Martin Scorsese Brings Brooklyn Record Store Back to the '70s for New HBO Show

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Sam Goody record store photographed circa 1970.

Brooklyn record store Rough Trade undergoes its second makeover of the year.

The Brooklyn arm of British-borne record store Rough Trade -- also a label of high repute -- underwent a vintage makeover for the second time this year. But instead of remembering the '90s and the semi-seminal Empire Records, the shop redesigned itself to accommodate the production of Martin Scorsese's still-untitled HBO drama centered around the vagaries of the music business in the '70s. The show has some serious backbone; Sopranos alum and previous Scorsese collaborator Terrence Winter, along with Mick Jagger and Breaking Bad's George Mastras, are executive producers on the project, with Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Ramano and Andrew 'Dice' Clay signed on to star.

As Brooklyn Vegan points out, the street was dressed in vintage model cars and the store itself rebranded to a Sam Goody, a music chain begun in the '40s by New York entrepreneur Sam "Goody" Gutowitz.

For pictures from the scene, head to Brooklyn Vegan.


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