Coming from a family of musicians, Collier was introduced to music at a very early age. With the support of his mother, he learnt to play various instruments and began teaching himself musical theory. His recording career began in his family home, in a room filled with instruments that his mother used to teach violin lessons.
There, he recorded himself singing and playing instruments — usually covers of folk or pop songs — and filmed himself to create visualisations to upload to YouTube. These recordings often featured extreme uses of reharmonisationclose harmonydissonancemicrotonality and polyrhythmsall relatively complex and uncommon concepts in popular music.
Some of these incursions were aided by Collier's rare ability to recognise musical notes by ear, called absolute pitch. His music style is notably eclectic. His first studio album In My Roomin which he harmonized with himself Why Worry (Radio Edit) - Various - Club Sounds Vol.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. English singer, composer and producer. Collier at the Moers Festival Jazz folk funk a cappella rhythm and blues soul.
Musician composer arranger producer. Vocals keyboards piano double bass bass guitar drums guitar mandolin ukulele harpejji. Musical artist. Main article: In My Room album.
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Critic Dave Marsh suggests it is this moment that gives the recording greatness: "[Ely] went for it so avidly you'd have thought he'd spotted the jugular of a lifelong enemy, so crudely that, at that instant, Ely sounds like Donald Duck on helium. And it's that faintly ridiculous air that makes the Kingsmen's record the classic that it is, especially since it's followed by a guitar solo that's just as wacky.
First released in Maythe single was initially issued by the Why Worry (Radio Edit) - Various - Club Sounds Vol. 27 (CD) Jerden label, before being picked up by the larger Wand Records and released by them in October It entered the top ten on the Billboard Hot chart for December 7, and peaked at No. Dominique by the Singing Nun and There!
Another factor in the success of the record may have been the rumor that the lyrics were intentionally slurred by the Kingsmen—to cover up lyrics that were allegedly laced with profanity, graphically depicting sex between the sailor and his lady.
Crumpled pieces of paper professing to be "the real lyrics" to "Louie Louie" circulated among teens. The song was banned on many radio stations and in many places in the United States, including Indiana, where it was personally prohibited by Governor Matthew Welsh. These actions were taken despite the small matter that practically no one could distinguish the actual lyrics. Denials of chicanery by Kingsmen and Ely did not stop the controversy.
The FBI started a month investigation into the matter and concluded they were "unable to interpret any of the wording in the record. Sales of the Kingsmen record were initially so low reportedly that the group considered disbanding. Amused by its slapdash sound, he played it on his program as "The Worst Record of the Week". Despite the slam, listener response was swift and positive. By the end of October, it was listed in Billboard as a regional breakout and a "bubbling under" entry for the national chart.
Meanwhile, the Raiders version, with far stronger promotion, was becoming a hit in California and was also listed as "bubbling under" one week after the Kingsmen debuted on the chart. For a few weeks, the two singles appeared destined to battle each other, but demand for the Kingsmen single acquired momentum and, by the end ofColumbia Records had stopped promoting the Raiders version, as ordered by Mitch Miller.
They had not been paid royalties on the songs since the s. When Jack Ely died on 28 Aprilhis son reported that "my father would say, 'We were initially just going to record the song as an instrumental, and at the last minute I decided I'd sing it.
Then he placed Ely in the middle of his fellow musicians, all in an effort to create a better "live feel" for the recording.
The result, Ely would say over the years, was that he had to stand on his toes, lean his head back and shout as loudly as he could just to be heard over the drums and guitars. These versions appear on multiple 60s hit compilations credited to "Jack Ely formerly of the Kingsmen " or "re-recordings by the original artists".
Columbia Records issued the single nationally in June and it went to number 1 in the West and Hawaii, but only reached number on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot chart. Robert Lindahl, president and chief engineer of NWI and sound engineer on both the Kingsmen and Raiders recordings, noted that the Raiders version was not known for "garbled lyrics" or an amateurish recording technique. Live versions were included on Here They Come! The original Raiders version contains a scarcely audible "dirty lyric" when Mark Lindsay says, "Do she fuck?
