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June 07, 2005

More Cowbell: Good or Bad?

What percentage of the time do you think that Blue Öyster Cult concerts feature some drunk jackass who sneaks onto the stage with a cowbell?
I'm from The Internet, and even though I have no factual information to support this, I say 10% of the time.
I'm from The Internet, and even though I have no factual information to support this, I say 25% of the time.
I'm from The Internet, and even though I have no factual information to support this, I say 50% of the time.
I'm from The Internet, and even though I have no factual information to support this, I say 75% of the time.
I'm an actual member/relative/manager/ roadie/groupie of Blue Öyster Cult, and I'm so sick of seeing that shit, I could puke...
I was born during or after 1980 and I just found out who the band in the More Cowbell sketch was.
I was born during or after 1985 and I have no first-hand recollection of Saturday Night Live ever having been funny.
  
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A good friend of mine recently forwarded a link to a video clip of the full "Behind The Music: Blue Öyster Cult" sketch from Saturday Night Live, better known as the "More Cowbell" sketch. It's considered one of the show's all-time classics. But it started me thinking. I wonder whether the sketch made life better or worse for Blue Öyster Cult? On the one hand, there's the conventional Hollywood wisdom that there's no such thing as bad publicity. On the other, there's the reality that wayyyy too many idiots now think it would be the pinnacle of humor to crash the stage with a cowbell and a drumstick. In order to determine the truth, of course I decided to turn to the wisdom of The Internet:

So give a hoot! Take my poll. Amuse me and yourself!

Posted by Dan at June 7, 2005 02:47 PM

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