Total bummer. Jay Reatard, born Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., was found dead at his home in Memphis Wednesday morning. He was 29.
According to this listener’s ears, Jay was one of the most naturally gifted songwriters of my generation. His prolific nature blessed rock n’ roll fans with 22 full-length albums and over 100 releases in his short career, which began at 15 when his bedroom recordings caught the ear of Gonor Records.
Jay Reatard was the sound of man who felt there just wasn’t enough time.