This week’s LOUIE is a 30 year old version of the song performed by The Electric Ferrets, with some very interesting back history..
Music video of The Electric Ferrets doing one of their earliest psychedelic onslaughts of sound, “Louie Louie,” recorded in a State College, PA attic in 1983. The band eventually reformulated itself as a notable indie punk outfit in Southern California, releasing records produced by Jeff Dahl and Lee Joseph on the Dionysus and Sympathy For The Record Industry labels in the early 1990’s.
This video features footage originally shot in State College in early 1984, but which remained unseen and unedited until 1992 (thus the appearance during the video’s opening television channel surfing montage of material dating from the 90’s. The video was edited by Beef Productions, which turned it into a feature for inclusion on “The Eat More Carp Show,” as well as distribution among a variety of public access television shows around the country in the 90’s.