Christopher Walken as The Bruce Dickinson.
I've been putting together a playlist on my iPod of classic tunes from the late 1960s through the mid 1970s. Maybe it's because I've been listening to the music in earphones, or because I re-watched the famous Saturday Night Live skit with Christopher Walken not long ago, but for whatever reason, I suddenly realized just how much damn cowbell there was in that era.
But seriously. Rock and roll was cowbell crazy. No wonder SNL did their skit.
The question, then, is: How did I grow up in that time period and never notice all the cowbell around me? I had some of these records, certainly heard the songs on the radio.
War: "Low Rider."
Edgar Winter Group: "Frankenstein."
Head East: "Never Been Any Reason."
Three Dog Night: "Black and White."
Bachman Turner Overdrive: "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet."
Blood, Sweat & Tears: "Spinning Wheel."
Electric Light Orchestra: "Do Ya."
Electric Light Orchestra: "Evil Woman."