A phrase that
came into popular culture
through a Saturday Night Live skit with Will Farrell
In the skit, Farrell portrayed
a member of the 80s rock band Blue Oyster
Cult as they recorded their classic hit "Don't Fear the Reaper" in the studio.
the cowbell quite forcefully on that
track, much to the dismay of the rest
of the band.
Yet surprisingly, the studio producer loved Farrell
's cowbell playing, and demanded "more cowbell" on the track.