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Musical Groups. Flowchart: More Cowbell Or Not?
By Gene_Frenkle
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After a series of staggering defeats, Blue Oyster Cult assembled in the recording studio in late 1976 for a session with famed producer Bruce Dickinson. While recording "Fear... Don't Fear the Reaper" some of the musicians felt that Gene Frenkle frenetic playing of the cowbell overshadowed the rest of the instrumentation. More cowbell or less cowbell, that was the decision they faced.
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Bruce Dickinson: I mean, really.. explore the space. I like what I'm hearing. roll it.

YES
Bruce Dickinson: Really explore the studio space this time.

YES
Bruce Dickinson: I'll be honest.. fellas, it was sounding great. But.. I could've used a little more cowbell. So.. let's take it again.. and, Gene?

YES
Eric Bloom: Uh, are you sure that was sounding okay?

NO
Eric Bloom: Well, it's just that I find Gene's cowbell playing distracting! I don't know, if I'm the only one, I'll shut up.

NO
Buck Dharma: Nah, it was pretty rough

YES
NO
Bruce Dickinson: Not too much, though! I'm telling you, fellas -- you're gonna want that cowbell on the track!

YES
Gene Frenkle: Can I just say one thing? I'm standing here, staring at rock legend Bruce Dickinson! And if Bruce Dickinson wants more cowbell, we should probably give him more cowbell!



Eric Bloom: Gene, wait! Why don't you lay down that cowbell right now. With us. Together.

Alan: Don't blow this for us, Gene!

YES
NO
Bruce Dickinson: Guys, I gotta have more cowbell!

YES
Gene Frenkle: And, Bobby, you are right - I am being selfish. But the last time I checked, we don't have a whole lot of songs that feature the cowbell.

YES
Bruce Dickinson: I gotta have more cowbell, baby!

YES
Gene Frenkle: And I'd be doing myself a disservice and every member of this band a disservice, if I didn't perform the HELL out of this!

YES
Bruce Dickinson: Guess what? I gotta fever! And the only prescription...is more cowbell!

Bobby: Quit quit being so selfish, Gene!