Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Louie Louie RIP
There are probably a handful of songs in history that just don't seem to get dull no matter how many times you listen to them and Louie Louie's one of them. Sadly the dude that sang arguably the definitive version, The Kingsmen's Jack Ely, has just shuffled off this mortal coil which is all the excuse I need to pop up the song again. There's a pretty exhaustive history of the track on Wikipedia if you're interested but if not just crank up the volume and let rip (although I wouldn't go quite as bonkers as some of the people on the clip above...you're liable to rupture something).
PS: Here's Motorhead's take on it too. Classic Lemmy.
PPS: Oh go on then, here's the Toots and the Maytals version too.
PPPS: And the Black Flag one...can't leave this one out.