Saturday, 22 March 2008

Yer Rock & Roll 8

A couple of standards for part 8 of this now more than occasional series. The first is Louie Louie, which was written in 1955 in the style of a Jamaican ballad. It has been covered by everyone and his cat but the best-known version was by one hit wonders the Kingsmen. Now here's where it gets a bit weird. Rumours circulated that the words were slurred (which they were) to cover up obscenity in the lyrics (which they were not). Grubby pieces of paper with the 'true lyrics' were circulated. The FBI investigated (yes really!). On this clip someone has gone to the bother of transcribing the 'true lyrics'. No rude stuff at all except possibly when the drummer allegedly dropped his stick and exclaims two words, first word 'oh'.

The second clip is La Bamba which again has been recorded by everyone and his cat. This is the Los Lobos version (I resisted putting up the Slipknot version but take a look on YouTube - seriously bizarre). Apparently, it's a Mexican folk song in origin but the best known version is by Richie valens who died with Buddy Holly in well-known plane crash.

And Happy Easter to my readers :D


Anonymous said...

Top Tunes, Bunny, Top Tunes!!
A Happy Easter to Yourself, Mrs Bunny and all the er, Bunnylets...!!

Mr Pineapples said...

Wabit...listen....why are you putting these dreadful clips on your blog?

Why not a bit of decent music.

P someimes thinks that you are trying to wind us all up sometimes

Are you?

Verdant Earl said...

Random Earl Trivia: Slipknot's "Duality" is Gia's ringtone for me when I call her cell. I'm not a fan of the band, but I dig that song. They are creepy!

white rabbit said...

Earl - they are not normal. It's a young person thing. I'm tempted to do a young person Rock & Roll thing but I may mess it up bigtime. I'm so trying not to put up your Brad Neely 'Washington Washington' clip as well but it's just a matter of time before I crack...

Mr Pineapples said...

Wabbitt - you cracked years ago old mate

I had a pal once who played rubbish music like you; he even went along to Paris to see the grave from that bloke from the Doors.

P bets you have been there too.

Anonymous said...

You just can't educate shit in a burberry cap, can you? (I refer the jury to the above comment)