Reckless Records – the ‘Loop’ – 26 E. Madison St., Chicago, Ill. 60602
Chicago (like Portland) is blessed with many great record stores. Three made Rolling Stone’s 2010 list of the best record stores in the United States (more on them in upcoming posts), and a fourth made Thrillist’s 2015 list. But a local publication – Time Out – rated Reckless Records above them all. So too did a Reader’s Poll in 2010. It has three locations, all in Chicago. The one pictured below is in the part of Chicago known as the Loop. It is itself a worthy record store as you will see from the pictures below, but certainly not the best Reckless Records has to offer. That distinction goes to Reckless Records’ Wicker Park store, which you’ll see in my next post. But that does not mean a trip to the ‘Loop’ store is not in order. It is. The focus here was on newer records, all of which were reasonably priced. And as with any great record store, they were playing great (and obscure) tunes to enhance your buying experience.
And here’s the Palma Violets – Danger in the Club.