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Strawberry Alarm Clock: Out-of-this-World Music!

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Strawberry Alarm Clock is American band that comes from Los Angeles.  They are well-known all over the world due to the fact that they played psychedelic rock.  This sort of rock is a musical style that is inspired in the imitation of the sensation provoked by mind-altering drugs, including mescaline, cannabis, LSD and psilocybin.  Usually, this kind of rock comprises esoteric lyrics describing visions, hallucinations and/or dreams besides electronic effects such as delayed, reverb and reversed sounds and distortion.  Thus, the Strawberry Alarm Clock became famous with their successful hit titled “Incense and Peppermints”.

At the very beginning, Ed King, who was in charge of the lead guitar, the keyboardist Mark Weitz, Lee Freeman, playing the rhythm guitar, Gary Lovetro, the bassist and Randy Seol, who played the drums, were the members of Strawberry Alarm Clock.  Nevertheless, in the famous hit mentioned before, the one singing lead vocals was a 16-year-old band’s friend named Greg Munford.  In 1967, this single reached #1 on the Billboard pop charts.  In addition, George Bunnell, who started playing the bass and rhythm guitar, was, later on, the band’s major songwriter.

Furthermore, The Strawberry Alarm Clock appeared twice great performances on movies.  Firstly, they appeared in Jack Nicholson’s Psych-Out in 1968, a movie featuring many of the band’s songs.  The second film in which they appeared was Beyond the Valley of the Dolls in 1970.  However, one year later, they band broke up in spite of the fact that it had survived to the endless changes.  Hence, in the following decade, they got together in order to perform on some concert tours.

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