Jay Reatard

Having founded seminal Memphis punk outfit Reatards at the tender age of sixteen, Jay Reatard (May 1, 1980 – January 13, 2010) was a seasoned veteran of the garage-punk scene. In the ’90s Reatards turned the Memphis underground rock scene upside down with a legendary live show so over-the-top that they were banned in a number of European countries.

Never content to stick to one genre, one project or one band, Jay also co-led the synth-punk Lost Sounds with Alicja Trout, played drums for The Final Solutions, pursued the solo project Terror Visions, co-fronted The angry angles and ran his own label, Shattered Records.

In 2006, In The Red announced the release of Blood Visions, Jay’s first album as a solo artist, which combined the aggressive approach of Reatards with a melodic pop sensibility, and production recalling classic UK punk records — The Adverts (who he covered), Siouxsie & The Banshees, ATV, etc.

On January 13, 2010, Jay was found dead at the age of 29 at his home in Memphis. A statement was posted on the website of Goner Records that Reatard had died in his sleep. His autopsy reported he died of cocaine toxicity and alcohol as a contributing factor.

Jay Reatard on My Space http://www.myspace.com/jayreatard

User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.

Jay Reatard Albums

0.0 Blood Visions Jay Reatard
Released on
August 18, 2009
Read More →

0.0 Singles 06-07 Jay Reatard
Released on
June 24, 2008
Read More →



Captains Dead Blog

    • sleater-kinney “bury our friends” – new song
      October 20, 2014

      oh glorious day! sleater kinney, one of my most favoritist bands ever, are putting out a new record – their first in ten years. shit, i cant believe its been that long since they called it a day. the record is called no cities to love and is coming out on sub pop on jan […]

    • ryan adams live at the roundhouse on 9.21.14
      October 19, 2014

      photo by julia brokaw – i think, taken from npr happy sunday, folks! so im sure y’all have listened to the new adams record. well, at least, some of you have. im still on the fence about the whole thing. some days, really dig, then others, not so much, but i didnt like the isbell […]

    • centro-matic on squidbillies – videos

      centro-matic will be performing the theme song on tonights episode of squidbillies at 11.45 on adult swim (198)


personalized nfl jerseys custom nfl football jerseys personalized jerseys