If you’ve ever seen the Saturday Night Live skit with Christopher Walken and Will Ferrell then you know how to finish the posting title. For the most part I am an old school rocker. Now don’t think that I don’t keep current with the music being released today, such as it is. But I love the classic rock songs with the crunching guitars, pounding drums, thumbing bass, and yes COWBELL. So when I was looking to purchase some recording software for my daughter and I to record our music, I started my search for an authentic cowbell. My wife and I have scoured many Goodwill stores, thrift stores, and antique shops to no avail. I had all but given up and was contemplating just purchasing one from an online music store. But yesterday my wonderful wife came by the office to get something out of the car I was driving, and she said that she had a surprise for me. She had found an honest to goodness cowbell at the local Goodwill store. Woo Hoo!!
Tonight I am Googling songs with cowbell. I am amazed at just how many there are. The obvious one is Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear The Reaper”, and Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen”. But can any of my loyal blog readers name any more of your favorites or not your favorites. Just name any song that the only prescription for it is MORE COWBELL!!
For your viewing pleasure, check out the classic SNL skit below.