Pricing up records and cds and then selling them to the public

Yo from Reckless!


Another silly week. This Blog was written to the sounds of…

  1. Loads more Japanese records in this week, mostly Anime soundtracks. They seem to be flying out so defo worth coming in as soon as you can if you want all the new ones!

2) Then we had about 30 Ebenezer Obey LPs come in. Duncan always plays his records, some of them are pretty dope. These are all Nigerian OGs by the looks of things.

3) One of our fave regular sellers sent us a huge box of super nice goodies. It was about half CDs half LPs. The cds were KILLER, all rare UK Jazz titles, Grateful Dead, Reggae, Blues etc. The vinyl was also top notch – rare Synth, Soul, Jazz. Loads of really rare ones.

4) One of our pals was down from the Midlands one day last week and brought with him a large bag of Hardcore and Jungle – some proper rude bits! Bad Influence, DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer, Peshay, Sub Love – all the big tunes! Also he sold in some nice out of print Afrobeat reissues.

5) Another lovely regular popped in today with a stacked bag of gems. Tonnes of heavy Jazz (Shamek Farrah) etc, Indie Pop big ones (The Vaselines, My Bloody Valentine…), Prog (Heldon…) and a load of Mexican Ambient.

Tonnes more stuff on the horizon (we are out at two collections tomorrow – one Classic Rock, one Harsh Noise!!).

Here is a Top Ten from Static Shock Records / Promotions big boy (as well as one of our CD buyers!) the one and only Tom Ellis! (Tomcat)



In no particular order:
– Cleveland Bound Death Sentence – S/T CD

– Crimpshrine – Quit Talking Claude 7″
– The Eyeliners – Sealed With A Kiss LP
– The Lillingtons – Death By Television LP

– The Mr T Experience – Love Is Dead LP
– Operation Ivy – Hectic 7″
– Parasites – Hang Up 7″

– Riverdales – S/T LP
– The Queers – Move Back Home LP

– Screeching Weasel – Anthem For A New Tomorrow LP
Thanks Tom – what a legend!! LOL!!

Endless Week of big ones

Wasup from all of us at Reckless Records!



 Loads in this week, lets get started ASAP. This blog was written to the sounds of Sharon Forrester.

  1. One of our regular sellers was in over the weekend and brought in some super nice LPs. One was a heavy Improv 3xLP vinyl box set (with Derek Bailey etc) called Free Improvisation. Pretty pricey set, but very rare. Then there were some nice original Track Records Jimi Hendrix titles and a super nice Dr Strangely Strange (with the foldout cover intact!!). Nice psychedelic folk on Vertigo Records. Eavy!

2) We had another semi regular pop in the other day with a bursting bag of heavy rare filth. From rare Afro to New Beat to Library; its all there. Some super obscure titles. Lots of records that are very much in demand and are not for sale anywhere online. Loads of very pricey titles – check the wall, the African, Avant, Industrial, Cosmic, Krautrock sections. So many killer titles!!! Also some nice House 12″s in there, loads of Sotofett etc. Im sure you know the score by now.

3) 30 or so Augustus Pablo Cds came in the other day (including loads of Rockers and Hugh Mundell/Pablo related titles). One of the greatest Reggae legends of all time. Lots of good songs on these cds lol.

4) Loads of classic-ish Indie came in. The Drums, Embrace, Stephen Malkmus, Hard-Fi, Toploader. not the coolest, but you don’t see these titles much on vinyl and if you wont go mental to Dancing In the Moonlight after a few cans of Red Stripe then you much be pretty grumpy.

5) Nearly every 12″ on Guidance came through the shop this week. Mental. They are super clean. Larry Heard, Glenn Underground etc. Deep House.

6) Three classic UK original staples came in today. Velvet Underground & Nico, The Wailers and Nick Drake “Pink Moon”. Super nice to have these in the shop.

7) Loads of Jungle and Old Skool Tape Packs came in. Including a few Trance and Techno ones. Mixes from Top Buzz, Dougal, Grooverider, Billy Nasty, Andrew Weatherall, DJ Rap etc. Nice one, get sorted!

8) Loads more Japanese records came in from our very own Toru! Loads of obscure Synth, Anime Soundtracks, Jazz titles. All the records you don’t see anywhere.

So much stuff going on this week. Go to these:



Also our very own Eleanor has her final show this week – good luck L!

The Lowest Form play London on Saturday and Cardiff on Sunday, get the cans in!

This weeks Top Ten is the very sadly missed LIL MOFO!!!!! We wish you were still living in London!!


  1. Buddy – Ocean & Montana
  2. Tapes vs Superstar – Spirit World
  3. Dizzee Rascal – Space
  4. DMX Krew – Sludge
  5. Bullion – Blue Pedro
  6. Bill Converse – The Shape Of Things To Come
  7. Bookworms – Appropriation Loops (A Love Story)
  8. Francesco Maria Narcisi & Giacomo Fidanza – The Accordion Sessions
  9. Maria Teresa Luciani – Sounds Of The City
  10. Hard Pressed – The Way It Is

Wicked Tunes

Yo from Reckless!!


This week has been a bit mental as we have been clearing our storage space; which means we’ve had great big boxes everywhere full of vinyl and cds. We’ve been chucking a load of stuff out much cheaper than normal to clear space. The bargains have been flying out! You might have seen down the front of the shop we have a load of free stuff, and great big bargain boxes of vinyl.

This blog was written to the sounds of….

Tonnes of buying this week, some days have been relentless. The best stuff has come from Toru who brought loads of records back from Japan. So many beautiful records, all with obis etc. From Japanese pressings of John Coltrane classics to Anime soundtracks, to odd Japanese New Wave and Synth records. There are some super obscure bits here, and they are bound to sell fast (they did last time!).

I bought in a nice pile of 60’s 7″s on Saturday (in one of those nice 45 boxes which we also now have for sale). They were all classic titles from The Who, The Association, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, The Zombies etc. All in their company sleeves, all nice condition. Psychedelic baby!!

Also on the 45 front I bought in a nice pile of Noise 7″s and Lathes. All from the usual suspects; Prurient, Skullflower, Wolf Eyes, Aaron Dilloway, The Haters etc. There was also a copy of Rose Pillar, the Prurient book, with an 8″ record, the record is killer too.

Sean went to a nice collection of Rock and Metal on Friday. There were a tonne of great classic Heavy Metal LPs from Iron Maiden, Napalm Death, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, Venom etc. As well as those there were some nice Vertigo LPs, some Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd – all the usual suspects!!

We also had an ex industry lady come in with 200 sealed reissue LPs, from Herbie Hancock to Massacre to Burning Spear. All super nice, and tonnes of wicked albums. All priced cheaper than online!

I bought in about 200 TOP cds off an old pal of mine. All fantastic titles, from Rocksteady Trojan comps to obscure Thrash Metal CDs to rare Heavy Rap titles. All in amazing condition – and a super nice mix of interesting cds. Loads of them were long Out Of Print.

Another industry seller, who had sold us a load of bits a month or so ago, popped back in with lots of titles. From rare Depeche Mode 12″s to Sarah Records vinyl to loads of Manchester. A real mix of expensive and non expensive titles – but all good. There were also some pricey Depeche Mode CD box sets which will be going out ASAP.

We had three heavy hitter UK original Psych LPs come in yesterday. Blossom Toes, The Zombies and World Of Oz. You know the score, these wont last long!! Three great LPs from a golden era of music; like rave years later. Turn on baby!

Another old friend came in this week with a big bag of nice Punk Rock; Rudimentary Peni, Circle Jerks, Danzig, The Undead, Minutemen, Black Flag and….Toast.

