Praising Jay Reatard
Jay was one of the most fun artists to hear and watch over the last few years, like experiencing the Ramones or the Stooges. He created short, sharp shocks of punk rock. Blood Visions, his 2007 breakout album, is my favorite. But I loved about everything he put out.
Watching him live was fantastic. He’d play this ridiculous V-shaped metal guitar but played it with conviction.