Reckless (Australian Crawl song)
Name = Reckless (Don't Be So)
Album = Semantics
Recorded = Rhinoceros Studios (Sydney)
Length = 5:23
Producer = Mark Opitz
Last single = "Runaway Girls" (1982)
This single = "Reckless (Don't Be So)" (1983)
Next single = "
Louie Louie" (1984)
"Reckless"cite web |url=http://www.apra.com.au/site/public/searchworksresult.stm |title=APRA |publisher=APRA |accessdate=2008-03-27 ] (aka "Reckless (Don't Be So)", "Reckless (Don't You Be So)", "She Don't Like That" was a 1983 song from the EP "Semantics" by iconiccite web |url=http://www.ariaawards.com.au/history-by-year.php?year=1996 |publisher=ARIA |title="1996: 10th Annual ARIA Awards" |accessdate=2008-03-10 ]
Australian surf rockband Australian Crawl. The song showed a change in the line up of the band as drummer Bill McDonoughwas temporarily replaced by Graham Bidstrup (also on keyboards).cite book |title= Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop|url=http://www.informationbrasil.com.br/diversao/musica/biografias/AUSTRALIAN%20CRAWL.doc |format=doc |last=McFarlane |first=Ian |authorlink= Ian McFarlane |publisher= Allen & Unwin|year=1999 |isbn=1-86448-768-2 |accessdate=2008-03-27] cite web |url=http://hem.passagen.se/honga/database/a/australiancrawl.html |title=Australian Rock Database entry on Australian Crawl |publisher=Magnus Holmgren |accessdate=2008-03-01 ] After the EP was released, Bidstrup was replaced by John Watson (drums).
The EP "Semantics" charted on the Australian Singles Charts to reach #1 and consequently some sources list "Reckless" as a #1 single.cite book |title=Australian Chart Book 1970-1992 |format=doc |last=Kent |first=David |authorlink= David Kent|publisher=Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. |year=1993 |isbn=0-646-11917-6 |accessdate=2008-03-27 ] [cite web |url=http://www.zmms.tu-berlin.de/~axhu/AustralianCrawl |title="Phalanx" liner notes |last=Baker |first=Glenn A. |publisher=Axel Husfeldt |year=1983 |accessdate=2008-03-27 ] It was written by lead singer and guitarist
James Reyne. Listeners of Triple Mvoted "Reckless" the 39th best song of all time in 2007, it was the highest placed Australian Crawl song.cite web |url=http://www.triplem.com.au/melbourne/music/2007countdown/the_countdown.html |title=Triple M's Essential 2007 Countdown |publisher=Triple M |accessdate=2008-03-10 ]
The song's lyrics name checks locations in
Sydneysuch as Manly and Circular Quay.
In Europe (including United Kingdom) "Reckless" was released by
Geffen Recordsas a single backed with "White Limbo"; it was also a track on the 1984 expanded LP version of "Semantics".cite web |url=http://www.zmms.tu-berlin.de/~axhu/AustralianCrawl |title=Zentrum Mensch-Maschine-Systeme |publisher=Axel Husfeldt |date= 1999-07-09|accessdate=2008-03-27 ]
Australian Crawl performed "Reckless" as one of their three songs for the "
Oz for Africa" concert (1985). This was the Australian leg of the global " Live Aid" show organised by Midge Ureand Bob Geldof. The "Oz for Africa" concert was broadcast on MTV, but only performances by Australian band INXSwere placed on the 20th Anniversary DVD collection. [cite web |url=http://liveaid.free.fr/pages/ozforafrika-uk.html |title=Oz For Africa |accessdate=2008-03-10 ]
Fellow Australian artists Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls performed "Reckless" for their 1988 double single EP release of "Dumb Things", it was later credited to Paul Kelly and the Messengers for the 1992 CD "
Hidden Things". [cite web |url=http://www.nfsa.afc.gov.au/about_us/media_releases/release.php?id=166 |title=More great rarities of Oz Rock released |publisher=National Film and Sound Archive |last=Hogan |first=David |date= 2004-12-13|accessdate=2008-03-27 ] John Farnhamcovered the song for his 2005 covers album " I Remember When I Was Young", he also covered the Crawl's song " Downhearted". [cite web |url=http://www.johnfarnham.com.au/biography/home.do |title=John Farnham's official website entry on "I Remember When I Was Young" |publisher=johnfarnham.com |accessdate=2008-03-27 ]
Melbourne based DJs / producers, Smash N Grab, released "She Don't Like That" in 2005 with re-recorded vocals by James Reyne. The CD single had three versions: a radio edit, an extended edit and a club mix. [cite web |url=http://www.centralstation.com.au/releases/releaseinfo.asp?ID=2789 |title="She Don't Like That" Smash N Grab release |publisher=central station |accessdate=2008-03-27 ]
James Reyne— lead vocals, keyboards, guitar
Simon Binks— lead guitar
* Paul "Tubbs" Williams — bass guitar
Guy McDonough— backing vocals, rhythm guitar
* Brad Robinson — rhythm guitar
* Graham "Buzz" Bidstrup — drums, keyboards
* Andrew Thompson — saxophone
* Rosemary Westbrook — double bass on "Reckless"
* Engineer — David Nicholas
* Producer — Mark Opitz
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