(from our friends at Skye Media……………thanks, Krista!)
New video by Ike Reilly
To celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer, Ike Reilly has released a music film for the song “Good Work (If You Can Get It).” The tune “Good Work” is off of Reilly’s latest album, the critically-acclaimed Hard Luck Stories, and the film features members of the Libertyville High School Choir.
Filmed at Reilly’s old high school in Libertyville, IL, and directed by Reilly’s friend and collaborator Brooks Ruyle, the piece features Reilly as a janitor killing time in the school he once attended while an “after-after, party-party” rages elsewhere and summer begins.
Reilly, with bolt cutter in hand, rifles through lockers, wears students’ gym suits and drifts alone through the school. In an apparent homage to Marlon Brando – who attended the same school and who Reilly claims was an inspiration to him – Reilly races down the hallways of the school on his 1974 Shovel Head Harley-Davidson as well. When asked about the motorcycle ride and its appearance in the film, Reilly said, “If you could drink beer and ride a Harley down the halls of your school, wouldn’t you do it?”
Cheerleaders, pom-pom girls, choir members, coaches and lay-abouts all appear in the nostalgic party sequences which were shot on Super 8 and on 16mm film. This music film once again reinforces Reilly’s place as an artist with an individual vision, a unique performer, and the rare combination of being both. Go to www.ikereilly.net to see the debut of the new music video by Ike Reilly.
Ike Reilly and his band, The Ike Reilly Assassination, will be making their debut appearance at Lollapalooza on August 8, 2010. Fans can also listen for Reilly’s performance on the nationally –syndicated NPR show “World Café” on July 8, 2010. For more information, check here for a list of stations.