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Dear web customers:

AS OF DECEMBER 6 2014, RECKLESS IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING MAIL ORDER OPERATIONS.

There are a number of factors that are complicating our ability to properly run the mail order operations and we have chosen to suspend operations for the time being. We are in the process of major repairs at one location and we will be moving another location to a new building in the coming months. These projects, coupled with the holidays, are making web sales untenable.

The website will still show our catalog of in-stock items but we WILL NOT SHIP ORDERS. The shopping cart will be disabled and WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ORDERS VIA TELEPHONE FOR SHIPMENT, EITHER. We are sorry, we know we have a lot of great regular customers but we have to maintain this as a hard and fast rule.

We will make sure all previous orders have been fullfilled and any lingering questions addressed.

We will still sell GIFT CERTIFICATES for use in the shops, but they will not be redeemable online. We will refund anyone with a gift certificate who is unable to come into one of our shops in person.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience and we hope to be back up and running some time next year after the dust (literally!) settles.

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If you do not see it on the list, it is gone. We have been known to get some titles back in, either from distributors or customer returns so it cannot hurt to check back once in a while. You never know what may show back up.


Quintron
Spellcaster Ii: Death In Space Death In Space (soundtrack)
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Pizza Burglar
QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT return with another genius album, this time it is a soundtrack for a film called 'Mirza & the Miraculous'. There are some excellent moody and atmospheric numbers and also some rollicking organ numbers with infectious vocals. One track features guest vocalists PEACHES and VICE COOLER. QUINTRON's inventions and compositions never fail to amaze and this one is a stunner! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $15.99

Typesetter
Wild's End (blue Vinyl, Ltd. 150) (w/ Download)
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Black Numbers
Chicago's own punk-shoegaze-rock band, for fans of HOT WATER MUSIC, AGAINST ME!, and RESTORATIONS. Featuring art by HEATHER GABEL (ALKALINE TRIO, etc) and limited to 150, blue vinyl!
Available at: Broadway
New LP $11.99

Typesetter
Wild's End (clear/black Vinyl, Ltd 250) (w/ Download)
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Black Number
Excellent debut LP from Chicago's TYPESETTER. Nice vocal harmonies & driving post-punk is the name of the game, here. Think HOT WATER MUSIC, SMALL BROWN BIKE, CASKET LOTTERY.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $14.99

Afghan Whigs
Gentlemen (2014 Reissue) (remastered)
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Rhino
For awhile there, you didn't hear many people talking about the AFGHAN WHIGS anymore. Time has been kind to the band though & their music has aged quite well & perhaps that's what led to them reforming recently, touring & even releasing a brand new album in 2014. At age 21, the 1993 album "Gentlemen" can now drink legally (though we suspect it's been drinking a long time) & it still sounds really great. Remastered & sounding as steamy as ever!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $22.99

Rancid
Let's Go (180g W/ Cd) (20th Anniversary Reissue)
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Epitaph
20th anniversary reissue of RANCID's second album! Oh man, we remember when this came out, & it still holds up today. Catchy, rough punk that still has a little of that CLASH & OPERATION IVY influence lingering. 180 gram vinyl!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $21.99

Lynn, Barbara
Here Is Barbara Lynn (180grm Reissue) (remastered)
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Light In The Attic
Much needed reissue of this rare 1968 album from the talented guitarist, singer & songwriter Barbara Lynn. If that doesn't sound like the complete package to you, then we don't know what would. Lynn wrote some great soulful songs & had a fantastic voice as well. She married in 1970 & basically retired from music at that point. This highly sought after record was remastered from the original tapes & features extensive liner notes & rare photos. Any fan of 60's soul will want this!
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New LP $19.99

Deal, Kim
Biker Gone Beautiful Moon
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Deal
The Kim Deal 7" series is a gift that keeps on giving. The 5th single in the series features her sister Kelley & Britt Walford of SLINT, who also played drums on THE BREEDERS "Pod" album. "Biker Gone" definitely has a similar sloppiness that makes THE BREEDERS such a unique band. Do yourself a favor & look up the video for the Lance Bangs directed video.
Available at: All Stores
New 45 $7.49

Branca, Glenn
Ascension (reissue)
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Superior Viaduct
SUPERIOR VIADCUT continues to challenge for best reissue label with this version of Glenn Branca's epic 1981 album "The Ascension." In 1981, Branca was already one of the leaders of the NYC downtown no-wave & experimental scene & this album solidified his place in the city's musical history. The guitar orchestra featured SONIC YOUTH's Lee Ranaldo on guitar & Branca's influence on SONIC YOUTH is undeniable. Long form guitar jams that 'rock' but also fit in just as much with Coltrane's 'sheets of sound' as they do with SONIC YOUTH 6 string noise. About as essential as a reissue gets. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Broadway
New LP $17.99

