Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Dec 11, 2011 11:29:19 GMT
One of the most famous covers The Doors played in the Historical respect it had to their story.
Very popular with Ray Manzarek and his brothers band Rick & The Ravens it was believed to be the first time Jim Morrison took to the stage and sang a song. In May 1965 Ray invited Jim and several of his other UCLA mates on stage at a Ravens gig to perform what was described as a searing Louie Louie. When Ray and Jim became The Doors the band continued to play the song during their London Fog engagement although it is not known if they took it with them to The Whisky as by then their own song repertoire had grown.
Louie Louie" was an American rock 'n' roll song written by Richard Berry in 1955 for his group The Pharaohs. It has become a standard in pop and rock, with hundreds of versions recorded by different artists. The song was originally written and performed in the style of a Jamaican ballad; and tells, in simple verse-chorus form, the first-person story of a Jamaican sailor returning to the island to see his lady love.
The most famous version was by The Kingsmen which was enhanced by the fact the FBI investigated the song for evidence that the word 'fuck' was in there disguised by the deliberate slurring of the lyric. As with many of these ridiculous notions nothing at all ever came of it and it was thought to have been a simple marketing ploy with the band themselves starting the rumour.