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The song, written and sung by lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeserdeals with eternal love and the inevitability of death. Dharma wrote the song while picturing an early death for himself. Critical reception was mainly positive, and in" Don't Fear The Reaper" was listed at number on Rolling Stone ' s list of the top songs of all Dont Fear The Reaper (Live) - Various - Iron & Metal (The Hard And Heavy Rock Collection).
The song is about the inevitability of death and the foolishness of fearing it, and was written when Dharma was thinking about what would happen if he died at a young age.
The guitar solo and guitar rhythm sections were recorded in one take, while a four-track tape machine amplified them on the recording. Sound engineer Shelly Yakus remembers piecing together the separate vocals, guitar and rhythm section into a master track, with the overdubbing occurring in that order.
Mojo described its creation: "'Guys, this is it! What evolved in the studio was the extended solo section; it took them nearly as long to edit the five-minute track down to manageable length as it did to record it.
The song features prominent use of the cowbell percussion instrument, overdubbed on the original recording. Bassist Joe Bouchard remembered the producer requesting his brother, drummer Albert Bouchardplay the cowbell: "Albert thought he was crazy. But he put all this tape around a cowbell and played it. It really pulled the track together. The song was on the Billboard Hot chart for 20 weeks, reaching number 12 for the weeks beginning November 6 and November 13 in Critical reaction was mostly positive.
Denise Sullivan of Allmusic praised the song's "gentle vocals and virtuoso guitar" and "haunting middle break which delivers the listener straight back to the heart of the song once the thunder is finished". In Rolling Stone named " Don't Fear The Reaper" the song of the year  and, inthe magazine placed the song at number on its list of " The Greatest Songs of All Time ";  however, the version of the list moved it down to number The publication wrote that the song's charm "lies in the disjuncture between its gothic storyline and the sprightly, Byrdsian Dont Fear The Reaper (Live) - Various - Iron & Metal (The Hard And Heavy Rock Collection) line that carries it.
Gus Black covered the song in for the Scream soundtrack. Stan's Prescription, Volume 2 album. Guns added a version of the song on their covers album Covered in Guns. Will Ferrell wrote the sketch and played Gene Frenkle, an overweight cowbell player. The rest of the band are visibly annoyed by Frenkle, but Dickinson tells everyone, "I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell! A segment of the song was performed by Red Hot Chili Peppers on May 22, as the conclusion of a drumming contest between the band's drummer Chad Smith and actor Will Ferrell.
Stephen King cited the song as the inspiration for his novel The Standand it appears as the opening theme song for the TV miniseries based on the novel. References to the song have appeared in Pratchett's work before and Death personified as The Reaper plays a recurring role in his books.
In the movie Halloweenthe song plays in the car when Jamie Lee Curtis ' character is being stalked by serial killer Michael Myers. The song was featured in the Season 2 finale of the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" when at the end of the episode, one of the characters named Rosa drove out of the prison listening to it on the radio, as the credits role.
The song was featured in the starting tracklist of the rhythm game Rock Band. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the album by Witchery, see Don't Fear the Reaper album. Song by Blue Oyster Cult. It is, like, not to be afraid of [death] as opposed to actively bring it about.
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