It Ain’t Gonna Save Me

Rock music has always been beset by the passing of artists much too soon in their careers. Back in January punk rocker Jay Reatard passed away at the age of 29 and while he never reached the level of fame of a lot of his contemporaries he was an artist’s artist, hugely influential to fellow musicians and tastemakers. His music was wild, raw, muscular and frenetic. He was incredibly prolific as a songwriter and musician, releasing 17 solo albums and EP’s and more than a dozen as a member of various groups. Here’s a really great video for “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me” off his last album, “Watch Me Fall”.

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