On the Soul side – they have been ramming out loads of Disco and Boogie, and catching up on all of the stock we cleared out over the road. Loads of these titles are going out super cheap so hurry up!

This weeks Top Ten is from Tom Campbell from hardcore bruisers Mob Rules! Thanks Tom!


Top 10 Records that defined my last ten years

  1. Cro Mags “The Age Of Quarrel”
  2. Coil “Ape Of Naples”
  3. Saccharine Trust “Pagan Icons”
  4. Mercyful Fate “Don’t Break The Oath”
  5. Tormentor “Anno Domni”
  6. Stains (LA) “S/T”
  7. Julie Cruise “Falling”
  8. The Velvet Underground “Sweet Sister Ray”
  9. Supercat “Si Boobs Deh”
  10. Current 93 “Earth Covers Earth”

Top Ten Hardcore Seven Inches

  1. Antidote “Thou Shall Not Kill”
  2. Wretched / Indigesti
  3. Shitlickers “Cracked Cop Skulls”
  4. Poison Idea “Pick Your King”
  5. Agent Orange “Your Mother…”
  6. Abused “Loud and Clear”
  7. Discharge “Fight Back”
  8. The Fix “Jans Room”
  9. Olho Seco “Botas Fuzis Capacetes”
  10. Cheetah Chrome Motherf**kers “400 Fascists”


Thanks Tom!!

Busy Business

Hello from the Reckless crew!


It’s been a mega busy work – with a few collections – and stuff flying out the door. We’ve  got to clear out our Storage space over the next few weeks so expect a lot of bargains going out as we try to make space quickly!! This Blog post was written to the sounds of Ganksta N I P.

  1. On one of the sunniest days last week I went down to Surrey to look at a load of boxes of classic rock and indie. It was a pretty chill collection, nice family, decent records and an easy transaction where everyone was happy. The collection consisted of three peoples records so it was a bit of a mix, but mostly on the rock side. It consisted of Thrash/Heavy metal (Black Sabbath, Predator, Motley Crue, Motorhead, Iron Maiden), Classic Rock (Jimi Hendrix, Tangerine Dream, Free, Rory Gallagher, Fleetwood Mac etc) and a few more modern items (Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Beastie Boys, Arctic Monkeys…).

2) One of our pals who we hadn’t seen for a while popped in last week with a really great pile of records. It was about 40 titles and consisted of Rare Afrobeat, Reggae, House, Cosmic, Experimental etc. Some of the artists were Witch, Francis Bebey, Steven Halpern, Anima, Heldon, Richard Pinhas, Azymuth etc. Some really sick records actually.

3) A kind of similar collection came in from another friend of ours a few days before. But this time it was loads more records (maybe 150 or something). Some seriously cool records in this collection: Roland Young, Kraan, Laaraji, Between, DJ Nature, Ras Midas, Scientist, Holger Czukay, Marc Moulin…loads of Rare Cosmic, Reggae Disco, Boogie, Krautrock, Industrial, House, Ambient, Psych….you get the idea! So lots and lots of interesting titles out – I tried to get most out on Thursday but a few more may get sprinkled out this week.

4) I don’t know where it came from but I noticed the Varg “Star Alliance” Tape pack (on Posh Isolation) in the cabinet. Nice item!!

5) We had some nice soul and house come in midweek too. A super nice copy of Black Mahogani by Moodymann, a super rare promo 12″ of Love On A Summer Night by The McCrarys and some other more common titles from Sam Cooke, Bob James, Marvin Gaye etc.

6) We had two lots of really good Improv and Experimental records come in this week too. About 40 titles in total. Some super obscure (and fairly pricey titles!) from artists like Nurse With Wound, Whitehouse, Derek Bailey, John Butcher, Alan Tomlinson, Peter Brotzmann etc. All originals and all super tough to find!!!


