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Blue Oyster Cult at Talking Stick Resort, “I need more Cow Bell”

There was a famous comedy sketch aired on Saturday Night Live with cast members playing Blue Oyster Cult (BOC) and Will Ferrell.  Will played a cow bell on BOC’s hit single, “The Reaper”.  Christopher Walken played Bruce Dickerson (Lead Singer for Iron Maiden) the studio manager/producer and kept demanding “More Cow Bell” during the song.  If you haven’t seen it, check it out here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x64iyhl.  I bring this up because when BOC played that song tonight, guitarist Eric Bloom mimicked playing a cow bell.  The crowd loved it.

The show started with Danny Zelisko coming out on the stage to announce upcoming shows.  He then asked the crowd how many times they had seen BOC.  One person said 68 times and then another person said over 300 times.  Now those are real diehard fans.  This was my first time to see BOC.  I remember them from back in the 70s and early 80s, but for some strange reason I never got around to seeing them.  I have loved their music and this time around I was lucky enough to see them at Talking Stick Resort Showroom which is a great venue to see concerts.  It is small and intimate and the lighting and sound are very good.  An you can even get drinks, yeah…

Read the rest of the review and see concert photos by clicking here!