iTunes Essentials: MORE COWBELL!

October 26th, 2005 | by dan |

Someone’s been having a bit of fun over at the iTunes Music Store…

Invented by dairy farmers for use in fog, the humble cowbell has evolved into a vital component of rock’s percussive arsenal: hit with enough style and vigor, it can make the difference between a track that rocks, and a track that totally rocks. Try to imagine Chicago’s “Beginnings” without the cowbell. It can’t be done. No Way.

Some cuts get a boost from the cowbell, others are simply naked without its insistent hollow thowk. Here, we’ve stashed some of the greatest cowbell-dependent tunes in history, from “Stuck in the Middle with You” by Stealers Wheel to the Strawberry Alarm Clock’s “Incense and Peppermint” and the Donnas’ “You Wanna Get Me High.”

The songs are a bit all over the place. Includes (of course) ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’ by the Blue Oyster Cult, Santana’s ‘Evil Ways’, Bob Dylan, Kiss and Tom Petty. The compilation continues with natural inclusions like Sir Mix-a-Lot and Britney Spears.

iTunes Music Store: More Cowbell!

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