Aussie Crawl – Reckless

“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. 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.

The song’s lyrics name check locations in Sydney such as Manly and Circular Quay.

In Europe (including United Kingdom) “Reckless” was released by Geffen Records as a single backed with “White Limbo”; it was also a track on the 1984 expanded LP version of Semantics.

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.Wikipedia┬«