Reckless (Australian Crawl song)
|"Reckless (Don't Be So)"|
|Single by Australian Crawl|
|from the album Semantics|
|Recorded||Rhinoceros Studios (Sydney)|
|Genre||Surf rock, Australian rock|
|Australian Crawl singles chronology|
"Reckless" (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 iconic Australian surf rock band Australian Crawl. The song showed a change in the line up of the band as drummer Bill McDonough was temporarily replaced by Graham Bidstrup (also on keyboards). 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. It was written by lead singer and guitarist James Reyne. Listeners of Triple M voted "Reckless" the 39th best song of all time in 2007; it was the highest placed Australian Crawl song.
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 Ure and Bob Geldof. The "Oz for Africa" concert was broadcast on MTV, but only performances by Australian band INXS were placed on the 20th Anniversary DVD collection.
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.
During his solo career, Reyne recorded a different version of "Reckless" for Electric Digger Dandy (aka Any Day Above Ground) in 1991. He still performs the song during live concerts.
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.
The Butterfly Effect (band) has covered the song on their Final Conversation Tour 2009.
Angie Hart recorded a cover version of for her 2009 album, Eat My Shadow.
Readers of lyrics websites have suggested the line in the song about "A Russian sub beneath the Arctic" is a mondegreen in which "sub" has often been transcribed wrongly as "sun".[better source needed]
- "Reckless (Don't You Be So)" (James Reyne) - 5:23
- "White Limbo" (Simon Binks) - 4:03
- 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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