Louie Louie: The History and Mythology of the World's Most Famous Rock 'n Roll Song; Including the Full Details of Its Torture and Persecution at the Hands of the Kingsmen, J. Edgar Hoover's FBI, and a Cast of Millions; and Introducing for the First Time

Louie Louie: The History and Mythology of the World's Most Famous Rock 'n Roll Song; Including the Full Details of Its Torture and Persecution at the Hands of the Kingsmen, J. Edgar Hoover's FBI, and a Cast of Millions; and Introducing for the First Time

by Dave Marsh

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Overview

A new edition of Dave Marsh's classic work on the three-chord song that rocked the world

"A tale as compelling as any John Grisham thriller."
-Rolling Stone

"Dave Marsh's Louie Louie is part rant, part rock criticism and part cultural analysis, with a good dose of Ripley's Believe It or Not! thrown in."
-The New York Times Book Review

"Marsh keeps the story of one trashy song interesting by revealing how 'three chords and a cloud of dust' contains within it the history and future of rock 'n' roll."
-Booklist

"What you don't know about 'Louie Louie' probably won't hurt you. But everything you need to know is in Marsh's book, including the lyrics-the real ones and the ones people thought they heard. If there is a better measure of your pop-cultural IQ, I don't know where to find it."
-USA Today   Since his days as the original editor of Creem, Dave Marsh has been revered as one of rock's greatest critics. During the 70s he was record editor at Rolling Stone, and in 1983 he founded Rock & Roll Confidential. His other books include Glory Days: Bruce Springsteen in the 1980s (1987), and Before I Get Old: The Story of the Who (1983).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780472025237
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 03/10/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 938,155
File size: 339 KB

Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgments 1. "Let's Give It to 'Em, Right Now!" 2. A Tale of 300 Ditties 3. Birth of the "Lou"s 4. "Louie" in Limbo 5. "Louie" Unleashed 6. Spanish Castle Magic 7. "Louie" Come Home 8. Every Termite a King 9. "Louie" Who? 10. Combating Merchants of Filth: The Role of "Louie Louie" 11. The "Louie" Generation 12. In Search of the Ultimate "Louie" 13. "Louie" Marches On 14. The Return of "Louie Louie" 15. "Louie" Reaches Nirvana Maximum "Louie Louie": A Discography Index

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