Gimmie Indie Rock!!

Oi! From Reckless Records!!

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Incredibly busy week. We all had loads of gigs, which all went well, and were pretty mad to be honest. But we still found time to smash out loads of records and cds. The buying took a turn for the better this week (not that it was bad!); some really killer stuff came in. Also – it was amazing to see just how quickly some of the new bits we put out last week flew out. The Freakbeat 45s, the Rare Reggae, all the Blue Note titles, the rare Jungle, Top Dollar Psych LPs – all went in a matter of days. Talking of Freakbeat – this blog was written to the zoned out sounds of The Eyes.

First thing Monday morning a fairly regular seller brought in some proper Class A bags of Records:
1) Terry Riley
2) Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party, Rowland Howard etc. About 20 record from this lot.
3) Kraftwerk (they were so nice they lasted about 15 minutes in the racks).
4) Suicide
5) The Real Kids
6) Billy Childish, Thee Headcoats, Buff Medways, The Masonics etc (Again about 20 titles!)
7) Dinosaur JR (load of LPs and 12″s)
8) Pavement (four LPs)
And some other bits and bobs – all of the same quality. Absolutely killer pile of records, most of these went out as soon as I could get them out – and they won’t last long!).

Then one of our friends from Rough Trade brought in a nice pile of Thrash Metal and Shoegaze – wild combination! So there were some super nice Slowdive 12″s, Metallica LPs, Exciter LP. Headbanging time!

If all this sounds a bit too modern then this should get you more excited. About 30 super nice 60s EPs came in. All front laminate, flipback – you know the score. Rare ones from The Hollies, The Pretty Things, The Who. No regular pop titles.

Then as we progress a little bit further – we had some great late 60s through to 70s LPs in this week too. No boring run-of-the-mill titles though. Proper decent original hard copies of Miles Davis, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones. Psychedelic, but tooled up.

We had another seller (who was wearing a killer Pungent Stench shirt) bring in a really nice pile of Psychedelic reissue LPs – loads of Shadocks titles, Linda Perhaps, Instant Orange, Brian Eno, Grateful Dead. Few funky 70s SSW titles too.

Eddie kept himself busy with loads of UK Steppers titles that we had from a collection ages ago – Iration Steppers, Jah Shaka, ABA-Shanti etc. Large pile of Sugar Minott LPs and 12″s also came in this week. Some super nice JA originals. All really clean. A few rare 60s and 70s titles came in this week (Wailing Souls, Rod Taylor, The Viceroys). Loads of rare reggae went out this week – and we have lots of collections on the horizon.

Loads of Disco and Disco Edits also came in this week. I only had a little chance to look at them but lots of standard but clean Disco classics: Change, Giorgio Moroder, Skyy, Al Hudson. As well as some rarer Edits. Edits are kind of hard to sell from a Second Hand shop – but we do try.

A super regular seller (everyday) brought in some decent UK Hip Hop this week (rare Task Force, Braintax) and a load of V Records Drum N Bass (Roni Size, DJ Die etc). Wonder if he is from Bristol?

Some more gnarly Jungle and Drum n Bass came in this week – Bad Influence, Source Direct, Mirage, Aquarius, Photek, Congo Natty). Super clean. Loads more still in our storage, its just finding the time to get to it.

We are still putting out records from the huge collection I bought last month. More Avant Garde titles, Jazz, Deep House, Rare Techno. Plus some nice 90s Rap – Boogie Down Productions, Snoop Dogg, Beastie Boys.

Loads of nice Drag City titles came in this week – Joanna Newsom, Smog, Palace. All unplayed.

For some reason we had a load of Jazzman titles come in this week – all from different people. This included a lot of Out Of Print material – including the Brief Encounter numbered reissue. Lots of Strut titles this week – so tonnes of Afrobeat, Highlife, Soul and Jazz. All brand new.

Al was bamming out the 45s this week – lots of rare 60s, a very rare Soul 45 from Arthur Conley, more Ghostbox, New Wave – and loads of Punk.

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Loads of nice CDs have gone out this week – plenty of classic rock titles, ECM Jazz, Reggae, Death Metal. Talking of CDs – don’t forget we have all of the new Reckless Records titles in right now – including the new Brainiac Five and The Green Ray.

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We have a few large collections coming up this week. One is a massive Jazz collection with plenty of Blue Note titles. Talking of which a few nice Jazz LPs came in this week: Tubby Hayes, Mike Westbrook, Thelonius Monk – all UK Originals.

Waiting on several Top Tens at the moment, so one will be added on as soon I get one! Cheers!!!

 

Compact Disc Meltdown

Hello from Reckless!

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This blog was written to the sound of this absolute stormer from Red Planet:

This week was another mad one. Loads of the nice bits were flying out, some of the Freakbeat barely lasted an hour. Theres still some seriously prime stock out right now: Psych, Rare Roots Reggae, Ghost Box Titles, Rare 60s LPs, Dubstep, 90s Rap, Noise….you name it we got it.

The biggest purchase this week was a massive (few thousand roughly) CD collection. It was a really good collection too – Classic Rock, obscure Singer Songwriter, Psychedelia, 100 Miles Davis CDs, Progressive Rock, Sixties Pop, Beat, Blues, loads of rare Neil Young. Very cool collection. Tom went out of London for this one and we are glad he did! The rarest titles in the whole pile are a whole stack of Grateful Dead “Dicks Picks”.

On the vinyl side – fair bit this week, just the other day I bought in around 30 original Bob Dylan LPs. Some really nice UK originals from the 60s in there, with the nice front laminate flapjack sleeves.

This nice guy fro France that comes in every now and then brought in a really cool pile of records this week. Full row of Shackleton 12″s, some rare H.N.A.S. LPs, some early Whitehouse titles (including the Nurse With Wound collab), Alvin Lucier etc You no the drill!

We have been dabbling with memorabilia now for some time, and this week we got a super nice promo poster for The Smiths “The Queen Is Dead”. Its out in the shop right now!

We seem to have somehow been buying in boatloads of wicked 60s titles recently. In just a few days we had super nice UK originals of Electric Banana, James Brown, The Kinks, The Impressions, The Four Tops, Marianne Faithful, The Who etc.

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Nice sleeves!!

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Al priced up a really rare yellow vinyl copy of this Nirvana 7″. There are so many good 45s out right now.

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On the Dance side – they are still processing the hell out of the big collection I bought. Tonnes of rare Apex Twin went out the other day; and Toru processed a load of rare UK Techno (several Black Dog LPs for example). Quite a bit of rare Tech House and Minimal went out this week too. As well as a load more 90s Heavy Rap. For me the cover to this record is almost as amazing as the tune:

Tom started processing a load of Rare CDrs this week. Some super rare ones from Noise artists, Swans, Ambient Techno, Hardcore Punk bands, Lo-Fi. You name it. Looks like a load more tapes went out this week too. Also this week Toru and I played on Radar Radio for the Front Left boys, it was a wicked show if I do say so myself and I really enjoyed it. Thanks for having us on!

http://www.radarradio.com/podcasts/front-left-life-w-reckless-records-18th-sept

The Lowest Form play two gigs this weekend – Friday with Sleaford Mods at Brixton Academy and Saturday with Arms Race at New River Studios.

