I'm truly saddened to hear that the super-talented Jay Reatard was found dead at his home in Memphis. I hate it when people I know die. It makes it worse when they die young. My thoughts go out to all my pals at Goner Records who I know are devastated by this news. I was lucky enough to see him play numerous times and his album Blood Visions reinvigorated my interest in music (no lie!) and was easily my one of my favorite records from the 2000s. He was also my favorite musician to photograph playing live. Completely unpredictable and ferocious. Total raw power. Total energy.

The music world has lost a legend. And that's not hyperbole.

R.I.P. Jay Reatard (1980-2010)

(photos © geoffrey ellis)

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Great photos, Geoff. So very sad.