Sunday, August 17, 2008

I got a fever... and the only prescription is: more cowbell!

This is an instrument I've wanted to feature in a mix for some time, and was finally inspired to finish it when Rob Conroy posted his BöC mix on AOTM recently. His original title mentioned cowbell, which led me to think he'd tackled the cowbell mix himself. PopKulcher later commented that he'd also thought it would be (and was a bit dissapointed that it wasn't) a cowbell mix. So here it is, sans BöC (as there is apparently some debate as to whether the instrument played is actually a cowbell, some contend it is a wooden block).

Once I started actively listening for cowbell, I found it far more pervasive than I'd realized, and in a variety of musical genres. I tried to limit my choices to songs where the cowbell is prominent, and where it is easy to discern that it is actually a cowbell (listen for that metallic clang). I unearthed so many cowbell tracks while compiling this mix that a sequel will be available soon.


1 Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones

2 Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey The Beatles

3 In The Street Big Star

4 Late In the Evening Paul Simon

5 Hello Mary Lou Ricky Nelson

6 Harmonica Man Stevie Wonder

7 Mere Imposters Solex

8 Hey Ladies The Beastie Boys

9 Hooked On A Feeling Blue Swede

10 All Strung Out Over You The Chambers Brothers

11 Rock And Roll The Runaways

12 Little Willy Sweet

13 Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry

14 Dolly Dagger Jimi Hendrix

15 Vicious Lou Reed

16 Burning Love Elvis Presley

17 Crazy Arms Patsy Cline

18 She'd Rather Be With Me The Turtles

19 Allright/Not Quite Apples In Stereo

20 Love Rollercoaster Ohio Players

21 Susie-Q Dale Hawkins

22 Concrete & Clay Unit 4 + 2

23 She's A Lady Tom Jones

24 Lay Lady Lay Bob Dylan

25 Here Comes My Baby The Tremeloes

26 'A' Bomb In Wardour Street The Jam

27 Low Rider War



Anonymous said...

Oh, good! "Mississippi Queen" is missing, which means I can do my own cowbell mix rather than continue to childishly pout in jealousy. MORE COWBELL! --ldp

Anonymous said...

p.s. for those debating listening, it's just the thing for a monday morning! -- ldp

Alex said...

how could I not poke my head in to say how much I love that Tom Jones song?