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The Brainiacs are also playing this week, this will be a big one!

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Following on from that it makes sense to have this weeks Top Ten from Lou and Jake from Front Left Life! Cheers geezers!!!

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TUNES THAT DON’T LEAVE THE BAG

  1. LTJ Bukem – Music Happy Raw
  2. Elgato – Dunkel Jam
  3. XI – Untitled (SUED006)
  4. Dresvn – Untitled (ACIDO014)
  5. El-B – El Breaks Vol.1
  6. Johnny Clarke – Give Thanks
  7. Mix Mup – After The Job
  8. DJ Mondie – Pull Up Dat
  9. DJ Dreadd – Invasion
  10. Dizzee Rascal – Hoe (Champion Mix)

Tick Tock its Reggae Time!!

Salut from Reckless Records!!!

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This blog was written to the proper old school vibes of Trigger Happy!

Ultra busy week this week! All of the Rare House & Techno has been flying out. Some of the piles people were bringing to the counter were just insane! Plenty more to go out though! The “Rock” side of the shop is more fully stocked than it ever has been. No disrespect to Tangerine Dream (great band if you ask me!) but its nice that the Krautrock section also has tonnes of obscurities as well as classic albums from Can, Neu!, Kraftwerk, Popol Vuh etc. We are still pricing up the huge collection I bought in – as you can imagine. Theres still loads more killer bits to put out!

So this week was pretty mad, because we got so many wicked Reggae records in. There were maybe 5 or 6 sellers this week, and it was all decent. One batch stood out a bit however. Its not often that someone comes in with a huge batch of Rockers, Hugh Mundell, Augustus Pablo, Rod Taylor, Ras Allah, The Twinkle Brothers, Israel Vibration etc. Not proper Jamaican originals anyway like we have here. Well – it happened and apparently its the start of a huge collection, so hopefully we will have plenty more for you soon! It will probably be a week or so until these get priced up due to the mountains of Reggae 45s!

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PS there were also lots of 12″s not pictured! On the Reggae 45 front we had several interesting collections. One was a killer batch of 200 Basement/Dancehall 7″s. All killer: Bounty Killer, TOK, Ghost, Beenie Man, Vybz Kartel. You know the score! So many good ones in here. We also had a great mix of Rocksteady, Roots, Dancehall and Ska from a regular seller. There were a few proper rarities in the pile – that will hopefully be going out in the racks at some point today! Also a few modern classics such as…

Most of the Tapes from the huge collection finally went out. Please check the cabinet on your left halfway up the shop to check out the collection. Lots of rare American Tapes, Wolf Eyes, Prurient, Grouper, Digi business from Tapes, New Order/Factory Records, Laraaji. So many good ones. I put a good picture up on the Instagram where you can see most of the interesting ones. We also put out a few really rare ones on Devon Folklore Tapes, plus a pricey Demdike Stare.

The Hardcore Punk section is the biggest its ever been right now. Its nearly a whole row. This week we had a large box of Crust Punk posted down to us from the Highlands of Scotland. It was all pretty musty but as well as there being loads of Old School Crusty Anarcho Punk (some fairly obscure titles) there were also 3 classic Screeching Weasel LPs, Youth Brigade LP, Hellnation, Born Against, Neanderthal, Antischism, Nausea, Fugazi, Stikky… Loads of decent bits. Loads was a bit rough so we now have a bargain Crust Punk section too! We had another delivery of rare 90s Emo/Hardcore again – this time there were a few harder to find titles from Hoover, Angel Hair, Heroin etc. all in decent shape. Plus a colour vinyl Bob Tilton test press!

We put out tonnes of Depeche Mode titles this week too – loads of really rare ones. From OOP LPs to Promo 12″s. Many different variations. These will FLY out.

 

Probably my second favourite purchase of the week for the shop was a large batch of really rare Freakbeat/Psych/Mod 45s. We had decent copies of 45s from: The Virgin Sleep, The Smoke, The Eyes, The Outer Limits, Johns Children, Tomorrow, Warm Sounds, The Game, The Brain, Loose Ends, The Gass etc. These sort of titles do not come in everyday. Fingers crossed the seller has a Wimple Winch! I think I liked The Outer Limits track the most, it wouldn’t sound out of place on the English Weather compilation. Perfect music for this weather!

Couple of Staff things to mention!

Kenny has done a Geezer Mix

Toru & Chris are playing on Radar on the Front Left Life show 10pm on Monday the 18th. Tune in!

http://www.radarradio.com

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Tom is putting on this gig on Wednesday

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And of course the Reckless Records night on the 22nd!

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The big collection we went to that we were looking forward to turned out to be a burnt down warehouse with thousands and thousands of damaged LPs lmao.

This week we have a special TOP TEN!! We have got Steve from Gosh! Comics (who have an excellent shop just down the road from us if you don’t know!)

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10 songs featuring superheroes (and villains!)

I Whupped Batman’s Ass – Wesley Willis

Plagued by psychotic episodes across his life, Wesley Willis found some solace in the ‘joy rides’ he performed onstage with his keyboard providing backing courtesy of it’s ‘auto accompaniment’ feature. His songs were frequently obscene and always odd, usually punctuated by Wesley yelling out a random corporate slogan (‘TIMEX – TAKES A LICKING AND KEEPS ON TICKING’) at the end of each track.

Protect Ya Neck – Wu Tang Clan

All of the Clan are big comic book fans, with Ghostface naming an album after ‘Iron Man’ and using the Armoured Avengers secret identity of Tony Stark as one of his own personas but it’s Inspectah Deck who references Spider-Man in his verse on their debut single. Savagely Attack – Czarface And in a later side-project with 7L & Esoteric we find Deck leaning fully into the world of superhero comics with a couple of albums that reference tons of characters from DC and Marvel.

In The Garage – Weezer

Pulling out a couple of big X-Men fan favourites (but not household names) with Nightcrawler and Kitty Pryde fits this hymn to obscure passions, with corresponding namechecks for Ace Frehly and Peter Cris from KISS over their more famous bandmates.

Challengers – The New Pornographers

Possibly the deepest cut of all here as The New Pornographers reference The Challengers Of The Unknown, a quartet of adventurers who first appeared in DC Comics in the 50’s courtesy of Jack Kirby, who would later go on to co-create a more famous quartet in the shape of The Fantastic Four with Marvel in the 1960’s.

Madvillain – All Caps

No lyrical references here but rather a nod to the persona of MF DOOM in general, with his name, actual metal mask and insistence of being thought of as a ‘supervillain’ all based around Dr Victor Von Doom, the arch-enemy of The Fantastic Four. This video is also a visual tribute to the work of Jack Kirby, creator of Dr Doom and dozens of other hugely important characters.

Ghost Rider – Suicide

Although in essence a song about America’s doomed youth there’s little doubt that the ‘motorcycle hero’ who ‘blazes away’ as he screams the truth is Marvel’s own Spirit Of Vengeance. They even mention his blue jumpsuit!

