The Sonics in Seattle 2008 – LOUIE of the Month!

Today, I’m sharing a LOUIE LOUIE that was a long time overdue.

Amongst Northwest rock bands from the early 1960’s, the Sonics had a different approach from their peers. They had a very raw sound… a precursor to punk, grunge, and metal thrash years before anyone ever started using such terms. Formed in 1960 […]

Happy B-Day for Stretch & Iggy Pop- LOUIE of the week

Today, it’s a birthday celebration for Iggy Pop, punk rock icon, and Jeff “Stretch” Riedle, owner of the world’s largest collection of LOUIE LOUIE recordings.

Truth be told, I do blame Stretch for getting me into this LOUIE LOUIE mess. If it weren’t for that Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon at KFJC many years ago, I […]

Altered Plans – Part 2

After an intense week of planning a big roadtrip to Los Angeles, only to sidelined by reports of big rainstorms, it appears that the so-called floods just didn’t happen. Everyone expected a massive downpour, and when I made my calls on Friday afternoon, it sounded like was definitely going to happen. Not wanting to deal […]

Jolly Green Giant video

Here’s a fun little fan-created video of the Kingsmen‘s other hit record – “Jolly Green Giant,” with a tip of the hat to Dave Hartwig who sent me the link.

EXTRA BIT OF TRIVIA: Dave Hartwig IS the “Barry Curtis Love Child.”

YouTube purges 30,000 Videos over copyright

Hot off the presses from Yahoo News:

TOKYO – The popular video-sharing site YouTube deleted nearly 30,000 files after a Japanese entertainment group complained of copyright infringement.

The Japan Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers, found 29,549 video clips such as television shows, music videos and movies posted on YouTube’s site without permission, […]

The Matalan UK TV commercial with LOUIE LOUIE

Theo of the LouieLouie Pages reported on yet another TV commercial that uses LOUIE LOUIE:

While on holiday in the UK these last few weeks I stumbled upon yet another new TV commercial using Louie Louie. It’s from some clothing stores chain called Matalan. It uses an edit from the Kingsmen’s version. It’s still […]

Archival TV commercial with Paul Revere & Raiders

With a tip of the hat to the folks at BoingBoing, I stumbled upon an old TV commercial featuring Paul Revere & Raiders and the Raiders at the Bedazzled website.

Which leads me to ask once again….. why the heck aren’t these guys in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame yet? They had […]

Swiss LOUIE TV commercial

A few months ago, Patt from Switzerland wrote to LouieLouie.net:

I was just watching TV and all of a sudden what do I hear? the coolest three chords ever recorded used in a commercial for a local swiss food distributor… http://www.bell.ch/unwiderstehlich_tvspotsstandard.htm

Check out the 3 spots on the left with the family table. I […]