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Jay Reatard

Better Than Something: Jay Reatard

Factory 25 35

Released on August 14, 2015


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For Jimmy Lee Lindsay, known to his fans and detractors as Jay Reatard, life was a race against time. After growing up fast among Memphis crack addicts, he managed to blaze a path through the rough-and-tumble underground rock scene of the early aughts, releasing over 100 singles, EPs and full-length records in fourteen years. Then on January 13, 2010, not yet 30, he died. With their feature documentary Better Than Something, filmmakers Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz let Jay tell his own story: a poverty-stricken childhood, teen years spent as a two-fisted tunesmith battling fans and band mates alike, and a short-lived adulthood of focused and relentless productivity. Jay said "I just try to make as much as I can with the time that I have." By any measure, that is exactly what he did. Better Than Something is both a testament to Jay Reatard's indisputable legacy and a tribute to his vital, thrilling, and all-too-brief life. Music by: Jay Reatard, Lost Sounds, Destruction Unit, Reatards and Oblivians Limited Edition LP/Book/DVD includes: -Better Than Something: Jay Reatard on DVD -A 14 track LP on vinyl of Jay Reatard rarities including 13 unreleased songs on Blood Red or True Black VINYL. -50 page 12" book with essays by TV Smith (Adverts), Cole Alexander (Black Lips), King Khan, Alicja Trout, and more... Includes an unreleased interview with Jay Reatard, and never before seen photos. Limited Edition LP Tracklist SIDE A 01 - Such A Shame - TV Rennes 2008 02 - Bummer Bitch - Gonerfest 2005 03 - No One Stands Me - Gonerfest 2005 04 - I Get Nervous - VPRO 2005 05 - Tyrants Head - VPRO 2005 06 - You Call It Love - Gonerfest 2005 07 - Let It All Go - SXSW 2007 SIDE B 08 -Better Than Somethings - Lost Sounds, 1998 09. Fading All Away - Studio Brussel, 2009 10 - Death Is Forming - Crystal Ballroom 2008 11 - Not A Substitute - Stuy Town NYC 2009 12 - Waiting For Something - Walter's 2009 13 - Nightmares -Studio Brussel 2009 14 - Let It All Go - France 2008

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