Thursday, October 15, 2009

More Cowbell

More Cowbell I don't know about you; but I love songs with a lot of "Cowbell". Here's a link to the classic Saturday Night Live skit called "More Cowbell" with Christopher Walken as producer "Bruce Dickenson" and Will Ferrell as "Gene Frenkle" on the cowbell. The band here is playing the song "Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult and "Bruce has the fever for more cowbell".

Other notable songs with a cowbell include "Time Has Come Today" by the "Chambers Brothers Band", "Honky Tonk Woman" by the "Rolling Stones", and "Mississippi Queen" by "Mountain" . What is your favorite cowbell influenced song?

I remember growing up in Simsbury, Connecticut my Mom used to call me for dinner when I was outside playing with the neighborhood kids either in the woods across the street from our house or playing in the small stream and pond down the road by yelling "Riiiicccckkkkyyyyy, and ringing a cowbell from outside our back door. Other neighborhood Moms would also call their kids as well; so sometimes the Connecticut hills were alive with the sounds of "Riiiicccckkkkiyyyyy ring,ring,ring,ring, ring, Miichaaaeeelll, Beeeernnniieeee, and Bruuuuccceeee," among others in a chorus of homecoming dinner announcements. So, similar to the famous Pavlov and the dog experiments hearing my Mom ring the cowbell would make my mouth salivate at the prospect of a yummy dinner.