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Winter is a cumin in…

Hello from Reckless!

This blog was written to the sounds of;

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

Lets get started!

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for reading;

Simply an insane week!

Ahoy there me hearties!

This Blog was written to the sounds of T2

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

Whats gone out:

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

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

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

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

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

Here is Isabels:

and Joes:

Heres the night!


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

Yo from Reckless!

This Blog was written to the sounds of

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

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

Some of the New Zealand biscuits !

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

WHATS COME IN??? I hear you ask.

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


Rather a lot of Jungle hmm what what!

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

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

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

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

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

Better finish this up now, collection first thing!

See ya next week!





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

Hello from Reckless!!

This Blog was written to the sounds of:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You need to check them out they are killer!

Thanks to Overthrust for their Top Ten.


See you guys next week!


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

Yo from Reckless!!!

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

This Blog was written to the sounds of…

Looooadssss in this week – lets get started.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music For Sale!

Hello from Reckless!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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



Massive amount of new tunes in! Plus a Top Ten from DJ Marky!!!

Yo! From Reckless!!!

This blog was written to the sounds of:

Loads of killer stuff has gone out this week;

  1. Some killer UK Garage – from pricey to standard
  2. Heavy Folk LPs from Barry Dransfield, Judee Sill, Bert Jansch, Anne Briggs etc
  3. Punk 45s including full run of Wire 45s and a fully signed Buzzcocks
  4. Heavy OZ/NZ Garage including some really rare ones from Chants R&B
  5. Perfect original Dr Alimantado “Best Dressed Chicken”
  6. Some rare Indie from Supergrass, Nick Cave, Sundays etc
  7. Nice boogie from Greg Henderson, Circle City Band

It’s been busy as usual; lots coming in, lots going out. Only nights I haven’t worked late are for the Power Trip/Game gig and Broadstairs Folk Week which were both wicked. Lots more buying this week;

  1. Loads more heavy Rap – about 6 huge boxes. Mostly classic 90s – a mixture of 12″s and LPs. Tonnes of 2Pac – pretty much all the LPs and the Makavelli plus the 12″s. Some rare Bone Thugs (including the amazing first LP). Gang Starr, EPMD, Erik B. & Rakim, Wu Tang Clan, GZA/Genius, Outkast, Mobb Deep, Lauryn Hill, Mos Def, AZ, Raekwon, Slumvillage, Common, Dr Dre, D’Angelo, Onyx…plus loads of killer RnB from Destinys Child, Beyonce, TLC etc. We’ve already got loads of wicked Rap bits out but we will be getting these out over time.
  2. Just after Maiden play London someone sells in a huge Iron Maiden vinyl box set. We’ve had this in a few times over the years, and its so nice man! Also the same seller sold in a big bunch of Oasis 45s. Can opening music.
  3. A lot more Classic Rock came in this week. Some very nice UK originals from all across the board. Cream, Fleetwood Man, John Mayall, Joni Mitchell, Roxy Music, Neil Young, XTC, Blondie, Talking Heads, The Jam, Hawkwind.
  4. Pal of mine came in to buy one of our Ian Carr LPs and brought in some heavy trade: Everything But The Girl (a very expensive reissue), Nic Jones, three Vertigo Black Sabbath Swirl LPs, Caravan.
  5. Lots of classic Soul and Funk from Norman Connors, Roy Ayers, Michael Jackson, Prince, Gil Scott Heron, Donna Summer.
  6. Massive pile of new Indie, Garage and Grunge: Babyshambles, TY Segall, Temple Of The Dog, Black Crowes, Stone Temple Pilots, Primus, Wipers, Best Coast…
  7. Very large pile of classic Hardcore Jungle! Little rough condition wise sadly but it all plays great: loads of Reinforced, Moving Shadow, Metalheadz. Grooverider Hardstep comp, 2 Bad Mice, Manix, Sudden Def, Goldie, Nebula 2, Bizzy B, Fabio, Omni Trio, Underground Software, Nookie, Ray Keith, LTJ Bukem. You could make the most banging mix with these records. So many good tunes.
  8. Loads more Beatles foreign picture sleeves came in.

