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Ken Casey and Dropkick Murphys feature Boston legends in their new video.
Ken Casey and Dropkick Murphys feature Boston legends in their new video.

My first favorite music video in 20 years

Remember when video was an exciting, vital part of the music industry?

Yeah, I'd just about forgotten, too.

For many of us, MTV fell off the radar about 10 versions of "The Real World" ago. There was a time, though, when a well-made video could expose you to a new song and maybe convince you to check out a band.

I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a music video. That changed, though, last weekend. I was lucky enough to spend some time with Ken Casey, founding member of Dropkick Murphys, before the band played a postgame concert at the Admirals-Wolves hockey game.

Ken showed us the video for the song "Going Out in Style," the title track of the CD that dropped on Tuesday. The song is written from the point of view of a man envisioning his own funeral.

You can take my urn to Fenway and spread my ashes all around
Or you can bring me down to Wally Beach and dump the sucker out
Burn me to a rotten crisp and toast me for a while
I could really give a s@#% - I'm going out in style!

The video is shot in and around the band's hometown of Boston and includes cameos from a handful of Boston icons, including former Bruins legend Bobby Orr and Red Sox slugger Kevin Youkilis. Ken's children make an appearance, too.

I enjoyed the video a great deal and it got me thinking. If you were to make a video with Milwaukee "celebs," who would you put in it? What landmarks would you feature?

Take a look at the video for inspiration and use the Talkback feature to share your suggestions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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sandstorm | March 3, 2011 at 8:56 a.m. (report)

this band probably admires AC/DC's versatility.

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Myke | March 2, 2011 at 11:15 p.m. (report)

34599 What ! No Boston Rob in the vid ?

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