This week, the LOUIE spotlight is pointed at THE CRY, who created a fine little video to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kingsmen‘s iconic recording.
Within a few hours after initially publishing this blog post, I received an update ….
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of The Kingsmen releasing their classic version of this American rock standard. On Sunday September 29th, Original Kingsmen lead guitarist MIKE MITCHELL went back into the studio to re-cord his famous lead guitar solo with one of todays most energetic and talented young lead guitarist MIKE MITCHELL went back into the studio to re-cord his famous lead guitar solo with one of todays most energetic and talented young garage bands, “The CRY!”
The results are EPIC! Of course, like the original, the track was recorded in Portland, Oregon (this time at Fetish Pop Studio’s) and features Mike’s epic lead solo. Joining Mike on Guitar is The CRY!’s Brian Crace. The two pickers immediately found chemistry and (true to the garage genre) only took three takes to get the final leads tracked. The CRY! front man Ray Nelsen’s punky lead vocal style fits perfectly (and we can actually understand the lyrics!) Bassist Dave Berkham and Drummer Kurt Lavon deliver the goods filling out the rhythm section and backing vocals. In celebration of this song (and a half century of togas, beer and frat parties) Mike is joining The CRY! in releasing this OFFICIAL 50th ANNIVERSARY VERSION for FREE DOWNLOAD.
The official band website is TheCryPDX.com
Monte Von Struck added…
This version has been chosen to bee featured in the new movie documentary ‘Animal House of the Blues’ due out in late spring of 2014 – an official video is on its way soon as well..
I love the idea of an “Animal House of Blues!” – my kind of movie!
In the meantime, here’s the UN-official video, which I discovered and shared before I knew about the Mike Mitchell connection…