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Title: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: thebeachboysfan1 on June 24, 2012, 04:28:54 PM
In the song....Mike says a few names.....Whose Larry?  Garry = Garry Usher, Carl = Carl Dennis = Dennis, Dave = David Marks.  So.....whose Larry?  Am I assuming right with those names?
 :-\


Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: JanBerryFarm on June 24, 2012, 04:43:21 PM
Did ya leave out poor Louie Marotta ?


Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: thebeachboysfan1 on June 24, 2012, 04:45:38 PM
Lol, yeah, and Mike mentioned Brian too.


Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: JanBerryFarm on June 24, 2012, 05:05:43 PM
Well. Larry is most likely Larry Mondello. That would be my guess.  :smokin

Based on what follows, I'd better explain that this is just a joke.

Gawd these humorless Beach Boys people.  :lol :lol :lol


Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: Sheriff John Stone on June 24, 2012, 05:26:42 PM
Any chance "Louie's looking out the rear window" is Brian's dog?

"Larry knows he doesn't stand a chance" is for Larry Ferrari, who played the organ on the song.


Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: Jukka on June 25, 2012, 07:19:16 AM
Any chance "Louie's looking out the rear window" is Brian's dog?

I've always understood it this way. Does anyone know for a fact if he already had Louie back then?


Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: AndrewHickey on June 25, 2012, 07:47:05 AM
Any chance "Louie's looking out the rear window" is Brian's dog?

I've always understood it this way. Does anyone know for a fact if he already had Louie back then?

I'd very much doubt it. Louie was named for Lou Adler, and given that Chug-A-Lug was on the band's first album I strongly suspect that Brian wasn't involved enough in Hollywood showbiz circles to name a dog after someone like that...


Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on June 25, 2012, 10:38:28 AM
Any chance "Louie's looking out the rear window" is Brian's dog?

I've always understood it this way. Does anyone know for a fact if he already had Louie back then?

Yes, and he didn't. So... you're wrong.  ;D


Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: JanBerryFarm on June 25, 2012, 11:21:03 AM
Are you people kidding ?

Louie is Louie Marotta of Hawthorne. One of the Beach Boys best friends in the early days.

Somebody back me up on this. Cripes!


Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: Jon Stebbins on June 25, 2012, 12:49:45 PM
Are you people kidding ?

Louie is Louie Marotta of Hawthorne. One of the Beach Boys best friends in the early days.

Somebody back me up on this. Cripes!
Definitely Louie Marotta. Principals have said it in print.

Here's Louie's entry in the Beach Boys FAQ book...

The Wilsonís neighbor and the Beach Boys first roadie and entourage member. Louie borrowed his sisterís surfboard so The Beach Boys could use it for their now iconic publicity shots. He remained a resident of the old Hawthorne neighborhood into the 2000ís, often regaling curious visiting fans with stories about growing up with the Beach Boys. Louie died in 2004 just before the groupís California State Landmark was erected near his home,



Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: JanBerryFarm on June 25, 2012, 01:08:39 PM
Jon Stebbins, my man!
 8) I thank you. And, possibly, Louie Marotta thanks you.  :smokin
(http://cougartown.com/graphics/63louie-marotta.gif)


Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: Jukka on June 25, 2012, 02:27:03 PM
Whoa, this wrecks the whole mental image I've always seen when listening to this song! You know, the lyrics are so lively that the narrative plays like a film in my head. And in that one point I see excited Louie the dog looking through the rear window of the boys' trusty old woodie. I guess I have to replace his face with that of Mr. Marotta.

...Why did that dog have to die (in my mind)?


Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: JanBerryFarm on June 25, 2012, 02:58:42 PM
Whoa, this wrecks the whole mental image I've always seen when listening to this song! You know, the lyrics are so lively that the narrative plays like a film in my head. And in that one point I see excited Louie the dog looking through the rear window of the boys' trusty old woodie. I guess I have to replace his face with that of Mr. Marotta.

...Why did that dog have to die (in my mind)?

Cheer up, Jukka.  ;D When I was many years younger I had a similar 'film' in my mind too. My vision was that Brian, Dennis and Carl had a younger brother named... you guessed it... "Louie"

It wasn't to be. But I felt better when I discovered that Mike had a sweet little sister named Maureen.  ;)


Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: Paulos on June 25, 2012, 03:25:27 PM
Whoa, this wrecks the whole mental image I've always seen when listening to this song! You know, the lyrics are so lively that the narrative plays like a film in my head. And in that one point I see excited Louie the dog looking through the rear window of the boys' trusty old woodie. I guess I have to replace his face with that of Mr. Marotta.

...Why did that dog have to die (in my mind)?


Man, Wrinkles will make you cry...


Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: Craig Boyd on June 25, 2012, 03:30:39 PM
Any chance "Louie's looking out the rear window" is Brian's dog?

I've always understood it this way. Does anyone know for a fact if he already had Louie back then?

Yes, and he didn't. So... you're wrong.  ;D

When did Banana and Louie pass away AGD? I've always wondered that and can't remember reading it anywhere. Always thought Chug-A-Lug was a bit early for it to be about Louie the dog mind so that's cleared that up.  :-D


Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on June 25, 2012, 03:38:41 PM
Any chance "Louie's looking out the rear window" is Brian's dog?

I've always understood it this way. Does anyone know for a fact if he already had Louie back then?

Yes, and he didn't. So... you're wrong.  ;D

When did Banana and Louie pass away AGD? I've always wondered that and can't remember reading it anywhere. Always thought Chug-A-Lug was a bit early for it to be about Louie the dog mind so that's cleared that up.  :-D

Banana was still alive in late June 1971. Best I can do, sorry.


Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: Emdeeh on June 25, 2012, 03:57:09 PM
I knew a guy named Larry S. back in jr. high school in Memphis, who was a transfer from SoCal. He said he played in one of the garage bands that did the sockhop circuit with the early BBs, and claimed to be the Larry in "Chug-a-Lug." He was around the same age as David Marks.



Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: Craig Boyd on June 25, 2012, 03:59:08 PM
Any chance "Louie's looking out the rear window" is Brian's dog?

I've always understood it this way. Does anyone know for a fact if he already had Louie back then?

Yes, and he didn't. So... you're wrong.  ;D

When did Banana and Louie pass away AGD? I've always wondered that and can't remember reading it anywhere. Always thought Chug-A-Lug was a bit early for it to be about Louie the dog mind so that's cleared that up.  :-D

Banana was still alive in late June 1971. Best I can do, sorry.

Ah right thanks anyway.


Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: Mikie on June 25, 2012, 05:42:59 PM
Louie, a dark brown Weimaraner, was also alive in 1971. There's a picture of him behind the group picture that Steve Desper took in Brian's back yard in between sessions for the Surf's Up album. Picture was in Rolling Stone in 1971.



Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: Mikie on June 25, 2012, 05:51:55 PM
Important trivia. Dunno if they all made the Stebbins book but Dave had some Louie stories when he had a message board about 10 years ago. David recounted that he and Louie use to light farts with a cigarette lighter outside on the street 'curb'.

But what normal guy hasn't?  ;D


Title: Re: Chug-A-Lug
Post by: Mark Dillon on June 25, 2012, 06:27:21 PM
And just to add, "Chug-a-Lug" is a great and underrated early BW gem. Only the same guy who wrote a song about Johnny Carson would also write an ode to root beer. I also dig the version by The Untamed Youth on Smiles, Vibes, & Harmony.