Editors’ Notes Before the late Jay Reatard started making punk records that were colored in the slightly rosier hues of British pop-punk (think the Undertones, Toy Dolls, Buzzcocks), he made exhilarating, sneering, garage-fume-driven punk rock. Reatard, who died at the maddeningly and tragically early age of 29 in 2010, made these recordings back in 1998 and earlier; F** Elvis Here’s the Reatards (tracks 30 - 39) was a rough, primitive cassette that came before his 1998 debut LP on Goner Records, Teenage Hate (tracks 1-18). Also included in this astonishing package is another collection of early cassette recordings (tracks 19 - 29), serving alongside the Elvis batch as the most raw, formidable Reatard recordings. They are sure to please serious fans and collectors. Whether it’s the pure, time traveled punk of “I’m So Gone,” the bluesy yowl of “Memphis Blues,” or the stomping ’60 garage rock of “I Lie To,” Reatard was punk rock incarnate ... though his heart may have pumped tattoo-black ink instead of crimson-red blood. The man rocked hard, but sadly lived harder; his relatively small catalog of music covers a surprising breadth of style. This collection is the critical starting point.

SONG
I'm So Gone
1
1:26
 
Stacye
2
1:25
 
I Love Living
3
1:37
 
When I Get Mad
4
2:51
 
C'Mon Over
5
1:59
 
Out of My Head, Into My Bed
6
1:38
 
You F****d Up My Dreams
7
2:46
 
It Ain't Me
8
2:15
 
Down in Flames
9
2:19
 
I Gotta Rock 'n' Roll
10
1:16
 
Memphis Blues
11
2:28
 
Quite All Right
12
2:27
 
Fashion Victim
13
1:41
 
Old News Baby
14
1:44
 
Not Good Enough for You
15
1:40
 
Ollie V.
16
2:33
 
Not Your Man
17
1:36
 
I Can Live Without You
18
3:06
 
Black September
19
1:34
 
Chuck Taylors All Stars Blues
20
1:35
 
I Lie To
21
0:43
 
Memphis Blues
22
2:46
 
On the Go
23
1:39
 
Give It to Me
24
2:21
 
Carot Belly Bunny Blues
25
0:54
 
You Build Me Up Just to Bust Me Back Down
26
1:26
 
Your the One
27
2:11
 
When I Get Mad
28
2:39
 
Get the F**k Outta My Home
29
1:43
 
You Build Me Up Just to Bust Me Back Down
30
1:33
 
You Ain't No Fun No Mo
31
1:31
 
I Lie To
32
0:39
 
Give It to Me
33
1:58
 
C'Mon Over
34
1:56
 
Not Your Man
35
1:43
 
Your Old News Baby
36
1:52
 
Crazy Man
37
2:27
 
Action Woman
38
2:02
 
I'm Down
39
1:54
 

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