Nobody Loves The Hulk – The Traits

A lovely slice of 60’s garage punk that also tells the origin story of Marvel’s own Incredible Hulk before making some clumsy points about America’s racial divide at the time by referencing his green skin. Yikes.

How I Wrote Elastic Man – The Fall

Despite the title MES spends the whole song singing about Plastic Man, his way of attacking people who misunderstand his lyrics and showcasing the character created by Jack Cole in 1941. In a possibly inadvertent salute to the song, Phil Foglio’s 1987 Plastic Man reboot has the character given his codename by a reporter who mishears his wish to be called ‘Elastic Man’.

Magneto & Titanium Man – Wings

Not satisfied with doing a Bond theme, getting Rupert The Bear into the Top Ten AND being a Beatle, McCartney also found time to stick this on a B-Side in 1975. The bizarre lyrics feature an A-List Marvel villain in the form of Magneto but also include a couple of pretty obscure baddies in The Titanium Man and The Crimson Dynamo, all of whom seem to be conspiring to frame Paul’s girlfriend for a bank robbery(!)

 

Thanks Steve!!! 🙂

https://www.goshlondon.com

The Soho Sessions

Bonjour my friends.

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This Blog was written to the sounds of Scion. The killer mix CD on Chain Reaction. A twisted gurning pump of machines, its a brilliant CD.

OK – still processing the monster collection as I’m sure you can imagine. Lots of the rarer and more sought after House & Techno went out at the weekend. This included lots of Relief Records titles, Rare Detroit, Aphex Twin, UK Techno, Dance Mania, Transmat, Tonnes of minimal, Warp Records etc. Don’t fret if you missed out, as there is still loads more to go out. Nice to see so many people getting really excited.

One of our regular sellers brought in a really killer pile of super early Happy Hardcore 12”s. These records are the sound of when Happy Hardcore was just starting I guess. As Hardcore as Tango & Ratty, but maybe with more pianos. Sounds much closer to artists like Tango than it does to what happened (Bonkers, Hixxy etc – no disrespect to that sound I personally love that sound too!). Some of the monsters in there were DJ Slam “Looking To The Light” (a real favourite of mine, its just perfect), Frantic & Impulse Vol 1 (just so banging), Mystic & Fire “True Love” (like the most perfect Trance record gone Hardcore – it doesn’t get much better than this), Sunshine Productions “Take Me To The Top” (them pianos in the middle – blow me down!)…and many more. There were also a few nice Drum n Bass 12”s including “Release The Bells” by Sounds Of Life – which is a surefire club dismantler.

This really nice guy who used to sell us tonnes of super rare and obscure Heavy Metal LPs came back in this week but this time it was all CDs. I guess the CDs are what he was buying after his Manilla Road, Exciter, Pagan Altar faze so the pile is all early Death Metal, and some Black and Power Metal. Some pretty obscure albums. Lots of bands that sound like Dissection which is alright by me.

Decent Soul & Rare Groove can be hard to find in London. The demand is very high. As soon as we have a rare Soul LP if it is priced right it goes out the door in about 5 minutes. We bought a small but perfect Soul & Rare Groove collection just the other day – all originals, mostly US. Marvin Gaye, The 3 Pieces, Leon Ware, Curtis Mayfield, Terry Callier, Lou Courtney, The Voices Of East Harlem, The Impressions etc.

Just now we had a nice and friendly couple bring in some 90s Alt sounds. This included about 10 Smashing Pumpkins LPs. I will always remember seeing Today on MTV and it basically blowing my mind. Siamese Dream is a really mental album, and tonnes of their other records still sound great (at least have a few killer tunes on them anyway). 45s, 12”s, LPs, Box Set.

Loads more Reggae in this week. The Reggae selection is now pretty deep. 4 boxes of 45s (and the rarer titles on the wall), and 3 cubes of LPs and 12”s. From Roots to Lovers to Rocksteady to UK Steppers. Ox just bought in about 30/40 Jamaican Reggae 45s. Loads of Big Youth titles. There was also a nice copy of Water Pistol by Tony Brutus but it just sold.

Going back to my Roots – this nice lady popped in today with about 40 Old School Hardcore and Emo 45s. But fret not – these were not crap 2000+ Emo titles. Im talking proper 90s falling on the floor, More Than Music Festival, Heartattack Fanzine Hardcore. Loads of killer titles from Bob Tilton (the lads!), Current, Julia, Crossed Out, Rorschach, Assuck, Campaign, Spitboy, Born Against, Crimpshrine, The Crownhate Ruin, Don Caballero, Baby Harp Seal, Tribute, Frail, Driftwood, Neanderthal, Hellnation etc.

There were also a few killer Metal LPs that just came in – Metallica, Nuclear Assault, Slayer etc. Bang the head that does not bang! Speaking of Metal. We just redid loads of the sections so now the metal/Experimental/Industrial is a lot easier to browse. Come and have a butchers.

Lots on the 45 front! A full set of ‘Finders Kreepers’ Horror soundtrack 45s. Including the unforgettable song from ‘Night Of The Hunter’.

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A long ago sold out Super Disco Edit 7″ of an obscure UK disco rarity from 1978. Limmie (Funk Ltd) – Saturday Night’s The Night.
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Tonnes of Ghost Box 45s!

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Plenty more collections this week – a particularly interesting one tomorrow – lets see how it works out!!

We have a new Brainiac Five video for you to watch:

Reckless Records gig night!

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Scott & his son have started a Skate company; please check it out:

http://kaliskateboards.bigcartel.com

We have some new Reckless Records T Shirts and Totes; below is a picture of a male model wearing one of the new ones:

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This weeks Top Ten is from Thogdin Ripley of Hexus Press!!!

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Thogdin is an absolute legend and I’m really happy he sent us this Top Ten. Its a good one, enjoy!

1) Ken Nordine – A Good Year For Spiders

Look… there’s a spider. Nordine puts the listener wonderfully close to ‘spidering’ themselves, via a queasy mix of cookiness and black humour. This could of course be swapped out for Vincent Price’s ‘How To Cook A Small Boy’ etc as examples of a kind of horror that’s made all the better, and horrific, for the kitsch.

2)  David Murray – Ballad For a Decomposed Beauty

Squeaking like a Sphynx cat in a roomful of balloons, the then-21 year old Murray treads a sophisticated line between the sombre and an otherworldly bop in this free jazzer from his live LP.

3) Intersystems – Lately

Early LP from Canadian performance poet Blake Parker and Syrinx’s John Mills-Cokell, ‘Lately’ grinds a sub-Burroughs gear against a cold-tin city without a heart in which the narrator spits a dispassionate disgust at life — “Lately there has been a new spring come upon me but I was not altogether prepared.”

4) Mike Ratledge – Riddles of the Sphinx Sequence 3

“Capitol — Delay — and body… The rhythm of the sentences was not quite right… She’d been drawing acrobats, trajectories of the body in displays of skinned balance”

For a film that’s all about looking, the soundtrack does very well all on its own. The Soft Machine’s Michael “Mike” Ratledge noodles like the sea going out beneath the psychosexual feminist prose poem from Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen’s film. Layers of meaning, reminiscences and conjecture shift over each other like plates of ice, parts of a larger puzzle that prove elusive and obtuse.