Some really nice collections coming up over the next few days too. I also brought back a load more killer records from our storage unit yesterday so expect these before the weekend:

UK Original titles from Caravan, Clear Spot, Blue Horizon LPs, Python Records (Blues label with most titles being limited to 99), Cream, Mike Cooper, Kevin Coyne, several Company LPs (Derek Bailey etc), Can, Michael Chapman, Shirley Collins, huge stack of Soca/Island Funk/Reggae titles, more UK Garage, Disco, nice Jazz from Paul Bley, Cecil Taylor etc.

Also loads more Brand New Sealed titles coming in: Michael Jackson, Wu Tang Clan, Portishead, Beach Boys, 2Pac, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Talking Heads, Eagles, Prince, Deftones, David Bowie, Gorillaz, Death, Carcass, Motorhead. So now you can buy brand new copies as well as second hand originals!

This week we have a Top Ten from the nicest guy in Drum & Bass

DJ Marky!!!!

It’s always such a pleasure to see Marky come in; and he always buys killer stuff!!! Thanks a lot for the top ten geezer!!!

1- Johnny Scotton – You Don’t Wanna Do Nothing, Do You? (People Records)
2- Eugene Blacknell & The New Breed – We Know We Have To Live Together (Luv N’ Haight Records)
3- Aretha Franklin – Rock Steady (DJ Soopasoul Edit) (Soopastole Edits)
4- Kryptic Krew – Jazzy Sensation (Manhattan Mix) (Tommy Boy Records)
5- Mass Production – Welcome To Our World (Cotillon Records)
6- Homegrown Syndrome – Confortation (Arista Records)
7- Calibre – Shelf Life 5 LP (Signature Records)
8- Walk:R Feat. Charli Brix – All I Need (Ash:Ram Remix) (Celcius Recordings)
9- Infiniti – Game One (Metroplex Records)
10- DJ Marky Influences Vol.II – Various (BBE Records)


Thanks Marky!!!

Till next week!!!





More Rarities; plenty of Folk and some Old Skool UKG!!!

Hola from Reckless on this lovely sunny morning!

This blog was written to the sounds of:

A most enjoyable week at Reckless. We managed to get loads of really good records out!!! Al was in yesterday and put out loads of the OZ/NZ 45s – so many sold right away. These are so nice, all in proper company sleeves. So many Mod stompers!!! Yesterday a few of the more pricey ones went out including several from Chants R&B!!!!!! I put out tonnes of great records yesterday: Rare Psych and Pro; Big Folk bits from Judee Sill, Anne Briggs, Bert Jansch; traditional Indian LPs, lots of Classic Rock and Punk; Indie Rock; some really nice Reggae and Island Funk (including big ones from EKO and Eddie Hooper!!). Loads of killer CDs went out – including lots of rare Synth Pop. Scott managed to get most of the Rap out before he went – the racks are looking killer! Sean has been busy pricing Apple Records bits. Loads of really nice Japanese Jazz titles went out the other day too including some titles on Three Blind Mice.

Some decent buying this week:

  1. So after the huge collection of rare bits that we bought yesterday it was pretty cool to see a load more come in separately on Saturday. Some of the best records ever – coming in twice in one week!!! Ian Carr “Belladonna” and Shelagh McDonald “Stargazer” – imagine having two copies of both in a shop! Two brilliant LPs. We also had a few more Nucleus duplicates (which is good as the other ones flew out). Anne Briggs “The Time Has Come” – which flew out to a very happy customer who was struggling to work out wether he should get that or a Rodriguez LP. Other rare ones from Barry Dransfield, Aynsly Dunbar, Ian Anderson, Lesley Duncan, Judee Sill, Tir Na Nog, Martha Velez, Sandy Denny, Fairport Convention etc.
  2. I was out in Essex on Monday on a seriously hot day going through thousands of Dance records. I came back with about 400 banging UK Garage, Disco, House, Electro, Rare Groove, Rap, Soul bits bought from an ex World Dance bouncer!!! So we had a good chat about that! Some really nice UKG bits on Ice Cream, Confetti etc. “Magic” by Circle City Band – one of my favourite Disco Boogie tunes. Some killer 45s from Disco Dub Band etc. Lots of nice 90s and 80s Hip Hop from Mantronix to Gang Starr. Loads of Roy Ayers and related.
  3. Having top bits in of course means loads of nice bits are brought in for trade. So we’ve had loads of 90s Dance LPs from Leftfield, Death In Vegas, Basement Jaxx. Japanese Jazz titles – including loads of rare bits. Tonnes of reissues of super expensive Jazz, Fusion, Latin.
  4. More Heavy Metal and Punk – Saxon, Judas Priest, Metallica, Iron Maiden.
  5. Huge pile of killer Rap CDs. Loads of top 90s titles from Ice Cube, Gets Boys, Gravediggaz, Wu Tang Clan. But also a heap of French Rap CDs that are really, really rare!!! Several hundred of these so get in quick.

