Jay Reatard's website has released his cover of Nirvana's "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle" along with a note on his passing and funeral arrangements. Stating the obvious here, this (recorded alone for an In Utero tribute album) is a pretty eerie cover on a couple of levels. But it also displays Jay's undeniable gift. The man made writing powerhouse punk ditties seem downright effortless. He could turn personal anguish into beautiful music. On this cover, he does just this, trading his own angst for Kurt's. So whether you want to remember the man through his music or simply hear a heartfelt take on a legend, give it a listen.
Jay Reatard, Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle