Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll: The Jay Reatard Story

Last night, I went to see Jay Reatard at Club Dada. I ended up only seeing the Strange Boys (led by sons of Bob’s Steak and Chop House’s Bob Sambol) and Cheap Time instead. Both were good, but I went there to see Jay. Unfortunately, he’d left the club and ditched the show at least an hour before I arrived. Why? Parade of Flesh, the promoter of the show, has all the details here (language alert). Here’s the condensed version of that:

He is rich now and likes to remind people of that fact. My favorite quote by him: “You know how much money I have in the bank!” Actually, Yes; $250,000 courtesy of Matador Records.
He got paid almost Four times the Dallas guarantee in Austin the night prior.
He had been doing coke for 12 hours straight.
He had not slept in two days.
He left to go buy $55 worth of LSD.

It leaves out the underage girl he met on MySpace who supposedly was a dancer at Million Dollar Saloon, but yeah, that sums it up, pretty much.


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16 responses to “Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll: The Jay Reatard Story”

  1. Gwyon says:

    Jay Reatard will punch you in the feelings.

  2. awesome says:

    “He might not be gay, but he has held a penis gently in his mouth”

  3. ken says:

    Are you sure you’re talking about Mickey Avalon?

  4. amandacobra says:

    i hear there may be an ebay listing pretty soon for the shattered drinking glass and broken ray bans left behind in the dressing room.

    someone should tell jay reatard that anton newcombe did all this 10 years ago. and better.

  5. PR says:

    He needs to party with Pete Sessions.

  6. amandacobra says:

    Or that District Attorney who crashes into houses…

  7. hmph music says:

    Dada has a Green Room? Posh!

  8. Jack E. Jett says:

    Does anyone know how much LSD he was getting for 55 bucks?

  9. Bethany says:

    People still do LSD?

  10. amandacobra says:

    Also, $55 seems like a really weird denomination. I was under the impression that all drug transactions were at least in $10 increments. I blame the recession.

  11. Bethany says:

    Can I have four beers?

  12. MIssing Dots says:

    You drink guinness cans?

  13. James says:

    He’s a $250,000 millionaire.

  14. amandacobra says:

    Yeah and the kids at Brooklyn Vegan are really worried that the FDIC can only insure that kind of money in one account up to $100k so let’s hope that once he comes down from his $55 acid trip, he sees a financial panther….err planner.

  15. hmph music says:

    They’re right at Brooklyn Vegan about only $100K being insured per account per bank. But honestly, I have a hunch that this kid’s $250K may dwindle pretty quickly just by his own devices. Partying ain’t cheap, and things are double-bad when you don’t make it in to work. This guy is a fool. And may or may not have become a pedophile overnight.