Strawberry Alarm Clock
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||psychedelic psychedelic rock 60s classic rock rock|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||Official Homepage Wikipedia|
Based in California and originally known as the Sixpence, the Strawberry Alarm Clock enjoyed a US number 1 in 1967 with the memorable Incense And Peppermints. This euphoric slice of flower-power bubblegum was initially intended as a b-side and the featured voice was that of a friend on hand during the session, rather than an official member. The group - Mark Weitz (organ), Ed King (lead guitar), Lee Freeman (rhythm guitar), Gary Lovetro (bass) and Randy Seol (drums) - added a second bass player, George Bunnell, prior to recording a debut album. The new arrival was also an accomplished songwriter, and his contributions enhanced a set that coupled hippie trappings with enchanting melodies and some imaginative instrumentation. Such features were maintained on successive Strawberry Alarm Clock albums, while Tomorrow and Sit With The Guru continued their reign as chart contenders. The group supplied much of the music for...