Absolutely brilliant news, in that sadly-missed Dublin institution Road Records is the star of a new upcoming documentary, titled ‘One For The Road’. Opening in 1997, Road lasted an impressive 13 years championing that most beautiful of musical format, the vinyl record. It was an early victim of the crash, and many great independent music shops have sadly followed.
As I posted on here before at the time when the shop closed its doors for good, many of my favourite records in my collection were purchased there. ‘Everything Flows’ from Teenage Fanclub was the last song to get an airing in the shop. Everything does indeed flow, and thankfully it’s another shop with an appreciation for vinyl that occupies the space now with the lads from R.A.G.E at home there.
Mark O’Toole has directed ‘One For The Road’, a tribute to Road, and it will be shown in Whelan’s on December 4th. I look forward to attending. The trailer is below.