It was a very sad Monday when we learned that we lost Ray Manzarek to cancer. That very same morning, one of my old friends, Mike Sullivan, lost his wife Lori to cancer. A few weeks earlier, another friend of mine underwent some major surgery to remove his cancer-infected jaw. It seems like [...]
This week, from Australia, it’s the Rockets taking the LOUIE of the Week spotlight!
This performance was captured sometime in the early 1980s at the Melbourne Hotel in Perth!
“A Little Sea Shanty” is the way Barry Curtis liked to describe it.
Along with Freddie Dennis, Andy Parypa and Steve Peterson, they are a mixture of former and current members of the Kingsmen (and one former member of the Sonics) performing live at Ted Brown Music Outreach “Bands for a Benefit” at [...]
From the YouTube description….
In 1979, Black Flag played their first show at Moose Lodge 1873 in Redondo Beach, California. Last night, more than 34 years later, Flag — a group comprised of former members Keith Morris (vocals), Chuck Dukowski (bass), Dez Cadena (guitar/vocals) and Bill Stevenson (drums), with Descendents/All guitarist Stephen Egerton [...]
Whenever possible, I try to find a distinctly unique version of the song LOUIE LOUIE for the ongoing weekly showcase at this LOUIE blog of mine.
This week is one of those special moments that make me go “AHA!” It’s not only a very different sounding version, using AutoTune (or similar technology) electronic [...]
For those of you that might have forgotten, today, April 11, is International Louie Louie Day!
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 recording of the Kingsmen’s recording!
Here’s a recycled snippet of a comic strip created 6 years ago…
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Would you believe that today, April 6th, is the 50th anniversary of the day The Kingsmen stepped into a studio to record to create what they initially thought was a “terrible version” of song that was a regional hit for Rockin’ Robin Robert & The Fabulous Wailers?
Funny how things turn out [...]
This week, we celebrate LOUIE LOUIE by the Electrical Banana Band!
Here’s a clip of the band performing LOUIE LOUIE at Colonial Heritage Club’s Ballroom on January 25, 2013 in Williamsburg, VA
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Surf!n’ Dead Cats has to be one of the silliest names I’ve heard all week!
They do a rockin’ version of LOUIE, which is this week’s LOUIE!
They’re from France!