“Louie Louie” is one of the great anthems of rock. But the back story is even crazier than its (unintelligible) lyrics.
The Wrecking Crew. The Funk Brothers. These session player groups made names for themselves outside of New York, but NYC had its own players and sound.
There was certainly a transition in music from the 1950s to the 1960s. But 1950s pop music wasn’t simplistic or sappy as some would have you believe.
“Sixty Minute Man” is one of those early rock hits that presaged some of the sexier songs to come. But few would outrank its nascent raunchiness.