Lots of great buying! – Reckless Records London

Lots of great buying!

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We hope you are well. Crazy busy here at Reckless, with some amazing buying and a lot of selling!

Lets have a look at some of our buying:

1) I bought a fantastic case of 7" singles from a friend who decided to let go some of his rarer singles. An absolutely incredible stack of DIY 45s from all over the world. Heavy Punk, Post Punk (and a few oddities) rarities at that. Included were singles from The Middle Class, Television Personalities, Johnny Thunders, Urinals, Hornsey At War, Meat Puppets, The Cramps, O Level, The Pop Group, AMM, Lost Kids, Meatmen, Throbbing Gristle, The Stranglers, Tits, The Dregs, Monte Kazazza, Smegma, Negazione, The Bastards, The Boys, The Cravats, Crass....

Pretty amazing really, going out soon.

2) I bought another cracking Metal collection, all very of its time. The seller was very cool indeed. All originals - Cirith Ungol, Oz, Dio, Black Sabbath, Satan, Warlord, Entombed, Iron Maiden, Rush, Misfits, Blind Fury, Judas Priest, Sieges Even etc. 

3) Huge pile of new LPs came in on Saturday. Titles from Nas, Lana Del Ray, Taylor Swift, Future, Black Sabbath. J Cole, Miley Cyrus, Miles Davis, Idles, Paul Simon, Blink 182, Run The Jewels, DJ Khaled, Caroline Polachek... loads more to come!

4) Another new seller has been bringing in lots of great newer titles - including lots of colour vinyl pressings which are fairly sought after. Mostly Hip Hop and Trap but a lot of Rock and Indie too. Titles from 21 Savage, Tyler The Creator, Eminem, Earl Sweatshirt, Queen, Mac Demarco, Fleetwood Mac etc.

5) Some great (mostly) Rock records came in on Saturday - a mixture of new and old - titles from David Bowie, Pond, Kendrick Lamaar, Carly Rae Jepsen, Queens Of The Stone Age, Depeche Mode, Idles, New Order, Sonic Youth, Mac Demarco, Dire Straits, Jeff Beck, Khruangbin, Pink Floyd, Weezer, Swans, Chvrches, Wings, The Beatles, Iggy Pop, Radiohead, Talking Heads, The Shins, Stevie Wonder etc

6) Kenny bought in an incredible collection of Hardcore, Jungle and DNB, mostly centred around Reinforced Records. 12"s, Picture Discs and albums. A lot of the heavy hitter Dego/4 Hero projects and a near complete Enforcers set. As well as the bulk of the Exit Records back catalogue - including 12"s from dBridge, ASC, Loxy & Resound. Absolutley killer stack of tough darkside Drum n Bass from someone who was going to all the early raves.

7) He also bought a great collection of Classic Hip Hop and RNB - mostly original US pressings in really nice condition.

8) Kenny and Scott also went to a decent Jazz collection in South London - featured was a realy mix of Trad, Ragtime, Bebop and some more modern post Coltrane LPs. There were a few decent Blue Notes in there.

9) I went to an amazing Jazz collection at the end of the Jubilee line. Really great stuff, from a chap close to 90 who bought all the records at the time. It was quite something going through them. Lots of early or first pressings of classic Blue Note, Atlantic, Riverside etc. All time classics from Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Bill Evans, Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, Grant Green, Albert Ayler, Gigi Gryce, Sonny Rollins etc. These are mostly pretty well loved and are taking an age to process and clean (as I'm trying to play test them too!) but I've managed to get some out and there are loads more to come.

10) We've been buying some great CDs from a regular seller including great titles from Nurse With Wound/Stereolab, Bjork, Morbid Angel, Spacemen 3, The Stooges, Pan Sonic, Metallica, Tad, Nick Cave, The Field Mice, The Lemonheads, Husker Du, Sex Pistols, Future Sounds Of London, Deicide, Celtic Frost, Nirvana, Mazzy Star, The Notorious BIG, Black Sabbath, John Martyn, U2, Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins etc.

11) We've also been buying a hell of a lot of awesome Psych CDs from one seller, a mixture of compilations, classic albums and discographies. Artists such as The Eyes, 13th Floor Elevators, Blue Cheer, The Seeds, Nirvana (UK), Kaleidoscope (UK), Small Faces, Rainbow Ffolly, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Fleur De Lys, Savoy Brown, Groundhogs, The Misunderstood, The Who etc.

12) One of our friends dropped in a cool Hardcore Punk batch including lots of classics from Poison Idea, Youth Of Today, Chain Of Strength, Husker Du, Carry On, American Nightmare, Government Issue, Soulside, Insted, Gorilla Biscuits, Embrace, DS-13, Swing Kids etc.

