An apology to “Louie, Louie”

I realize my previous post was perhaps not sufficiently deferential to “Louie, Louie.”  It is, of course, a work of immense cultural and artistic significance — just not a song you want to hear after a presidential assassination.  I used to own a tape of Rhino’s “The Best of Louie, Louie,” which of course includes the hit Kingsmen version, plus — my favorite — a rockin’ rendition by the Rice University Marching Owl Band.  There are even versions where you can hear the actual lyrics, not that the lyrics are necessary to enjoy the song.

Here are the Kingsmen in all their unintelligible glory:

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