Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 25: Episode 16
Behind The Music: Blue Oyster Cult
Bruce Dickinson-Christopher Walken
Eric Bloom-Chris Parnell
Buck Dharma-Horatio Sanz
Gene Frenkle-Will Ferrell
Announcer: After a series of staggering defeats,
Blue Oyster Cult assembled in the recording studio in late 1976 for a session with famed producer
Bruce Dickinson. And, luckily for us, the cameras were rolling.
[ dissolve to recording studio ]
Bruce Dickinson: Alright, guys, I think we're ready to lay this first track down.
By the way, my name is Bruce Dickinson. Yes, the Bruce Dickinson.
And I gotta tell you: fellas.. you have got what appears to be a dynamite sound!
Eric Bloom: Coming from you, Bruce, that means a lot.
Buck Dharma: Yeah. I mean, you're Bruce Dickinson!
Alan: This is incredible!
Bobby: I can't believe Bruce Dickinson digs our sound!
Bruce Dickinson: Easy, guys.. I put my pants on just like the rest of you -- one leg at a time.
Except, once my pants are on, I make gold records. [ the group laughs ]
Alright, here we go. "Fear... Don't Fear the Reaper" -- take one. Roll it [ he exits into the control booth ]
Eric Bloom: Alright! One, two, three, four...
[ The group starts the song: "All our times have come…Here but now they're gone..."
Bobby slaps the drums, Eric jams his guitar, and Gene bangs on a cowbell. ]
Eric Bloom: [ distracted by Gene banging the cowbell ] Okay! Wait! Wait! Stop!
[ the group cuts off their instruments ] Um, Bruce, could you come in here for a minute, please?
Bruce Dickinson: [ stepping out of the booth ] That... that was gonna be a great track. Guys, what's the deal?
Eric Bloom: Uh, are you sure that was sounding okay?
Bruce Dickinson: I'll be honest.. fellas, it was sounding great. But.. I could've used a little more cowbell.
So.. let's take it again.. and, Gene?
First to watch Tuscola's Eric Ponder and the Shelbyville Boys XC Team run in the State Cross-Country Meet in Peoria. Eric is one of Shannon's former 4th grade students, and she is one of his XC coaches. We were beyond proud of his capturing the Second Place Title as he crossed the finish line.
We stand, cheer, clap, and ring the cowbell for all student athletes who participate and learn by winning and losing...
~Nancy ~ 308/365