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Hello from Reckless!

This week I have mostly been listening to this Robert Haigh LP (which I got from Hot Salvation).

Hope this blog post finds you well. We’ve had a very busy week this week, and some of us are just on our way back from seeing a collection of 24,000 thousand records out West! Some really great records have come in this week, check it out:

1) I purchased a massive collection from a chap in South London. I’d been there once before a few years ago; and as that all went well he contacted us when he was due to sell some of his friends records. There were about 2000 12″s and LPs. Mostly dance music – and some of the harder stuff too: Acid Techno, Hard Techno, Hard Trance, Squat Techno, Gabba. Some Breaks, new Techno (lots of Ancient Methods), plenty of Aphex related material (including The Tuss records), Detroit Techno, original EBM/Belgian Techno, Bleep, Goa Trance. Also on the rock side was a lot of Psychedelia and Punk – with some Indie thrown in. There were a few pretty collectible titles in there from people like Spiral Tribe if thats your bag.

2) Another Post Punk/New Wave/Punk collection also came in. About 40 LPs and a 7″ box full of singles. The LPs were a little rough but the 45s looked like the day they had been released. Records from the following: Siouxsie & The Banshees, Throbbing Gristle, XTC, Sex Pistols, Devo, Depeche Mode, Public Image LTD, The Damned, The Pop Group etc.

3) Lots of great Jazz from several sellers. We’ve had Japanese reissues of rare UK Jazz titles, original Heath Brothers Strata East, Joe Harriott “Indo Jazz Fusions”, UK original John Coltrane as well as Japanese John Coltrane, Vertigo Swirl Nucleus LP, several nice Miles Davis titles.

4) Lots of the usual Classic Rock in this week too – including LPs from the Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Cream, Jefferson Airplane, Jethro Tull etc.


We’ve priced up so much stock this week – but lets not give the game away this week I wouldn’t want to ruin the surprises!

This weeks Top Ten is in a way a carry-on from last weeks as its from the local legend Steve McCarthy who runs Deptford Dub Club.

Soft Wax – Largely none Reggae

1) Prince Buster “Prince Of Peace”

2) Alton Ellis “Cry Tough”

3) Johnny Clarke “Decleration Of Rights” + Version

4) The Stooges “Search & Destroy”

5) Jimi Hendrix “Voodoo Chile”

6) Howlin’ Wolf “Killing Floor”

7) Alice Coltrane “Journey To Satchidananda”

8) Pharaoh Sanders “Astral Travelling”

9) Can “Mushroom”

10) James Brown “Soul Power”

You can catch Steve playing with Tessa at:

Also – you have to go to a Deptford Dub Club is you haven’t been already they are the bees knees:

Till next week!

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

Signed, Sealed and Delivered!

Ahoy there!

This Blog was written to the sounds of the old series of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy in the background because I’m off sick.

Another busy week – although I was only in for two days! On Monday Luke and I worked until 11pm and got some serious stock out. Loads of random bits that had been lying around for years got done. From odd Flying Nun titles to endless Classic Rock from Cream, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell etc. We also got through a load of the backlog of pricey Classical bits.

Lots of interesting stuff in this week:

1) Around 80-100 sealed titles; but from within the last ten years or so. This mini collection included several huge modern rarities – such as the Frank Ocean LPs. These are incredibly hard to find – and are very pricey indeed! Well, we have two of the albums, sealed. Also in the same collection big ones from Hercules & Love Affair, Gorillaz, Dangermouse, Gary Moore, Kate Bush, Radiohead, Massive Attack etc. These are all in perfect condition of course.

2) Fair amount of Classic Rock CDs including loads of box sets. Quite the mixture: Joni Mitchell, Bob Marley, Shealagh McDonald, Jethro Tull, Michael Jackson etc. Lots of fairly pricey box sets. Also a hell of a lot of cheap CDs, so keep checking the cheap for new bits.

3) Top Tier material off of one of our pals with exceptional taste; a mixture of Avant Garde, African Disco, Ambient, Cosmic Jazz, Post Punk, Spacey Soul: Rare Silk, Roedelius, Telectu etc.

4) Small little pile of another friend – with, again, killer taste: Peter Zummo, Ramadanman, Surgeon etc.

5) Toru sold in a load of wicked bits including Deep House, Brazilian, Jazz, Techno, Hardcore: Betty Davis, Nookie, Theo Parrish, Os Mutantes etc.

6) Another old work friend sold in a huge bunch of music from all around the world: Brazil, Ghana, Trinidad & Tobago etc. Also lots of French records from Serge Gainsbourg, Areski etc. Huge pile of 45s too but I’ve not seen them yet.

7) Scott was out in West London yesterday at a small but decent Hip Hop collection – Snoop Dogg, Ice T, DR Dre, Mos Def, Eminem, Lauren Hill etc.

8) Al was out at a collection somewhere East – and ended up coming back with several hundred clean classic Rock and Pop records. From The Beatles to Abba!


Got a few collections coming up next week – lets see if we can bring home some bangers for you!

This weeks top ten is from deep Blues troubadour Tim Holehouse!

