Jay Reatard was the rocker you wanted to roadie with, but never particularly wanted to be. Tumultuous, unpredictable, drug-addled but his knack for catchy pop-punk caught the attention of major labels. There’s many songs worth listening to to, but “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me’ in lyrics in visuals emits an imitate state of mind. You’re at a children’s party gone awry, like the most innocent incidents in life can culminate to pure chaos. Like many loaded events, there are comical undertones.
Jay Reatard is an artist who should be missed. Horses a trotting towards him, astronauts splashing over him.
We will miss you, Jay Reatard, RIP 2010.