In the mud and rain

In the mud and rain

Road Hammers shoot video at Rimbey racetrack

The mud bogs at the Central Alberta Race Track was the perfect setting for The Road Hammers new music video appropriately called MUD

The mud bogs at the Central Alberta Race Track was the perfect setting for The Road Hammers new music video appropriately called MUD and the rain only added to the attraction.

Only a small crowd showed up at the racetrack for the filming of the video, but the film crew and the band seemed to enjoy themselves immensely.

The Road Hammers posted a thank you to Rimbey on Facebook and Margaret Malandruccolo, an award winning freelance filmmaker, who directed the film crew, said the shoot went very well.

“It was fantastic,” she said. “The support was just phenomenal. When we drove in even though it was pouring rain there was about 40 trucks there (to help create the mud). We thought maybe there was something else going on.”

Malandruccolo said the musicians are wearing beautiful white shirts at the beginning of the video and by the time it is finished they are completely covered with mud.

Cory Kincaid, president of Central Alberta Raceways said the club was happy to accommodate the filming crew.

“It worked really well and we had great volunteers who helped out. Of course, we would have had a lot more fans if it wasn’t for the rain.”

Kincaid, who drove the starter car for the mud bogs said the race had lots of stops and starts while the filming crew got the shots they needed.

The Road Hammers went to Edmonton Tuesday to shoot another music video about a young photojournalist who follows the band around on their tour.

The Rimbey Review’s freelance photographer Scotty Aitken, who was at the shoot, was invited to play the role of newspaper editor in the video.

“I’d love to feature you in our video as the news editor,” said director Margaret Malandruccolo in an e-mail to Aitken.

Aitken, however, declined the offer due to family commitments.