Death
Symbolic (2014 Reissue)
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Metal Blade
Absolutely landmark progressive death metal album, first released in 1995. Features GENE HOGLAN on drums, holding together the tighest, heaviest & most forward-thinking death metal, still. Totally, highly RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Broadway
New LP $21.99

Mercyful Fate
Return Of The Vampire Rare & Unreleased
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Metal Blade
2014 reissue of this 1992 LP which features rare demo material from MERCYFUL FATE's early years (1981 & 1982).
Available at: All Stores
New LP $20.99

Flake Music
When You Land Here, It's Time To Return (loser Edition Reissue, W/ Download)
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Subpop
Before James Mercer caught the world by a storm with THE SHINS, he founded FLAKE MUSIC. With an impressive line-up including NEAL LANGFORD on guitar and JESSE SANDOVAL on drums, this release sounds as fresh as it did when it originally debuted in 1997. And thanks to Sub Pop it's coming out to you remixed and remastered! Think THE SHINS meets MODEST MOUSE & BUILT TO SPILL. Fans of melodic pop, fuzz guitar should take note!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $14.99

Fernandez, J
Memorize Now (imp) (w/ Download)
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Atelier Ciseaux
"Memorize Now" extends the compact retro-futuristic pop of Chicago's J Fernandez, giving new life to horns, organs, & tape delay. Behind all of it, a loose yet metronomic rhythm section maintains an air of effortless cool. Sounding fresh while mining the annals of early electronic pop and psychedelia, this EP manages to pack a long-player's share of ideas into an economical 16 minutes for maximum repeat listens. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Broadway
New LP $13.99

Connelly, Chris
Concrete, Bulletproof, Invisible & Fried (second Edition, Signed)
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Shipwrecked Industri
2nd printing of ex-REVOLTING COCKS / MINISTRY icon CHRIS CONNELLY, whose sordid tales of debauchery and excess will have you turning pages in a blur. Thought you knew Chris? Think again. This is autographed by the man himself! *** BRAND NEW SECOND EDITION has extra material, full-color photographs & a new cover! ***
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New Book/Magazine $15.99

Volunteer
Goner (10", Purple/black Vinyl) (w/ Download)
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Forge Again
Rough-and-tumble, yet melodic, punk from this Milwaukee band. Sometimes, these guys have a JESUS LIZARD feel going on, but then it's like we're listening to a FLOOR record & then the record closes with a JAWBREAKER cover ("I Love You So Much It's Killing Us Both"). RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $9.99

Black Pus
Pus Mortem ("slime Green" Vinyl) (ltd 200)
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Rotted Tooth
Fresh off their split with Chicago's OOZING WOUND, here's another BLACK PUS record for your distorted enjoyment! Repetitive & frantic, we're pretty sure this is supposed to play at 33 RPM. Check it!
Available at: Broadway
New LP $13.99

Pillage
Pillage Demo Intro/ Dark Road
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RSR
2013 demo from Chicago's PILLAGE gets the vinyl treat- ment from RSR Records. Raging hardcore/grind with alumni from esteemed bands like CHARLES BRONSON, MK- ULTRA, CRUDOS, etc. DUH. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Broadway and Loop
New 45 $5.49

Fugazi
First Demo (w/ Four-postcard Set) (w/ Download)
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Dischord
YES! First-ever recordings from FUGAZI, which were put to tape in January of 1988. After this demo was recorded, the band went out on tour, came back & recorded their self-titled debut EP. This has early versions of "Bad Mouth" & "Waiting Room," as well as "Merchandise," which wasn't re-recorded until 2001 during the "Argument" sessions. In addition to all of that, this has "Turn Off Your Guns," which was excluded from the original cassette. FYI - only one of these songs was ever released formally, that being "In Defense of Humans," which was on the "State of the Union" comp. TOTALLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $12.99

Wedding Dress
Desperate Glow (w/ Download)
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Lovitt
Catchy & unique rock tunes from members of JOAN OF ARC as well as MAPS & ATLASES!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $12.99

White, Jack
Would You Fight For My Love? Parallel
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Third Man
Second single off of the wacky-huge "Lazaretto" includes a non-album track ("Parallel") on the B- side!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New 45 $4.99

Failures
Decline & Fall (red Vinyl)
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Youth Attack
14 fast-intense-fast songs in 14 minutes!! This is what hardcore is all about: pissed, fast, GOOD SONGS (bound to happen with WILL from ORCHID is in your band, along with members of CUT THE SHIT & CANCER KIDS) & MARK's refreshing lyrics. This is what happens when like minds think alike. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $16.99

Red Red Meat
There's A Star Above The Manger Tonight (2lp, 2014 Reissue, W/ Download)
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Jealous Butcher
2014 reissue of RED RED MEAT's final album (first released on Sub Pop in 1997) sees the album on 2LP for the first time (this version includes bonus tracks) & it sounds better than ever. Classic, layered indie- rock similar to SHINER, MODEST MOUSE, FUGAZI, etc. Part one in a series of RED RED MEAT reissues!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $24.99