Ten records that influenced me…

Swans – The Great anhilator
My favourite record of all time still it really changed 14 year old me. I no longer wanted to be just a rock star I wanted to make music as interesting as this.

Ac dc- back in black
The first record I ever bought. Cub Scout camp tuck money saved and I bought this beast instead of sweets and thus began my descent into what I am today.

Captain beef heart- trout master replica
Not actually my favourite beefheart that’s Safe as Milk. But this was my first and took me 3 listens to get over the what the fuck is this! Also think marked me out as a weirdo to all my friends when I played it to them in school.

Slint- spiderland
One of the most perfect records ever made! Even to this day every listen leaves me with chills.

Miles Davis- bitches brew
Music mastered here my first lesson on how improvisation is done!

La Bradford – El luxo sol
Minimal scratches and beats with sparse piano and guitars. Seriously under rated band and a real master piece is the more minimal music genres.

Napalm death- scum
My first taste of extreme metal came after watching Napalm Death and then buying scum. Fast and nasty music done properly. Blew my mind when I was 13 still love it now.
Black flag- slip it in

Howlin’ wolf-
The greatest blues voice and song writer ever. Muddy and Johnson get the plaudits wolf quietly got on with making master pieces.

Godspeed your black emperor! F# A# ~
A friend of mine ordered this record from Canada in I think 1997. We sat in the dark listening to it and to this day one of the most spiritual moments I’ve had in my life.

If you don’t know Tim – you simply must rectify the situation!



Major Reductions, Major Rarities and a Top Ten from Finders Keepers’ Doug Shipton!

Hola from Reckless!

This blows written to the sounds of:

This week has been REDUCTIONS week. So everything thats been there for a bit too long gets a major price drop. All of the vinyl (apart from the 45s) have now been reduced; with the CDs being done over the weekend I believe. Make sure you check the Cheaps, the new Reduction sections on the Dance side as well as the normal sections for reduced bits. Some sections got hit pretty hard, some not so much. If you like Prog Rock, Hardcore Punk, Blues, US House or Minimal Techno you are in for a treat. Its certainly not all chuff thats been reduced – there are some genuinely wicked records in there. Some records that I noticed getting reduced to next to nothing were some of the Too Slow To Disco comp LPs, lots of La Vida Es Un Mus catalogue (including blazing releases from bands like Barcelona and Los Crudos), Colloseum UK originals and top twelves from Daniel Wang.

We had a big restock of all of our T Shirts this week too. So we got all of the sizes back now. We also got a very limited amount of hooded sweatshirts made.

The buying was a little slower this week – which is fine every now and then as we are sitting on a lot of stock. But heres some of the bits that came in:

1) Huge pile of SACDs – John Coltrane, Steve Reich, Elton John, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Marley, Dvorak, Eagles, Marvin Gaye, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder etc.
2) Lots of Classic Rock – including a decent copy of the Manfred Mann Chapter Three LP, some nice Doors UK originals, more Creedence Clearwater Revival, Blondie, Neil Young, The Beatles etc.
3) Clean copy of Scoobys Dreaming by the always amazing Tom & Jerry. Quite nuts that we are getting Tom & Jerry 12″s in about once a week. This is one of my favourites I gotta say. A load more Hardcore and Jungle came in too – Ratty, Cool Hand Flex, Nookie, Dillinja, Remarc etc.
4) Pretty much a full run of 45s from The Damned. Including lots of foreign picture sleeves that I have never seen before. The Damned – the perfect 45 band.
5) Lots more Hardcore, Punk and Doom/Black Metal; Blood Brothers, Wolves In The Throne Room, ISIS, Boris, Neurosis, Deafheaven, Torche, Merzbow, Deftones, The Residents, Hey Collosus etc.
6) More Punk – some top melodic Punk and Pop Punk titles have been coming in from this nice bloke – Screeching Weasel, Ramones, All, Descendants, Fugazi, Penetration, Chelsea, UK Subs, Husker Du, Furious George, Snuff etc. These are generally super clean. I used to love this sound so much growing up in Thanet when literally nothing happened – getting drunk and going to see Pop Punk bands at the Cardinals Cap in Canterbury – bands like the Parasites, Zoinks, Snuff, Scared of Chaka saved me from having UK Garage and Rave as my only option.
7) Interesting Jazz, Reggae and Folk collection – including some Latin LPs, out of print Mississippi records titles, Count Ossie/Grounation, Junior Delgado, Staffan Abeleen, Congo Trio, David Murray, Maffay Falay, Don Cherry etc. Some very nice bits here.

Plenty of collections coming up this week; but for now – come in for a bargain!

This week we are proud to have a Top Ten from the legendary Doug Shipton of Finders Keepers Records!!!

Doug has done a top ten ex-Yugoslavia list to go hand in hand with a new cassette mis he has coming out called “Beskrajne Dimenzije”

1. Korni Grupa ‎– Korni Grupa (PGP RTB)

Square one for a lot of people dipping their toes into the world of ex-Yugo rock. A household name in their native homeland and amongst eastern European prog obsessives, the sprawling family tree that gave fruit to Korni Grupa epitomises the complex network of inter-communal collaborations and band hopping which was rife throughout the scene. With branches that reach into other important bands such as Had, Elipse, Indexi, Ambasadori, Zlatni Dečaci and more, Korni Grupa released a grip of beat driven sunshine pop psych singles before hitting their stride with this debut album in 1972.

