Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Swamp Rats - Hey Joe!

More Hey Joe today. This time from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where the meanest, nastiest, dirtiest, loudest garage band to ever walk the Earth released their take on Hey Joe in 1966 on the local label, St. Clair Records.

By the way, the Flip-Side of this single was featured in our Louie Louie love fest back in 2012. Check it out here.


  1. Pretty sure the vocals here have very little in common with the original! Gonna make you pay! This one includes a whistle too, just like the second version by the Leaves. Every Hey Joe should have a whistle somewhere in it.

    The fade out on this is way, way, way premature!

    1. Premature end? They were teenage boys, after all.