That psyches me up! The Kinks recorded "Louie Louie" on October 18, One writer called the two songs "sparse representations of a "Louie Louie" mentality",  Another noted that the "You Really Got Me" riff is "unquestionably a guitar-based piece, [that] fundamentally differs from "Louie Louie" and other earlier riff pieces with which it sometimes is compared",  while another succinctly calls it "a rewrite of the Kingsmen's 'Louie Louie'".
Dave Marsh asserted that the Kinks "blatantly based their best early hits" on the "Louie Louie" riff. Kitts, Davies confirmed that Page suggested that "he write a song like 'Louie Louie'", but denied any direct influence. Biographer Johnny Rogan noted no "Louie Louie" influence, writing that Davies adapted an earlier piano riff to the jazz blues style of Mose Allisonand that he was further influenced by seeing Chuck Berry and Gerry Mulligan in " Jazz on a Summer's Day ", a film about the Newport Jazz Festival.
Rogan also cites brother Dave Davies' distorted power chords as "the sonic contribution that transformed the composition" into a hit song. And Ray copied a lot of his vocal style from that guy [Jack Ely]. After their number 1 hit " Guantanamera ", the Sandpiperswith producer Tommy LiPuma and arranger Nick DeCaro, applied the same soft rock Spanish language approach to "Louie Louie", reaching number 30 on the Billboard Hot chart the highest charting version after the Kingsmen.
With the only instrumental version to make the charts, Travis Wammack reached number on the Bubbling Under Hot in April An early guitar innovator, his proto-fuzztone sound on "Louie Louie" was created by playing through an overdriven drive-in speaker.
Released as a single Atlanticthe track was not included on Wammack's first album in or any thereafter. The Sonics released their version as a single Etiquette ET and included it on the album Boom. Later versions appeared on Sinderella and Live at Easy Street Described as a major influence on punk and garage music worldwide,  the group's characteristic hard-edged, fuzz-drenched sound made their "Louie Louie" version ahead of its time.
They also made it more "fierce and threatening" by altering the traditional chord pattern to the "sinister-sounding" bb. At a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Mothers of Invention keyboardist Don Preston climbed up to the venue's famous pipe organusually used for classical works, and played the signature riff included on the album Uncle Meat.
Quick interpolations of "Louie Louie" also frequently turn up in other Zappa works. Iggy Popwith his group the Stooges and later as a solo performer, recorded multiple versions of "Louie Louie". As the "godfather of punk", he inspired a host of punk rock successors, including many with their own versions as the song became a "live staple for many punk-rock bands of the s".
A live version was released on The Detroit Tapes The last performance of Iggy and the Stooges in at the Michigan Palace in Detroit was featured on Metallic KO in with a version with obscene lyrics. Pop later wrote a new version with political and satirical verses instead of obscenities that was released on American Caesar in The Just Dance video game also featured this version performed by Why Worry (Radio Edit) - Various - Club Sounds Vol.
27 (CD) dancing Iggy Pop avatar. Although musically not a true cover version, Dave Marsh termed " Brother Louie " "one of the truest heirs Richard Berry's 'Louie Louie' ever had" based on its theme of separated lovers and its minor key reprise of the chorus. The original release by Hot Chocolate reached number 7 on the UK singles chart. A cover version by Stories was a number 1 hit in the U. It was a relatively faithful cover of the song, with Clarke 's guitar emulating the Hohner Pianet electric piano riff.
The "deluxe edition" of Overkill included the original version, the BBC version, and two alternate versions. Bluto Blutarsky John Belushi performing "Louie Louie" in National Lampoon's Animal House forever cemented the song's status as a " frat rock " classic and a staple of toga parties. Belushi may have insisted on singing "Louie Louie" because he associated it with losing his virginity, but, according to director John Landisit was included in the screenplay by soundtrack producer Kenny Vance long before Belushi was involved with the project because " In the film, the Deltas were clearly aping the Kingsmen version complete with slurred dirty lyrics, but the setting wasa year before the Kingsmen recording.