2. Miša Blam – Gorila (Diskos)

An in demand slab of instrumental drum heavy jazz funk from the legendary Serbian jazz bassist. Featuring axe man Josip Boček (Korni Grupa/Dinamit), this is a prime example of the wave of incredible jazz funk that emanated from the region. Miša Blam cut his teeth in the New York jazz clubs in the late 60s before returning home to rule the Yugo jazz airwaves, eventually founding the first Balkan jazz magazine the Jazz Tribune. His sole long-player Sećanja is also worth a listen but don’t expect lightning to strike twice.

3. Darko Domijan ‎– Pastir Kraj Vatre (Jugoton)

A middle of the road Croatian pop singer with rock’n’roll roots, Darko Domijan’s radio friendly proggy blues rock second album stands up as a career highpoint. Released on the verge of his wilderness years during which he would pack away his fuzz pedals before returning to become a full-time crooner, this record has been on the radar of beat miners and fuzz fanatics for some time.

4. Igor Savin i Orkestar Stanka Selaka ‎– YU Disco Expres (Jugoton)

As a composer for the likes of Josipa Lisac and Zdenka Kovaćićek’s (for whom he wrote a big chunk of her seminal self-titled album) and as a session player for Ljupka Dimitrovska ‎and Arsen Dedić, Igor Savin had already established himself as an important figure on the Yugo rock scene before releasing this his 1979 debut album. Backed by trumpeter Stanislav Selak’s group this tome of disco/jazz funk afforded the highly versatile Igor the opportunity to indulge his more experimental tendencies to great effect. A bent he would take a step further with the release of his classical jazz hybrid follow-up and his ambient electronic masterpiece Childhood.

5. Kornelije Kovač – Između Svetlosti I Tame (PGP RTB)

The debut solo album of former Indexi and founding Korni Grupa member, here he enlists old band mate Jocip Boček and premier jazz drummer Ratko Divjak (Tihomir Pop Asanović/Josipa Lisac/Pro Arte/September/Time) to inject a little Italo bluster into proceedings and produce arguably one of the more consistent and original Yugo prog records of the late 70s.

6. September ‎– Domovina Moja (RTV Ljubljana)

The swan song of another important group of the time that throughout their four year existence counted a slew of big jazz rock names amongst their ranks (Tihomir Pop Asanović/Petar Ugrin/Marjan Maliković). Having taken time out of their 1978 US tour to record this album in Florida they disbanded for good the following year with only two albums and three singles to their name.

7. Kozmetika – Kozmetika (ZKP RTVL)

Three years in the making this is the one and only album from the short-lived Serbian new wave group that rose from the ashes of Dijamantski Psi (Diamond Dogs) spearheaded by the Serbian John Peel, Slobodan Konjović. Widely considered to be the forerunners for the Serbian new wave scene, studio procrastination rooted in experimental production techniques and exacerbated by an extended list of collaborators and guests pushed the band to breaking point but not before they turned in this gritty synth-pop masterpiece.

8. Various ‎Artists – Originalna Muzika Iz Filma Nacionalna Klasa (PGP RTB)

An amazing disco rock soundtrack to a 1979 comedy based (from what I can tell) around the glamorous world of Yugo racing (the car not the country). There’s a few choice cuts on this record but the standout is definitely Serbian icon Slađana Milošević’s dance floor scorcher Inem Sve.

9. V/A – Gitarijada 69 (Beograd Disk)

One of the first ex-Yugo finds to really prick my ears to the scene. This split 7″ features Bezimeni and Kameleoni on the flip, however, it is Karmeleoni’s sprawling pigeon English freakbeat workout Moon Moan that makes this a must.

10. Iliriana Riza ‎– Calif De Funk (Vojvodinakoncert)

This record is guaranteed to have any ex-Yugo dealer wincing in disbelief at the prices it has been capable of fetching in recent. Released in minuscule runs on vinyl and cassette by the obscure Vojvodinakoncert label not much appears to be known about the singer but it’s of little importance as the real heat on this album lies in the completely out of place blistering instrumental fusion scorcher Valla Brava buried at the end of side a.

Thanks Doug!
Of course you know Finders Keepers but if for some mad reason you don’t check:

Till next week!

Winter is a cumin in…

Hello from Reckless!

This blog was written to the sounds of;

Very heavy week this week; with some really great records being sold in over the counter; and some great records purchased at collections!

Lets get started!

