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Best Use of Cowbell in a Song

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Best Use of Cowbell in a Song

Post by moldyoldie » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:25 am

My choice is "Whiskey Train" - Procol Harum

Yours?


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Re: Best Use of Cowbell in a Song

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Re: Best Use of Cowbell in a Song

Post by Vic Doucette » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:57 pm

Grazing in the Grass by Hugh Masakela.


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Re: Best Use of Cowbell in a Song

Post by TC Talks » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:12 pm

Vic Doucette wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:57 pm
Grazing in the Grass by Hugh Masakela.
Good one!


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Re: Best Use of Cowbell in a Song

Post by moldyoldie » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:37 pm

Another good one, "Time Has Come Today" - The Chambers Brothers
(I linked the long version)

I'm thinking cowbell was mainly used as a "natural" sound effect here, much like "Grazing in the Grass", as well as a rhythm instrument.


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Re: Best Use of Cowbell in a Song

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Mississippi Queen



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Hey Ladies The Beastie Boys...


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Re: Best Use of Cowbell in a Song

Post by Realist » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:04 pm

No one has mentioned the song that inspired the classic SNL sketch “Don’t fear the reaper” by BOC 😳



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Re: Best Use of Cowbell in a Song

Post by sfpcc » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:01 pm

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No one has mentioned the song that inspired the classic SNL sketch “Don’t fear the reaper” by BOC 😳

Even though it's somewhat obvious at this point Don't Fear The Reaper is also one of the great Halloween songs. I remember seeing BOC at Todds in 1992. Buck Dharma did the solo while looking straight up.

Another great cowbell song is Hair Of The Dog.

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Post by TC Talks » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:48 am

John Bonham used it often. Good Times, Bad Times is a favorite.


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Re: Best Use of Cowbell in a Song

Post by moldyoldie » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:59 am

I hate to sound like a fanboy (which I am!), but:

"Power Failure" - Procol Harum, off the album Broken Barricades
"Bringing Home the Bacon" - Procol Harum, off the album Grand Hotel
"The Unquiet Zone" - Procol Harum, off the album Procol's Ninth


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Re: Best Use of Cowbell in a Song

Post by ftballfan » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:27 am

Music would be better with more cowbell



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Re: Best Use of Cowbell in a Song

Post by matt1 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:02 am

One hit wonder, Redeye "Games" (January 1971) went to # 27 on Billboard Hot 100 Charts.



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Re: Best Use of Cowbell in a Song

Post by TC Talks » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:40 pm

Drive my car - The Beatles


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