Jim Valley in Indonesia – LOUIE of the Week

Jim Valley is what you’d call a “Northwest LOUIE LOUIE veteran.” Born in Tacoma, Washington, Jim joined the Viceroys during high school, playing guitar on the 1963 regional hit “Granny’s Pad.” In 1965 Valley joined Don & the Goodtimes, a Portland band formed by Don Gallucci, the original keyboardist for the Kingsmen. In 1966, […]

The Kingsmen 1983 Delta House video – LOUIE of the Week

This week, for the LOUIE of the Week, the top prize goes to the grandaddies of garage, aka the Kingsmen, who created this special music video in 1983. It’s a Delta House setting, with a tip of the hat to the ANIMAL HOUSE movie which some might claim was partially responsible for the LOUIE LOUIE […]

The (Temporary) Rebirth of a Recording Studio

Last week, as I read about the misinformation about the “Portland restaurant recording studio,” I thought it’d be good to properly acknowledge the actual studio, especially as was the location was recently transformed back into a recording studio again.

Sometime in April 1963, two very different musical groups decided to book a session at a […]

More LOUIE misinformation – part #3,574

The Willamette Week recently posted some excerpts from the unauthorized biography of Ken Kesey, “Acid Christ,” which was written by Mark Christensen.

Here’s one paragraph that caught my attention, with thanks to my friend Cindy Lindahl, who first spotted this….

It is perhaps symbolic—or fitting—that the classic comic tour de lunacy, Animal House, […]