Reckless Records Blog ~ 009


Hello hello,

Another week’s worth of fantastic music has gone out into the shop along with all the reduced items that have been selling well in our January sale. In the blog this week I’ll be highlighting a lot of homegrown goodness, some UK Garage that hit the floor along with some classics and rarities on the Rock side then rounding off with some delightful Soul and Funk LPs that went up on the wall and out in the sections.

Kicking things off is the UK Garage, the section has been pumped full of interesting pieces for your collections. As most Garage 12s we get in, they’ve definitely been used and enjoyed but our prices always reflect the condition the vinyl is in. Here’s a quick look through the UK G section:

As you can see, highlighted on each label, some of these 12s are marked but nothing that will make the record skip or jump. We guarantee all of our records to play through any mark on the surface. If it skips, you can bring it back. Everyone is more than welcome to spend time thoroughly checking they vinyl they’re looking to purchase in the shop before spending any money.

Anyway, out of the UK Garage section I’ve selected these shuffley beauts…


Zed Bias, Been Here Before/In Your Mind, 1999 on DFL (DJs For Life)

Roy Davis Jr. featuring Pevin Everett, Gabrielle, includes four mixes: Scroll Mix, Tambourine Dub, Words To Give By, Live Garage. Original 1996 pressing on Large Records.

Ray Hurley, Take Me Up/Your Love, 1997 UK G on Hurleys Grooves and featuring Dean Morter on vocals on Your Love.

Underground Solutions, I Need You Baby (Deep Love and 3am Mixes)/Paradise ’97, 1997 on Quench Recordings.

D. Darstedly and P. Perfect, Tear It Up EP (Tear It Up/Da Beats/PartyTime), 1997 on Confetti. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any audio for this one, the only place I’ve found it used is in this guy Kold Sweat’s Mixcloud . It starts at around 24:40.

Moving on with some pieces from the Rock wall and some 7inches. This week has been good across the board, Blues, Rock of all kinds, Punk and Metal have been filling up the sections.

Badfinger, Straight Up, a UK Apple label first pressing from 1971. Oasis, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, a reissue that will most likely sell before the blog is even published as it’s such an iconic album that (as I’ve mentioned before) Reckless Records features on the front cover of. Howlin’ Wolf, The Back Door Wolf, a US Chess label pressing from 1973. And two Paul Weller LPs, Wild Wood, a UK original from 1993 and Paul Weller, a UK original Go Discs pressing from 1992.

As for 7inches we have this selection Ramones goodies that’ll have you wishing you had a fringe to angrily flick about…

Baby I Love You/High Risk Insurance, 80s Sire pressing. Joey Ramone and Holly Vincent, Holly & Joey, featuring I Got You Babe a duet from 1982. Blitzkrieg Bop,  a UK 1976 original debut single in a company sleeve on Sire. Rockaway Beach/Teenage Lobotomy/Beat On The Brat, from 1977 on Sire.

Also out in the 7inch racks this week is some classic Heavy Metal, some 70s and Garage Rock:

Motörhead, England, featuring the tracks Leavin’ Here and White Line Fever a 1977 pressing on Skydog. Gary Moore, Parisienne Walkways, comes in rare picture sleeve from 1979 on MCA. Matthew Ellis, Avalon/You Are and Two By Two/A Place Of Plenty, both Regal Zonophone demos from the 70s. The Master’s Apprentice’s, Because I Love You/I’m Your Satisfier, also on Regal Zonophone from 1971.

Out in the Soul, Funk and Disco and up on the wall for your perusal this week are these tasty morsels:


Dee Dee Bridgewater’s self-titled second album, a 70s US copy on Atlantic. Leon Thomas, Blues And the Soulful Truth, a 1973 UK original on Philips. Universal Togetherness Band’s collected recordings on the Numero Group label released in January of 2015. And lastly Roy Porter Sound Machine, Inner Feelings, a US original Bel-Ad Records pressing from 1975, hugely desirable.

As always, all the tracks from this week’s blog can be found here as a playlist.

Now that it’s nearing the 10th installment of this blog I’d like to urge anyone who would like to offer any feedback about the blog so far to email with comments or suggestions. I’d like to keep providing information about the stock we have for sale at the shop and would like to know if there’s anything else I could be writing about that people would like to know more about. Hit me up yo.

We out!