Thursday, October 17, 2013

If you're gonna cover "Louie Louie," this is how you do it.

Man, I've got pop culture anniversaries on the mind this week. Yesterday I wrote about Superman turning 75, and today I'm writing about The Kingsmen's "Louie Louie" turning 50. So, "Louie Louie," arguably the first big garage hit, turns 50. To be honest, it feels like it's older than that to me, but it was released in 1963 so there you go. Portland power-poppers The Cry! have recorded a cover of it to celebrate the song's birthday and they somehow managed to recruit original original Kingsmen guitarist Mike Mitchell to join them in the studio and lay down some leads. Pretty neat, huh? Give it a listen and download it if you wanna add it to your collection.

[h/t Power Pop Overdose]


Ray Nelsen said...

We appreciate the love. It was loads of fun to work with the "old" guy... he shredded... The CRY!

Tankboy said...

Sweet! Now I just need to track down more of your own music. I dig what I've heard!