Freddie & the Screamers – LOUIE of the Week

“A Little Sea Shanty” is the way Barry Curtis liked to describe it.

Along with Freddie Dennis, Andy Parypa and Steve Peterson, they are a mixture of former and current members of the Kingsmen (and one former member of the Sonics) performing live at Ted Brown Music Outreach “Bands for a Benefit” at Louie […]

(ex-Black) FLAG 2013 Performance – LOUIE of the Week

From the YouTube description….

In 1979, Black Flag played their first show at Moose Lodge 1873 in Redondo Beach, California. Last night, more than 34 years later, Flag — a group comprised of former members Keith Morris (vocals), Chuck Dukowski (bass), Dez Cadena (guitar/vocals) and Bill Stevenson (drums), with Descendents/All guitarist Stephen Egerton — […]

killthewaves = LOUIE of the Week

Whenever possible, I try to find a distinctly unique version of the song LOUIE LOUIE for the ongoing weekly showcase at this LOUIE blog of mine.

This week is one of those special moments that make me go “AHA!” It’s not only a very different sounding version, using AutoTune (or similar technology) electronic effects […]

Yes, today is….

For those of you that might have forgotten, today, April 11, is International Louie Louie Day!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 recording of the Kingsmen’s recording!

Here’s a recycled snippet of a comic strip created 6 years ago…

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Celebrating All Things LOUIE- LOUIE of the Week

This week, we celebrate the essence of LOUIE LOUIE with INTERNATIONAL LOUIE LOUIE DAY on Thursday, April 11th.

Julian Savage assembled a nice little video compilation to celebrate this very special day, using pieces of different LOUIE LOUIE recordings and fun little dance sequences from various movies and television shows.

We’ll use this […]

Twas 50 years ago today….

Would you believe that today, April 6th, is the 50th anniversary of the day The Kingsmen stepped into a studio to record to create what they initially thought was a “terrible version” of song that was a regional hit for Rockin’ Robin Robert & The Fabulous Wailers?

Funny how things turn out sometimes…


RIP: Paul Williams, writer, Crawdaddy publisher

Rock journalist Paul Williams passed away on the evening of March 27th, and it’s taken me a week to come up with the proper words to pay tribute to the man.

I’m very glad to see a wealth of decent obituaries on Paul from major publications, each acknowledging his historic role in creating […]

Pedrito Ramirez con los Yogis – LOUIE of the Week

This week, we celebrate Pedrito Ramirez con los Yogis (Discos Angelo 1965) from Los Angeles, California