The Sonics
Country USA City Tacoma, Washington
Label Etiquette Records Cat. # ET-23
Song title Louie Louie Album title
Recorded 1966 Released 1966
Style garage rock Format 45
Time 3:00 Language english
Also on Rhino Vol.1
There is also apparently an early live version on the album "The Savage Young Sonics" (Norton NW 909) recorded at the Lake City Teen Club in 1963 (three years before their studio version was recorded).


The Sonics
Country USA City Tacoma, Washington
Label Bomp Records Cat. # BLP 4011
Song title Louie Louie Album title Sinderella - the 1980 tapes
Recorded 1980 Released 1980
Style garage rock Format LP
Time 4:10 Language english
Dramatically different from the other Sonics' version. This were actually Gerry Roslie and a Seattle group called The Invaders. According to Buck Ormsby the owner of Bomp! Records, Greg Shaw, more or less conned Gerry into recording the album with the promise that if Gerry didn't like it, it would not be released. Gerry didn't like it, but it was issued anyway, which soured Gerry on the whole music thing and he went back to being a recluse.