I am throwing the glove down.
I want your best takes on Louie Louie, that song that every band has played at least once. Versions that make the original pale and run screaming.
- Has to be recognizable as Louie, Louie
- Has to be available somewhere
- No reggae
My contender — The Sonics. In comparison, the “seminal” version by Black Flag version is wussy and weak. And given that The Sonics recorded theirs in 1966, it just proves that this band was the genesis of driving, power garage punk.
Bring them on.