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Dickinson tells Ferenkle to “explore the studio space” as he plays the cowbell, prompting him to dance around his bandmates in a way that annoys them — and has caused many audience members to erupt into laughter. At the end of the sketch, a title card said Frenkle passed away in 2000. What’s true here and what’s false?
The facts behind the ‘SNL’ sketch — and how the Blue Öyster Cult responded to it
So is there any truth to the SNL sketch? Aside from the fact that “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” uses a cowbell, not much. According to the book Origins of a Song: 202 True Inspirations Behind the World’s Greatest Lyrics, Dickinson is a real producer but he did not produce “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper).” In actuality, David Lucas produced the song and called for the use of a cowbell in the track.
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In addition, The Washington Post reports Frenkle is fictitious. However, “More Cowbell” did capture the look of the band around the time they recorded “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper.” This doesn’t mean the Blue Öyster Cult takes issue with the SNL sketch.
The band’s co-founder and lead guitarist, Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser said “We all thought it was phenomenal. We’re huge Christopher Walken fans. I’ve probably seen [the skit] 20 times and I’m still not tired of it.”