Anatomy Of Habit
Ciphers + Axioms (w/ Download)
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Relapse
Third album from Chicago's ever-morphing ANATOMY OF HABIT! "Ciphers" features two songs, both about 20 minutes in length. These guys remind us a little of NEUROSIS, with their heavy, pounding, repetitive style, but the vocals are more NICK CAVE than STEVE VON TILL. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: All Stores
New LP $16.99

Brown, Apollo & Ras Kass
Blasphemy (2lp, Splatter Vinyl)
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Mello Music Group
APOLLO BROWN is one of the rising star producers in Hip Hop right now, at least in our humble Reckless oppinions. He's got a knack for finding great samples & crafting soulful, sometimes cinematic beats & putting them together to compliment the MC he's working with, in this case RAS KASS. RAS KASS is one the west coast's hidden gems, a talented spitter who combines deft lyricism with street tales & a ton of bravado. He's also got an incredibly distinctive voice that's impossible to ignore. If you liked any of the work APOLLO's done with GUILTY SIMPSON, O.C., or UGLY HEROES, grab this one. On MELLOMUSIC GROUP & HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Broadway
New LP $23.99

De Clive-lowe, Mark
Church (2lp) (w/ Download)
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Mashi Beats
Eccentric electronic-jazz-funk-soul release from MARK DE CLIVE-LOWE. This music straddles several genres, united by groove. Check this out!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $23.99

Rock, Pete
Ny's Finest (2lp, W/ 7") (2014 Reissue)
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Nature Sounds
2014 reissue of this legendary album, produced by PETE ROCK! This reissue comes with a bonus 7-inch featuring "It's So G," with vocals by ROC MARCIANO! Here's what we had to say in 2008, when this first was released: Hello, this is hip-hop. PETE ROCK, hip-hop producer and MC extraordinaire, releases this banger after a four year hiatus. This is a joint release between Soul Survivor Records and NY based indie label Nature Sound, and has an all-star roster. Members of WU-TANG, RAEKWON and MASTA KILLA, JIM JONES, PAPOOSE, REDMAN, STYLES P, and others donate rhymes and skills on "NY's Finest," making it one of the best rap releases of 2008. For heads that enjoy C.L. SMOOTH, the Nature's Sound label, or TALIB KWELI... Recommended listening!!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $19.99

Hofer, Dave
Perpetual Conversion: 30 Years & Counting In The Life Of Metal Dan Lilker
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Handshake Inc.
2014 book chronicling lengendary bassist DANNY LILKER's (first) 30 years playing music. You know this guy from some bands you may have heard of: ANTHRAX, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, S.O.D., HEMLOCK, NOKTURNAL HELLSTORM, etc.
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New Book/Magazine $22.00

Alberich
Nato- Uniformen (2lp)
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Hospital
Hospital Productions presents a selection of tracks from ALBERICH's 2010 limited-edition 8-cassette box, 'NATO-Uniformen'. This double LP features 19 of the 30 tracks. Ultra-distorted, military-damaged techno ambient darkwave with cinematic overtones. BRUTAL, SUBTLE and EXCELLENT!
Available at: Broadway and Milwaukee Ave.
New LP $27.99

Black Milk
If There's A Hell Below (2lps)
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Computer Ugly
Once the heir apparent to the DILLA sound & style, BLACK MILK has worked out his own signature. A feel for soul & drums that's rare & beautiful. But, not only is he an excellent producer, dude's got BARS. He can hang with the best of them on the mic, a talent that he's developed & mastered to where he never sounds overmatched or out of place, even when you put him up against legends, like PETE ROCK or BUN B who both show up here. BLACK MILK can stand tall with the best of both disciplines, a rare talent that you should definitely check out!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New LP $19.99

Brown, Apollo & Ras Kass
Blasphemy
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Mello Music Group
APOLLO BROWN is one of the rising star producers in Hip Hop right now, at least in our humble Reckless oppinions. He's got a knack for finding great samples & crafting soulful, sometimes cinematic beats & putting them together to compliment the MC he's working with, in this case RAS KASS. RAS KASS is one the west coast's hidden gems, a talented spitter who combines deft lyricism with street tales & a ton of bravado. He's also got an incredibly distinctive voice that's impossible to ignore. If you liked any of the work APOLLO's done with GUILTY SIMPSON, O.C., or UGLY HEROES, grab this one. On MELLOMUSIC GROUP & HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave. and Loop
New CD $13.99

Gibbs, Freddie & Madlib
Knicks Remix Madgibbs
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Madlib
Remix of the already-dope "Knicks" from the already- classic "Pinata" LP! Remix features ACTION BRONSON, JOEY BADA$$ & RANSOM. Also has "Home" (w/ instrumental) & two bonus beats. YOU NEED IT.
Available at: All Stores
New LP $11.99