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Louie Louie Download Archives

This page has the text from the previously available versions that I have had on the download page

Here are a few bootleg versions of Louie Louie.  First is a version by Ace Frehley, the original guitarist for Kiss.  It was recorded in July 1995 in San Diego.  It's really just the chorus, with Ace stopping abruptly and saying "just kidding."

A few weeks later, Ace Frehley and the rest of the original Kiss members reunited for the first time during the taping of MTV Unplugged.  Here, Ace led Kiss in a brief performance of Louie Louie - again, just the chorus, with Ace saying "just kidding" afterwards.

Here is a bootleg recording by Marshall Crenshaw.  This one is pretty hard to find, but it's far superior to the Kiss / Ace Frehley versions.

Next is bootleg recording by the White Stripes.  Recorded live at Union Square, New York, NY on 1 October 2002.  It's a medley of Farmer John and Louie Louie.

Here is a rap version by Young MC.  A well-known Young MC version appears on the soundtrack to the motion picture Coupe de Ville.  But this version, in which Young MC actually raps, is only on the 12" single.

This next one is a bit of a mystery.  I found it on the web, but there was no information about the artist or anything else about it.  It's a techno version that extensively samples from the Kingsmen's original version.  If anyone can identify this, please contact me and let me know what it is. 

The next one is a rare version by the American Foxes.  It's on a 2004 LP release on the German label Thunderwoman (on orange vinyl).  The CD was supposed to be released in the states, but it doesn't seem to have materialized.  I don't think it's in print anywhere right now, but since it still might be released on CD, I'm only going to keep this one up here long enough to share with a few friends.