Smells Like Louie Louie by Ron Fowler – LOUIE of the Week

Less than a year ago, we showcased a version of “Smells Like LOUIE LOUIE” – an inspired mashup by Jeff & the R.F.s, fusing the Richard Berry song with a familiar Nirvana ditty. That particular version was created for the 2007 LOUIE Fest of Tacoma.

It’s 2015, and my friend Ron Fowler, leader of […]

Max Martin – LOUIE of the Week

Max Martin shot a webcast video of his performance of LOUIE LOUIE. He thinks his performance is “Done real bad.” I disagree. I’ve heard much worse, and I think this one has a special rawness to it that makes it quite charming. […]

Jacknicholson (the band) – LOUIE of the Week

The week, we shine the mighty LOUIE spotlight on “Jacknicholson” – the band, not the actor. This one one features my pal Joe MacColl.

Jacknicholson was a UK rock and roll band from Peterborough Cambridgeshire,from 1990-94,members Joe MacColl on drums, Dean Nichols on vocals, Andy Donovan on bass,and Kev Murphy on guitar.

Joe told […]

Portland’s LOUIE LOUIE Sing-a-Long – LOUIE of the Week

This sounds like a great event in Portland! I’m sorry I wasn’t able to attend it!

OregonLive.com reported on this event:

Thursday night rush hour in downtown Portland came with its own rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack at the corner of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Jefferson Street.

Hundreds gathered on the steps […]

The World’s Largest LOUIE LOUIE Sing-A-Long ? (Portland, OR)

I found this one on Facebook…

The official webpage for this event provides more details…

The World’s Largest Louie, Louie Sing-A-Long Thursday, June 25th 5:30PM-6:30PM Portland City Hall 1221 SW 4th Ave

On Thursday, June 25 from 5:30pm-6:30pm Know Your City(KYC) will host The World’s Largest Louie, Louie Sing-A-Long, an event to promote the […]

Rolling Stones “Hang On Sloopy” – LOUIE mutant of the Week

Here’s a special treat for my Hoosier friends!

“Hang On Sloopy” is a close relative of LOUIE LOUIE. We haven’t quite figured out the best way to define the bloodline but there’s a connection that cannot be denied – three chords, a catchy groove and a dedicated group of supporters anxious to embrace it […]

The Rocket 88s “Luigi Luigi” – LOUIE of the Week

This week, my friend Andy Martello shares a tasty LOUIE LOUIE, which has been declared “LOUIE of the Week!”

Bon Appetit!

The Olive Mill in San Tan Valley, AZ offers more than an olive grove, peach farm, and gourmet food shop. On weekends, they also feature live music.

During Memorial Day, they offered peach […]

Julian Cope & Ian McCulloch in 1978 – LOUIE of the Week

Another LOUIE LOUIE rarity discovered on YouTube:

This is the only copy of a recording of a band called “Uh?” which consisted of Julian Cope (vocals on this track), before he formed The Teardrop Explodes, and Ian McCulloch (playing a melodica), before he formed Echo and the Bunnymen, along with other band members (Dave […]

Revisiting the Italian LOUIE Marathon – LOUIE of the Month!!

After the very successful launch of the first Italian LOUIE LOUIE Marathon that took place a few weeks ago on International LOUIE LOUIE Day, I thought it’d be fun to invite organizer Riccardo Lancioni to share his thoughts on producing this special event.

Usually, every week, I point the LOUIE spotlight at a special […]

Randy King – LOUIE of the Week

This week, my friend Randy King takes the LOUIE LOUIE spotlight!

Randy was one of the musicians that contributed a never-before-shared, 20 year-old LOUIE LOUIE for last week’s Italian LOUIE LOUIE Marathon, which took place on International LOUIE LOUIE Day!

“Any self respecting musician who can play three notes should have a version […]