This week also saw the return of the 45 king, who was back to pack out the singles racks again. Plenty of rare titles going out. Including a UK original copy of the Skull Snaps 7″. Expect loads more nice bits going out soon. Scott also packed out the Warp Records section in time for Field Day – as well as getting loads of Grime out and nearly finishing the massive Electro and Old School Rap collection (which you really have to see to believe – its in such nice condition!!). I should mention some of the more obscure titles have gone on our Discogs account:

We hardly sell anything on there, and if we do its usually something that hasn’t sold in the shop. If you see anything you like feel free to come and tell us in the shop and we can work it out there.

We have a few more collections this week – a huge Vertigo collection, a massive Steppers and 90s Hip Hop collection and a Jazz collection. Also Toru is due back so expect a wall of  cool Japanese records – from No Wave to Anime Soundtracks. Yes Toru!

This weeks TOP TEN is from Nicole McKenzie of MIC Records (and you probably know her from her time at Soul Jazz too!!). Thanks Nicole you are a legend!!


“This is a collection of spectacularly UNRARE (new word) records, all stuff that I think is pretty exceptional and doesn’t sound like every other f*cker out there…”

  1. 79rs Gang – Dead & Gone (Sinking City)
  2. Dave I.D – Gore (STD)
  3. Young Druid – Young Druid (5 Gate Temple)
  4. Special Touch – Garden Of Life (TSR)
  5. LAPS – Who Me? (MIC)
  6. Severed Heads – Big Saints Reward 1988 – 1990 dubs (Optimo)
  7. Chris & Cosey – Trance (Wax Trax)
  8. Terri Wells – Just Like Dreamin’ (Philly World)
  9. Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – DROOL (Father / Daughter)
  10. Tribe Of Colin – Wide Berth (White)

You should go to this gig!


This week we have mostly been…buying and selling vinyl and cds

Oi! from Reckless!


Big week for us at Reckless. We’ve bought so much stuff, and seriously big records! We’ve spent some serious cash this week!!! This Blog was written to the sound of Serge Gainsbourg.

  1. First up we bought a beautiful copy of The Who “Sell Out”, with the Poster (and original ‘Psychedelic poster inside’ sticker). This never turns up anymore, especially in the condition of the copy we have here. This is a piece of Mod history! I think its a great LP and was very tempted indeed!

2) Sean went to Canterbury last week to purchase a huge collection. It was the most we have spent on a collection for years. Tonnes of super big records. Artists like Joy Division, The Cure, The Stone Roses, Oasis, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Ride, Nirvana, Pearl Jam…You get the idea! Mostly in top shape. Loads of 90s records. There was also a super clean promo copy of Metal Machine Music. One to annoy the neighbours with :p .

3) Scott went to buy a load of records and cds from Warp Records last week. As you can imagine there were loads of Warp titles, including a bunch of Test Presses and a copy of the Apex Twin 12″ he had for sale when he played Texas. Pretty rare!! There were also some super rare Autechre CDs in there. He bought loads of stuff. Come and have a look.

4) We bought in a tonne of super rare 60’s and 70’s titles at the weekend. Loads of Vertigo Swirls, rare Hendrix, Moondog, Harvest titles, Patto etc. Apparently they are coming back with loads more. Prog time baby!

5) Tonnes of rare African records came in the other day (weirdly a few days after someone brought in a copy of Witch “Movin’ On” – but it was too marked!). I wasn’t in but Sean texted me a load of pictures and in there I can see titles by Via-A-Vis, Sweet Talks, Atakora Manu, Kumapim Royals International Band etc. Madness!

6) Some mental rare White Stripes and Third Man titles came in over the weekend as well. Probably all on crazy colour vinyl lol.

7) I bought in a nice pile of classic rock (but pretty interesting titles) – all super nice reissues (but nicely done ones!). Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Wire, Black Sabbath, Bruce Gilbert, Metallica etc.

8) Loads and loads of Jazz CDs came in – nearly all the Blue Notes. Loads more pretty interesting CDs came in too. Priced to sell!

