Unknown LOUIE (KFJC version #332) & other ponderings- LOUIE of the Week

This week, the LOUIE spotlight is on yet another Unknown LOUIE LOUIE recording from the KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE Marathon.

A few years ago, I wrote up a post entitled “KFJC Tomb of the Unknown LOUIEs” which sought to identify some of the recordings that couldn’t be identified. Since that particular posting, a […]

The Soft Jews (KFJC version #374) – LOUIE of the Week

By special request, I’m sharing a very special, ultra-rare performance of the song from the LOUIE archives. It’s a recording by a band known as The Soft Jews, and as far as I know, it was only heard ONCE* on the radio. (…or so I thought… – SEE UPDATE at end of this post)

I […]

Buffalo Chips (KFJC version #379) – LOUIE of the Week

Today is August 19th – a very special day in the LOUIE Universe!

Many years ago on this date, a little radio station known as KFJC 89.7 began a marathon called “Maximum LOUIE LOUIE,” with the sole purpose of sharing every known version of the song LOUIE LOUIE.

For 63 hours, over 800 unique […]

Colorfinger – LOUIE of the Week

Oh boy… this blog post took a bit longer than expected. I try to get these “LOUIEs of the Week” posted early in the week, but this week too many other things pulled away my focus…

This week, I was pre-occupied by my workload – putting in crazy hours at the Outside Lands last weekend, […]

RIP: Lou Reed, poet musician extraordinaire – LOUIE of the Week

“One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz.” – Lou Reed

Lou Reed has left the land of the living. He died on a Sunday, four days before Halloween. A lot of great memories came flooding back, with a wealth of fine articles and tributes reminding us […]

Thirty Years Ago Today…

Thirty years ago today, Richard Berry, author of the song “LOUIE LOUIE” met Jack Ely, the original vocalist for the Kingsmen, at KFJC Radio, Los Altos Hills, California. The date was August 20, 1983 – the second day of the legendary “Maximum: LOUIE LOUIE” radio marathon which played every known version of the song […]

The Stevens LIVE at KFJC 1983 – LOUIE of the Week

Lately, I’ve been celebrating a little more than usual. For years, I’ve been pestering my pal Buddy Awreetus to get off his proverbial heinie and do some proper digital transfers of the barely-heard audio recordings of his old “Live Open Mike” shows that he hosted on KFJC radio way back in the early 1980s.


Dave Glovin and the KFJC April Fool DuoCast

Regular readers of this blog know the significance of KFJC Radio, as it was the location where a 63 hour marathon entitled “Maximum LOUIE LOUIE” took place in 1983, providing the radio airwaves with over 800 unique versions of the song, and what became a major turning point in the career of Richard Berry, […]

RIP: Larry “Wild Man” Fischer

Today, I’m saddened to report another casualty in the music universe.

Larry “Wild Man” Fischer, as far as I know, didn’t record LOUIE LOUIE, nor did he have any obvious connections to the song.

Wild Man Fischer, was however, the very first musician to record for Rhino Records. The first release was a […]

Synth pop Louie- LOUIE of the Week

Time for a blast from the past….

My friend Michael “Mickey Dreadlocks” Dresbach recently shared a special LOUIE LOUIE he recorded for the KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon of 1983. This is one of the handful of LOUIEs that he recorded for this event.

Michael not only recorded some different LOUIEs for the event, he […]