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Louie, Louie

Many, many, many years ago, a small rock group called The Kingsmen had a surprising hit with what would go on to become one of the most instantly-recognizable – and least-intelligible – songs of the twentieth century – “Louie Louie”.

I’m not a huge fan of the song, but enjoy oddball trivia as much as the next nerd, so I am familiar – as most people reading this are, I expect – with the curious history of the song, which includes a fairly involved investigation by the FBI, who attempted to determine whether, as some people had complained, the lyrics “secretly” contained obscenities. (Whatever set of supposed obscenities it contained were much, much milder than anything you’d hear in a rap song today, of course. Oh, how the times have changed…)
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