your next lover and they ask, “Who the hell’s name that is written on your ass!”

Why is R. Kelly so misunderstood?
He ain’t misunderstood – everyone knows he likes unpotty-trained girls who are 11-years old.

Who should be running the world?
Blowfly should run the world! I can solve the overpopulation problem. I’d have all female virgins get financial aid – and when they turn 18, they get to have their pick of who gets to eat them out. And I can solve the terrorist problem. I’m gonna send Paris Hilton, Pam Anderson, Tara Reid and Kylie Minogue over to the middle east to fuck their brains out! By the time those bitches are done with them, they won’t be able to blow up a balloon!

Who is the most convincing porno actress of all-time?
Linda Lovelace – I believed that clit was in the back of her throat!

If you could fight one other superhero/supervillain in an ultimate battle to the death, who would it be?
Superman. I would win because my dick is made of Kryptonite

Who is the funniest person to ever have lived?
Either Richard Pryor or Redd Foxx – both of them were mean sons of bitches, and to be really funny you can’t give a fuck about anyone onstage.

What is the ultimate mood-destroying party-killer of an album?
Picnic of Love by Anal Cunt. That will clear any room, any time.

Who would you go down on last, Rickie Lake or Oprah Winfrey?
I’d rather go down on Hitler than either of those bitches – but I guess I’d take Rikki over Oprah.

What song is most likely to leave you bawling your eyes out?
Clarence Reid’s “A Real Woman”. Because if anyone remembered I wrote a song that pretty, my reputation would be ruined!

What is your favourite TV show?
I love Dexter’s Laboratory – especially DIDI.

What is the greatest Bony M song of all?
Who?

What will they write in Blowfly’s epitaph?
I never thought that motherfucker would leave!

 

 

Blowfly has a new album, 77 Rusty Trombones, due out in February

 

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