Jay Reatard

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About Jay Reatard

Memphis punk prodigy Jay Reatard formed his band the Reatards at the tender of age of 15 and quickly became a legend in his hometown. He formed the synth/punk band Lost Sounds a few years later, and indulged his interest in lo-tech mayhem even further with Terror Visions. However, it was with his 2006 solo masterpiece, Blood Visions, that Reatard made his name. The album was a brisk, tightly wound explosion of punk, pop, noise, and new wave that marked the unhinged rocker as an expert songwriter, musician, and producer. Reatard continued to play in a variety of side projects and release music at a shocking clip until his tragic death in early 2010.

Lilbourn, MO, United States
May 1, 1980
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