Pony Up

Album: Come Around Sundown (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • Drummer Nathan Followill discussed his contribution to this song in an interview with The Music Fix: "'Pony Up' is definitely fun, as far as the drumming goes. Because there's so much start going and I'd think many people listening to that would guess that's me playing all that at one time. I had a drumstick with a shaker tapped to it, playing the cow bell, the tambourine and all that in one. And if you listen to it, it sounds like four things going on at once, but – that songs – every record I'll have one song that – well, my buddy calls it 'math-rock' It's like a drum part you've really got to think about while you're playing it because it might be simple, but a beat might be so simple that you get off because you kinda lulled into the same thing – kind of repetitive. 'Pony Up' is definitely one of my favorite ones to play on the record. There's just so much stuff going on and who doesn't like a cow bell?"

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