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Needs more cowbell...for the world record (and charity).
April 15, 2012 9:26 AM   Subscribe

Led by Phish drummer Jon Fishman, approximately 1,600 participants took part in the World’s Largest Cowbell Ensemble on Saturday on Church Street in Burlington, VT, beating the previous record of 640, set in Switzerland in 2009. Song used to set the new record: The Chambers Brothers' "Time Has Come Today."
posted by lovermont (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
The Chambers Brothers' "Time Has Come Today."

Previously.

posted by Sys Rq at 9:46 AM on April 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


If that doesn't cure that guy's fever, I don't know what will.
posted by VTX at 9:59 AM on April 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


As a cover, this was nowhere near as good as the original. Just sayin'
posted by HuronBob at 10:01 AM on April 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Not 'Mississippi Queen?'

For shame.
posted by jonmc at 10:07 AM on April 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love that song.
posted by Sailormom at 10:12 AM on April 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Take that, Switzerland! Vermont just put the "can't" back in canton!
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:19 AM on April 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


Too much cowbell.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 10:34 AM on April 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


Too much cowbell.

There can never be too much cowbell.
posted by lesbiassparrow at 10:43 AM on April 15, 2012


If this FPP had been a puzzle with blanks replacing the nouns "Phish drummer Jon Fishman" and "Burlington, VT," I totally could have guessed them.
posted by cribcage at 11:14 AM on April 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


[Few comments removed - maybe don't derail this off the bat with poorly sourced off-topic allegations?]
posted by jessamyn at 11:35 AM on April 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


I wish they did stuff like this in my town.

It might actually get me out of the house more often!
posted by lampshade at 11:53 AM on April 15, 2012


If that doesn't cure that guy's fever, I don't know what will.

Might be cancer.
posted by rhizome at 12:10 PM on April 15, 2012


Not 'Mississippi Queen?'

For shame.


Yeah, I can see your point. But for my money, they should have simply repeated the cowbell pattern that opens Honky Tonk Woman over and over and over and over and over...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:02 PM on April 15, 2012


It was lots of fun and all the money raised went to The WaterWheel Foundation which Phish started when they first started the band. They're using it to help people across VT still trying to recover from Hurricane Irene. And, yeah, it was really LOUD! I had ringing in my ears for two hours afterwards! Totally worth it though!
posted by garnetgirl at 5:48 PM on April 15, 2012 [4 favorites]


Yay! lovermont! Miss you!
posted by terrapin at 3:42 PM on April 16, 2012


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