Road (album)

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Studio album by Road
Released 1972 (1972)
Recorded March 1972 (1972-03)
Studio Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Genre Hard rock, psychedelic rock[1][2]
Length 39:44
Label Natural Resources, Rare Earth
Producer Road, Tom Wilson, Murray Roman (exec.)

Road is the debut self-titled studio album by American hard rock group Road. Released in 1972, it was the only album to be released by the band, who split up the same year. The song "My Friends" was originally recorded by bassist Noel Redding's previous band, Fat Mattress, but went unreleased at the time, making the Road version the first published recording of the song. (The Fat Mattress version has since appeared on the complete works package The Black Sheep of the Family: The Anthology, on which it is incorrectly listed as "Little Girl in White".)


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3/5 stars [3]

In a review for allmusic, critic Sean Westergaard criticised the performances of each musician, as well as the songwriting and production quality, and summarized the album as "little more than warmed-up post-Hendrix hard rock, heavy on the wah pedal."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocalist Length
1. "I'm Trying" Rod Richards Richards 6:33
2. "I'm Going Down to the Country" Noel Redding Redding 2:42
3. "Mushroom Man" Richards, Leslie Sampson Sampson 4:08
4. "Man Dressed in Red" Redding Redding 7:00
5. "Spaceship Earth" Richards Richards 3:28
6. "My Friends" Redding Redding 6:17
7. "Road" Richards Richards 9:29


Additional personnel