1) Duncan went to a cracking collection this week of 60’s straight through to the late 80’s. As you can see from the picture above – they did not have a generic taste in music. It’s been a fairly long time since we had a Mono original copy of SF Sorrow. I can certainly understand why – it’s a tough one to sell. Lots more left of centre titles from The Fugs, High Tide, Annette Peacock, Lol Coxhill etc. I can’t see these sitting around.
2) Toru bought in a selection of records on the Further Electronic label. Any Discogs user that used to follow user “spa5tik0lonz” knows. Very limited – 200 copies only – the label releases a mixture of House, Techno, Braindance and Ambient Dance Music. We’ve got about 5 titles in right now – maybe less after the weekend. Brainwaltzera, DMX Krew, Tusken Raiders etc.
3) Toru, Scott and I have all bought in some really great Reggae this week. From Rocksteady to Ska to Dub to Lovers Rock to Dancehall. Some really top titles from Bim Sherman, Bob Marley, Sonya Spence, Enos Mcleod, Johnny Clarke, Humry Hartman, Lloyd Parkes, Barrington Spence, Lone Ranger, King Tubby, Clancy Eccles, Nicodemus, Fabian, Pablo Gad, The Upsetters, The Soul Brothers, The Congos, Grounation, Junior Delgado, Jah Red, Culture, Sugar Minnott etc. I also bought in a copy of “Midnight” by Willie Lindo – the 12″ pressing which was snapped up by Mr Thing as soon as it went out. A massive favourite of mine – an amazing Boogie Reggae Barry White cover!
4) Lots of great Hardcore Punk and Metal came in also; a mixture of originals and reissues; from a big Everytime I Die vinyl box set to Black Flag and The Misfits. Also some Boris, Sunn 0))), Part Chimp, The Melvins. Speaking of Punk Alan put out about 30 different 45s from The Damned this week – including loads of foreign picture sleeves.
5) Loads more Tech House came in – including some rare ones from Urban Groove Alliance, Dexter, Corrie and Len Lewis.
6) More dance came in from our friend Shanti Celeste who sold in a huge batch of killer Detroit business including bangers from Theo Parrish, Andres, Marcellus Pittman, Moodymann, Mike Huckaby etc. There were loads of titles here – a really nice mix.
7) Lots of Japanese Jazz, Funk, Folk titles were sold in this week – all nice originals with OBIs! Bits from Naoya Matsuoka, Maki, Terumasa Hino, Sadao Watanabe etc. I had only really heard Maki out of these but they all certainly look very interesting.
8) Plenty of Classic Rock came in; including lots more Beatles titles. Some rare Blues 45s (including some UK Howlin Wolf EPs), a load of Russian issues of Black Sabbath, Rolling Stones, ELP etc as well as all the staples from Eagles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, AC/DC etc.
9) I was a bit skint after buying a banging Nike tracksuit so had to sell in a load of top titles from Bridgette Fontaine, Front 242, King Diamond, Remarc, Napalm Death, Sandy Denny, Ron Trent, Slayer, Muslimgauze etc.
10) We got a UK original of the very rare (and very good) Trevor Lucas LP. Trevor is most famous for being in Fotheringay and from being Sandy Dennys partner – mans folk royalty.
11) Various great UK Garage titles from Groove Chronicles, DJ Zinc, Roy Davis JR etc. I think about 100 titles came in.
12) Quite a bit more 90s Rap came in too – including some big boys from The Notorious BIG, Showbiz and AG, Naughty By Nature, Ultramagnetic MCs etc.

You’ll have to excuse me for not getting a Top Ten this week; real life and the Christoph De Babylon/Wah Was Wino/The Flex weekender was rather draining.

I will say it was very refreshing to see our pal Danny Bushes (who is half way through doing us a Top Ten) play this at the great Left Alone party this weekend.

As well as an amazing Orca track that isn’t on youtube!

Lots of interesting collections on the horizon at the moment so keep you’re eyes on the Instagram or even better get yourself in the shop!

Thanks for reading;

Simply an insane week!

Ahoy there me hearties!

This Blog was written to the sounds of T2

Incredibly busy week this week. Very much down to some of the insane Records that have been going out this week.

Whats gone out:

1) Seriously top end Hardcore and Jungle; including some very rare titles from Tom & Jerry, Jungle Buddha, LTJ Bukem etc. Also loads of standard but still amazing bits on Reinforced, Suburban Base, Production House etc.
2) A fair bit of Grime; nothing super rare but lots of £20 12″s.
3) Several very high end New Zealand and Australian LPs and 45s; including LPs from The Masters Apprentices, La De Das, Chants R&B, The Underdogs, The Bluestars etc. Also there are several very nice Antipodean issues of records by the Kinks, Yardbirds, The Who etc. We also put out and sold the original Saints “I’m Stranded” that sold on the day of being put out.
4) Several UK Jazz rarities from Michael Garrick and Mike Westbrook. We also put out a nice copy of Jazz At The Pawnshop which I purchased last week.
5) Several big ticket Iron Maiden items, including Live In Donnington and The Beast Of The Beast box set.
6) Beautiful purple vinyl pressing of Purple Rain by Prince – with the poster!
7) Tonnes more rare Blues titles. Lots more US titles this time, but still several Python titles.
8) More crazy Rap LPs – loads of 90s titles.
9) Quite a few Dennis Brown LPs went out – as well as a bunch of more Dancehall titles from Cocoa Tea etc.
10) Hue chunk of Beatles rarities – including a lot more foreign picture sleeves.

The buying this week has been top notch. As well as quite a few of the titles mentioned above we have also bought in..

