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REATARDS

GROWN UP FUCKED UP

GONER RECORDS


Format: LP
Cata No: 118GONE
Barcode: 60038525213
Format: CD
Cata No: 118GONECD
Barcode: 60038525220
Shortly after the release of Teenage Hate, the debut album from the Reatards, an 18-year-old Jay Reatard started working on a new album. He was spitting out punk rock anthems a mile a minute at this point, so a new record made sense. And what else was there to do? He’d quit school a couple years back so a normal day for Jay meant he was bumming around midtown Memphis winding people up. At this point, Eric Friedl had introduced Jay to Meghan Smith, via mail or phone or something. And they became fast friends. Smith and Blake Wright ran Empty Records out of Seattle, and the label made plans to release Grown Up Fucked Up. After a complete mess of a European tour with the Persuaders, Jay came back and recorded the album with some help from his girlfriend at the time (and future Lost Sounds bandmate) Alicja Trout. It soon became clear that there was a harder edge to everything. While Teenage Hate had been nasty, it was rooted in the Crypt / Oblivians scene of scuzzy rock, with covers of Fear, but also Buddy Holly. Grown Up Fucked Up was a power pogo into Killed By Death-style punk rock. The songs jumped off the record and grabbed you by the throat. They were passionate, ridiculous and utterly authentic. It wasn’t too long afterwards that he put out the equally amazing “Your So Lewd” single (now included on the album as well). Like everything Jay did, he did it his way. His recordings hold up because they are completely unique. He created a scene full of imitations, but no one duplicated him.
Goner wanted to make sure they stayed true to Jay’s aesthetic with the repress, so they didn’t mess with it much. Smith sent over the original DAT recordings and the record was sourced directly from them. Kyle Johnson at Rocket Science Audio handled the transfer, and Jason Ward mastered to vinyl. Doug Easley took care of the digital mastering. The record was pressed at Memphis Record Pressing. Man, Jay would have loved that so much of this happened in Memphis. Goner is proud to put it out there again: Grown Up Fucked Up by the Reatards

Tracks:

1. Blew My Mind
2. Alls I Got Is R-N-R
3. Sick When I See
4. Lick on My Leather
5. You?ll See Me
6. Sat. Night Suicide
7. Heart of Chrome
8. No One Stands Me
9. Tonight It?ll Come
10. Get Outta Our Way
11. Who Are You
12. All the Walls Are Closing In
13. Miss You
14. Eat Your Heart Out
15. I Want Sex
16. I?m Gonna Break Down
17. Your So Lewd
18. She Will Always Be With Me
19. Busy Signal

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