As late as the '60s, Portland, Oregon, was still considered a wretched hive of scum and villainy (okay, fine, so we have "shanghai tunnels" under the downtown area). So when this boozy Portland party band had a national hit with their unintelligible cover of Richard Berry's "Louie Louie," everyone assumed they had to have turned it into something dirty. This collection has all their hits and then some — their repertoire was mostly juiced-up covers (dig their ridiculous version of Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns '"Don't You Just Know It"), but they made a lot of them their own, especially P.F. Sloan's uber-appropriate "That's Cool, That's Trash."
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