Huge Collection in! Plus a Top Ten from Tessa Pollitt from The Slits!!

Well hello there!

I hope this blog post finds you all well this glorious morning. Well here is what went down at good ol’ Reckless this week:

1) I purchased a huge collection from a Toby Carvery! The landlord who was an absolute top bloke had been collecting for years and had a seriously incredible collection. The amount of time, money and love that had gone into this collection was through the roof. It’s a really interesting collection – several thousand titles. Lots of 45s, Picture Discs, Box Sets, Shaped vinyl, Colour vinyl, rare 12″s, big pop records song in different languages. Lots of Pop Music and Classic Rock; but all interesting pressings. The first record in the collection was a copy of Yes L.A. the excellent compilation 12″ with the Germs, the Bags, the Eyes, the Alley Cats, X and Black Randy. One of the best things about the collection is the condition. They are generally in as good a condition as on their day or release. Sharp sleeves, sharp corners; its a beautiful sight. Lots of titles from Kraftwerk, Thin Lizzy, Kate Bush, Taste, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Discharge, Sex Pistols, Blondie, The Lurkers, Neil Young, Hawkwind, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Rory Gallagher, Abba, Peter Gabriel, Crass. There are also loads of Disco 12″s, in incredible condition. Lots of Salsoul in particular. There are also a lot of fantastic Punk, Power Pop and Post Punk singles – again incredible condition! Like any collection there were also a lot of cheapies too – I put out several hundred of them for 50p the day before yesterday (from Barry Manilow to Fawlty Towers!). The rarest title in the whole collection is a copy of “Licht Und Blindheit” by Joy Division. Never thought I would see a copy – and certainly not in this condition!

2) Big pile of excellent Drum n Bass from the last 15 years. All in great nick. Lots of Hospital Records, Ram Records, Metalheadz, Quarentine Records. Some wicked records here. Stuff from London Elektricity, Goldie, Andy C, DJ Marky, Q Project, High Contrast.

3) Some excellent Box Sets and rare CDs came in from a regular seller. Loads of em!! Pretty cool mix if you are into that kind of thing: Gold Discs, Super Audio, big cd box sets, huge vinyl box sets. Included are several rarities from Prince, The Kinks, The Jam, B52s, Genesis, Rush, The Move, Jethro Tull, Elvis, Kate Bush, Pete Townsend etc.

4) Moree newish Hip Hop/RNB. All in amazing condition – or sealed! Stuff from Madlib, Freddie Gibbs, Tyler The Creator etc.

5) Sleep Volume 2 45. Killer 7″ on Off The Disc records one of the most interesting labels of that era – I mean Infest, Siege, Morbid Angel, Sleep etc. C’mon!

6) A little pile of Black Metal. It’s always nice to have Beherit records in the shop.

7) A copy of the Black Mahogani LP from Moodymann.


Lots of interesting stuff has gone out this week – loads of Soul 45s, Old Skool Hardcore and Happy Hardcore, some biggies from Shelagh MacDonald, Nick Drake etc.

This week we have a Top Ten from Tessa Pollitt from The Slits!!!!

Tessa comes in every now and then with our good friend Steve from Deptford Dub Club. As a huge fan of The Slits I’m well happy about it! Thanks Tessa!

1. Junior Byles – Fade Away.
2. Burning Spear – Door peep Shall Not Enter.
3. Roland Kirk -Volunteered Slavery.
4. Fela Kuti – Kolo Mentality.
5. Sam Cooke -Change Is Gonna Come.
6. Barrington Levy – Black Roses.
7. King Jammy – Jammys A Shine Dub.
8. Billy Boyo – She Wicked.
9. Big Bill Broonzy – Heh Heh
10. Sun Ra Space Is The Place.

Tessa and Steve are playing together at the Metropolitan on November the 4th. Do not miss it!

Thanks and see ya next week!!

Reckless X