Although Richard Berry released his original version of the song inand the song had been popular with local bands in the Northwest following Rockin' Robin Roberts ' single, the mythical Faber College was based on Dartmouth University in the Northeast U. A separate version by Belushi played during the credits and was included on the soundtrack album. The film's soundtrack producer Kenny Vance formerly of Jay and the Americans also released a version with his group The Planotones on the album Dancin' And Romancin'.
The front cover art shows the main verse of the lyrics to "Louie Louie" over a photograph by Edward Colver featuring Black Flag's third singer Dez Cadena. Black Flag's volatile take on the song is incomparable.
No strangers to controversy themselves, the band pummel the song with their trademark pre-Henry Rollins-era guitar sludge, while singer Dez Cadena spits out his nihilistic rewording of the most misunderstood lyrics in rock history. Continued touring, line-up changes, and occasional reunions have resulted in multiple recorded live versions with various lead singers Keith MorrisDez Cadena, Henry Rollins, Ron Reyes, and Mike Vallely. Their rap, with rewritten lyrics, "chronicled a pursuit of the song's real words".
The Fat Boys version was released on the Coming Back Hard Again album on the Tin Pan Apple label, and also on a 12" single and edits and a 7" single edit.
The compilation album Fat Boys On Rewind included it as well. The music video, directed by Scott Kalvertwas a parody of Animal House with food fights, dancing girls, and togas. Dave Marsh in called their version "the last great "Louie Louie" to date". The year also saw multiple rap and hip hop releases with "Louie Louie" sampling see Use in sampling section below.
Written by Mike Binder and directed by Joe RothCoupe de Ville featured an extended scene discussing possible interpretations of the "Louie Louie" lyrics and a closing credit montage of multiple "Louie Louie" versions. The movie trailer also used the Richard Berry and Kingsmen versions. The inclusion of the Kingsmen's "Louie Louie" is a bit of an anachronism in that the film takes place on a trip from Detroit to Florida during the summer of The initial release of the Kingsmen version on the regional Jerden label was in May ofbut no significant regional airplay and chart activity or lyrics controversy occurred until October and its national chart debut was not until early November.
The group's logo paid tribute to the logo of the Kingsmen. In Februaryan outraged parent wrote to Robert F. Kennedythen the Attorney General of the United Statesalleging that the lyrics of "Louie Louie" were obsceneand saying that "The lyrics are so filthy that I can-not [sic] enclose them in this letter. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the complaint,  and looked into the various rumors of "real lyrics" that were circulating among teenagers.
The one person they never interviewed was the man who actually sang the words in question, Jack Ely, whose name apparently never came up because he was no longer with the Kingsmen. A history of the song and its notoriety was published in by Dave Marshbut he was unable to obtain permission to publish the song's actual lyrics.
The lyrics controversy resurfaced briefly in when the superintendent of the school system in Benton Harbor, Michiganrefused to let the marching band at one of the schools play the song in a parade; the superintendent later relented.
Various versions of "Louie Louie" have appeared in the films listed below. The Kingsmen version was used in television commercials for Spaced Invadersbut did not appear in the movie. Since its introduction inCalifornia Games has been ported to more than a dozen gaming platforms, resulting in multiple unique "Louie Louie" versions based on different or improved programmable sound generator PSG chips.
In Microsoft Messenger introduced the Zya Ditty app which allowed users to create short text-to-autotune music videos using a library of pre-licensed songs including "Louie Louie" and others. Beginning inmultiple rap and hip hop artists used audio samples of the keyboard intro and chorus of the Kingsmen version.
In the s, "Louie Louie" became a staple of concert, marching, and pep bands for middle schools, high schools, and colleges and universities in the U.
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