Got a fever? The prescription is more cowbell!

He's got the prescription
He's got the prescription

Blue Oyster Cult know it. Bruce Dickinson (aka Christopher Walken) knows it. And if you read our Best Cowbell Songs Of All Time list, you'd know it too. You can make any good song great if you just add a little cowbell. Luckily for you, there's software that can help you with this often misunderstood art. is an application built using The Echo Nest Analyze API. This is a tool that enriches your software's understanding of music. It uses a perceptual model of human listening to generate detailed XML descriptions of a song's structure and musical content to power music applications with a much deeper musical understanding.

Or, in layman's terms, it adds cowbell - a little or a lot. And it even sprinkles in the sage advice of Bruce Dickinson - or should we say THE Bruce Dickinson - a man who puts his pants on one leg at a time. Only when he does it, he makes gold records!

We tried out on a number of our favorite tracks, and we must say, the results were simply astonishing. Every song we tested, from beloved classics to undiscovered diamonds in the rough, benefitted from the Dickinsonian treatment.

So what are you waiting for? Check out, and make your songs feverish!

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.