Salut from Reckless!!!!!
This Blog was written to the sounds of…
Along with Nights in Egypt by The Jones Girls, the perfect sound to the start of the Summer!
As you must know tomorrow is Record Store Day 2018; it’s going to be boiling hot and we are going to be very busy. We are going to open at 10am as normal and have the following titles available (in limited quantities of course!):
ABBA – SUMMER NIGHT CITY 7″
ALEX SOMERS (SIGUR ROS) – UNTITLED LP
ANTONIO SANCHES – BUIL POVO! LP
BRIAN ENO + KEVIN SHEILDS – THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY 12″
CAR SEAT HEADREST – TWIN FANTASY DLP
COURTNEY BARNETT – CITY LOOKS PRETTY 12″
CREATION REBEL – DUB FROM CREATION LP
CYMANDE – PROMISED HEIGHTS LP
CYMANDE – SECOND TIME AROUND LP
DAVID BOWIE – LET’S DANCE DEMO 12″
DAVID BOWIE – NOW LP
DAVID BOWIE – S/T DLP
DAVID BOWIE – WTTB 3LP
ELECTRIC WIZARD – WIZARD BLOODY WIZARD DLP
ELTON JOHN VS PNAU – GOOD MORNING TO THE NIGHT LP
ESG – COME AWAY WITH ESG LP
FLEETWOOD MAC – TANGO IN THE NIGHT ALTERNATITE LP
FRANK ZAPPA – LUMPY GRAVY LP
GERSHON KINGSLEY AND THE MOOG – POPCORN LP
GOAT – DOUBLE DATE 10″
GORDON BECK TRIO – GYROSCOPE LP
GRATEFUL DEAD – FILLMORE WEST 4LP
JAKE BUGG – ALCOHOL 7″
JIMI HENDRIX – HAMBURG ’67 7″
JOHNNY CASH – I LOVE YOU BECAUSE 7″
JONSI AND ALEX (SIGUR ROS) – ALL ANIMALS LP
LED ZEPPELIN – ROCK N ROLL 7″
MAC DEMARCO – BEAT HAPPENING 7″
MAC DEMARCO – OLD DOG LP
MADONNA – THE FIRST ALBUM PIC DISC LP
MADONNA – YOU CAN DANCE – JAPANESE EDITION LP
MARVIN GAYE – LET’S GET IT ON – 45TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
MILES DAVIS – RUBBERBAND 12″
MOGWAI – TEN RAPID LP
N.S.U. – TURN ON OR TURN ME DOWN LP
NEIL YOUNG – TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT DLP
PAT THOMAS INTRODUCES MARIJATA LP
PINK FLOYD – PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN LP
PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED – LIVE AT BRIXTON ACADEMY DLP
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS NEED COAL 12″
RAMONES – SUNDRAGON SESSIONS LP
RICHARD HAWLEY – FUNNY COW 7″
RIDE – WAKING IN ANOTHER TOWN DLP
ROLLING STONES – SATANIC MAJESTIES SPECIAL EDITION LP
SANDY DENNY – LIKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALTZ – 45TH ANNIVESARY EDITION LP
SIGUR ROS – LIMINAL REMIXES LP
SIGUR ROS – ROUTE ONE LP
SMALL FACES – LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON 7″
SPACEMEN 3 – TAKING DRUGS TO MAKE MUSIC TO MAKE DRUGS TO DLP
SPIRITUALIZED – F*CKED UP INSIDE LP
SUN RA – PINE STREET THEATRE 1988 DLP
T-REX – BOLAN BOOGIE LP
THE BEGINNING OF THE END – FISHERMAN 12″ EP
THE BOYS – S/T LP
THE CURE – MIXED LP DLP
THE CURE – TOWN DOWN MIXED LP DLP
THE DOORS – THE MATRIX PART II LP
THE FIVE DAY WEEK STRAW PEOPLE – S/T LP
THE GROUNDHOGS – SCRATCHING THE SURFACE LP
THE NATIONAL – BOXER LIVE IN BRUSSELS LP
THE STOOGES – S/T DETROIT EDITION DLP
THE VASELINES – DUM DUM LP
THE WHO – READY STEADY WHO FOUR 7″
THE WHO – THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT DLP
TOM WAITS – BASTARDS LP
TOM WAITS – BAWLERS LP
TOM WAITS – BRAWLERS LP
U2 – LIGHTS OF HOME 12″
V/A – TROJAN GET READY DO ROCKSTEADY 7″ BOX SET
WIRE – NINE SEVENS BOX SET
Hell yes! We don’t normally get busy until the afternoon – so if you’re planning a more chilled RSD this year you know where we are. I actually think there are some pretty great titles out this year. The Gordon Beck LP, Wire 45 Box Set, The Vaselines, Sun Ra, Creation Rebel etc.
The Buying has been INSANE this week. We bought 1500 titles on Sunday alone. We weren’t buying a load of rubbish either – its all seriously high quality.