5) Gerard Manset – 2870

Smacky, sludgey, plodding, yet oddly soulful sci-fi magic from the outsider chanteur. Manset delivers the big, Mobius-drawn two fingers to this world’s tragedy on this deep-fried abstract epic, sounding something like Bryan Ferry with mercury poisoning doling out pronouncements from a future bible over the constant drone of a bandsaw. The perfect soundtrack to the entirety of Decadence Comics output.

6) Arthur Brown and Craig Leon – Morning Was Cold

Craig Leon’s had the grand rediscovery treatment already due to the last few years’ reissues, but his perhaps unlikely coupling with The God of Hellfire is yet due its moment in the sun. ‘Morning Was Cold’ describes — in a sparse clarity that would make Raymond Carver choke on his editor — a death on the street, simultaneously invoking the wondrous and the ominous.

7) Syrinx – Ibistyx

John Mills-Cockell again, who for some reason is ringing my bell at the moment. Syrinx’s orchestrated sax / Moog blend is a true plastic burbling thing-unto-itself. Both their LPs and the (still! why?) unreleased score to David Cronenberg’s ‘Secret Weapons’ reward listening.

8) Names and Faces – The Killer

God only knows what’s really going on here, but despite — and in fact because of — the confusion the implications are monstrous. The puritanical soft-psych vocal phrasing only adds to the unexpected brutality of the whole thing, which folds a Vaseline-lensed nostalgic flashback of the singer’s youth into the trauma of living through a school massacre, presented like the obituary of a friend. A firm favourite. (The b-side, in which “hushed by the fading footsteps, Tarantula sleeps upon the shivering bitch of a new earth” — to a solid beat — is also extraordinary.)

9) Arachnoid – La Chamadere

Killer, furiously angry and angular late French prog, featuring a child chorus calling down the fall of universe, and a hard-to-refuse invitation smash things, in general.

10) Malcolm Arnold and Buxton Orr – Suddenly Last Summer

Never released on record, the soundtrack to the film of Tennessee William’s monstrously boiling Gothic melodrama (what else?!) plays like the missing link between the NWW list and Stan Kenton. Arnold apparently found the asylum aspects of the story so disturbing that he withdrew from the project, leaving Orr (composer for such greats as Devil Doll, Fiend Without a Face, and Doctor Blood’s Coffin) to finish it. The music at the end of the film — over *that* scene—sets a cold fire of terror in the midday sun, to a startling orchestral-and-tin-clattering war chant. *That* scene’s not on youtube, but here’s the main title theme, which does half the job just as well.

Thogdin’s the co-editor of Hexus Press, who’ve just published a new book from Gary J Shipley:

http://hexusjournal.bigcartel.com/product/warewolff-gary-j-shipley

Thogdin even made us a youtube playlist for us, thanks man!!

Endless Killer Records

Wasup!

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Mad week as I am sure you can guess. This blog was written to the sweet sounds of Autopsy.

Autopsy for me are one of the most perfect metal bands ever. Proper Punk attitude, all the right influences. Takes you back to the big sideburns, plaid shirts, Regurgitate shirt era of the early 90s. Shame me and a load of pals were robbed during the charity gig at Tufnell Park with Bolt Thrower and Discharge.

So before I start going into all the records that came in this week (an more about the mad collection we bought last week) – I’ll talk about a killer perfect trio of LPs that came in today.

Autopsy “Severed Survival”

Paradise Lost “Icon”

Corrosion Of Conformity “Eye For An Eye”

For me, these three LPs are pretty much all the LPs you need if you live in a small town, love tearing it up and have absolutely nothing to do. These three came in this week, all OG. Three of my favourite metal/hardcore LPs. TBF the Paradise Lost LP stands out a bit, but if like me you skived school to get this the day it came out (from Ramsgate Our Price) you know how killer it is. Everyone says they just sounded like Metallica by this point but they just don’t get the point. This is Metallica Style classic metal but in a miserable Yorkshire style; Death Doom bubbling up, killer Goth melodies. You can still stage dive to this at the 1 in 12. The Autopsy is simply, the most ferocious heavy doom-laden punk thrash LP of all time. Pure hell on vinyl. Beer swilling chaos. COC is caning a bong, skating all day and doing backflips. These will be sold by 10.10am tomorrow.

Now I got that out of the way I can talk more about the collection last week. My backs just about recovered from lifting all of them too. We now have a full row of Avant Garde (in fact tomorrow Im gonna have to split the section up), a whole row of Metal (maybe we can finally now have a Bestial Black Metal section?), Hardcore to the max, UK Techno s bursting. Full Deep Medi catalogue. Loads of insane US House and Techno. The Warp/Rephlex Section is getting punished. About 20 Dance Mania’s going out too – you like the Booty Bass sound yeah?

We’re (I am) getting crazy messages about this collection – and all I can say is – please just keep coming in the shop. We can only process so many records a day. These are going out and selling as soon as they hit the shelves. Today Scott gave me a killer selection of 90s Rap LPs (Ice Cube, Raekwon, Gravegiggaz), and within 2 minutes they had sold. All the Relief Records, Drexciya, Peter Brotzmann etc records are going out. We can generally get out about 300 records a day (and about 100 Tapes and CDs on top). So keep putting in the leg work and you will get the tunes you need.

Today I processed a real mixture of tunes – but the bulk of them were ultra rare Italian Library and Avant Garde reissue LPS. So; basically all the Ennio Morricone, Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza etc. Large but of these were very much out of print and in perfect condition. Malvagio!

 

Sean went to a collection today which was not as successful as we wished. Sadly the records were super beat up. Imagine leaving copies of Stargazer by Shelagh McDonald!! Luckily a few titles were salvaged. This included rare LPs by Michael Garrick, Manfred Mann (the killer Vertigo LPs), Joe Harriott, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Mike Westbrook, Coleman Hawkins etc. Shame when you get a pile of skated killer records. But they play so what are you gonna do? Some real rare ones in there anyway. If you come in and have a  look and are a bit worried please feel free to ask us to play over a mark. They are guaranteed to sound ok and not jump!!

We bought tonnes of wicked Rap LPs this week. Loads of Native Tongues; Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, People Under The Stairs. Loads of MF Doom. Loads of Gangster Rap. NWA, Ice Cube, Ice T. So many big hitters. A Load of rare Library LPs also came in with one of the collections. Sick Libes bro!!!

We also had the usual in – tonnes of rare Industrial CDs, loads of classic Rock. Seems funny when £50+ Coil cds become standard.

Its been a super hectic week at Reckless, so please just bear with us and come in and buy some records.

Go to this:

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Also The Lowest Form play with Sleaford Mods at Brixton Academy soon. Pretty mental. There is also a gig at New River the day before for charity, details to follow.

Maybe you saw the Reckless Records chart in the new Wire magazine. It is worth buying, and Lichens is on the cover.

