Pre-Order Better Than Something: Jay Reatard on DVD and Limited Edition LP with 13 Unreleased Live Tracks on a Blood Red Vinyl and a 50 Page Book

 

Better Than Something: Jay Reatard
A film by Alex Hammond & Ian Markiewicz

The Ultimate Jay Reatard Limited Edition with 13 unreleased live tracks on Blood Red Vinyl, a 50 page book, and the documentary is available for pre-order now!!!

“Does a remarkable job of capturing Reatard’s complicated, conflicted, and often prickly persona.”  -Mike Rubin, Spin
“Remarkably candid and eerily prescient.” -Eddie Cockrell, Variety
“Riveting, sad, and inspiring, Better Than Something is the best rock documentary of 2011.” -Steven Hyden, AV Club
“Like the longhair with the foghorn falsetto it’s titled after, this unfussy rock-doc profile is shaggy, sophisticated, and more than a little sad.” -Mark Holcomb, The Village Voice

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

Featuring: Jimmy Lee Lindsay, King Louie Bankston, Scott Bomar, Chad Booth, Alix Brown, Shawn Foree, Eric “Oblivian” Friedl, Larry Hardy, Zach Ives, Andria Lisle, Jeffrey Novak, Stephen Pope, Ryan “Elvis Wong” Rousseau, Adam Shore, Alicja Trout, Michael Venutolo-Mantovani and Sherman Willmott

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 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.

PRE-ORDER: HERE

Limited Edition LP Tracklist

SIDE A
01 – Such A Shame – Jay Reatard – TV Rennes 2008
02 – Bummer Bitch – Reatards – Gonerfest 2005
03 – No One Stands Me – Reatards – Gonerfest 2005
04 – I Get Nervous – Lost Sounds – VPRO 2005
05 – Tyrants Head – Lost Sounds – VPRO 2005
06 – You Call It Love – Angry Angles – Gonerfest 2005
07 – Let It All Go – Jay Reatard – SXSW 2007

SIDE B
08 -Better Than Somethings –  Lost Sounds, 1998
09. Fading All Away – Studio Brussel, 2009
10 – Death Is Forming – Jay Reatard – Crystal Ballroom 2008
11 – Not A Substitute – Jay Reatard – Stuy Town NYC 2009
12 – Waiting For Something – Jay Reatard – Walter’s 2009
13 – Nightmares – Jay Reatard – Studio Brussel 2009
14 – Let It All Go – Jay Reatard – France 2008

FANZINE EDITION BOOK/DVD:

-Better Than Something: Jay Reatard on DVD

-50 page black and white 7.5″ version of the above 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.

 

PRE-ORDER: HERE

 

 

 

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