September 16th, 2008 | by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL Music | Posted In: Cut of the Day

Computerization, "Kingsmen," LocalCut Song Cycle (Part 3 of 5)

     
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mepic2 We're mining history, y'all, with this Cut of the Day. Well, Computerization is at least. In this third installment of Computerization's custom LocalCut series, he again tackles another vital Portland band. While things were decidedly contemporary and Scottish last week, now we're going back to 1963 with this jam about seminal Portland act the Kingsmen—famous for both its rendition of "Louie, Louie" and for creating the de facto marching band anthem out of it.

With this cut, Computerization lays the group's history out for us over a beat very much like that scandalous "Louie, Louie" song itself. Choice lines include: "Enunciation, baby/ It's not their thing." True that. The song winds its way from the band's formation to a chaotic and confusing disintegration. The quintet has had a total of 23 members. I recommend going to the Kingsmen Wikipedia page to read up on the band while listening to this jam. A little history never hurt anyone!

[audio:Kingsmen.mp3]

Links:
Computerization
The Kingsmen Official Site
Computerization Song 1: LocalCut Theme Song
Computerization Song 2: Loch Lomond

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