Rare vinyl! Punk Rock! Highlife! and a Top Ten from Benny Ill!!!!

Greetings from your friends at Reckless Records!!

We’ve had two of the busiest weeks in the history of Reckless – it has been amazing. Thank you to everyone who’s been coming in! Here is a list of some of the collections that have come in this week;

1) An incredible collection of Freakbeat, Mod, 60’s, Psych 45s. Lots of obscure titles, and several well known ones – all rare! We have a lot of call for singles such as these, there is a lot of demand and not a lot of supply! 45s from John Mayall, The Action, Walrus, Octopus, The Creation, Clouds, The Dog That Bit People, The Moody Blues, The Poets, The Flies, The Koobas. You get the idea! These will not last long at all!!!!

2) A small selection of incredibly rare Highlife and Afrobeat LPs came in early in the week (and they are rumoured to be the start of a rather large collection). Some really cool titles here that straddle the Highlife and Disco genres – some were even high on the Boogie scale. Several of these have been reissued by labels such as Mr Bongo – but these are all African originals.

3) Loads of Punk, New Wave and Minimal Synth 45s came in a few days ago – all in top condition! There were quite a few common titles from artists like Kraftwerk, Devo, Cabaret Voltaire, The Ruts, Sex Pistols, Siousxie & The Banshees, Echo & The Bunnymen, Ultravox but there were also a nice batch of DIY rarities. Lots of proper homemade titles that make the early Rough Trade singles look like they were released by Warner Brothers. There were also a small selection of Fanzines and Cassettes – check the cabinet for these.

4) On the same day another nice batch of Punk 45s and LPs came in – lots of titles from Crass, Action Pact, The Ejected, Anti Pasti etc. Again these were in really top nick!

5) Several Psychedelic LPs came in including an original UK copy of Trout Mask Replica from Captain Beefheart, some Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead and Beatles. All UK originals.

6) Lots of new stuff came in this week – well sealed at least – from Steven Wilson, Yes, Chris & Cosey etc.

7) Quite a few decent CD collections came in this week including one really good one which combined Canterbury Prog, 90s Hip Hop, Synth Pop, Dub, Jazz, Post Punk and House Music!

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Some really incredible records have gone out this week (not including most of whats mentioned above);

A) Lots more of the top collection Duncan bought – so nearly a full run of Caravan LPs, Blue Cheer UK originals, Fairport Convention, Nic Jones, Jimi Hendrix UK originals, Beatles…

B) Lots of Punk and New Wave LPs and 45s.

C) Insane amount of 45s – including a lot of Indie and Garage titles.

D) UK Garage, Jungle, Drum & Bass and Techno 12″s.

E) CD Box sets – all over the place.

F) So much Classic Rock; David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Dire Straits.

The reductions were all finished this week too – lots of bargains to be had.

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This week we are proud to have a Top Ten from the one and only Benny Ill of Horsepower Productions!!! Amazing producer, DJ and all round TOP GENT!!!

Ox on the introduction..

“Hey Reckless massive, Benny the dubstep master who is absolutely ill (pun intended) has made time to draft up his favourite top ten dubstep tracks for us just for you, here goes!!!”

LOEFAH – JUNGLE INFILTRATION

COKI – STUCK

MALA VS JOHNNY CLARKE – SINNERS

SKREAM – REPERCUSSIONS OF A RAZOR BLADE

BENGA – WALKIN’ BASS

KROMESTAR – MENTAL UNIVERSE

N-TYPE – WAY OF THE DUB

MAGNETIC MAN – GETTING NOWEHRE

HIJAK – DAILY

BENNY ILL VS HATCHA – CRAZY INTRO

Well thanks Benny!!!! We really appreciate it!!!

Till next week – see ya later from Reckless!