Singer, songwriter and band leader Ike Reilly holds the kinds of grudges we can all get behind. One, in particular, has stuck in his craw for years. Watch the World Premiere of his video “Took It Lying Down,” exclusively on PKM!
As he put it, “I was working as a doorman at The Park Hyatt Hotel in Chicago and Donald Trump and his first wife Ivana checked in. They were staying in the penthouse suite for nothing. I took them up and showed them the digs. The fucker stiffed me and I didn’t say shit to him. I woulda maybe forgot about it but now I gotta see and hear that fucking clown so much that I was thinking more and more about what I could have prevented with a little action up in that penthouse years ago.”
While stumped for one final song for the latest album from his band, Ike Reilly Assassination, he thought back to that incident in Chicago.
“I was thinking about taking shit from people and I was thinking back to when that fucker stiffed me,” said Reilly, who co-produced his new album Crooked Love with Phil Karnats (Secret Machines, Polyphonic Spree). “That’s the catalyst for the song and my fantasy of his demise is sung out in the first verse. This is one of those rare drum-less tracks that just burns. Phil Karnats is playing guitar and he surprisingly caressed me with 25 little fingers. Pete Cimbalo lays down a fat bass line. The video was shot by my nephew Joey Richardson in our bar room on the outskirts of Illinois.”
PKM is pleased to offer the world premiere of the Ike Reilly Assassination’s “Took It Lying Down.”
For a full description of the new album and more information on the career of Ike Reilly, visit his website.
Ike Reilly’s US Tour starts this weekend:
June 16 PITTSBURGH
June 17 YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO
June 20 BOSTON
June 21 BOSTON
June 22 NYC
June 23 NYC
June 25 NYC
June 26 ASBURY PARK
June 27 PHILADELPHIA
June 28 WASHINGTON DC
June 30 AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL CHICAGO
July 2 LIBERTYVILLE, IL