This weeks TOP TEN is from manlike GATTO FRITTO!!!!!

Ben is a killer guy, used to work at Reckless Records and is still smashing out wicked DJ Sets and bad boy tunes like there is no tomorrow. Thanks Ben!!!

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  1. Vapourspace ” Paradox Of Time Dilation”
  2. Peter Gabriel “Slow Marimbas”
  3. Jah Seg “Praises”
  4. King Crimson “Discipline”
  5. Erasure “Fingers & Thumbs (Wire Remix)”
  6. Jules Venturini “Traces OF Smoke (Forthcoming on Whities)”
  7. Black Merlin “Tutur”
  8. In The Beyond “Retro”
  9. Mute “Alistairs Theme”
  10. Maghreban “Revenge”

The Wickedest Collection

Yo from Reckless!!

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This Blog Post was written from a balcony overlooking the sea in Kent; listening to this amazing Library track that Aphex Twin sampled.

Which kind of leads me onto the next part of the blogpost. This weekend I travelled up to the Midlands to view a collection that a well known musician and producer (and pal of mine) had for sale. I knew this was going to be a big one, as I knew that said producer had the wickedest taste in music and I had seen a video walking around the huge room where the collection was. But nothing quite prepared me for when I actually stepped into the room.

There were walls and walls, floor to ceiling, of records. Boxes and boxes of Tapes, 45s and Box sets. I knew instantly that it was the biggest and best collection I was ever going to see in my life. Things I noticed was the Drukqs Box set (plus tonnes of other Aphex Twin, about three inches of Relief sleeves and loads of Vinyl On Demand Box Sets. It was a real labour of love, everything in perfect order and in plastic sleeves. To say I was a bit overwhelmed is an understatement! I knew this was going to take a seriously long time to value; but I spent the entire day going through every record one by one and working out a total value. The first bit I started going through was the Reggae. You know when you start going through original Jamaican Dubplates to Wackies to Soul Jazz comps to Augustus Pablo to The Congos that this is going to be absolutely killer.

The next part that I started was – shall we say – everything but dance music. This was the largest section, and there were literally thousands and thousands of them. I was surrounded by vinyl. Firstly there was tonnes of heavy 90s Rap. We’re talking Ghostface, Geto Boys, Gravediggaz, Ice Cube, Raekwon. All of the big killer LPs, and all original.

The Punk and Hardcore was top notch; literally the best selection. From loads of killer new records from bands like Exotica, Perspex Flesh, Iron Lung to the og: Minor Threat, Heresy, Crass. So many good records!!! There was also loads of heavy noise rock. Pretty much all of the classic 70s-80s Punk LPs were in there too so we will finally have some of the greatest records in the shop for the first time in ages!!!

There was also some serious Black Metal in this collection. From older more established bands such as Immortal to newer more mental bands like Volhan, Bone Awl, Revenge etc. I personally absolutely love Black Metal so am super happy to have a load out in the shop. Especially when its such a mad selection of styles. There were also some killer classic Thrash LPs from bands like Metallica and Slayer. Scream for me Nottingham!!!! Plenty of more doomy metal too (including a sealed Burning Witch box set!!).

The Jazz was endless too. From super nice Blue Note reissues to Free Jazz blasters from Peter Brotzmann to gorgeous Albert Ayler Box Sets. Touching everything in-between. Lots of bonkers European Jazz too including a load of Improv. Not the sort of Jazz records you see everyday I can tell you!

There were some serious Indie records in the collection. Absolute all time classic LPs from artists like Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr, Melvins, The Verve, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, Big Black, The Fall, Mudhoney, The Shins…you name it. They are in there. There was also another Red House Painters Box. As well as a serious Radiohead collection (including the new Box Set).

A huge part of the collection was made up from Synth Pop; lots of very rare (as well as standard) titles from huge acts like Depeche Mode, New Order, Erasure, Pet Shop Boys etc. You can’t go wrong with some killer synth pop!! It was nice to see more of the rare Depeche Mode 12″s.

There were also a tonne of amazing Box Sets; some of the ones I can remember were by: Muslimgauze, Merzbow, Dinosaur L, Red House Painters…loads more!!!

There were also about a gazillion Classic Rock LPs; all the big ones!! Kate Bush, Led Zeppelin, Queen, David Bowie, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, The Doors, Grateful Dead, Groundhogs. Psych out baby! On top of the Classic Rock there were tonnes of heavy Psych and Prog reissues – amazing LPs from T2, Comus, Arzachel, 13th Floor Elevators, Fairport Convention etc.

The Noise LPs were just stone cold killer. So many badboy ones from all the Wolf Eyes lot, Whitehouse (all those reissues that are starting to get harder to get), Merzbow, Prurient, Boyd Rice, Consumer Electronics, loads of RRR related bands, Kevin Drumm. There were also loads of Noise Box Sets. I’m sure you can imagine too that the Industrial LPs were prime. I don’t think we’ve ever had an Industrial section as big as we will have now (especially after this and the last huge Industrial collection I bought!).

By this point I had been going through the collection for hours. I was pretty excited to go through the House and Techno as I knew my pal had the most killer taste when it came to that and it was worth waiting for. I went straight to the Detroit section and bloody hell. This was proper. Endless original Drexciya, Jeff Mills, Derrick May, Underground Resistance, Red Planet, Suburban Knight, Robert Hood – all their aliases – and all their pals records were in there too. Blimey!! I remember first hearing Detroit Techno in a record shop I used to work in in Nottingham when I was about 19 and it just blew my mind. Pretty bonkers to be buying loads of the records in Nottingham 17 years later.

Then I got to a section which was all Strictly Rhythm, Nervous, Cajual, Prescription, Peacefrog, Transmat, Guidance, Dance Mania, Moodymann, Theo Parrish, Trax and all the other huge and killer House labels. So many of the best records of all time. As well as the Prescription box set, there were pretty much all of the original 12’s, and all in killer condition. The Dance Mania stretched from DJ Funk to Lil Louis, boom!! Tonnes of Mood 2 Swing, maaaaaan. I cannot wait to actually be back at work and be able to play all these killer records. I haven’t even mention the 30 or so Relief Records 12″s (from Paul Johnson, to Glenn Underground to Joe Lewis). This really is house heaven. There was also tonnes of rare Minimal and Tech House from artists like Mathew Jonson, Akufen, Ideal Recordings etc. Loads and loads of Nu Disco and French biscuits. Lots of Deep house as well.

It wasn’t like my pal hadn’t been buying all the new records either; there are tonnes of killer House/Techno/Experimental records from the last ten years. Hundreds and hundreds of Hieroglyphic Being, MGUN, Berceuse Heroique, TTT, L.I.E.S., Kyle Hall etc. Basically all the killer bits from the last ten years.