13) Some great cassettes came in from Steve from Deptford Dub Club including loads of classics from Fela Kuti, The Wailing Souls, The Beatles, Yardbirds, Sex Pistols, The Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, Talking Heads, Small Faces, The Kinks, Public Image LTD, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Bob Marley, Talk Talk, BB King, Kate Bush, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Prince Buster, Sly & The Family Stone, Fleetwood Mac, Al Green etc.

14) Another nice batch of cassettes also came in including mostly Island Records titles.

15) I bought in a nice batch of Studio One 45s.

16) Al bought some amazing records from an ex Creation Records member of staff including loads of Oasis deadstock 12" singles (including a rare white label). There were also lots of other cool LPs and 12"s from Dinosaur Jr, Leatherface, Sebadoh, Helmet, Guided By Voices, The La's etc.

17) Kenny bought a nice batch of LPs and 12"s from a friend which included a great stack of super pricey House and Hardcore 12"s. There were also some great Industrial and New Beat records in there... they will go out soon!

18) Our good friend Johnny traded in some heavy stuff against some of the killer Death and Black Metal LPs we had - included were some great Afrobeat comps, an MF Doom 7" box set and some killer House 12"s.

19) One seller sold in a huge batch of Beatles 45s - including a lot of foreign picture sleeves.

20) I bought a nice small collection of classics from a lovely spot in Chiswick. Included were titles from Cat Stevens, Frank Zappa, Black Uhuru, John Martyn, John Lee Hooker, The Rolling Stones, King Crimson, ZZ Topp, Lee Scratch Perry, Gong, Caravan, Kevin Ayers, John Cale, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin etc.

21) I bought another small batch of classic LPs down in Kent which included titles from The Police, Sly & The Family Stone, Curtis Mayfield, Brian Eno, Dr Feelgood, Gregory Isaacs, Keith Jarrett, The Slits, Yes, Jon Hassell, The Pogues, Don Cherry, Sinead O'Connor, Miles Davis etc.

22) We have been buying some seriously great (and partied!) records from a very cool seller which included titles from Discharge, Hawkwind, The Slits, Third Ear Band, The Velvet Underground, Chaos UK, Black Sabbath, Johnny Thunders, Black Flag, Cabaret Voltaire, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Sex Gang Children, Sisters Of Mercy, The Mission, The Birthday Party, The Damned, Ozric Tentacles, Swans, Lydia Lunch, Mudhoney, Groundhogs, Slayer etc.

23) Another regular seller and top dude sold in a load of interesting LPs including a bunch of City Pop, obscure SSW reissues, Free Jazz, Horror Soundtracks and a bunch of Broadcast LPs.

24) Another batch of Classic Rock came in - plenty of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, King Crimson, Jimi Hendrix, Dire Straits, Fleetwood Mac etc.

25) Tonnes of US House, especially Nervous, Masters At Work, Todd Edwards etc from one seller, super clean.

26) Big stack of Grunge and Alternative CDs.

27) Garage and Psych LPs - including Billy Childish, The Detroit Cobras, Pebble comps etc.

28) Big stack of Dub and Psych CDs.

29) Decent pile of Trojan LPs with a few from David Ackles and Phillip Glass to round it out. 

30) Some big vinyl box sets from an old friend of the shop including a huge one from Pink Floyd (plus some Motorhead stuff!).

31) Loads of Sun Ra box sets and 45s.

32) Classics from The XX, The Smiths, Amy Winehouse and Cocteau Twins.

33) A great CD collection including loads of ECM titles, Captain Beefheart rarities, Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell etc.

34) Some killer 80s stuff - mostly Anarcho Punk, Goth, The KLF, Factory Records, 4AD etc. 

35) More class Soul and Jazz CDs - BBE, Soul Jazz, James Brown, Pharoah Sanders etc.

36) More classic 60s and 70s LPs from Incredible String Band, The Beatles, Gene Clark, The Dillards, The Byrds, Eagles, Ramblin Jack etc.

37) Some cool 90s Techno 12"s.

38) Loads of Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie LPs.

39) Loads more US House 12" (plenty of Nu Groove, Masters At Work etc).

40) Several decent Afrobeat LPs including a few UK original Fela Kutis!




Lots of great stuff has been going out too:

1) Very clean Classic Rock

2) Library Music

3) Jazz...lots of it! 

4) US House 

5) Avant Garde (including some really heavy hitters from the big amazing Experimental collection I bought last year - original Sun Ra, Maurizio Bianchi, TG etc.

6) Punk Rock 

7) Blues

8) Cheaps - weve put so many out this month!

9) CD Box Sets

10) Cassette Tapes - these are getting updated every few days - tonnes of Classic Rock, Death/Black Metal, Hardcore, Experimental, Dance, Trilogy Tapes (ETC) to come!

11) Huge batch of Reggae 45s (I also completely replace the Reggae cheaps with all new titles). 

12) Industrial CDs


Plenty more collections on the horizon, just keep checking our socials or better yet get in the shop! :)