ZZ Top and the LOUIE connection

Some tasty treats from the TWO LOUIES archives, courtesy of publisher Buck Munger!

ZZ Top meets the Kingsmen! From left to right: Lynn Easton, Billy Gibbons, Jack Ely and Mike Mitchell.


Lulu’s Marble – LOUIE of the Week

This week, the LOUIE spotlight is pointed at Lulu’s Marble, a band from Japan that existed between 1994-1999.

Nippop.com provided an excellent overview of the band:

Lulu’s Marble was one of a long line of Japanese girl bands. Like so many others, they effectively worked the juxtaposition of cute looks and trashy garage […]

Rue ’66 “Roller Girl” – LOUIE of the Week

This week, we point the LOUIE spotlight at what my fellow LOUIE enthusiasts in the LLAMAS community refer to as a “LOUIE Mutant” or a “LOUIE Clone” – a song that isn’t technically LOUIE, but one contains so much in common with LOUIE LOUIE that it feels like a blood relative.

The song is […]

RIP: Reg Presley of the Troggs – LOUIE of the Week

Reg Presley, singer with The Troggs, has died at the age of 71. His death came a year after he announced he had lung cancer and retired from the band.

The Troggs’ biggest hit was “Wild Thing,” which many people believe borrowed heavily from LOUIE LOUIE.

The Huffington Post did a nice little write-up:


The Cover Story – a documentary on album cover art


For those that love album cover artwork, I’d like to recommend a new documentary entitled “The Cover Story.”

Artists, photographers, models and musicians share some great stories behind the process of creating artwork for various album covers. There’s a lot of famous creative people in this documentary, and there’s also some relative […]

John Lennon & friends 1971 – LOUIE of the Week

Today would have been John Lennon‘s 72nd birthday.

Forty-one years ago, there was a little party for him in Syracuse, New York, right after an art show at the Everson Art Museum entitled “This Is Not Here,” created by his wife Yoko Ono.

Immediately after the art show, John and a bunch of […]

RIP: Bob Summerrise, legendary Seattle DJ / record store owner

This is actually old news, but I just found out that Bob Summerrise has passed away in 2010.

Bob Summerrise was the highly influential disc jockey and record store owner in Seattle during the 1950’s that exposed a lot of kids to rhythm & blues music, including Richard Berry‘s LOUIE LOUIE.

I’m very fortunate I […]

The Secret Record Reviews of J. Edgar Hoover

Matthew Callan uncovers the Secret Record Reviews of J. Edgar Hoover, and it’s quite an eye-opener….

The FBI’s now infamous probe of “Louie Louie,” the ubiquitous garage rock hit of the early 1960s, was not only one of the weirder chapters in the history of the bureau, but it also had a profound, life-changing […]

RIP: Etta James

One of the most influential singers of the past 50 years has passed away. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Blues Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame, and recipient of various life achievement awards, this iconic performer has left the land of the living.

Etta James died […]

RIP: Kearney Barton, Legendary NW Recording Engineer & Studio/Label Owner

When I embarked on this documentary project of mine, a bunch of people in the Pacific Northwest told me “Ya gotta interview Kearney Barton!”

I’m so very glad I took their advice.

Kearney Barton recording engineer for many great bands of the Pacific Northwest, has passed away on January 17 at the age of […]