UK Techno and the Warp/Sheffield Bleep Rave sound was obviously a huge favourite too as there were pretty much all of the Warp Records (a huge row of purple sleeves!!). He was telling me about rushing into town every week to get the new Warp Records 12′ and how it blew his mind so you know these records mean a lot. As well as all the 12″s there were loads of the LPs from artists like Autechre, Aphex Twin etc. Timeless music. Talking about Aphex Twin, the Rephlex section was just incredible. Tonnes of rare Caustic Window, AFX, The Tuss, U-Ziq etc. Huge records, and pretty much all of them. As you can imagine there were also all the B12 12″s, The Black Dog, Likemind, Cabaret Voltaire/Richard H Kirk, LFO, Luke Slater, Irdial (including the amazing Morganistic 12″), Global Communication, Stasis, Ian O’Brien, Surgeon etc. As you can imagine from this kind of collection there were also a lot of original Rave and Acid House 12″s – how could there not be??

One part of the collection that had already got a lot of people really excited is the (pretty much from what I remember!!) full Djax-Up-Beats selection. For me this label covers some of the best Dance sounds, from harder techno to acid to house; but all done to perfection. So nice to see them all together with the colourful sleeves!!!

By this point I was pretty knackered and I got started on the 7″s. It was a mad mix of 80s Pop, 60s bangers, Digital Reggae and Rhythm & Sound, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae, Post Punk, new Hardcore like Warthog, Classic Indie, tonnes of Funk. Exactly what you expect from a massive brilliant collection like this basically!

The tapes were just another world: original Grouper tapes, all the Aaron Dilloways, underground Black Metal tapes from long forgotten Midlands bands, Outsider Punk bands, Folk Guitarists, lots of Volcanic Tongue era sounds, Skam tapes. Bonkers.

Lastly the CDs; lots of great classic albums, ambient compilations, Numero Comps, Best ofs, classic Indie Rock, Avant Garden Noise CD-Rs, Savage Techno mixes. Hundreds and Hundreds of them.

To sum up – this is without a doubt the best collection I have ever bought. You can really see how much love and time and effort has gone into collecting it all. Pretty much all of the most interesting genres were covered – and in depth. We had to hire an absolutely massive van (Thanks Josh!!!) and it was absolutely brutal moving all of the records (both sides!!) but luckily everyone at the shop got really stuck in and had prepared the shop in advance and moved it all so quickly. Thanks also to my pal Damon for helping us move everything in Nottingham. It may have helped if I hadn’t got pretty drunk with my pal and his lovely wife who sold them on the Saturday night and gone to see Remarc and Kid Lib – but when in Notts!). I would be surprised if I ever get to buy a collection this good again, but I hope I can one day. It was the most I have ever paid for a collection, but it deserved every penny and it was a joy to do it. I was also very much looked after when I was there – constantly offered Tea, plums, delicious samosas!! Which was nice as that doesn’t happen too much!

This collection is going to take some serious time to get out in the racks, but please keep checking our Instagram to see all the tasty bits going out:

https://www.instagram.com/recklessrecordsuk/

No Top Ten this week.

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Raving Time!!!

Wotcha!

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Busy week at Reckless as usual! As you may know there are three new releases on Reckless Records record label. We have a new page on the website which goes into the history of Reckless Records as a label (whilst also going into some history of the shop):

https://reckless.co.uk/record-label/

Keep checking the page for any updates!

This blog was written to the sound of The Nurse.

I should also mention that our friends at La Vida Es Un Mus have just released a discography LP from The Nurse which we are stocking at Reckless!

The biggest and most exciting pile of records that came in this week was from this really nice bloke (who has thousands of records to sell!) with a load of Hardcore/Rave/Jungle. We were super happy to give him tonnes of cash because his records were really, really dope. I put a load of pictures up on the Reckless Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/recklessrecordsuk/

But there were several bags of tunes by Photek, Dom & Roland, M Beat, Nookie, Tango, Dillinja, DJ Rap, Bizzy B, Spirits From An Urban Jungle, System X, Sounds Of Life, Boogie Times Tribe, Kid Andy, Fire Fox, Krome & Time, Ruff & Ready, Underkut, DJ Gunshot, Goldie, Danny Breaks etc. Generally all in super nice condition. He was proper happy with it all, as were we, so has promised he’s going to be coming back next week. Heres hoping he does! This are going to take a little while to get out into the racks (about 50 went out on Friday) as Scott is still on holiday so bear with us!

Another big one that came in this week was the Red House Painters Vinyl box set on 4ad. One of the greatest bands ever if you ask me; and to have all their LPs presented in such a nice box is pretty badboy. So many good tunes; grab it in time for Autumn!

Lots of nice LPs came in on the rock side this week. One pile of nice noisy improv post punk LPs which included: The Pop Group, Flipper, Zoviet France etc. Some really interesting LPs off one of my oldest friends which included: Peter Bellamy, Nic Jones, Slowdive, Black Metal, Townes Van Zandt, Murcof, Devon Folklore Tapes. We also had a lot of buying over the last few days with some heavy hitters from Throbbing Gristle, Bob Dylan, Dr Strangely Strange, Neil Young, Grateful Dead, Moe Tucker and Robert Johnson records taking up wall space.

 

Tonnes more Industrial came on on CD the week; including the infamous Death In June burger. Pretty ridiculous!!! Loads more super rare Coil, Andrew Chalk, Whitehouse, Nurse With Wound, Current 93 all going out this week.

 

We had a load more hefty UK Garage biscuits going out this week. The biggest was probably the first 12″ from DJ EZ. This is a pretty pricey little number but really killer and guaranteed to rock any dance floor. It never turns up either. Watch EZ rock the place in this video:

 

Lots of 45s have gone out this week. On top of the huge box of 60s 45s were these:

Eric Elder – Sunflower (Norwegian Pic Sleeve)
10cc/Strawberry related popsiker recently compiled on ‘Mixed Up Minds’
Primal Scream – All Fall Down / It Happens
Their indiepop debut. Think Paisley shirt rather than leather trousers.
Castle Farm – Hot Rod Queen (Privately pressed Junkshop Glam Tractor Jam)
 
Wilson Pickett – My Heart Belongs To You (A UK demo copy of this in demand Popcorn classic)
 
This week we’ve also been smashing out loads of random bits that have been sitting around for ages. We’re just trying to make space for this huge collection I’m going to at the weekend. So loads of random bits are going out. From weird Industrial LPs to rare pressings of classic LPs that are a bit tatty. The type of records that take a lot more time to process! Loads of titles going out in the bargain racks too.
OK – on to this weeks Top Eleven!
This week I’m super chuffed to have got a Top Eleven from Rob and Jill from Anarchy Records in Nottingham! Two of the nicest people you could possibly meet, and they always have killer records. I spent so much time in their shop when I lived in Nottingham; it was like a second home.
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Anarchy top 11.
Just what we are listening to at the moment.
In no particular order
1-Klein and mbo dirty talk (instrumental).
2- Elton John – Tiny dancer (love it and always will).
3- Freur – doot doot.
4- Kylie – all the lovers.
5- Novak – alpine assignment ep.
6-Nick Heyward – Atlantic Monday.
7 – The go gos – our lips are sealed.
8 – Dub syndicate – mafia.
9 – Newcleus – computer age (push the button).
10 – baby’s gang – Happy song.
11 – Panorama – Dream Home
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https://www.facebook.com/Anarchy-Records-Nottingham-112343898799347/

From Dub to Dubplates!

