“Who do you turn to when your teenage daughter buys and brings home pornographic or obscene materials being sold along with objects directed and aimed at the teenage market in every City, Village and Record shop in this nation? My daughter brought home a record of “LOUIE LOUIE” and I, after reading that the record had been banned from being played on the air because it was obscene, proceeded to try to decipher the jumble of words. The lyrics are so filthy that I can-not enclose them in this letter. I would like to see these people, The “artists”, the Record company and the promoters prosecuted to the full extent of the law. This land of ours is headed for an extreme state of moral degradation what with this record, the biggest hit movies and the sex and violence exploited on T.V.”
^^ Excerpt from a parent’s letter to the FBI, regarding the lyrical content of “Louie Louie.” The FBI spent 31 months investigating the song. Louie Louie: definition of a classic.