Dont Fear the Reaper
What evolved in the studio was the extended solo section; it took them nearly as long to edit the five-minute track down to manageable length as it did to record it. The song features prominent use of the cowbell percussion instrument, overdubbed on the original recording. Bassist Joe Bouchard remembered the producer requesting his brother, drummer Albert Bouchard , play the cowbell: "Albert thought he was crazy.
But he put all this tape around a cowbell and played it.
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It really pulled the track together. The song was on the Billboard Hot chart for 20 weeks, reaching number 12 for the weeks beginning November 6 and November 13 in Critical reaction was mostly positive.
Denise Sullivan of Allmusic praised the song's "gentle vocals and virtuoso guitar" and "haunting middle break which delivers the listener straight back to the heart of the song once the thunder is finished". In Rolling Stone named " Don't Fear The Reaper" the song of the year  and, in , the magazine placed the song at number on its list of " The Greatest Songs of All Time ";  however, the version of the list moved it down to number The publication wrote that the song's charm "lies in the disjuncture between its gothic storyline and the sprightly, Byrdsian guitar line that carries it.
Gus Black covered the song in for the Scream soundtrack. Stan's Prescription, Volume 2 album. Guns added a version of the song on their covers album Covered in Guns. Will Ferrell wrote the sketch and played Gene Frenkle, an overweight cowbell player. The rest of the band are visibly annoyed by Frenkle, but Dickinson tells everyone, "I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell! A segment of the song was performed by Red Hot Chili Peppers on May 22, ,  as the conclusion of a drumming contest between the band's drummer Chad Smith and actor Will Ferrell.
Stephen King cited the song as the inspiration for his novel The Stand , and it appears as the opening theme song for the TV miniseries based on the novel.
References to the song have appeared in Pratchett's work before and Death personified as The Reaper plays a recurring role in his books. In the movie Halloween , the song plays in the car when Jamie Lee Curtis ' character is being stalked by serial killer Michael Myers. The song was featured in the starting tracklist of the rhythm game Rock Band.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the album by Witchery, see Don't Fear the Reaper album.
Song by Blue Oyster Cult. It is, like, not to be afraid of [death] as opposed to actively bring it about.
It's basically a love song where the love transcends the actual physical existence of the partners. Main article: More Cowbell. The s. Greenwood Publishing Group. Lights, camera, sound tracks. Reaper' was a one-off return to their 60s psychedelic roots. Retrieved March 21, The album yielded the band's biggest single with " Don't Fear The Reaper," a multi-textured, deeply melodic soft rock song with psychedelic overtones. The song took about six weeks to complete. It was a very creative period for the entire band because there was this new modality of creation. I think the tunes that came out of that era are a lot more individually stamped in the way you can tell a Dharma tune from an Albert Bouchard tune or a Joe Bouchard tune or an Eric Bloom tune.
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