Weekly survey: What’s the best use of cowbell in rock?

The cowbell was just another percussion tool until Christopher Walken and Will Farrell appeared on Saturday Night Live on April 8, 2000.

And thus began the More Cowbell era. The humble percussion item now has iconic status. (Read the history of that skit here.)

This week’s question is simple: What is the best use of cowbell in the history of rock? I’ll start.

Give me your best cowbell songs. You can choose from any era in the history of rock.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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