Archive | Apr 04, 2017

Certain Songs #839: The Kingsmen – “Louie, Louie”

Album: The Kingsmen in Person
Year: 1963

While the number of cover versions of Richard Berry’s original 1955 version of “Louie, Louie” number in the hundreds, thousands, maybe even millions at this point, none of them will ever top the Kingsmen’s iconic version. None of them.

That’s because it might literally be the most awesome artifact of pure snottiness ever recorded. From the first drawn-out electric piano note to the last drum crash, everything about this recording says “fuck you.”