She’s So Fine


As reported in Wikipedia:  “In 1973[Kim] Fowley produced three recordings by Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids for the film American Graffiti (1973).  These songs were ‘At the Hop’, ‘Louie Louie’ and ‘She’s So Fine’.”  Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids (now known as Flash Cadillac) is a retro-rock band who appeared in the film under the name Herbie and the Heartbeats.  They formed in Boulder, Colorado in 1969 and are still active more than 40 years later. 


At the Hop” and “She’s So Fine” (but not “Louie Louie”) are included on the official 1973 soundtrack album, entitled 41 Original Hits from the Soundtrack of American Graffiti, where the songs are presented in the same order that they appeared in the film.  The other 39 songs on the soundtrack album are the original hits by the original artists, having been recorded between 1954 and 1964


(January 2015/1)


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At the Hop was also featured in the nostalgic 1973 hit movie American Graffiti, an early film among the credits for both George Lucas (director) and Francis Ford Coppola (producer). Unlike the other rock and roll hits featured in the film (which were by the original artists and were found only in the soundtrack), three songs were performed in the film by another rock and roll revival band, Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids. At the Hop, Louie Louie and an original composition by the band called She’s So Fine” were performed “live” by Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids (under the name of Herbie and the Heartbeats) in the dance party sequence in the film.  Louie Louie did not appear on the double-LP soundtrack album, 41 Original Hits from the Soundtrack of American Graffiti, though At the Hop and She’s So Fine did.
Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids (now known as Flash Cadillac) are still around, having released five albums; three singles by the group made the Billboard Hot 100.
(August 2015)
Last edited: March 22, 2021