MORE COWBELL!

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This question may have been asked before, but I will ask it again. What is your one favorite (repeating, ONE) favorite recording, featuring a cowbell, setting the pace of the hit song? I'll answer my own question later.

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So the song can’t be a deep cut, or feature cowbell showing up later in the song after the pace has already been set, no matter how cherished the song? :scratch:

Taking liberties with your set up, I pick this one, beginning at 5:20.

I used to crank this one loud enough to rattle the whole house from the basement everyday after school in 10th grade.

 

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This question may have been asked before, but I will ask it again. What is your one favorite (repeating, ONE) favorite recording, featuring a cowbell, setting the pace of the hit song? I'll answer my own question later.

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" Rock of Ages "
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Rick Allen - Drums

I just love the syncopated beat between the bass drum & snare. Check it out for yourself;
 

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I love this stuff. I had the pleasure of meeting Ray Santos several times as well as hearing his music performed. The cowbell is so suited to mambo and latin music. I NEED......more cowbell.

 

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A bunch of great ones already mentioned, but this one by Van Halen is a favorite from my youth. The intro is cool, then the breakdown around 2:00 has a Latin vibe with a couple cowbells underneath, or maybe agogo bells? Idk - it was between this and Loverboy's "Working For The Weekend" so....

 

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A bunch of great ones already mentioned, but this one by Van Halen is a favorite from my youth. The intro is cool, then the breakdown around 2:00 has a Latin vibe with a couple cowbells underneath, or maybe agogo bells? Idk - it was between this and Loverboy's "Working For The Weekend" so....

Rock a cha cha!
 

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Ok, here's my favorite: "You Can't Do That" by The Beatles. I will bet, Ringo was hitting a Ludwig cowbell.

 

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I think it was Paul on cowbell for that one.

(Aren't you glad I didn't say Bernard :pirate: )
Yep, you're right about Paul playing the cowbell. I assumed it was Ringo, because he liked to play other percussion instruments on Beatles recordings. He played bongos on "You Can't Do That" besides his drums.
 

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More Mule. Woody Allen on bass.
Even included cowbell solo. I'm not sure who brought the whistle.
 
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