Boston's iconic band "Dropkick Murphys" who endorsed Martin Walsh for mayor have cut a television ad combining their support for Walsh and love for the Red Sox. American Working Families, an independent organization supporting Walsh, produced and paid for the production and airing of the commercial.
DKM rewrote the lyrics to their famous "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" to "Marty Walsh for Mayor" and made a television commercial based on their recording session. The "Marty Walsh for Mayor" spot also includes a couple of humorous moments, including one where Marty Walsh's image replaces Boston police officer Steve Horgan from David Ortiz's famous grand slam earlier in the American League Championship series. The spot concludes with a cheer of "Go Sox!"
Listen to the audio-only mp3 here: https://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50391/images/DKM_Marty_Walsh_60sec_v2.mp3
Television stations have already received the ad via Extreme Reach.
"I've known Marty for 20 or 25 years," said Dropkick Murphys lead singer Ken Casey. "The band doesn't get involved with changing their songs just because they might believe in [a candidate's] political beliefs. We're really here to help Marty because he's a good guy.
"He goes above and beyond as a person," continued Casey. "He does a lot of things behind the scenes that no one will ever know about. I'm supporting Marty Walsh the human being who cares, whose heart and soul goes into this. He's a man of the people. He's what we need. He's perfect to be the mayor of Boston."
"Marty actually did a duet with the Dropkick Murphys at his event at Florian Hall. He can sing like no other," joked Casey. "I hope he becomes mayor because otherwise he may be gunning for my job."
The ad will appear on weekend news and sports programming.