The Return of the Invasion of MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE

In the course of my promotion of the upcoming KFJC radio special about LOUIE LOUIE, I somehow neglected to the name of this very special event.

“The Return of the Invasion of MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE” is what this 4 hour event shall be called, referencing the original “MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE” marathon that started this whole […]

Frank Zappa – LOUIE of the Week, KFJC Mayhem, and other Zappa memories

For the past couple of days, I’ve been thinking about Frank Zappa. One of my favorite experiences seeing Zappa live took place in 1980 at the Berkeley Community Theater, in Berkeley, CA.

At the time, there was a bit crazy chaos in getting a bunch of friends together to see this particular show. […]

More on the KFJC marathon + 50th Anniversary

There’s a few things to note regarding the infamous “Maximum LOUIE LOUIE” marathon at KFJC radio.

First, here’s a clip that I borrowed from the KFJC.org website:

This clip is a sampling of some of the local TV news coverage of this August 1983 event.

Second, the Mountain View Voice newspaper recently posted an […]

Neil Young performs LOUIE LOUIE for KFJC

Today, I’m sharing a special clip from the archives of the as-yet unfinished documentary.

Neil Young performs a unique performance of the song “LOUIE LOUIE” during the legendary KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon of 1983.

This video clip was assembled from footage shot during the KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE event, but I’ve used some […]

Yet another image from KFJC marathon

Here’s a tasty nugget from the past. Long before I ever thought about producing a documentary on the song LOUIE LOUIE, I created a little photo illustration to promote the then-upcoming KFJC radio marathon. I asked a few friends (Melinda Fletcher and Terry Hopkins) if they wouldn’t mind participating in a little film-noir-type photo […]

KFJC Tomb of the Unknown LOUIEs, part 1

Twenty-four years ago, there was a crazy LOUIE LOUIE marathon that attempted to break all world records. For six months, there was a serious effort by college radio station KFJC to track down every known version of the song. Bands were solicited. Every student that took a course in radio production at Foothill College […]

The Next LOUIE LOUIE Marathon

Monday was quite a day for LOUIE LOUIE appreciators. Big Baboo’s show from Moab, Utah was really a lot of fun. I got interviewed on the radio, Stretch Riedle (creator of the legendary KFJC Maximum LOUIE marathon) was interviewed, and even a former Kingsmen vocalist called in with a live impromptu version. There were a […]

Maximum GHOST RIDERS, aka “you can’t get rid of Phil Dirt that easily…”

Phil Dirt, one of the folks behind the legendary “Maximum LOUIE LOUIE” KFJC marathon of 1983, who was thought to be retiring from KFJC is helping out with another crazy KFJC marathon that’s happening this Saturday.

I quote the man himself:

KFJC’s Austin Space space is doing his annual “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky” special […]

RIP: Grant Hart of Hüsker Dü – LOUIE of the Week

Today, we learned that Grant Hart of Hüsker Dü passed away from kidney cancer at the age of 56.

Grant was best known as the drummer and co-songwriter for Hüsker Dü, a three-piece punk band from Minnesota.

Hüsker Dü had a nine year run, starting off in 1979, and eventually breaking up […]

In Search of 1983 Tacoma Dome show footage!

I thought I’d throw out yet another public request as I continue my search for media coverage of the 1983 Tacoma Dome event that featured the only time Richard Berry ever appeared with the Fabulous Wailers.

The date was Wednesday, December 28, 1983, just a few months after KFJC Radio had their legendary 63 […]