1) Lots of very nice Jazz, Soul, Funk CDs. Including quite a few box sets. Lots of Soul Jazz titles.
2) More Punk/New Wave/Goth. Including records from Alien Sex Fiend, Buzzcocks, Sex Pistols, Bauhaus, Crass. There were also some Post Punk/Industrial oddities; some of which were incredibly sought after.
3) Some semi rare Reggae 45s; all JA and US issues. As well as a Congos LP.
4) Loads of Drum & Bass/Hardcore – as well as a whole bunch of Happy Hardcore and UK Garage. These are really across the board – from rare to standard – from clean to rough.
5) Nice Jazz selection – mostly reissues but top ones from Jazzman. Also included were several Latin LPs.
6) Decent pile of Metal titles; some signed Megadeth 12″s as well as some picture discs; also Metallica, Iron Maiden etc.
7) Large selection of Classic Rock – Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Cream, Camel, Genesis, Scott Walker, The Rolling Stones, The Small Faces, The Who.
8) Several cassettes including a sought after copy of Roy Ayers’ Everybody Loves The Sunshine.
10) A smidgen of Grunge/90s Indie LPs – including Pavement, Soundgarden, Sonic Youth, The Pixies, Dinosaur JR.

Plenty more collections on the horizon; keep checking in!
This week we are well chuffed to have Two Top Tens!!!

Brother and Sister Joe and Isabel have a killer night coming up – so they’ve curated two Youtube Top Tens to promote it! You may know Joe as being in The Horrors; he notoriously has a wicked collection and DJs all over the place. Isabel puts on some gnarly Hardcore Punk gigs that you’ve probably been too – and if not why not!!

Here is Isabels:

and Joes:

Heres the night!


Top Selection out this week! Some of the best stuff ever! Plus OXMAN Top 15 Jungle Tunes!

Yo from Reckless!

This Blog was written to the sounds of

It’s been a serious week… and I’m on my 8th day in a row baby! I would say that we have been pretty close to putting out the best records we have ever put out in one week at Reckless this week…

  1. Some insane Rap LPs and 12″s that just don’t turn up anymore – including about 20 2Pac records, Mos Def, Nas, Gang Starr, several Wu Tang Clan originals including three copies of 36 Chambers. Some MF Doom, Edan, Madvillain, Company Flow, Cannibal Ox…nice, nice.
  2. Loads more Antipodean Psychedelic/Mod/Beat/Freakbeat 45s. I’m not sure if you have had a chance to see these titles but you should at least have a look while you can. They’re lasting in general about 3 hours on the shop floor every time they are topped up. They’re all in seriously beautiful company sleeves and I very much doubt you will ever see them again! Lots of Nuggets/Rubble business.
  3. An awful lot more big boy Blues LPs if I don’t say so myself. Today I priced about 30 really top Blues LPs – Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Barbecue Bob, Bukka White, Bill Williams, Robert Pete Williams, Junior Wells, Washboard Summer. Loads more. Lots of Python Records titles as usual – all limited to 99 copies.
  4. Loads of 45s – including lots of Indie Rock, a Blossom Toes picture sleeve, a Herbie Hancock demo, some early Wailers 45s, Dandy Livingstone Trojan picture sleeve, really rare Carpettes single…
  5. Some seriously nice wall bits from heavy hitters such as Hawkwind, Sun Ra, about 4 Guy Clark LPs, Lori Vambe, Yabby You, Shuggie Otis, Abba-Shant-I.
  6. A load more Calypso/Soca/Island Funk including more LPs on Wirl!!!!
  7. Loads of Post Punk and Classic Rock that came in…but see below for that !
  8. Some killer House Music and Jungle  that also will be gone into below.
  9. More 90s Indie/Britpop/Grunge – including quite a few rare and expensive ones from Bjork, The Pixies, Nirvana, Liz Phair, Dinosaur Jr, Cocteau Twins, Sonic Youth…

Some of the New Zealand biscuits !

A few of us are doing a late tomorrow too so even more biggies will be swanning out into the racks for Friday morning.

WHATS COME IN??? I hear you ask.

  1. So much more Hardcore/Jungle/Drum n Bass from loads of different sellers: DJ Gwange, Bizzy B,Altern 8, DJ Hype, Grooverider, DJ Crystl, Acen, LTJ Bukem, PFM, Congo Natty, Tango & Ratty, Goldie, Manix, Dillinja, Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era…..its a nice mixture of proper rare ones and standard – but they’re all killer tunes. Condition is up and down but everything is priced accordingly. Three copies of the first Crystl tune came in the door the other day – it’s a madness! Plenty more tunes where these came from too.
  2. Bunch more Tech House/Minimal and Dubstep. About two thirds went right out into the cheap – but there were some dope records there. Some pricey Cocoon Box Sets, rare Dominik Eulberg, things on Kompakt etc.
  3. Wicked pile of Punk 45s in a cute little box. Basically banger after banger – generally very nice shape too: Sham 69, The Jam, Chelsea, Sex Pistols, The Lurkers, The Saints, Klark Kent, Buzzcocks, Joy Division, Generation X, The Mekons, The Pop Group, Public Image LTD. Hopefully these will go out this week!!
  4. Several hundred deadstock Punk/Post Punk/Noise Rock records. Some really interesting records here; they’re not all great but they’re all in such nice shape. There may be more where these came from. The good stuff: Butthole Surfers, Channel 3, Glenn Branca, Circle Jerks, Cocteau Twins, Black Flag, Ivor Cutler, Ludichrist, The Gymslips (a finished Test Press), The Saints, The Durutti Column, Xmal Deutchland, The Outcasts, The Feelies, Scratch Acid, Foetus, UK Subs, Squirrel Bait. Also several Nuggets and Flying Nun comps.
  5. Even more Post Punk! Huge pile of New Wave and Post Punk cheeky little numbers – about half of them are Japanese issues too!! Adam & The Ants, Sex Pistols, Generation X, Blitz, Bauhaus, Killing Joke (loads of Killing Joke records came in this week!), DAF, The Specials, Madness, The Gun Club, Depeche Mode. The lady who sold these in was so happy and is bringing in loads more apparently!
  6. Some wicked UKG came in – so many records that were for sale for over £50 on the Cogs.
  7. Loads of Moodymann titles.
  8. Lots of average condition Classic Rock – but all the right artists! Tom Waits, Jimi Hendrix, Sex Pistols, T Rex, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads, Genesis, The Beatles, Neil Young etc.


