Endless Grey Skies

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Chart Attack’s Jay Reatard Primer
Jay Reatard was an ultra-prolific, genre-hopping punk prodigy, who when he died suddenly in 2010, left behind one of the most confusingly byzantine, yet simultaneously rewarding  discographies of any artist I can think of.  The online journal Chart Attack has thoughtfully prepared a primer that will guide you from the pubescent thrash of The Reatards to the post-punk of Terror Visions and all the punk, pop, psych, and garage in between, complete with YouTube clips representative of each project.  It’s a fantastic way to kill the rest of your Friday afternoon.  It’s unquestionably better more rewarding than working. 

If after all those clips, you’re inspired to further study, Jay’s website offers a compilation called Jay Reatard’s Greatest Messes that covers his favorite moments from before he went solo, including a smattering of everything you may not have.  For the low, low price of just $7.99, it’s a steal at twice the price.  

Chart Attack’s Jay Reatard Primer

Jay Reatard was an ultra-prolific, genre-hopping punk prodigy, who when he died suddenly in 2010, left behind one of the most confusingly byzantine, yet simultaneously rewarding  discographies of any artist I can think of.  The online journal Chart Attack has thoughtfully prepared a primer that will guide you from the pubescent thrash of The Reatards to the post-punk of Terror Visions and all the punk, pop, psych, and garage in between, complete with YouTube clips representative of each project.  It’s a fantastic way to kill the rest of your Friday afternoon.  It’s unquestionably better more rewarding than working. 

If after all those clips, you’re inspired to further study, Jay’s website offers a compilation called Jay Reatard’s Greatest Messes that covers his favorite moments from before he went solo, including a smattering of everything you may not have.  For the low, low price of just $7.99, it’s a steal at twice the price.  

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