We’ve got loads more collections on the horizon so keep checking in. We put out close to 400 records yesterday so I’d get in quick today!!!

Check this killer Eddie Hooper tune:

Updated the Big Cartel:

Just put some Totes up. Thanks to our model Tom Ellis.

The Lowest Form are playing Margate at this


Toru and Kenny doing this with out pals

Till next week!!!

The Summer Of Love is back!

Yo from Reckless!

This Blog was written to the sounds of ::

It’s been a really amazing week at Reckless. Some incredible records have been going out in the racks – some of the best records we’ve ever had. Lets get going!

  1. Yesterday Sean and I went to possibly one of the best collections we have ever been to in the beautiful Malvern Hills. As soon as we got the list we just knew we had to go. This is a collection where you can tell they were buying THE coolest records of the time, at the time. So many under-the-radar releases of the time (that are now seen as classics) are here. Most of the titles are in super nice condition too with firm sleeves. There are several thousand records here and these are going to take us some time to get out there but we should have some out by the weekend. Lots of Blues – Robert Crumb comps, Yazoo, loads of Blue Horizon titles. Loads of UK original Blues bits too. This is probably the most killer Blues we’ve ever bought in one collection. Big heavy hitters from Skip Bifferty, Bill Fay, Sam Gopal, Kevin Coyne, Hawkwind, Shirley Collins, Michael Chapman, Jimi Hendrix, Caravan, Nucleus, Faust,  Arc, Yardbirds, Mike Cooper, Ash Ra Tempel, Sun Ra, Kevin Ayers, Don Cherry, Dando Shaft, Mighty Baby, Tim Buckley, Egg,  Love, Can, Downliners Sect, Graham Collier, Evan Parker, Keith Cross & Peter Ross, Daddy Longlegs, Jody Grind, Dexter Gordon, Neu, Groundhogs, High Tide, Nic Jones, King Crimson, Shelagh McDonald, Magic Sam, John Martyn…the list is endless! Lots of cool random records from Erik B & Rakim to Extreme Noise Terror to Burning Spear. I personally can’t wait to get these out!
  2. Seans been a busy man this week as he also bought a really interesting Apple/Zapple/The Beatles collection this week that looks amazing. Lots of original US sealed titles. Loads of Japanese issues. Foreign picture sleeves. Multiple copies of Life With The Lions and John Tavener LPs in perfect condition. Lots of South American issues. Sealed Live Peace In Toronto with the calendar. Badfinger demonstration disc. Multiple copies of the El Topo soundtrack. Full run of Mary Hopkin 45s. Sealed US Beatles LPs. Quadrophonic copy of Imagine. There are about 500 LPs and 600 45s here. A serious collection!
  3. After that killer Rap collection last week I just didn’t think we’d see another one for a while and then boom – Scott goes to a collection and brings back one of the best Rap collections I’ve genuinely ever seen. Full on 90s Frenzy. I put loads of pics of these up on our Instagram so you need to check that but its pretty much all in great shape, nearly all first US press, in shrink with Hype stickers. All the big ones and loads of underground ones. Biggie Smalls, Nas, Gang Starr, Guru, Wu Tang, Nine, Scarface, Gets Boys, Big L, Ice Cube, NWA, 2Pac, D’angelo, EPMD, Tribe, Main Source, Run DMC, Warren G, Showbiz and AG, Public Enemy, Black Moon….These have been flying out as Scott is trying to get them all done before he goes to the US, We haven’t had a Rap collection like this for years – before my time even. Also a few days after this someone brought in a load more Notorious BIG, Guru and Gang Starr LPs.
  4. Lots of very cool records have come in from some of our pals this week: Brazilian Ambient, Virginia Astley, rare UKG from Chris Mack, rare Soul reissues from Donna Mcghee and Sylvia Striplin, Michael Gibbs, Martin Rev, K Leimer ambient biscuit, Keith Hudson Dubwise, MF Doom….
  5. One of our regular sellers also brought in some Blues. Lots of US and UK originals from Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, BB King, Memphis Slim…I put most of these out on Monday.
  6. Big mix of stuff came in late last week with a load of really nice US Soul singles including a few biggies!

