Label founded in 1981 by Elvera Butler who'd been booking bands and organising
gigs for several years. Reekus was the home of The Blades and Big Self. They
opened a UK office at Brixton Ritzy Cinema in the spring of 1983 but when their
distributor went bust (c1984) they were left in a contractual mess and the debut
albums by both bands were delayed until 1985 and the label wound down in 1987.
Reekus Records is now back in business. They've reissued the classic Blades and Big Self albums on CD, and have a new studio album by The Moondogs and Paul Cleary's solo debut. In 2011, they reossied the "Kaught At The Kampus" EP on CD.
Single Releases All 7" singles unless otherwise stated. RKS 001 v/a - Kaught At The Kampus 12"  RKS 002 Big Self - Surprise, Surprise / Take Me Away  RKS 003 Big Self - Don't Turn Around / Jagged Edges  RKS 004 Camino Organisation - Human Voices / Executivity  RKS 005 The Blades - The Bride Wore White / Animation  RKS 006 Some Kind of Wonderful - D'you Read My Letter / Sleigh Bells Across The Sahara  RKS 007 The Blades - Revelations of Heartbreak / Rules Of Love  RKS 008 The Blades/Paul Cleary - Some People Smile / What's That She Said  RKS 009 Big Self - Ghostshirts / I'm Keen  RKST 009 Big Self - Ghostshirts (Extended Mix) / I'm Keen (Extended Mix) 12"  RKS 010 The Blades - Downmarket / You Never Ask  RKS 011 Poisin Girls - Are You Happy Now / Cream Dream  RKST 012 Big Self - Reason Smiles / Secretly // Beyond the Pale / Calanda 12"  RKS 013 The Blades - The Last Man in Europe / Sadlands  RKS 014 Big Self - Vision / Chance  RKS 015 The Blades - Those Were the Days / Stand By Me Now  RKSY 015 The Blades - Those Were the Days / Stand By Me Now picture disc  RKS 016 Aslan - This Is / Please Don't Stop  RKST 016 Aslan - This Is / Please Don't Stop // Been So Long 12"  RKS 017 The Blades - Downmarket / Truth Don't Hurt  RKS 018 Montage - When I Close My Eyes / Where Are You Now  RKS 019 Nigel Rolfe - African Flower / PW Botha's Funeral March  RKST 019 Nigel Rolfe - African Flower / P.W. Bothas Funeral March 12"  RKS 020 Barry Warner - Dancing Without You / Throwdown  RKST 020 Barry Warner - Dancing Without You (Ext. Mix) // Dancing Without You / Throwdown 12"  RKS 021 Montage - Who Will Stop The Rain  RKS 022 Montage - Swansong / Closer  Vinyl LP Releases RK LP1 The Blades - The Last Man in Europe  RK LP2 Big Self - Stateless  RK LP3 The Blades - Raytown Revisited  RK LP4 Nigel Rolfe - Island Stories  CD Releases RK CD1 The Blades - The Last Man In Europe CD  RK CD2 The Blades - Raytown Revisited CD  RK CD3 Paul Cleary - Crooked Town CD  RK CD4 Big Self - Stateless CD  RK CDS5 Paul Cleary - The Ghost Of Christmas Past EP CDS  RK CD6 ? RK CDS7 Sundrive - A Day Like Today CDS  RK CDS8 Metisse - Sadness CDS  RK CD8 Metisse - My Fault CD  RK CD9 Perry Blake - California CD  RK CDS10 Sundrive - Storybook Girl CDS  RK CD11 The Moondogs - Red Fish CD  RK CDS12 Moondogs - Getting Off In Amsterdam CDS  RK CD13 ? RK CD14 ? RK CD15 Saville - Somnambular CD  : REEKUS 30 v/a - It's Too Late To Stop Now 2xCD  BOXCD1 The Blades - The Last Man In Europe & Raytown Revisited 2xCD