Palmetto State in 1983 – LOUIE of the Week

This month, I decided I’m going to share more rarities from the E.P. video archives. I’m sitting on a lot of unreleased footage, and my documentary is taking longer to finish than I’d like, so I think it’s time to share some footage while people are still alive to enjoy it all.

Here’s Palmetto State, one of the bands that performed at the infamous KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon that inspired this project. This is semi-raw footage, and I made no effort whatsoever to clean up the audio using the radio air check tapes.

If you’re expecting beautiful harmonies or even instruments in tune, you’ve come to the wrong place. On the other hand, if you enjoy inspired performances by some folks are having a helluva lotta fun, this stuff is priceless. I believe I have model releases for most of these people, and it was a long time ago, so if you can help me identify these folks, and maybe send ’em my way, that would be appreciated.

This is KFJC version #358 of the 800+ unique versions that were broadcast at this crazy college radio station.

It’s also the LOUIE of the Week! Enjoy…

1 comment to Palmetto State in 1983 – LOUIE of the Week

  • C. Terry Rodgers

    This is not the KFJC version of Palmetto State doing “Louie Louie”. Instead,it is the audio recorded from the camera. The original Palmetto State “Louie Louie”
    version was broadcast halfway in mono and the other half in stereo due to the band not wanting to do a sound check before performing. They did not want to practice the song even once before performing as they wanted this version to be as raw and original as possible. This caused a problem for the sound guys in the studio. Most of the players on this video were invited by the band to join them during this one day to celebrate “Louie Louie”. Some of these players were later music professionals. There are “radio broadcast” versions of this performance around. The best of luck finding them.

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