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R.I.P. Jay Reatard

(5 posts)
  • Started 14 years ago by monkfishblues
  • Latest reply from LingeringPet

  1. monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    Jay Reatard passed away early this morning: http://www.matadorrecords.com/matablog/2010/01/13/jay-reatard/

    It looks like the Spoon New Year's Eve show may have been the last show he ever played. So, so sad. He was way too young and full of life to go.

    Posted 14 years ago #
  2. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (706 Posts)

    Yes that's very very sad. He will definitely be missed :(

    Posted 14 years ago #
  3. monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    Bradford Cox (Atlas Sound, Deerhunter) posted a statement on his blog about his friend:

    "Jeremy Lee Lindsey Jr. (May 1, 1980 - January 13, 2010)
    Jay was what few people have the capacity to be. He created an undeniably classic album that contained so much pain transfered to tape in such an explosive way that it made you feel different after hearing it. He was transgressive and honest. His flaws were something he focused on and overdubbed and distorted until they made you forget who he really was - a person with feelings and a good heart. He loved music and worked hard from a young age to pursue it. He was a self-made and unmade man. I am truly sickened to see him go."

    Posted 14 years ago #
  4. nefarious
    (129 Posts)

    it is strange that he's gone.
    I saw him in '08...I wish I could say that it was a good show...

    Posted 14 years ago #
  5. LingeringPet
    (41 Posts)

    I kind of agree with you nefarious -- i saw him during the 2008 spoon tour and his music was just an all out assault on the ears and i couldnt' understand a word of the lyrics.

    but i got a cool photo out of it:

    Posted 14 years ago #

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