Archival LOUIE REPORTS

(Online Postings created prior to using blog software)

December 2004 (State of the Film, Arnie Ginsburg, Ian Lloyd of Stories, More Ace Records compilations, Clash London Calling 25th Edition package, Sirius Satellite Radio, Dave Marsh, Little Steven Van Zandt, Mojo Nixon, Hunter Hancock, Johnny Flamingo, Greg Shaw, Cookie Holley, Bill Liebowitz)

July 2004 (State of […]

Essential Louie Louies

I’ve had a lot of people asking me where they could obtain certain LOUIE LOUIE recordings. They’ve also asked my opinion on which LOUIE LOUIE recordings I would be consider as “essential” renditions. Be aware that this is an incomplete list, and this list continues to grow as I receive new versions, or reminders […]

RICHARD BERRY (the man who wrote LOUIE LOUIE)

(an appreciation by Eric Predoehl)

Even if this man never wrote “LOUIE LOUIE,” he should go down in history as one of the true pioneers in American rhythm & blues, as one of the great songwriters, singers, and “musical utility men.”

As a songwriter, he created some great hits for The Kingsmen, Etta […]

RIP: Captain Beefheart, visionary (LOUIE of the Week)

Last week, we lost a true visionary with the death of Don Van Vliet, the man also known as Captain Beefheart. Ironically, my last posting in this blog was about his old high school buddy, Frank Zappa, who died 17 years ago.

My friend Theo de Grood of The Louie Louie Pages wrote a […]

The Cramps 1981 – LOUIE of the Week

The recent death of Lux Interior of the Cramps still weighs heavily at LOUIE Central, as do more deaths than I care to think about. Some close friends of mine have also lost some dear people in their lives, and my heart goes out to them.

At the LOUIE Party Yahoo Group, some of my […]

Random Comments on the Music Biz

There’s a few comments I thought I’d share from some folks that know something about the music business.

First, my friend Jack Ely, former singer of the Kingsmen, voice of the world’s most recognizable LOUIE LOUIE recording, wrote an article for Counterpunch.org entitled “Stop Sobbing About Free Music Downloads.”

The suggestions that recordings are produced […]

Pat Moriarity & Blasted BoyZ – LOUIE of the Week

It’s always a hoot when I stumble upon nice musical recordings from an unlikely musicians. I fully expect to find different versions of LOUIE LOUIE by both “up-and-coming” rock bands and “drunken-guys-in-the-garage” doing their interpretations of this iconic melody. A lot of times, it’s a combination of the two.

A couple of weeks ago, […]

Countdown to the LOUIE FEST – 1 day to go..

This morning, the Euro Cafe in Chico, California is the location for the traveling LOUIE REPORT blog. A cup of coffee, a bagel, and some early morning WiFi access is just the ticket for jump-starting my big day of driving. If I wanted to go straight to Tacoma, Mapquest estimates a 10 hour drive. We’ll […]

Countdown to the LOUIE FEST – 2 days to go..

Sometime on Thursday, after I take care of a little business meeting in San Francisco that afternoon, I begin my roadtrip to the Pacific Northwest. I was hoping to show a rough cut of the film to some of my friends in my Tacoma, but that’s just not gonna happen this time. I was also […]

BIG Berlin LOUIE LOUIE Party- Wednesday, May 9

This Wednesday, May 9th, there’s going to be a big LOUIE LOUIE party in Berlin, Germany.

One Song. One Night. 1001 Versions! A massive celebration of the 50th anniversary of the song! A big LOUIE LOUIE contest! LOUIE LOUIE films! LOUIE LOUIE gambling with LOUIE LOUIE Bingo! Lots of prizes!

WOW! I […]