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8 p.m. Thursday, June 28. Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester Avenue.


The music of quasi-legendary soul/funk/ rap pioneer Blowfly is primarily about three things: fuckin', fuckin' and fuckin'. Often foul, always funny, singer-songwriter Clarence Reid has been rockin' the triple-X Blowfly persona for more than 30 years now. This alter ego requires a wardrobe full of dazzling, retina-searing cape-and-cowl outfits, a repertoire loaded with dirty ditties, and a constantly evolving musical approach. Many quite rightly cite Blowfly as one of rap music's founding fathers. But it's unfair to assign his hardcore burlesque to a single style. He's put his bawdy brand on every conceivable contemporary genre, from rock & roll to disco, R&B to funk and, on his latest release, punk rock. Blowfly's Punk Rock Party is a collection of new material and punk classics ("I Wanna Be Sedated," "Wild in the Streets," "Should I Stay or Should I Go?") given Blowfly's smutty spin ("I Wanna Be Fellated," "Wild in the Sheets," "Should I Fuck This Big Fat Ho?") and some substantial street cred as a product of Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles Records.

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