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Incredibly busy week this week at Reckless. The reductions pretty much all sold in a few days. Like always at this time of year the buying slows down a little but it gives us a chance to catch up on pricing up records from our overloaded storage unit!
Some of the records that went out this week:
1. Loads more Jazz, Blues, Roots, US Folk and Country went out from the huge collection we bought last Summer.
2. As always a hell of a lot of Jungle, Drum & Bass and Hardcore. I believe a load of fresh Source Direct and related bits are in there.
3. Classic Rock – so man of the standard Classic Rock titles sold over Christmas so we’ve been working hard to restock all the usual favourites.
4. More Electro.
5. Lots of weird and wonderful 45s.
Despite the buying slowing down a little what did come in was pretty exciting.
A) Small, but near perfect pile of really rare records from Cressida (an original white label), The Stooges (UK Funhouse), Gary & Stu, Nucleus, Rameses, Kraftwerk, NON, Bryony James, Swegas, Dave Kelly and several more top rarities. These are nearly all in top condition and were purchased from the son of a bloke who used to have his own record shop. He said he may have a few more piles like this so watch this space!
B) More Drum & Bass from a regular seller – Reinforced, Metalheadz, Moving Shadow, Ram…all the usuals!
C) A suitcase of US pressings – all very used, but nice to see. From Soul to Psych: War, Diana Ross, The United States Of America, Sandy Bull, Dionne Warwick, Joe Byrd, Sly & The Family Stone etc.
D) Quite a few Flying Nun and related records. Including some rare comps and The Clean vinyl box set.
E) Bag loads of Classic Rock: The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Love, Deep Purple, Focus, Fairport Convention, The Rolling Stones, Free, Pink Floyd.
F) More interesting progressive bits from Kevin Ayers (an original Joy Of A Toy – such a great LP) and Graham Bond.
Quite a few collections on the horizon; so watch this space and keep checking our Instagram!
This week we have a few Top Tens from the original Kuttmaster K!!!!
A Top 10 of my favourite tunes from my youth – (late 70’s / Early 80’s)
1. A Forest – The Cure
2. She Sells Sanctuary – The Cult
3. Echo Beach – Martha and the Muffins
4. Kings of the Wild Frontier – Adam and the Ants
5. No More Heroes – The Stranglers
6. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick – Ian Duty and the Blockheads
7. Making Plans For Nigel – X.T.C.
8. Too Much Too Young (live single version) – The Specials
9. Is She Really Going Out With Him – Joe Jackson
10. Return Of The Los Palma’s 7 – Madness
Top 10 Punk
1. Give Me Fire – GBH
2. Dead Cities – The Exploited
3. Religious Wars – Subhumans
4. The More I See – Discharge
5. I Hate People – Anti Nowhere League
6. Psycho Killer – English Dogs
7. Holiday In The Cambodia – Dead Kennedys
8. Conflict – Conflict
9. Bodies – Sex Pistols
10. Broken Bones – Decapitated
You can check out the original Kutmaster K here if you don’t know him already…
Till next week!