Black shiny FBI shoes pour into the Jamaican roots of the The Kingsmen’s cover of the Richard Berry tune Louie Louie. In 1965 an outraged parent penned a letter to RFK, then the Attorney General of the US, stating that the lyrics were obscene. After two years of investigation by the FBI, the Feds concluded that the recording was unintelligle and the song played on and rock and roll history was cemented and we all fell in love with songs we had no idea what hell they were talking about and we laughed we sang we interlocked arms and belted Louie Louie at 4 o’clock in the morning…Me gotta go
If the cast of characters from 1971’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory started a indie pop band and practiced for months on end surround by rivers of chocolate, with giant edible mushrooms, with oompa loompa back up singers, Verruca Salt belting beautiful behind her pigtails, Gene Wilder on production, Charlie’s Grandpa rockin a solid beat on the skins, and Charlie’s mellow gold curls shining as the ukulele plucks infectiously it would have sounded like Opus Orange’s delicious pop tracks…Do you have a golden ticket?
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