9) We bought the rest of Rap records from the guy who has been selling them in for the last few weeks. Man, they are all so clean. They look brand new. All in the shrink all with Hype stickers. Like I said before – some super rare some standard – but all final upgrade copies. I put loads of pictures of these up on our Instagram so go check it!

This week we have several collections coming up – one really big indie collection that Im looking forward to especially! After the absolute carnage of last Saturday night I have to say you should really go to 12th Isle night next week as these Scottish bad boys know how to play some serious bimma tunes.


This week we got a Top Ten from UK legend the one and only Ben UFO! One of my fave DJs – and a lovely geezer.


  1. The Slits – Leibe und Romanze (Slow Version)
  2. Human Being – The Box Opened (Bedroom In Space)
  3. Ultra-red – RADICAL
  4. Christian Clozier – Quasars
  5. Shirley Collins – Love Is Teasing
  6. Mala – City Cycle
  7. Andrew Hill – Nefertiti
  8. Julian Lage – Japan
  9. Charlemagne Palestine and Terry Jennings – Short and Sweet
  10. Ministers of Dance and GSP – Tiny’s First Journey

Thanks Ben!!! Love it!

Hardcore Business!!!



We have been busy bees at Reckless this week – some staff have been away (Paris, Tokyo) and the collections keep coming in. This blog was written to the sound of the ridiculous Shoegaze meets Black Metal sounds of Alcest. Register to Vote.

OK lets get started.

  1. I went to a CD collection in Lewisham. The email had said over a thousand Black Metal and Noise CDs – all as underground as you like; so my interest was high. When I arrived I was given box after box of super extreme CDs (he also had loads of vinyl but didn’t want to sell them yet). Every Box was piled high full of proper full on hardcore stuff. No big league players like Emperor, Immortal et al. It was all super underground French, South American, Japanese, Eastern European hardcore Metal and Noise. So you have CDs by artists like Whitehouse, Vlad Tepes, Profanatica, Nurse With Wound, Ramleh, Thou Art Lord, Abigor, Summoning, Countess etc. There were a lot of rare CDs by artists like Death In June, Throbbing Gristle, Current 93 etc. There was also a load of Dark Ambient, a bit of Goth, some Death Metal and a couple of Punk titles too. This is going to take ages to go through, but some titles went out this weekend and they will not last long at all.

2) Now for something else completely hardcore. Scott went to another Hardcore collection. It was absolutely killer. It was generally a mixture of Old Skool Hardcore, Rave, Drum N Bass, Happy Hardcore, UK Garage and Jungle. But this guy bought all the right titles at the time. From Screwface to Durban Poison. Check our Instagram for some nice pictures of the labels. There were some huge Anthill Mob, Confettis, Torchman, From The Man Like Pennywise, Mega City 2, DJ Lee, Studio 2, Sunshine Productions, Homegrown Records, Kniteforce Records – you name it – it was there. In my opinion one of the greatest pile of records we have had for sometime.

3) We got the start of a massive Old Skool Rap collection on Saturday. Mental thing was – all the titles were in NM at the worst. All in shrink, all with Hype stickers. So many wicked titles – from pricey biscuits to cheap bangers. Loads of killer Electro, and totally random one aways. I think we bought about 10% of it on Saturday and that was a huge pile. Check the Instagram for a video of me flicking through them.

4) I bought in a nice pile of classic titles from this nice bloke on Saturday. This included about 15 Jimi Hendrix titles, some nice reggae (Scientist, Toots & The Maytals, Heptones etc), Public Enemy, Talking Heads etc. All nice condition – mostly original issues.

5) Tom and me bought in a large collection of CDs and Vinyl from someone on Saturday – there was a lot of stuff. In the collection were a few pricey and rare vinyl titles from artists like Elvis Costello, Elliot Smith, Dracula OST, The Smiths etc.

