Blowfly, who has been sporadically issuing albums since the early '70s, is known in cult circles for his outrageously ribald parodies of popular songs, which can grow predictable after a while. The best thing about his new album, Fahrenheit 69, is that there's only two of those -- "Your Precious Cunt," modeled after Jerry Butler's doo-wop classic "For Your Precious Love," and a remake of R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly" as "I Believe My Dick Can Fly" ("Thinking about it makes my dick appear/Fucking the little sisters of Britney Spears") -- which makes them much funnier and more effective.
Most of Fahrenheit 69 is dedicated to grimy funk tracks, the kind of music worked out over several hours at a local pub, albeit with naughty premises such as "Diggin' Boogers," which Blowfly posits as a healthy alternative for children in danger of doing drugs. Can't argue with that. Guests include Afroman (of "Because I Got High" infamy) and, improbably, Slug from Atmosphere and Bay Area electro-booty freaks Gravy Train. Backing him up on drums is long-time New Times contributor Tom Bowker, guitarist Chris Chavez, keyboardist Mr. Lock, bassist Dennis Murcia, and numerous additional musicians eager to join in the fun.