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Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:32 pm
by TheMarsh-WiggleQuester
yanks07 wrote:"More Cowbell"! If I have to explain, it, it wont be funny! Just listen to a half hour of 70's rock, you will hear cowbell ALL THE TIME, and definitely in "Don't Fear the Reaper".
Oh! DFTR and the cowbell it's anthemic! But taking advantage: who's that guy with the happy cowbell?

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:36 pm
by widowspeak
yanks07 wrote:"More Cowbell"! If I have to explain, it, it wont be funny! Just listen to a half hour of 70's rock, you will hear cowbell ALL THE TIME, and definitely in "Don't Fear the Reaper". It's a goofy skit, but it certainly cracks me up. And come on, it has Christopher Walkin in it! I love that guy, he's so weird!
I haven't heard DFTR-BOC in a long, long time. I guess I never noticed it in a song before. I've never heard that sound in the 70's music I listen to. What bands are you referring to?

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:51 pm
by widowspeak
yanks07 wrote:"More Cowbell"! If I have to explain, it, it wont be funny! Just listen to a half hour of 70's rock, you will hear cowbell ALL THE TIME, and definitely in "Don't Fear the Reaper". It's a goofy skit, but it certainly cracks me up. And come on, it has Christopher Walkin in it! I love that guy, he's so weird!
Will Ferrell is funny. I guess I would need to see it for it to be funny. I'm just not aware of the whole cowbell thing and why it would be funny, except for the delivery from Ferrell. I assume that is the key.

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:33 pm
by yanks07
OK, a real easy one for cowbell in rock, "Mississippi Queen" for starters, even Pink Floyd, prominantly in "Pigs, 3 Different Ones" off of Animals. There are tons of them, especially in most 70's hard rock acts.

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:12 pm
by shanocles
here's a few that come to mind...

you fool no one - deep purple (classic cowbell intro)
crying in the dark - nektar (love the cowbell here)
cuban bluegrass - stephen stills & manassas (c'mon its cuban need i say more?)

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:21 pm
by FredProgGH
Loverboy, "Workin' For The Weekend" intro:

Donk donk donk, blatt!

It doesn't have to be a good song, does it?

Also, the Stones and "Honkytonk Woman". Oh, and War's "Low Rider". Lots of good cowbell intros.

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:41 am
by yeshead 777
Other great Cowbell songs(not necessarily good songs though):

Jungle Love-SMB
Calling Dr.Love-Kiss
Hair of the Dog-Nazareth
We're not gonna take it-Twisted Sister
Rock Lobster-B-52's
Stone Free-Jimi Hendrix
Honkey Tonk Women-Rolling Stones
Creedence Clearwater Revival-Down on the Corner
We're an American Band-Grand funk Railroad
Black and White-Three Dog Night
Crosseyed and Painless-Talking Heads

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:13 pm
by yanks07
And a more dramatic use of cowbell, Xanadu by Rush...

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:46 pm
by shanocles
yeshead 777 wrote:Other great Cowbell songs(not necessarily good songs though):

Jungle Love-SMB
Calling Dr.Love-Kiss
Hair of the Dog-Nazareth
We're not gonna take it-Twisted Sister
Rock Lobster-B-52's
Stone Free-Jimi Hendrix
Honkey Tonk Women-Rolling Stones
Creedence Clearwater Revival-Down on the Corner
We're an American Band-Grand funk Railroad
Black and White-Three Dog Night
Crosseyed and Painless-Talking Heads
oooo. stone free. haven't heard that in ages, gonna go give a listen. you'd be proud of me yeshead - currently listening to roundabout on the headphones ... oh yea!

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:52 pm
by widowspeak
yanks07 wrote:And a more dramatic use of cowbell, Xanadu by Rush...
Xanadu is excellent. Don't listen to any of the other above listed songs.

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:04 am
by yeshead 777
shanocles wrote: you'd be proud of me yeshead - currently listening to roundabout on the headphones ... oh yea!
I am proud-but you haven't heard Roundabout or "Fragile" until you've heard the DVD-A 5.1 version on Headphones!!!!It's incredible!

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:33 pm
by FredProgGH
Isn't a surround mix on headphones a little oxymoronic? (Just giving you a hard time, I know DVD-A has other sonic benefits beyond just the surround aspect.)

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:18 am
by yeshead 777
Are you calling me a oxy-MORON??? haha. You're right though, thought about it after I wrote it. Back when I had my surround sound hooked up-it was awesome on that. The bonus version of "America" really rocks too. It does sound good on headphones though tooo.

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:20 am
by shanocles
yeshead 777 wrote:
shanocles wrote: you'd be proud of me yeshead - currently listening to roundabout on the headphones ... oh yea!
I am proud-but you haven't heard Roundabout or "Fragile" until you've heard the DVD-A 5.1 version on Headphones!!!!It's incredible!
true, true. but you needs the cash to splash for that kinda setup.
i can imagine that 'the fish' would be really good with that setup.

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:56 pm
by esteban
yanks07 wrote:If you like King's X, Ty's solo albums are a must, especially "Moonflower Lane". Platypus is cool, maybe a bit skitzofrenic. But Jelly Jam is amazing!
So correct, yanks. I'd almost rather see The Jelly Jam than King's X at 3RP - scratch that, I'd definitely rather see The Jelly Jam - but if I make it, it will be to see the Hammer, and the rest is gravy.

For the uninitiated, The Jelly Jam were (are?) Ty Tabor, John Myung, and Rod Morgenstein (of King's X, Dream Theatre, and once upon a time Dixie Dregs, respectively). Platypus was those guys plus Derek Sherinian on keyboards but the musical direction was different.