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 […]

Bragg Jack by Mano Negra – LOUIE Mutant of the Week

My friend Clay Stabler shared this one with me!

This one is new to me: “Bragg Jack” by the French group Mano Negra from their 1988 Patchanka LP — named by the French edition of Rolling Stone as the 32nd greatest French album of all time! Who knew? Definitely a LL descendent with the […]

Are you ready for the FIRST Italian LOUIE LOUIE Marathon?

I just received notice about an exciting event that’s taking place on International LOUIE LOUIE Day this year!

OrmeRadio is (reasonably) proud to host the FIRST ITALIAN LOUIE LOUIE MARATHON.

Telegraphically:

WHEN: April 11th, 2015 (International Louie Louie Day) – from 4 PM CET onwards

WHERE: Streaming on air on http://www.ormeradio.it/ and live in […]

Joint de Culasse (aka Head Gaskets) – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s LOUIE is catchy little version. The musical group is Joint de Culasse (which translates to Head Gaskets).

The YouTube description is in French (which I unfortunately don’t read), but thanks to the power of Google translation tools, I have what I hope is a decent translation:

Proceedings of the concert CHIHUAHUA (“TRIBUTE TO […]

The Rubinoos – LOUIE (mutant) of the Week

It’s time for we like to call a “LOUIE Mutant” – a song that embraces the essence of LOUIE in a major way, but somehow becomes another song in it’s own right.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s a time for a new song by the Rubinoos, simply titled “I Love Louie Louie!”

This particular […]

James Williamson w/ Jello Biafra, Alison Mosshart – LOUIE of the Week

Here’s another one for the LOUIE archives – James Williamson of The Stooges did a solo show at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles last month. As fate would have it, the last song of the show was THE SONG!

He is joined by Jello Biafra, Alison Mosshart, Carolyn Wonderland and other assorted all-stars

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Lazymouth – LOUIE of the Week

This week, the LOUIE of the Week award goes to a band known as Lazymouth, based in Sarnia, a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.

They’ve got an interesting groove and they’ve written some original songs in the town they call the “Chemical Valley,” which they describe as being “very unique, beautiful and ugly […]