Rather a lot of Jungle hmm what what!

So here is our very own OXMANs’ JUNGLE Top 15!!!!!!

Here is a Top 15 of probably some of my favourite Hardcore/D n B/ Jungle of all time,i had to stop at 15 otherwise it would just go on,i know i haven,t selected a lot of crowd pleasers e g Nuttah,warning,lighter etc i do like and have them,however these ones gets into my paws.

(1) Maximum style – Tom & Jerry (orig mix)
(2 )Terrorist – Renegade/Keith Ray
(3)Thunder Grip- Hyper on experience
(4) Where your coming from – Jamiroquai(intelligent mix)
(5) Liquid Liquid Liquid ,forgotten the artist
(6) we ie -Reel to Reel
((7) Dirty Games – Studio 200
(8) Helicopter-
(9) LSD- Reel to Reel
(10) Majestic b line (ep) the 1st track on the side with logo,no sampling no messing about just straight rumbling
(11) Blissful ignorance-(tango remix) on Moving shadow
(12) Incredible- General Levy
(13) Light in the dark situations(Drummer Justice mix)i think a brown sample
(14) Rub you the right way- Wuthering heights
(15) She cant help it – (Remix) F .X.
Reckless thinking by
D’Oxman (lol)

You might wanna check out Ox giving it some welly on this:

Catch OX this weekend in sunny Folkestone – I’ll be there – will you??

Better finish this up now, collection first thing!

See ya next week!





Proper Mix!!! Plus a top Nine from Overthrust!

Hello from Reckless!!

This Blog was written to the sounds of:

Heavy sales last week, it was hard to keep up at times! So much stuff selling as soon as it went out! We still managed to process a tonne of records however. Some of the top stuff that went out this week:

a) large amount of top tier Blues LPs from the amazing collection we bought a month or so ago. Several Blue Horizon and Python titles. Loads more really great records from John Lee Hooker, Howlin Wolf, Skip James, BB King, Lightnin Hopkins, Elmore James etc. Some really beautiful looking LPs.

b) Quite a few really high end Psychedelic and Progressive LPs from the same collection. Titles from the Groundhogs, Blossom Toes, The Battered Ornaments, Clark Hutchinson, The Rolling Stones, Tim Buckley (all of his albums) went out. Loads more, including lots of obscurities. Generally in very nice condition.

c) Several full runs of singles from artists like Belinda Carlisle, Cake, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cardigans, The Charlatans, Veronica Falls, Oasis and many more. In fact loads of 45s have gone out this week!

d) More of the Apple collection – we now have an Apple Records 45 box behind the counter full to the brim of obscure foreign picture sleeves and rarities so please ask!

e) Loads of Classic Rock from all of the usuals: Blondie, Genesis, The Clash, Talking Heads, Cream, Eric Clapton, Camel, Led Zeppelin, Status Quo etc.

f) Loads of super cheap but brilliant CDs from people like Dinosaur Jr, Burial, Lord Finesse, Caravan, Talk Talk….as well as more rarities including more Black Metal and Anime Soundtrack CDs.

The buying was a bit quieter this weekend – which was ok as it was so busy! But it picked up this week with…

  1. Sean bought in a load of really great Indie – Slowdive, The Smiths, Sonic Youth, Codeine. All the classic titles.
  2. A friend of mine brought in some really nice Afro Disco, Italo Disco, Straight Edge Hardcore and Heavy Metal!!! Some very nice LPs here!
  3. Buckets of Tech House and Minimal came in yesterday: loads of cheapies – but several really sought after titles. Lots of full runs of certain labels.
  4. More Indie but from around the 2000s mark: Mum, Animal Collective, Bonnie Prince Billy, Godspeed You Black Emperor, The Polyphonic Spree…
  5. Bucket loads of Cheap Soul – but very clean!
  6. Sean bought in a huge pile of really decent records yesterday that someone brought in for trade: The Replacements, Loop, Gil Scott Heron, The Modern Lovers, Nucleus, The Go-Betweens, Wool, Gravediggaz, Roky Erickson, The Meters.
  7. Loads more Reggae: The Dynamites LP, Lovers Rock 12″s, a few Hit Run 12″s, 45s from Ken Boothe, Cool Sticky, The Upsetters, Prince Buster.
  8. More Classic Rock and Blues from one of our regular sellers: John Lee Hooker, Love, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones.
  9. More Jazz: loads of reissues of really rare European titles. High end reissues though.
  10. And it wouldn’t be a week at Reckless without more Hardcore Jungle: this week a major title from Tom & Jerry – “The One Reason”. Really brilliant 12″ this – with a gnarly breakdown. Also titles from Cool Hand Flex, Dr S Gachet, Foul Play, Ratty, DJ Business, Mystic & Fire etc.