6) Duncan bought in a nice pile of Prog and Esoteric records. It was one of those odd piles where nearly all of the titles had Witchcraft in the titles. This included Saturnalia, Earth & Fire and some spoken word records about Satan and Witchcraft.

7) We got a copy of Anti War Dub

We also bought in loads of Jazz titles on CD, some nice US Soul (which could lead to buying a very big collection), some new House and Techno and some more Classic Rock!

This weeks Top Ten is from Louis Eastwood – the wicked South London DJ who does Rausch Turning with Tris.


  • African Connexion – Midnight Pressure
  • Zarate Fix – Sands of Time
  • Philippe Chany – Cairo Connection
  • Cheb Khaled – Hada Raykoum
  • African Head Charge – Family Doctoring
  • Tolouse Low Trax – Rushing into Water
  •  Dwarfs Of East Agouza- Where’s Turbo
  • Raffaele Serra – Lust For Ecstacy
  • Outer Space – 3332
  • 33.10.3402 – LVIV

Thanks Louis!!! Wicked list!!


Ahoy there from the Reckless Crew!


Another heavy week – more collections, more lates, tonnes more records. Are you ready for the rundown?

This was written to the sounds of Joshua Abrams (whose LPs we have had in a few times recently and are highly recommended)

  1. Firstly – Scott went to a collection this week that ended up being at the Warp Records warehouse. They had tonnes of old stock that they wanted rid of. This included about 500 LPs and 12″s of Aphex Twin, Autechre, Broadcast, Nightmares On Wax, Boards Of Canada, Flying Lotus etc It also included thousands of CDs. Theres a lot to get through here but it will go out as soon as we can physically price it up!!


2) Scott was out again on Sunday – this time to an absolutely wicked collection of Rave, Jungle, Breakbeat, UK Garage and Old Skool. Exactly my type of collection!! 😉 I haven’t seen it yet but I know its pretty big (maybe close to a thousand) and has a lot of big hitters from Hyper On Experience to Confetti Records. Scott sent me a load of pics which can be seen on our Instagram:

3) Eddie bought in about 50 Reggae and Dancehall titles (with a few Soul too) last week. This included nice Wayne Smith, Junior Delgado, Levi Roots, Jah Shaka, Black Uhuru etc. It was a real mix of pricey and cheap ones. All going out this week!

4) Toru bought in a nice batch of Jazz – all classic artist – all UK titles (mostly UK originals). You’ve got the John Coltrane, the Miles Davis, the Monk, the Mingus. All classics. Deepness.

5) Alan got involved on Friday and bought in a large batch of Sarah Records titles from a Scandinavian Improv artist. Classic Alan. I often see the guy who ran Sarah Records in the local supermarkets in Greenwich – he always brings his own bags – something I respect.


6) I bought in a massive pile of vinyl from someone who had emailed us last Wednesday. This is the just the start of her collection – ad it was killer. Tonnes of white label promos (and standard finished titles) of classic Indie, Shoegaze, Synth Pop, Britpop. Artists like Depeche Mode (the rarest titles in her collection were the DM ones), Ride, The Stone Roses, Chapterhouse, Oasis, The Field Mice (more Sarah Records business) etc.

There are tonnes more collections due to go ahead this week – from an Anarcho Punk vinyl collection, Black Metal/Industrial CD collection, Minimal Techno/Dubstep 12″s. Watch this space!



