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AND NOW FOR SOMETHINGCOMPLETELY DIFFERENT — 12 Comments

  1. well, my pet birds certainly liked that one. They chortled along while it was playing. And my foot was tapping. So, I guess that all means it was good fun.

  2. Several years ago a local magazine published the words, and they were completely G rated. It’s a song about a sailor coming home to his girlfriend, nothing more. Of course, back in high school, we would have been bitterly disappointed to learn this.

  3. Several years ago a local magazine published the words, and they were completely G rated. It’s a song about a sailor coming home to his girlfriend, nothing more

    Maybe cuz the X-rated exploits were all back on the ship?

    “Me gotta go (friggin-in-the-riggin) now!”

    ;-p

  4. The local high school band has played “Louie, Louie” at the halftimes of the football games for the last few years. I just wish that they sounded as good at the band in the first track.

  5. Ian Whitcomb performs regularly at Cantalini’s, in Playa del Rey, just a stone’s throw from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Not long ago, I took a few friends to hear a wonderful acoustic set. A real treat.

  6. Thanks, Joe, for the update. I did know that he was still working (as opposed to dies young and left a beautiful corpse) but I have no idea of what he is doing now.

    The “Louie Louie” track is not indicative of his early works, in fact, I think he originally released it under a pseudonym. His early stuff was melodic pop with weird lyrics performed quite theatrically. He was a lot more talented than many of his generation who went on to become mega-famous but ain’t that often the case?