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A serious analysis of the cowbell in “Owner of a Lonely Heart” by Yes

The cowbell is an essential rock’n’roll percussion instrument. Jon Maddox, a producer based out of LA, has broken down and analyzed its use on Yes’ 1983 hit, “Owner of a Lonely Heart” and goes more deeply than we ever needed to go. Watch. (Via Christopher)

@creatingmusicandsound A Study In Cowbell: Owner Of A Lonely Heart – YES Producer: Trevor Horn Written by Trevor Rabin Jon Anderson Chris Squire Trevor Horn Jon Anderson – lead and backing vocals Trevor Rabin – co-lead and backing vocals, electric guitars, Synclavier and Fairlight CMI synthesizers Chris Squire – bass guitar, backing vocals Alan White – drums, Fairlight CMI programming Tony Kaye – piano #yes #cowbell ♬ Owner of a Lonely Heart – Yes

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