Heres 10 badboy Rap tracks I’m banging right now. Check the Mafia K1 Fry video!!!!
1) Positive K “I Got A Man”
2) Ice Cube “It Was A Good Day”
3) Gets Boys “Minds Playing Tricks On Me
4) Bone Thugs & Harmony “Down 71 The Getaway”
5) Eightball & MJG “Pimp In My Own Rhyme”
6) UDI “Rata-Tat-Boom”
7) Spice 1 “I’m The F**kin Murderer”
8) Mafia K1 Fry “Pour Ceux”
9) Shawty Pimp “You Can’t Play No Playa”
10) Gravediggaz “1-800 Suicide”
See ya next week….

There are simply many good records coming in right now!


This blog was written looking out to sea listening to this:

Sweltering week – and we’ve been working really hard to get loads of bits out. Al has been working on overdrive and getting loads of the huge 45 collection out. Full runs of certain artists have been going out from Stereolab to the Stereophonics. I got the first batch out of the Island Funk collection which included tonnes of great Reggae including some pricey titles from Owen Gray, Keith Hudson, I Roy, Jah Walton, Scientist etc as well as some pricey (and not so pricey) Steel Band bits. I got a good bunch of these up on the Instagram too so check the pics on there. Nice copy of Cold Fact by Rodriguez went on the wall too. Tonnes of Highlife and Afrobeat went out too – all originals. For the hardcore crew a full run of Reinforced picture discs. I believe Sean got a load of decent Classic Rock processed too. The CD team also smashed out a really great mix this week. We’ve had more deliveries of new Reissue vinyl too – all classic albums.

Buying has been off the chain this week;

  1. Massive – perfect – Heavy Metal collection came in first thing on Monday. All very clean. It went from early Black Metal to Hard Rock to Hardcore; loads of super cool records! Mostly originals as well. These titles just don’t come in like they used too – I remember a time when you could easily get any random Thrash LP or Earache titles for peanuts at any provincial record shop but it just doesn’t really happen much these days! Bathory, Suicidal Tendencies, Metallica, Voivod, Slayer, King Diamond, Megadeth, Guns N Roses, Vio-Lence, W.A.S.P. , Motorhead, Exodus, Dark Angel, Iron Maiden, The Misfits (some nice original LPs), Rock Goddess, Judas Priest, Venom, Status Quo, Saxon, Gwar, Subhumans, Sex Pistols….I demand thee mosh m’lud!
  2. Killer 90s Rap collection. All incredibly clean; mostly in shrink with Hype Stickers – all originals. LP’s and 12″s from Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Group Home, Wu Tang Clan, Missy Elliot, The Beatnuts, Jay Z, EPMD, Busta Rhymes, 2Pac, Big L, Cypress Hill. Also a really rare Michael Jackson LP (must be a 90s one) and a load of heavy UK Steppers Roots anthems from Jah Shaka, Bim Sherman, Vivian Jones, Shades Of Black, Aqua Levi etc. Also on a rap tip we had a load of MF Doom LPs in this week.
  3. Really good collection of left-of-centre Rock from people like Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Devo. Also in the same collection loads of Modern Classical and Minimalism from Steve Reich, John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Philip Glass, Ligeti, Penderecki, Varese. And a huge box of UK Conroy Library 10″s including a couple of pretty rare Musique Concrete ones.
  4. Another copy of the first Sisters Of Mercy 45. This is very rare!!!!



Some very exciting collections on the horizon!!!!


Till next week.