Several collections coming up this week – plus Scott is back – so expect a major injection into the Dance processing because poor Toru has been doing it all by himself for the last month!

Before I forget – loads more new Reissues in the shop this week – The Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, Mayhem, Cream etc. Check it out!!!

This weeks Top Nine is from the awesome Overthrust!!!

Ghanzi, Botswana
Old School Death Metal
4 piece band : Vulture Thrust-Bass and Vocals, Spencer Thrust-Lead
guitar, Dawg Thrust-Rythm guitar, Suicide Torment-Drums,
Godfather-Standby guitar/bass

  1. Desecrated Deeds To Decrease
  2. Bogus Vicars
  3. Poltergeist Of Torment
  4. Psychosomatic Torture
  5. Slay The Spectator
  6. Soul To Feed
  7. Villains See No Future
  8. Vultures Don’t Die
  9. Welcome To The Mortuary

You need to check them out they are killer!

Thanks to Overthrust for their Top Ten.


See you guys next week!


Bullions of Records in this week!!!!!!

Yo from Reckless!!!

Big week!!! Plus a bumper weekend with Carnival! It was Kennys last day before he moved full time to the awesome Low Company Records on Sunday and we are very sad to see him go!

This Blog was written to the sounds of…

Looooadssss in this week – lets get started.

  1. A huge box full of seriously brilliant 90’s Indie / Grunge bangers from The Pixies, Soundgarden, Liz Phair, Manic Street Preachers, Belle & Sebastian, R.E.M., Dead Kennedys, Blur, Julian Cope, Morrissey, Urge Overkill, Garbage, The Cardigans, Neil Young, Ministry, Hole, The Boo Radleys, Primal Scream, The Verve, Frank Black, Super Furry Animals, Saint Etienne, Bjork, Ride, Happy Mondays, The Bluetones, The Fall, Jullee Cruise, Bikini Kill, The Stone Roses etc. Some very good records here, and all original issues in decent condition!
  2. Nimbus cut of Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis – said to be the best way to hear this classic album. You don’t see this everyday! Also in there same pile of records were some real classics from Curtis Mayfield and Sly & The Family Stone! Apparently there are a lot more coming from this collection!
  3. An old pal of mine from Thanet bought in a big chunk of very good records; Black Metal, Hardcore Punk, Drone, Indie, Power Violence etc. Some badboy LPs from Left For Dead, Chokehold, Lords Of Light, My Bloody Valentine (UK original of Isn’t Anything), Les Raillizes Denudes, Harry Smith vinyl set, Mindless Mutant, Spectral Voice, Blood Incantation, Deerhoof etc.
  4. Sean returned back to thee shire of Reckless with a rich bounty of Classic Rock today. Lots of very common albums – but titles the people want! Tom Waits, Dire Straits, Fleetwood Mac, Johnny Thunders’ Heartbreakers, Television, Etta James, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Sex Pistols, Eagles. Also a nice Pablo Gad LP.
  5. Loadsaaaaa Hardcore Junglisim! We’ve had so many calls about people with big Hardcore collections for sale recently and finally someone brought a decent one in. 300 records roughly: Omni Trio, Ratty, Remarc, Manix, 2 Bad Mice, Danny Breaks, Bizzy B, LTJ Bukem…loads of Moving Shadow, Metalheadz, Reinforced etc.
  6. Some more Hardcore from a regular seller: Top Buzz, DJ Nex, Blame, Tayla, Original DJ Vibes, Q-Bass…..the sort of music you put on do a big Flavour Flav “Yeahhhh boyyy” and have a wicked mix.
  7. Our pal from a very popular Indie Rock band was in dropping off some killer Indie and Psych stuff: Dr Hooker, Bonnie Prince Billy, Spacemen 3, Billy Childish. Loads more – including some very cool titles – I just didn’t write down what they were!
  8. Plenty of Rare Groove! All the classics: Lowreel, Curtis Mayfield, Kool & The Gang, Willie Hutch, Ramsey Lewis, The Voices Of Harlem, The Blackbyrds, The JB’s, Leroy Hutson, Parliament, The Natural Four, Bobby Womack etc. Ideal for the end of Summer.
  9. Absolute top notch Sixties Soul. Nice pile of UK originals – some really rare ones from The Miracles, Stevie Wonder, The Impressions, Rufus Thomas etc. These have some of the most beautiful sleeves I have ever seen.
  10. More Hip Hop and Indie from Scotts pal – Edan, Madvillain, Dinosaur Jr, The Dirtbombs, Gastr Del Sol, Jehst, Atmosphere, Mogwai, Dirty Three, huge Motown Box Set…simply loads of music!
  11. Big ol batch of Progressive Rock reissues: Genesis, Mellow Candle, July, Caravan, Kaleidoscope, Soft Machine.

