Louie’s back in town

Two good listens re: “Louie Louie”

1 – “Louie Louie”: The Strange Journey of the Dirtiest Song Never Written (KCRW podcast/documentary)
2 – July 2002 interview w/Dave Marsh on Speaking Freely, primarily about “LL”

Incidentally, I’ve finally pulled Marsh’s “Louie Louie” book off the shelf. I hope it lives up to its provocative subtitle (The History and Mythology of the World’s Most Famous Rock ‘n Roll Song; Including the Full Details of Its Torture and Persecution at the Hands of the Kingsmen, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, and a Cast of Millions; and Introducing for the First Time Anywhere, the Actual Dirty Lyrics).

2 thoughts on “Louie’s back in town

  1. Thanks for sending that, Jim. Quite interested in reading the Donna piece. Took a very brief scan and the first line I zoomed in on (presumably about “Love to Love You Baby”): “It’s the hottest thing since pubic hair.”


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