This song originally appears on Blue Öyster Cult's 1976 album Agents of Fortune
. While it was a hit on its own in the 1970s, it is perhaps most well known today from its featuring in a 2000 Saturday Night Live
skit, which lampoons the song's iconic use of a cowbell.
This cover was played by Yukon Kornelius at their first show
, complete with Jason Biggs
playing cowbell, and it has become a staple of Yukon Kornelius's (few) shows.
Among several cover songs that DMB debuted on the 2011 Caravan tour, this one was played only at The Gorge
, on 9.3.11
. It seemed to have disappeared afterward, but it, along with fellow Caravan cover Good Times Bad Times
, made a reappearance in 2013. Before the 6.28.13
performance, Dave mentioned that LeRoi had always wanted the band to cover the song. On 7.2.13
, Rashawn played cowbell on the song—none of the previous DMB versions featured cowbell.
Both bands have played only the single edit of the song, which omits a lengthy guitar solo.