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Yo! From Reckless!!!

This Blog was written to the sounds of Rome Jeffries.

Well all we can say after this week is WOW – its been a serious week. One of the busiest weeks in the history of Reckless! Not only have we sold so much but we’ve also had some crazy buying this week too. Lets get down to business!

  1. We went out to the Home Counties and bought an absolutely massive Classic Rock vinyl collection. It was a huge van full. Thousands of titles, decent condition, all the big selling albums you could possibly ever want: Pink Floyd, Queen, Joni Mitchell, Dire Straits, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Pet Shop Boys, Fleetwood Mac, Prince, Kraftwerk, Sex Pistols, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Nick Drake, Black Sabbath, The Clash, Cabaret Voltaire, Talking Heads, Neil Young, Nirvana, Roxy Music, Simon & Garfunkel, Soft Cell etc. Its very much across the board when it comes to Rock and Pop from the 60’s through to the 90’s. Its a real proper collection; some very common, some very rare.
  2. U K G BABY! Tonnes of killer UK Garage came in this week. From several different sellers. From ULTRA rare one-away obscurities to standard but wicked titles from people like Nu-Birth, EL-B, Ramsey & Fen etc. Condition is variable – but isn’t it always with UKG. These always take a bit longer to hit the racks as they tend to need to be cleaned but I imagine they’ll be going out ASAP.
  3. We seem to have had a load of people bringing in fairly new bits (ie from the last few years), loads of Indie, Metal, New-Psych etc. Nice to have so many Relapse titles and some new-ish Black Metal in. Also a few killer Death Metal reissue titles in.
  4. We had loads of really nice Jazz in this week. One regular seller brought in some super titles. Very early laminate sleeve Kind Of Blue, other early issue UK Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, Thelonius Monk. As well as a few uncommon titles from Amy Winehouse, Carl Craig, DJ Harvey, Larry Heard, some 90’s US Deep House.
  5. Another regular seller brought in some Jazz reissues. But fret not my liege, they are not any old Jazz reissues but pricey Jazzman titles, rare reissues of ultra pricey South African Jazz bullets, and obscure Gospel reissues. Some really wicked albums here – pics on the work Insta.
  6. Some gorgeous records were sold in from an incredibly cool geezer – these included nice original copies of classic titles from Black Sabbath, Wire, Brian Eno, Irdial Techno, Johnny Griffin, King Tubby, Hawkwind, Germs, Wipers etc. Very nice!!! *Borat Voice*.
  7. This interesting bloke has been bringing in some amazing titles – all pretty battered – but UK originals – and everyone I’ve played has played like a dream. All UK originals from people like Tim Buckley, Procal Haram, Roy Harper, Pink Floyd, Brian Eno, Eagles, Van Der Graaf Generator etc. I have a feeling this chap is going to bring in a few heavy hitters soon and fingers crossed he’s got some nice Soft Machine, Kaleidoscope, Zombies etc bits :p
  8. Some Top Tier – BANGING – Rap has come in this week – some big biscuits from The Notorious BIG, Gang Starr, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Guru, Beastie Boys etc. I think on average these sold in about 20 minutes after being put out lol.
  9. We got in a bit Static Shock Record restock – including the Impalers on Red Vinyl which was a special Dead Rhythm Festival repress (oh dear…). All of the killer ones from The Number Ones, Sheer Mag, No, Beta Blockers, The Uranium Club etc. If you don’t know these titles and you like Punk and Hardcore – what you on!!
  10. Talking of which – three near perfect UK original Black Flag LPs also came in these week – incredible pieces – only buy them if you can back it up and live the lifestyle,

We got loads more collections to go to this week – so keep checking the Instagram:

Check the Prince titles from the Big Collection:

.It may also be worth checking this video if you have time to spare:

This wicked Swedish kids version of Stars In Their Eyes rules. You also have to check the Scatman John one. Thanks to Michael from Night School Records for showing me this!

Heres Ten Songs I’ve been enjoying recently:

  1. Marcos Valle “A Paraiiba Nao E Chicago”

2.  Lucien-N-Luciano “Ice”

3.  Quango “Fatality”

4. SPK “Palms Crossed In Sorrow”

5.  Big Ben Tribe “Tarzan Loves The Summer Nights”

6.  The Sea & Cake “Sporting Life”

7.  Jennifer Lara “Weekend Loving”

8.  Depeche Mode “Enjoy The Silence”

9.  Brown & Dangerman “Calm Before The Storm”

10.  Keith Christmas “Forest & The Shore”

Till next week!!!!