All this has done is remind me to watch that footage of BOC performing live in Hollywood FL back in 1981.
The clip of them playing Veteran of the Psychic Wars is just, well:
Fun fact: THE Bruce Dickinson (not to be confused with the Iron Maiden frontman) is a real person, but he didn't produce (Don't Fear) the Reaper or any other hit singles. As of 2000, he was a mid-level employee at Columbia Records, mostly working on assembling compilations of old material.
When the sketch was being developed, SNL's writers sent an intern out to buy a copy of Agents of Fortune, the album where Reaper first appeared. Instead, the intern came back with a Best of Blue Oyster Cult CD which had Reaper on it. That compilation was produced by Bruce Dinkinson (the cock of the walk, baby!) but none of the actual songs were. But since Bruce had the top production credit on the CD, SNL's writers assumed he had produced all those hits, and they leaned into that assumption when writing the character.
Also, Christopher Walken should play a Batman villain again sometime. One of the famous ones, not just some rich guy who fires Catwoman.
But he can't be one of the normal ones. He needs to be something like Clock King or Calendar Man.
This really was a classic sketch. However, much like Monty Python, its perfection was marred by idiots over-referencing it.
Stop that! Stop that! It's entirely too silly.
Get on with the next post, please.
Oh, you're no fun anymore.
I've heard theories that what is played on the track is not, in fact, cowbell. The going speculation is that it's actually woodblock (which it sounds way more like).
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