This week we have MEG WOOF from THE WIRE magazine!!! Meg is an absolute legend – you should listen to her radio show on her Mixcloud at the bottom. Here we go

  1. Alice Coltrane – Turiya and Ramakrishna
  2. Alison Moyet – Love Resurrection
  3. Crass – Where Next Columbus?
  4. Camberwell Now – Working Nights
  5. Drexciya – Digital Tsunami
  6. Esoterik – In The Hills
  7. Frak – Synthfrilla
  8. I – F – I Do Because I Couldn’t Care Less
  9. Lee Morgan – Search For The New Land
  10. Talk Talk – It’s Getting Late In The Evening


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It’s been a busy week here at Reckless, lots of new stuff arriving and exciting things going out. One of our buyers went on an epic buying mission to Essex, to give you an idea of what something like that entails I’m posting some photos of the piles of music that our buyer had to wade through:

This is typically what happens when we go to somebody’s house to look at their collection, you’ll be there all day and hopefully you’ll be offered tea. It’s often an exciting process to be able to go and acquire a lot of brilliant things for the shop. It can take a while to filter down and start going out onto the shop floor but when it gets out there the process is complete and you get to sell things to people who say “I’ve been after this for ages, can’t believe I’ve found it.” This never fails to make us smile.

This week has seen some interesting Psychedelic LPs going onto the wall as well as a large selection of Bollywood Soundtracks along with our usuals; lots of classic rock, indie, jazz, reggae, hip hop, house and techno.

A couple of interesting and tasty selections are these two excellent Psychedelic LPs:

Mad River by Mad River is a mega rare UK mono original and features this great track The War Goes On, at twelve minutes long it’s kind of epic but things like that happened then because, drugs. Still well worth a listen if you like your drums heavy and your guitar riff noodley.

Escalator by Sam Gopal has become a somewhat legendary album as it features the first ever appearance by a Mr. Ian Fraser Kilmister better known, adoringly, as Lemmy. This copy is a UK Stable original and it’s in Very Good condition. Here’s a Lemmy heavy track, the opener, Cold Embrace.

There’s a triple barreled assault of Swans LPs out there this week, all are original issues in lovely condition.

Filth, Laugh and Cop. Michael Gira never fails to disappoint with whatever random isht he chooses to put out there. Filth is a firm favourite. The video for the track Stay Here features one of the dustiest dance routines I’ve ever witnessed, watching it makes me want to cough, saying that I do plan on learning it and recreating it all the way down the shop this week…

Here’s a quick look through some New Arrivals and New Reissues from this week:

Blood Lust by Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats also went out this week, another favourite. I’m getting ever more excited about seeing Om on Thursday so will be having a Stoner/Doom inspired week, this will get some rotation. If John Lennon ever made Metal it would have sounded like this…


And sticking with the heavier side of things, here’s a quick look through our Metal section, quite a few nice bits this week.

As already mentioned, we scooped up a bunch of Bollywood soundtracks this week. The artwork on these LPs is beautiful and there are some really interesting pieces in the collection.

More heavy drums here, Mahua, which is composed by Sonik Omi and features the track Sajan Tere Pyar Mein performed by Asha Bhosle. I’d be surprised if this hasn’t been sampled.

Some nice Jazz LPs have gone out this week; The Frank Ricotti Quartet with Our Point of View 1969 UK original, Miles Davis Kind of Blue is a stone cold classic. This is a 1969 CBS Mono press but we always have this album available as a reissue in the shop. Also Miles Davis’ E.S.P, another UK CBD Mono from 1969

Here’s an interesting version of Miles Davis’ Freddie Freeloader with studio sequences and outtakes.

And a quick flip through our Jazz New Arrivals, the New Arrivals sections are updated every day so it’s always worth coming in to have a browse.

On the dancey, souly, funky hippidy hoppidy side of the shop this week, along with our always stuffed racks of Soul, Funk, Disco, Techno, House and Hip Hop, we’ve had a couple of nice 90s Hardcore 12″ come in. Uncle 22 & Navigator Choose One and X Project Walking in The Air which features 4 mixes. Here’s Mix 1. Well lairy and well topical as it’s christmas soon innit!

Some collectible Soul Funk and Disco 7s went up above the counter as part of our “lovely and desirable” display. Disco Dub Band For The Love of Money, Pazant Brothers And The Beaufort Express Chick A Boom (oops, I photographed the B-Side) Mboga-Chakula and James Mason Sweet Power Your Embrace which is a ’77 original promo… fancy.