This is one of my favourite tracks by Gastr Del Sol:

We have been putting out loads of great records this week; as well as the collections above – loads more UK Blues rarities on Blue Horizon and Python, full run of Belinda Carlisle 45s, Record Store Day related titles, more Reggae, loads of Japanese Jazz, Thrash Metal…

Plenty more collections coming up this week, keep checking the Instagram!

This week we are very lucky to have a Top Ten from the always amazing Bullion!

“Due to a dire lack of inspiration, I searched ‘top’ and then ‘ten’ on my computer. Here’s the resulting top ten top tens…”

The WoodenTOPs – Special Friend
Vito Aconcci – TEN Packed Minutes
The Durutti Column – 10 AM
Rimarimba – Couldn’t TOP The Demo
Pärson Sound – TIO Minuter
Jean-Pierre Decerf & Gérard Zajd – On The TENter
TOP Dogs – Love You For Your Uniform
Pan Kifared – Track10
Michel Banabila – Marilli 10
Telectu – TENet
I have to say that this is one of my favourite Top Tens!
Thanks bro!
Check Bullion out if you are silly enough not to know him already:
Till next week!

Music For Sale!

Hello from Reckless!!!

Busy busy week at Reckless, and I’ve been off sick!

We had a fairly quiet weekend after a heavy week; but the week has started with a bang as usual. Lets get started on the records coming in:::::

  1. Sean went to a really nice collection in Chiswick – the guy selling the records was an actor and had been in a Dr Who! He had some very cool records indeed including two biggies: the first Roy Harper LP on Strike and Shirley Collins with Davy Graham “Folk Roots New Routes” on Decca. Two incredible (and incredibly rare) Folk-ish LPs. As well as these he had a really decent Reggae collection from when he was working in Jamaica – including: Barrington Levy, Third World, Frankie Paul, Mikey Dread, Scientist, Desmond Dekker, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Eek-A-Mouse, The Skatalites, Linval Thompson, Inner Circle, Prince Jammy etc. Also a copy of Yard Style Christmas – imagine having an actor from Dr Whos copy of this??? There was also a lot of nice Blues, Classic Rock, New Wave, Jazz etc. Nice copies of classic records from John Coltrane, Fleetwood Mac, Blondie etc. A really decent collection – we are really happy with it!
  2. One of our pals popped in with a huge pile of all sorts of oddities this week: Psych comps, new Ambient titles, Chanson, Dancehall 12″s, Japanese Experimental reissues, Industrial, UK Jazz etc. All sorts of nice and interesting titles. In my state of illness I can’t quite remember exactly what was there but I did put out a Mike Westbrook LP (one of the Marching Band ones with the amazing “Waltz For Joanna”) and some compilation LPs on Psycho – the amazing Margate “reissue” label that did Psychedelic Freakbeat comps as well as Wipers. I remember I used to go into the shop in the Old Town when I was a kid and buy all sorts of things. It had loads of killer Grateful Dead posters on the walls and looked a bit like a Head Shop.
  3. A chap from Lebanon popped in with a major pile of really good Metal and Hard Rock (as well as a rare Brian May LP): some real classics in here – Cro Mags (the incredible “Age Of Quarrel”), Morbid Angel, Sacred Reich, Pantera, Slayer, Exodus, Onslaught, Mercyful Fate, Sepultura, Blitzkrieg, Nuclear Assault. Also a bunch of fairly underground but sort after Hard Rock and Twiddly Metal titles that will excite some.
  4. A friend of Scotts popped in with loads of Rap and a big of Indie – two biggies from Cannibal Ox and Super Furry Animals – then loads of decent bits from People Under The Stairs, Run DMC, Black Lips, Beirut, ONYX, Ghostface…
  5. Another batch of very clean Reggae came in – including some UK original Trojan titles (front laminate oldies) in shrink! Also Rico, Bob Marley, The Pioneers, The Wailers, The Skatalites, Burning Spear, Dr Alimantado, The Royals, The Upsetters etc. These are in really amazing condition!!!
  6. More Hardcore Jungle n Garage! From Simon Bassline Smith, MJ Cole, Tom & Jerry, Mole The Dipper, DJ Mayhem, Uncle 22, Tuff Jam, Johnny Jungle, Bug Kann, Cloud Nine…Loads more where these came from!

Loads of super bits have gone out this week! Tonnes of CDs – loads of Japanese Soundtrack cds – including plenty of expensive originals (Akira, Ghost In The Shell etc), more Metal, Rap, Reggae. Loads more 45s – including a load from all over the world and a nearly full batch from The Cardigans. More NZ tomfoolery too. The Saints “I’m Stranded” went out and was instantly reserved. Loads of Soul and Electro flew out. I put out more Improv and loads of TOP Blues titles on Python and Blue Horizon.

The Lowest Form play this festival in sunny Margate this weekend.

We have loads more collections coming up this week so stay tuned!