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Black Flag - “Louie, Louie”

Before Henry Rollins joined the hardcore punk band as lead singer, Dez Cadena was providing the vocals for Black Flag. When the band decided to cover “Louie, Louie,” Cadena ended up taking a lot of the lyrics and rewording them to his liking. Given that The Kingsmen’s 1963 version of the song, as well as the original version by Robert Berry, had a ton of lyrics that didn’t really make any sense anyway, it seemed perfectly fine that Black Flag tailored the song to fit their style.

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