Soul Station Feature: Strawberry Alarm Clock

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I really liked the early records by the Strawberry Alarm Clock, though I suffered for it as their image (and some of their music) was quite ridiculed back them. To me they had many great talents on record: incisive lead guitar, cool organ and very good vocals and vocal arrangements. Eventually the vocal side sort of too over, and I didn't really like their later, middling pop hits, such as Barefoot In Baltimore. But even as late as 1969 they were capable of some groovy psyche, with hot lead guitar and very well done vocals. This track is a great example, and it has a very surprise ending, too!

DJ Pi/Paul Yamada