Salut from Reckless!!!

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This Blog was written to the sound of Frankie Paul!

Loads in this week! Lets get started!

Firstly our good friend (who’s been in countless London Hardcore and Punk bands) brought in a load of nice records the other day. Biggest item was the Lee Moses 2xLP on Castle. This is a really good way of owning all the classic tunes from Lee Moses (including Bad Girl!). Sounds great, looks great. Pricey though! There were also a load of class Post Punk 45s, Death Metal CDs, Reggae 12″s and Hardcore Punk LPs. Always good bits!!

Just yesterday we had a large pile of Dubplates come in. They were from various cutting houses and included Drum N Bass from Bad Company, DJ Zinc etc as well as heavy Dancehall from Sanchez, and Hardcore Roots from Frankie Paul. Lots of Music House Dubs. I was playing through a load earlier and some of them are proper wicked!

Even more Dubstep came in this week – and you won’t believe it – more DMZs. Keep checking the wall and the Dubstep section as these won’t last long. They’re all in nice shape.

I bought in loads of killer Drum N Bass today including quite a few rarities. Some proper 12″s from Photek (and Studio Pressure), Wax Doctor, Dillinja, DJ Crystl. Tonnes of large ones.

The guy who has been bringing in the Industrial CDs is still bringing loads more in every week and literally going out laughing at how much dough he’s getting. But we have got so many killer Coil, Death In June, Nurse With Wound etc titles in right now. The cabinet is bursting with them. Loads more obscure stuff from artists like The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath a Cloud etc too.

Vegetable was back in the house this week with loads more killer 45s. This time loads of wicked Dancehall 45s, some mad rare Synth/Post Punk, Oddball Euro disco. You know the score!

We had a full restock of everything Hardcore Punk (including loads of other mad titles) from Static Shock Records and La Vida Es Un Mus. This included loads of killer Hardcore from artists like Career Suicide, Rixe, Disclose, Limp Wrist (including the new one), Hank Wood & The Hammer Heads etc. We also got a few new titles from the Metal Distro Me Saco Un Ojo (including the new Undergang which is really killer!). There are some really nice titles in right now, and they are literally flying out. We sold three Rixe LPs when we played it on Saturday.

We bought in even more wicked Reggae over the weekend. From Rocksteady 45s to UK Roots 12″s. There were also a load of Greensleeves LPs that came in (much cleaner than normal). Most of the 45s sold as soon as they went out but we now have a whole wall of UK Digital Roots 45s.

We bought in another copy of Screwface today by the Brainkillers. Thats like 4 in 2 months.

We’ve got a lot coming up next week (a 5000 piece House and Techno collection which looks really good, a nice Prog collection and some Punk 45s) so keep checking in!!

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This week we have a Top Ten from none other than Heather from Black Impulse!!!

Cheers Heather!!!!!!

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oioi I’m Heather, people call me Heaty. I do a radio show on NTS called Black Impulse every other weekend for the last 6 years and it has been pretty wild. I collect punk, noodly prog and far out shit. I really f*cking love weird/wobbly covers and references. Chris has been bugging me to do this for months now, and I keep dragging my feet. NO LONGER. Here’s yr list, f*cko.

http://www.nts.live/shows/black-impulse
https://www.facebook.com/blackimpulseNTS/

10+ hits 4U

So hard to pick just one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUj30dwTISI

There’s 2 wicked Uriah Heep covers on this Czech 10″ that are both bangers; “Easy Livin” and “Look at Yourself”.
https://youtu.be/9SYP74KkaKc

At one point in my life, I had 3 copies of this record?! V thrashy v trashy. So many fucked up cover songs, but check this my dudes.
https://youtu.be/gqSrVJunMpU

I am really unapologetic about my love for Jon Anderson (also Rush?!). He has the voice of a goddamned angel and first 6 Yes albums are unf*ckwithable.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPKp4lLLMu4

Always a fave. Maybe my no.1 love song of all time?! So much so, I made this frickin video y’hoser.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdtdxN6yhqo

Second and third fave love song of all time? I have so many heavy emotional feelings about DVV.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ2kSmbxEUw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEp7JWEWBuw

1980s NYC hardcore band Go! covering Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
https://youtu.be/DBtqhn7WbDU

Circle have been one of my top 5 current/running bands for so so so long. Here’s a ripper cover of Eno’s “Here Come the Warm Jets” from Manner released by Hydrahead for record store day in 2012 and in true HH fashion, plenty of colourways/slick packaging.
https://youtu.be/ffChYJe7GI0

Here’s some new-ish releases I am currently f+cking with:

This is a new release by LA’s Corima, it’s like Pharoah Sanders fucked MAGMA and the baby was raised in Japan. It’s wild AF. If you dig cosmic jazz & zeuhl, this is for u.
https://corima.bandcamp.com/track/amaterasu-vi

Sarthay Kowar is absolutely dominating right now. The whole of “Day to Day” is a rager of modern jazz citing references of Siddi folk music. Out on Ninja Tune nownownow
https://youtu.be/-t6h559zRd4

Buy this tape. Doomy & roomy.
https://boxrecordsshop.bandcamp.com/album/kaspar-hauser

BONUS:

When I’m hungover/feeling wavy, I love listening to wobbly covers of my favourite songs. Here’s two excellent examples

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpkrdIQ4-Ug

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rz8Hc26yK8

 

Cheers Heather you rule!!

Dubstep in the house

Yes yes! Welcome to this weeks Reckless Blog!

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This blog was written to the sounds of Good Shoes.

Mad week, madder than most. The shop is rammed full of records; at the time of writing this we have multiples of so many classic rare and sought after records (plus loads more collections coming up). Something that we have a load of right now is Dubstep. After the collection last week which resulted in us having a full wall of DMZ and Deep Medi on the Dance wall I went out and bought another collection from one of my oldest mates (rammed full of more DMZ and Deep Medi!). He had decided that it was time to have a big clear out and sold us around 500 12″s and 45s that he just wasn’t playing anymore. I clambered up into his loft space (which was jam packed full of vinyl and a mental PA and sound system) and spent the morning going through tunes with him (and him filling me in on where he bought them all – many of which I was there with him!). “Oh look, this is rare! Big Apple classic! You gave me this!”. There was also tonnes of banging Drum n Bass (Paradox, Doc Scott, Danny Breaks, Remarc, DJ Hype…), Noise (Wolf Eyes, Whitehouse, Nurse With Wound), Hardcore/Punk (Septic Death, Wire, Joy Division, Braindead, Hellnation), House/Techno (Strictly Rhythm, Chicago House, Nu Disco) and tonnes more. Also loads of indie 45s! I think this is why I have been listening to Good Shoes. Funny buying your pals records, it brings back so many memories!

On Saturday we had a really nice lady come in and sell us a nice pile of fairly clean 60s and 70s LPs. They were all original copies and included titles from The Beatles, John Lee Hooker, The Yardbirds, Stevie Wonder, Buddy Holly, The Rolling Stones etc. There were a few more unusual titles as well as a load of fairly standard 70s LPs (Electric Light Orchestra, Emerson Lake & Palmer etc).