- Yesterday morning somebody brought in an especially Top Notch pile of records. In. the pile was an original “Dress Cover” of “The Man Who Sold The World” by David Bowie. As you know this is really, really rare. We haven’t had a copy for a few years. Its a proper UK original from 1971 and plays amazingly. We sat in the heat yesterday nursing a beer after work and listened to the whole thing and it sounded incredible. As well as that huge one the same chap had several original UK Ian Carr and Nucleus LPs, original UK Vertigo Kraftwerk LPs, Miles Davis UK original Bitches Brew, Suicide US original, John Cale LPs, Iggy Pop and many more. Hopefully it will be the start of a great collection as he was very happy with the money he got!
- Another huge rarity; big Skinhead/Mod/Ska 45 from Azie Lawrence – the mighty “Pempelem”. Huge, huge tune. Original UK Blue Beat in great condition, with centre! The dude also had several other Blue Beat 45s – and some Prince Busters so lets see what else he has eh?
- More Hardcore Punk – this time from one of our friends who was moving house. Loads and loads of cheap titles (check how big the Cheap section is right now) but also some really cool older titles from SS Decontrol, Agnostic Front, Vice Squad, Anthrax, Onslaught, Concrete Sox. Also lots of Power Violence and Sludge – including some Circle related bands.
- Another pal of ours – Ilan from Hypnotic Tango – sold us a load of Italo Disco and some Edits. There were also a few Thrash and Death Metal bits. Some super cool records here!!! Check the Realm album on the wall; that Beatles cover is first class.
- A full collection of Judas Priest reissues – including some well out-of-print colour vinyl issues. Bang dat bonce!
- Huge (several hundred) collection of 78s. Probably the best 78 collection I have ever seen. About half of them were tough to sell – but the other half rules. Original Jamaican Calypso, Blues, Pop, Jazz, Rock N Roll. Bill Doggett, The Shirelles (THE Shirelles – on 78!!!!!), Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Lord Kitchener…..
- Some rough-n-ready Classic Rock – but with some super cool titles: Tim Buckley, Judee Sill, Manfred Man Chapter Three, Sex Pistols, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, The Clash etc.
- About 200 cheaps and 20 ok titles of Classic Rock from another gentlemen; all the usual titles: David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell.
- An amazing collection of SUPER clean Classic Rock, Punk, |Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Everything was exactly as it was the day it was issued – so every insert, bonus Flexi, Hype Sticker. You name it. Pretty much entire discographies from The Clash, Scorpions, Heart, Meatloaf, Stiff Little Fingers, Anti Nowhere League, Magnum, Bon Jovi, Blue Oyster Cult. He’s bringing in his colour vinyl and picture discs soon.
- Huge pile of original Japanese Jazz – all pictured on our Instagram. Check it!!! All are out now!!
- Massive Blues and Folk collection – including some lovely titles from Son House (nice UK original), Folkways, Howlin Wolf, Richard & Linda Thompson, Airport Convention, Irish Folk, John Fahey. Loads of stuff!!!
- Some more WICKED Jungle and Hardcore!! DJ Crystl, FBD Project, Aphex Twin, LTJ Bukem, Goldie, Peshay. Ooof!!!
So; loads of bits out. Now I’m gonna go sit int he park and chill in time for tomorrow.
This weeks Top Ten is from our pals Kevin and Matt from Tome Records. Tome have just relocated up to 234 Graham Road, Hackney Central, E8 1BP. Get up there as soon as you can as their shop rules and they are very nice people indeed!
1. Roland Young – Hearsay I-Land
A jazz clarinettist who was a 80s NYC club kid makes music that pisses off the jazz elitists and confuse but gets embraced by the club.
“Isophonic Boogie Woogie”?
Plato Flats found him.
2. Love Joys “Lovers Rock”
“One Draw” over and over again.
3. Land of Giants “Cannibal Dolls / Seven Men”
1982 upbeat Minimal Wave rarity from Canada. Pitch down a tiny bit for more edge.
“Pull my fingers from my knuckles”
4. Steve Roach “Empetus”
Got in to this record accidentally at wrong speed got in to it even more at the correct speed.
5. Grupo Alegria de Augusto Bernardillo – Estilo Inconfundible
Hit and miss Cumbia with wonky guitars and bad-meaning-good vocals. My favourite sleeve in the shop at the moment.
6. The Kicking Mustangs – Kickin’ / Take A Miracle
100 mph funk A-side which is alright but the sweet soul jam on the B-side is an absolute banger.
7. Lantei Lamptey – Komi Ke Kenam (Fish & Funjee)
Wicked afro-funk track with the worlds wonkiest drum break
8. Francis Bebey – African Electronic Music 1975-1982
An excellent collection from the Cameroonian multi-instrumentalist and sonic experimenter.
9. Various Artists – Tempa Allstars Vol. 1
This makes the top 10 for the Artwork track ‘Basic G’ which still sounds like nothing else 15 years after it was made.
10. Camp Lo – Luchini Aka (This Is It)
The sun is out so obviously this is getting played at least 3 times a day.
Thanks for reading – till next week!!!!