Thursday, January 14, 2010

Today was a Day for Jay Reatard (RIP edition)

I first got the news this morning from our friend over at the Joy of Speed blog that Jay Reatard died on Wednesday. Various news outlets now have stories up (for example the NYT here and Paste here) about the untimely passing of the 29 year-old Memphis punk-and-beyond musician. He has put out an extraordinary number of albums (20+) in his too-brief recording life (starting when he was 15).

He will be missed.

His compilation on Matador of his 2008 monthly series of 7" releases made my Best of the 2000s list. I highly recommend poking around and listening to some of his other stuff as well.

RIP Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr. aka Jay Reatard

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