Hit the Road, Jack

It’s with great sadness but also not that much shock that I heard about Road Records impending closure. Road Records, for those of you who don’t know, is a delightful little record shop just off Georges St in Dublin. It has been there for longer than I can remember, and it has always been a bastion of Irish and independent music. Unfortunately most of its followers and supporters are like me -total hypocrites- because people are not putting their money where their mouths are. They threatened closure about two years ago and public sentiment was such that they actually started making enough money to stay open again. Sadly, the demand fell off after the initial fear of closure eased and this time it’s for real. Road will be greatly missed, and it’s a sad day for Dublin.

The news got me thinking about records in general, and instead of going off on one about the music industry and the medium in which we consume our music these days, here are some of my favourite vinyls from my collection:

And here is a song that has been on heavy repeat in the last little while, it’s a beaut…

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