Friday, December 1, 2017

Obscure Music Friday: Strawberry Alarm Clock

Groovy, man! Strawberry Alarm Clock were, like, far out and they had the fabulous 1967 hit, "Incense and Peppermints" (video linked to here in all its psychedelic glory; note the tripped out costumes and the guitar player playing cross-legged). 

I actually saw them live at a show during the all-too-brief incarnation (July, 1967-January, 1968) of the old Ambassador Theater in DC as a psychedelic dance hall. I remember there was an appropriately mind-blowing psychedelic light show and that the band played of course (among more forgettable fare) Incense and Peppermints. I believe the show was sometime in November. My recollection was that the show was quite sparsely-attended--maybe 20 people or so. But a good time was had by all.

Shockingly, the band appears to be still around in some form, playing oldies gigs of various kinds. Too dreadful to be imagined. Glad I saw them when they were truly groovy!

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