Rub some funk on it

Also displayed above the counter this week is this bargain of a box set; The History of The House Sound: Chicago it’s 120 tracks spread across 12 LPs and features the likes of Positive Force, Fat Larry’s Band, Fingers Inc., Marshall Jefferson, Philly Cream plus loads more. It’s jam-packed full of classics that take you on a journey through the history of Chicago House anda bargain at 60 smackers.


As always, all the tracks featured on this weeks blog post can be found as a playlist here.

And as I’m all hyped up on Stoner Doom and Sludge, here’s my stoney doomy sludgey playlist for this week. Get ready for some slow head boppin’

We out!

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Welcome to the new Reckless Records blog. Starting this week you can access this page to find out about exciting pieces and collections that have hit the floor this week. Kicking off with some Jazz followed by some Detroit Techno, Indie, Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop and loads more.

It’s been a good week for some choice jazzy bits, we’ve been steadily filling our Jazz LP section with some amazing and rare LPs including this stonker…

Joe Harriot and Amancio D’Silva Hum Dono 1969 Original UK pressing


In case you’ve never experienced Hum Dono, here’s the title track Hum Dono:

Also on the wall this week is the Bill Evans classic Portrait In Jazz, UK Original Press in Mono…


This album includes the beautiful Come Rain or Shine…

On the dance side of things we’ve put out a lot of new Detroit Techno white label promos. Usually we stick to filling the racks with classics, this week, it’s been about new isht. Including these two from DJ Bone and Mr Mendel, The Detroit EP, vol. 1 and Street Edits

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Not much to look at so here’s a taste of DJ Bone with Detroit Is Hard:

The promos are out there with all our regulars; lots of Soul and Funk and some interesting Reggae also. Here’s some of the choice pieces on the Soul and Funk side of things…

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We’ve been putting out a lot of classics this week in the Hip Hop wing and filling the wall with prime choices for your perusal: NWA and ODB, you really can’t go wrong…

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And just because it bumps, all day, everyday…

Also in this week is a selection of Hip Hop cassette tapes. There’s something incredibly enjoyable about playing tapes from a nostalgic perspective, we already busted out some of these on this original Walkman in the shop and it felt good to hear that familiar hiss over everything. Many mix-tapes will follow…

Our Reggae 7″ wall has some new additions: Pupa Freddie Zoo Party original Studio 1 Dancehall, Burning Spear Zion Higher original ’75 Studio 1 Roots, Pat Kelly How Long Will It Take original ’69 Pama, Lizard Catta I/ I And Eye UK Roots press


We have a newly situated 7 inch rack installed in the shop, it features loads of interesting nuggets from a recently aquired collection that’s been going out steadily for a couple of weeks. Featured below are some videos of a quick flip through the 4AD/Shoegaze, Punk and Hip Hop/Beatziziz sections.


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As ever, we have a fantastic selection of classic Rock, Indie, Punk, Metal and World amongst others. The walls are looking delightful as usual, full of lots of interesting selections by our staff for you to have a gander at. We’ve recently put out a lot of contemporary Indie and newer releases that we tend not to get in such bulk so it’s been nice to see the racks filled with so many brilliant albums. All that is out there, along with some rarer and interesting items, plus our usual wide range of bargains and reissues.

Below is a quick flip through some of our New Arrivals. Plus! A 2009 reissue of (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? which we probably get asked if we have in stock at least once a week. Also some other nice bits, come in an take a peep will ya?


We always have a wide selection of brand new and sealed reissues from a variety of genres. They’re all very reasonably priced from just £10 for some classic albums to £30 for some tasty editions.

All the tracks featured on this week’s blog can be found as a playlist here. Plus, each week I’m going to feature a seperate playlist of things that have been making me and other members of staff weak at the knees this week.

Here’s mine to start….

We out!