Hello there, Reckless here.
This week has seen all the usual Reckless business; lots of happy customers, lots of happy sellers.
This blog was written on the train from Broadstairs to London whilst listening to Andyskopes.
The biggest load of records we got in this week was when Scott went to a collection this weekend. He came back with roughly 500 Rap and Soul/Funk LPs, with a lot of Battle Breaks too. This was a pretty hefty collection, and there are loads of killer records in there. I believe the condition is a bit up and down but they will be priced accordingly! I saw a photo of the collection and it looked absolutely wicked.
During the week we also bought in a large pile of Brazilian records – some nice ones too. Ellis Regina, Jorge Ben, Gilberto Gil etc. Loads of interesting records. There was also a compilation with Joyce and Os Mutantes.
Sean and I both bought in some decent small collections of Classic Rock. Both collections had classic rock staples i.e. The Band, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Wishbone Ash etc. There were also a few slightly more left of centre titles in there like John Fahey and Terry Riley.
On Thursday a nice, small pile of Folk and Rock titles came in. It was a small pile but it was very, very good: Comus, The Kinks, Billy Nicholls, Airport Convention etc. The Billy Nicholls was the reissue, but thats been out of print for ages. tts so beautiful and perfect for the Summer weather, I love that record.
We also had a load of decent Bollywood titles come in; as well as an Indian Bob Marley LP! There are a few Bollywood collections due to come in over the next few weeks, and they fly out when they come in. There were a few pricey titles in the last batch, some that had sold for up to £50 a few times.
As the reductions were done recently we sold loads of our big hitters in the shop – The Misfits 7”, Chubby Checker 7”, loads of UK Jazz, some super rare Disco 12”s. There are still tonnes of reductions going out so please keep coming in to check, we need the space!!!
You probably know but Reckless is also a record label and we have three new titles coming out on September the 29th. These will be available in Reckless and shops around the globe!
We’re Ready! by The Brainiac 5
Half Sentences by The Green Ray
New Feeling by The Favourites
Get RECKLESS this Autumn…..
Reckless Records are releasing THREE albums on 29 September. New Feeling is the first ever official full-length album from Nottingham’s late 70s powerpop saviours THE FAVOURITES. Rising from the ashes of Stiff-signed pub rockers Plummet Airlines, the band released two now sought-after singles before imploding, with frontman Darryl Hunt finding fame as bassist in The Pogues. New Feeling collects both singles, b-sides and 10 other tracks on deluxe vinyl with a free CD.
Half Sentences is the long-awaited new album from London-based psychedelic rockers THE GREEN RAY, formed in the late 90s by Ken Whaley and Richard Treece from the much loved 70s band Help Yourself. A year after Ken passed away in 2013, a reconfigured Green Ray began these recordings. This album features Richard Treece’s final contributions before his sad passing in 2015.
Following quickly on from January’s Journey To X, rejuvenated psych-punks THE BRAINIAC 5 return with their fourth full-length, We’re Ready! Starting out with an over-abundance of material from previous songwriting sessions, the Brainiacs have also taken a new look at tracks from their diverse back catalogue, as well as delivering up some shiny brand new songs.
The label arm of the international secondhand record store empire, Reckless Records’ inaugural release was the first Brainiac 5 album World Inside in 1988. Since then they have gone on to release a series of highly collectable albums from the likes of The Bevis Frond, Black Sun Ensemble, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Henry Kaiser and more. The label was relaunched in 2014 with the release of the Brainiac 5 anthology When Silence Was Sound.
Here is an older Brainiac 5 video!
This weeks Top Ten is from the awesome Dean Thatcher!!! Dean has been DJ’ing for years as well as playing in The Aloof. He now lives down in Thanet and always plays killer sets !!!
DEAN THATCHER TOP 10
1. CHRIS MONTEZ – CALL ME – A&M
2. THE RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO – HANG ON SLOOPY – CADET
3. EARL GRANT – FEVER – BRUNSWICK
4. JOHNNY NASH – I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE MY BABY – MGM
5. PRINCE BUSTER & THE ALL STARS – TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS – FAB
6. THE MARKETTS – BAL BOA BLUE – LIBERTY
7. ELLA FITZGERALD – THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING – BARCLAY
8. SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL 66 – LA RANA (THE FROG) – A&M
9. JIMMY RUFFIN – EVERYBODY NEEDS LOVE – SOUL
10. SHAWN ELLIOTT – THE JOKER – ROULETTE