Reformed Whores is a really fun, silly, raunchy duo currently based in New York City. Les Claypool of Primus is a big fan, and says of their latest release, Don’t Beat Around the Bush, “the gals have created an album of material that could make Charles Bukowski blush.” That was enough for me to look closer, and I’m glad I did. I caught up with Katy Price and Marie Cecile Anderson at a gig back in May, when they were opening up for Dweezil Zappa’s band on a few dates in the Northeast. We set up in the backroom at the Brighton Music Hall and talked about their musical tastes and comedic background, playing comedy clubs versus music venues, and about the message they are trying to get across that may sometimes get lost in raunch. They are, they tell me, just trying to get to second base with America. Also, if you haven’t seen Human Centipede yet – spoiler alert. They put on a great show and won over a lot of Dweezil’s fans – I overheard more than one after their set who found them uproariously funny.
They’ve had good luck playing Buffalo Chip, the motorcycle rally/music festival in Sturgis. Last year, they were on the bill with Alice Cooper, this year it’s “Weird Al” Yankovic. They are starting a new tour in July, and you can find more dates here.
Here’s the conversation, and it is decidedly not safe for work.