Motorheadache – LOUIE (tribute) of the Week

Today, we bring you a band that’s NOT Motorhead, but a band that’s so good at replicating ’em that you may have to pinch yourself…

Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you Motorheadache, providing this week’s LOUIE, live at Selby!

Of course, no Motorhead tribute band worth a damn can ever NOT play […]

Atomic Suplex – LOUIE of the Week

My friend Joe Macoll turned me onto the recording of LOUIE LOUIE by Atomic Suplex.

Here’s a little description from the band on how they came to record this song…

We don’t really do covers but when we were rehearsing for our second album a couple of years ago we did for some reason […]

Zodiac (Dutch Glam Rock Disco) – LOUIE of the Week

This week, we point the LOUIE spotlight at a 1976 recording by a Dutch band known as Zodiac.

The band Zodiac was formed in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), featuring members of Crown’s Clan. I wasn’t able to find out details on all six of the band members, but some of the core players included vocalist […]

The Stabilisers + Armitage Shanks “Louie Louie Music” – LOUIE of Week

My friend Joe Maccoll shared some information about a song called “Louie Louie Music,” which was covered by his band the Stabilisers.

The original version of the song was done by Armitage Shanks!

(YouTube description) Louie Louie Music by Armitage Shanks from the album Louie Louie Music EP Released 2012-05-18 on Little Teddy […]

Alexander Surmont of Belgium – LOUIE of the Week

This week, I’m going to do a little bit of recycling.

This week, the world is thinking about Belgium after the awful incident in Brussels.

Last year, around this time, I shared a clip that featured a performance by my friend Alexander Surmont of Belgium. He did a wonderful Italian version of LOUIE LOUIE […]

RIP: David Bowie (aka Davie Jones) – LOUIE of the Week

Once upon a time in 1964, a 17 year old teenager named David Robert Jones began his musical recording career with a band called Davie Jones with the King Bees. Their initial record was a 45rpm single that featured “Li’l Liza Jane”, an old standard on the A-Side.

For the B-Side, the band covered […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alexander Surmont – Italian LOUIE of the Week

With three days before the very FIRST Italian LOUIE LOUIE Marathon, the time was right to share a very cool Italian version of the song, which far as I know, has NEVER been shared publicly!

Alexander Surmont of Belgium provided a magnificent Italian language version of LOUIE LOUIE for the LOUIE LOUIE documentary project […]