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The Rockstar Ramblings: Vegas Acid Trip

Chicago rock band, The Last Vegas, have released a music video for "Come With Me", the latest song off their upcoming full-length album 'Sweet Salvation', available Spring 2014.

The story is easy to follow in the beginning. A man sits at his desk with a blank sheet of paper, and a lot to say. Lyrics are written the only way possible, with a bottle of red wine and lots of struggle. Where is the feather fountain pen? I demand an answer! The song takes off and everything changes. There is a speeding Barracuda, a go-go dancer, and some very bright colors mixed with garage sale scenes. Was this planned? Here’s The Last Vegas discussing the video:

"We paired back up with our good buddy Whitewall Jones, who directed our video for "Other Side". He got it right off the bat: sixties, go-go, acid trip with some good old fashion rock from the groin. Let's make it fucked up.”

Mission accomplished. More back story…

“So we packed up the van, and headed far east out of the city into a small Indiana town, literally in the middle of nowhere. A good friend lent us her barn and we set up shop with one camera. We drove around in our van looking for scenes of good ol' fashioned Midwest farm country… the locals are nice enough to literally lend you their car for the day (see that rippin' purple Barracuda in the video? Yup, that dude owned the local general store, just happened to have it in the parking lot, and lent it to us for the afternoon). Come With Me, dude. Don't find that kind of hospitality in the big-city.”

Back to the video, drums are tossed (and wrecked) against scary looking trees and the barn is rocking. There are also several shots of the band carrying their guitars (in cases) around. Fact: It is impossible not to look cool when carrying a guitar case. Burning question I have throughout this video: If they were in “small town Midwest” traveling to flea markets, barns, and general stores then how many PABST neon signs (usually located in windows of corner pubs) did they pass? I say the over/under starts at 27…

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David S. Grant (aka Rockstar_Scribbler) is the author of several books including Rock Stars, Happy Hour, and Corporate Porn. For more information please go to www.rockstarbooks.net or www.davidsgrant.com. You can also follow David on Twitter @david_S_grant.

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