A History Lesson With Booze

FBI vs. The Kingsmen and the ‘Louie Louie’

The FBI declared the song's lyrics were "unintelligible at any speed."

Play
Pause
0:00

This week back in 1965, the FBI wrapped up their 31-month investigation into whether the song “Louie Louie” violated federal obscenity laws. Toast the Kingsmen’s mush-mouthed garage-rock classic with an updated take on a frat-party standard: The Kamikaze. “The Louie Louie,” as created for the DPD by David Welch, bar manager and co-owner of Lincoln restaurant in Portland, Oregon.

Ingredients:
In a shaker, combine:

  • 1 oz. Medoyeff vodka
  • 1 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz Aperol

Instructions:
Add ice, shake, pour into a glass and slug it down quick. Repeat until speechless.

Episode: