MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A TOP 50 FROM NAIL!!!

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Merry Christmas, Winter Solstice and a happy New Year from all at Reckless.

The buying hasn’t stopped ! Lets see whats come in!

  1. Great big batch of fantastic Hindustani, Ethnographic, Folkways, Middle Eastern, Reggae, Indian Classical and Soundtracks from one seller. Some really great, interesting records. Lovely condition too.
  2. Another regular seller brought in a huge pile of Indie, Rock, Jazz and Electronic LPs featuring Arthur Russell, Fennesz, Alice Coltrane, The Jam, John Grant, Yazmin Lacey, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Genesis, Franz Ferdinand etc.
  3. Loads of current-ish Pop LPs came in this week from artists like Lady Gaga, Robyn and Beyonce.
  4. One seller had a load of Classical LPs, some original Nina Simones, some fantastic looking Calypso LPs and some clean Mamas & Papas LPs.
  5. More Reggae CDs came in – Big Youth, Prince Buster, Don Carlos, Barry Brown, Dr Alimantado etc.
  6. Ben sold in a nice pile of records which included some King Crimson, a load of c86 45s, The End, Curtis Mayfield and a copy of The Trip. Far out!
  7. More interesting 90’s Techno came in too – featuring a few obscurities. Plenty of great Techno out at the moment,
  8. Several Reggae 45s including a nice copy of a Burning Spear rarity.
  9. Huge batch of Punk, Prog and Psych CDs.
  10. About 25 Bollywood Soundtrack LPs.
  11. Load of Dubstep, Electronic and Techno CDs.
  12. My girlfriend and I had to sell a load of records which included a fair amount of Reggae, some newer Techno from artists like Legowelt and Villalobos, Mazzy Star, Soft Machine, Ministry, Death Side and a load of 90s Drum & Bass.
  13. Some standard Rock classics from David Bowie, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cure, Talking Heads, Paul Simon, Pet Shop Boys, Peter Gabriel, Cabaret Voltaire and The Doors. All 80s issues.
  14. A really great pile of Rare Soul/Funk CDs including several Japanese pressings of titles from Madhouse (very rare indeed), Chic, Shakatak, Stevie Wonder etc,
  15. Small pile of Avant/Rock from one seller: John Cage, 13th Floor Elevators, Live Skull, 100% Silk 12″s, Richard Youngs etc.
  16. Fairly clean copy of “Alice In Jazzland” by Stan Tracey.
  17. Modern euphoric Indie bits from Onehotrix Point Never, Peaking Lights, Heavy Metal, The Flaming Lips, Beck etc.
  18. Huge collection of LPs and CDs which included loads of Charley RNB reissues (Otis Rush, Irma Thomas, Howlin Wolf), Jazz (load of Naim LPs from Charlie Haden, McCoy Tyner, Charlie Parker etc), 80s Soundtracks and loads of LPs on Island Records.
  19. Couple of rare UK Jazz bits from Ian Carr and Graham Collier.
  20. Plenty more bits including some Happy Hardcore, Jungle, Peggy Gou, Oasis, The Stone Roses, Industrial CDs, ASAP Rocky, Phil Woods, Massive Attack, Brian Eno, The Rolling Stones, Wings, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, New York Dolls etc

Some brilliant stuff went out this week including (as well as a lot of the above)…

A) Jazz LPs – from Trad to Modern

B) Rap CDs – loads of wicked ones

C) Indie 45s

D) 60s 45s including a few big rarities

E) Techno and Deep House – tonnes of it

F) Punk LPs

G) Soundtrack LPs

H) Loads of African LPs – mostly Nigerian

I) Classic Rock LPs (including a few rare ones from Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Joe Cocker, H.P. Lovecraft etc)

J) Disco

K) Tonnes of cheap Classical

L) 4AD stuff

M) Lots of new reissues at a new marked down price!!!


This weeks Top Ten is actually a Top 50 and is from none other than Nail (who as well as making some amazing music under his own name was also half of Bent and has manned the counters at Selectadisc and Rough Trade). He is also a wonderful human being.

“135 FOXHALL ROAD FANCY FIFTY”

1. LFO – MENTOK 1

2. DJ DOC SCOTT – SURGERY

3. GLENN UNDERGROUND – JAZ WORLD

4. A GUY CALLED GERALD – ARCADE FANTASY

5. SOLE FUSION – BASS TONE

6. GYPSYMEN – HEAR THE MUSIC

7. TUFF LITTLE UNIT – JOIN THE FUTURE

8. JUAN – TECHNO MUSIC

9. ADRENALIN M.O.D. – TRACK THIS

10. WILLIAM ROSARIO – THE MOOD VIBE (HARD “CRAFTIN”)

11. BABY FORD – FORDTRAX

12. MD III – PERSONAL PROBLEM

13. FAD GADGET – 4M

14. RAZE – JACK UP WORK YOUR BODY (FOR TONY H’s PIANO LOVE)

15. THE BLACK DOG – COST II

16. F.U.S.E. – SUBSTANCE ABUSE

17. SECOND PHASE – MENTASM

18. MILLSART – GAMMA PLAYER

19. LIKE-A-TIM – TV TALK

20. AIR LIQUIDE – LIQUID AIR

21. ACID JUNKIES – SECTOR 9

22. THE FUTURE SOUND OF LONDON – CALCIUM

23. SCOTT & KEITH – CHILLIN’ OUT

24. FORGEMASTERS – STRESS

25. BASIC CHANNEL / MAURIZIO / RHYTHM & SOUND – EVERYTHING

26. HARD HOUSE – CHECK THIS OUT

27. SWEET EXORCIST – CLONK FREEBASS

28. UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE – THE CLOUDS

29. LOGIC – BLUES FOR YOU (HARD DUB)

30. NIGHTMARES ON WAX – SAL BATARDES

31. ATYPIC – OTAKU

32. NEUROPOLITIQUE – MIND YOU DON’T TRIP

33. STORM – TERRA

34. ROBERT HOOD – MINUS

35. OSCAR G – JUST DROP THE BEAT

36. STASIS – MNEMIC IMAGE

37. RAVESIGNAL III – HORSEPOWER (REMIX)

38. RAGGA TWINS – SPLIFFHEAD

39. NEXUS 21 – SELF HYPNOSIS

40. HEXAGONE – SEA BIRDS

41. ECSTASY CLUB – JESUS LOVES THE ACID

42. DR. ATOMIC – SCHUDELFLOSS (HIGH ON HEDONISM MIX)

43. PAUL JOHNSON – WHOS PSY IS THIS

44. THE SAMPLE CHOIR – THE PRAISE (GOD IN HIS HAND)

45. MOOD II SWING – THE SUMMER SWING

46. CHEZ DAMIER & RON TRENT – HIP TO BE DISILLUSIONED

47. AS ONE – AMALIA

48. JAM & SPOON – STELLA

49. ST. GERMAIN – ALABAMA BLUES (1965 MIX)

50. HOUSE OF SWING – PERFECT LOVE

Oh my days, what a rush. Thanks Nail !

I highly recommend checking out the Cassiopeia EP that was just issued as a 12″ with a new killer remix by Mysticisms.

Thanks for reading and we all hope you have a great Christmas and New Year. We’re shut Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day with slightly earlier closing times on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

Plenty of collections on the horizon so watch this space!

RR

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