jimmy lee lindsey jr

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6 years ago the buddy, Pringles introduced me to the music of Jay Reatard and his latest release the Blood Visions album.

I was instantly in love with his music, the sound, the raw power and energy, it was, is awesome to hear. A year later Pringles took me to see Jay in concert in Long Beach. Along with friends Danny , Mario,and Kasey and Diego at Alex’s bar. It was amazing a 25 minute set, he took only 1 break between songs to talk about the first time he played there. He was tall and intimidating,

Pringles actually yelled out “we love you Jay” but he didn’t hear him. Danny spit at Jay and the whole time I thought I was going to see Jay attack him, after the set I got to talk to  members of the band, Billy and Steven for a couple minutes and they were nice enough to sign my record I bought, yes record not cd, I still have it kept safely put away.

A year later Jay released Watch Me Fall. He did a in store show at amoeba records in hollywood. He got drunk and by the last song “let it all go” Jay attacked a Elvis Presley record on the wall and destroyed it. It was awesome.

That was my last time seeing Jay Reatard in concert. The following year that is now 4 years ago today, Jay passed away. It was a total bummer. I still listen to his music, I still enjoy it, its good shit.

Rest In Peace Jay.

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i saw jay reatard play an intimate set at red eye records (syndey) in 2009 - it was so damn killer. the crowd was tiny.

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It ain’t gonna save me
It ain’t gonna save me, no how

It ain’t gonna save me
It ain’t gonna save me, no how

It ain’t gonna save me
It ain’t gonna save me, no how

It ain’t gonna save me
It ain’t gonna save me, no how

I took a walk the other day and thought about how things used to be 
And then a cloud came into sky it shed on me 
And I don’t know why, ever since that day I’ve never been the same 
Tired and lonely with no one to blame 
And in this bedroom is where I sit cause I don’t really don’t give a shit

It ain’t gonna save me
It ain’t gonna save me, no how

It ain’t gonna save me
It ain’t gonna save me, no how

My negativity it takes a toll 
It uses me just like a bone 
It scares away the things I love 
It keeps its fight and push at shows, 
Ever since that night I’ve never been the same 
Tired and lonely with no one to blame 
And in this bedroom is where I sit 
Cause I don’t really don’t give a shit

It ain’t gonna save me
It ain’t gonna save me, no how

It ain’t gonna save me
It ain’t gonna save me, no how

It ain’t gonna save me
It ain’t gonna save me, no how

It ain’t gonna save me
It ain’t gonna save me, no how

All is lost there is no hope, all is lost you can go home,
All is lost there is no hope for me.

All is lost there is no hope, all is lost you can go home,
All is lost there is no hope for me.

All is lost there is no hope, all is lost you can go home,
All is lost there is no hope for me.

All is lost there is no hope, all is lost you can go home,
All is lost there is no hope for me.

For me

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Jay Reatard–Not a Substitute–Blood Visions

Never felt a loss in music so bad as when Jay Passed away. Saw him a few times when he came to Los Angeles to play. His sets were just amazing, 20 minutes sometimes a little more but it felt like he had played for a lot longer. Truly a huge void  since he left. Miss you Jay. You Reatard!