Our friend Norman, who’s been a face on the records scene for years, brought us in a few unplayed 7″ box sets just the other day, both are pretty dope. One is a Who one, with all the classic 45s. The other is a Small Faces “French EPs” box. Both sealed.

We bought in about 50 classical LPs and Box Sets on Saturday. Nearly all of these are out in the 50p box; and selling fast. Tonnes of Decca titles. There were a few box sets in the standard classical section. We are trying to focus a little more on Classical titles (we used to just buy 20th Century Modern Classical).

Sean bought a pretty big Rock collection last week. It was a bit all over the place, with tonnes of odd Post Punk, standard 70s Rock, random metal, a Finnish Blitz 45, some rough but rare Rocksteady/Ska and Jazz. Lots of classic South London records (is it even possible to go to a collection in south East London without there being any Test Dept or This Heat? Always some Joy Division too. Some super random stuff here.

We had a walk in seller bring in one of the rarest (and priciest!) titles we’ve bought in quite some time. Its a ultra rare pressing of Bleach by Nirvana, on Red/White marbles vinyl. With a blue vinyl pressing of Sliver the 45. This has gone for over £1000 several times.

We bought a few hundred classic 70’s Tapes. Some really nice ones: John Martyn, Faust, The Beatles, Kraftwerk, Caravan, Soft Machine, Can, Bob Marley etc.

We also bought a load of decent indie vinyl (Ash, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden etc). We got a restock of the Tote bags (and are hopefully getting some stickers soon). Plenty more collections this week!!!

This weeks Top Ten is by none other than Phil Alexander Editor-In-Chief of Mojo Magazine!!! He’s done us a Top Ten based around the Sun, good timing as its gonna be really bloody hot today! Thanks Phil!!!

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Anthems Of The Sun

 

1 Queens Of The Stone Age – My God Is The Sun

2 Ghost Of The Sabre Tooth Tiger – Midnight Sun

3 The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Third From The Sun

4 T Rex – Mambo Sun

5 Goat – Union Of Sun And Moon

6 The Beatles – Sun King

7 Vangelis – Sunny Earth

8 Mighty Baby – Same Way From The Sun

9 Black Mountain – Mothers Of The Sun

10 Syd Arthur – Sun Rays

11 Ulver – Velvet Sunsets

12 Hawkwind – Hurry On Sundown

From Heavy Rap to Heavy Dub!!!

Salut from Reckless!!

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This blog was written to the sounds of Digital Mystikz!

Mega week, and I was in Kent for most of it heh heh. The biggest event was Scott and I went to purchase a really great collection last night in South London. We had been communicating with them for quite some time and several other shops had already been to have a look but we knew it was a killer collection so we really wanted to do our best to buy it. We spent hours, and hours going through piles of 90s Wall of Fame Rap, UK Hip Hop, 70’s Reggae, UK Soundsystem Dub, Steppers, Dubstep, Dancehall, Breaks and loads more wicked genres. It was mostly split into two piles – Rap and Dub. The Rap titles were all pretty well played but all of the classics were there: Mos Def, Mobb Deep, Nas, GZA, Wu Tang Clan, Diamond D, Lord Finesse, Souls Of Mischief. The Dub titles ranged from original Jamaican Dub from Prince Jammy and Scientist to heavy UK artists like Jah Warrior, Iration Steppers, Aba Shanti, Creation Steppers, Dixie Peach, Pupa Jim, Disciples, Mad Professor etc. It is a really amazing collection, and certainly one of the best collections we have had for sometime.

We had another shipment of Japanese titles come in from when Toru was in Japan. This included loads of really beautiful Anime Soundtrack LPs, Japanese Pop, Synth Pop and Folk Music. Like I always say, these titles are absolutely flying out.

More on the Reggae Tip; we have started to take more Dancehall titles. We now have a large box of decent Dancehall 45s. Loads of Jammys. We also have a super rare Dub LP on the wall at the moment, an original copy of Fatman Ridim Sections’ “Israel Tafari”.

Sean was out at a really good Classic Rock collection this week; it wasn’t the biggest or in the best condition – but there are loads of UK original titles out at a very good price. Some real classic LPs from artists like Small Faces, Love, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Hawkwind, Francois Hardy etc. We test played most of these and they played really well – no jumps, pops and hardly any surface noise. It may be worth noting that all of our records (apart from the bargain ones!!) are guaranteed not to jump!

On the dance side we had some really wicked titles come in this week. Two large collections of UK Garage and Old Skool Hardcore. Loads of really classic titles, plenty of obscure white labels chucked in. We were listening to a load of the Hardcore titles yesterday – DJ Clarkee, Devious D, Tango. Absolutely banging; music to tear the place up.

As per usual we also had tonnes of brand new titles come in this week. This week seemed to bring in lots of  Experimental, most of the Principe titles (all killer, and beautiful handmade sleeves), Indie Rock and a load of Latin reissues.

Plenty more collections coming up this week. I’m going to a great one in Peckham this Friday which is full of Dubstep, Hardcore Punk, Experimental, Reggae, Techno, House, Metal, SSW and Indie!!! I saw some pictures and can’t wait to have a look!

We have buyers available everyday in every genre so if you have a record or CD collection for sale don’t hesitate to get in touch!!!

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This weeks Top Ten is from Gilly Waxmania! Thanks Gilly!!!!

https://www.facebook.com/waxmaniabristol/

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“Top 10 – Rap Francais” for Reckless Records, London (not in a particular order)

 

Lunatic – Têtes brûlées

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3ZSuNqt9W0

https://www.discogs.com/Lunatic-Mauvais-Oeil/release/935961

 

LIM – Tous Illicites

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5u9Ss4nbjY

https://www.discogs.com/LIM-Violences-Urbaines/release/6920798

 

La Brigade – 16  Rimes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AHwpN02M28

https://www.discogs.com/La-Brigade-Acid/release/764052

 

Tallac – Booba

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnRLcydHU9I

https://www.discogs.com/Booba-Panth%C3%A9on/release/942498

 

Beat De Boul – Beat de Boul est Dans la Sono

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47s_SQq2kYo

https://www.discogs.com/Beat-De-Boul-Dans-La-Sono/release/1387151

 

Oxmo Puccino – Pucc’Fiction (ft Booba)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Cas5TUNZvs

https://www.discogs.com/Various-L-432/release/1263305

 

Mo’vez Lang feat. Mala – C’est ça gars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUjItrIv2XM

https://www.discogs.com/MoVez-Lang-Heritiers-De-La-Rue/release/1246394

 

TSR Crew – Pas d’paradis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSZA8UrrxgE

https://www.discogs.com/Hugo-TSR-Flaque-de-Samples/release/4582757

 

Tandem – 93 Hardcore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD4UuMwHyEI

https://www.discogs.com/Tandem-93-Hardcore-Explosif-/release/5167825

 

113 – Tonton Du Bled

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbjIWSTYFWs

https://www.discogs.com/113-Les-Princes-De-La-Ville/release/404690?ev=rr

 

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