Billboard that same year with the trippy “Incense and Peppermints” — and that was as good as it ever got. But it was far from the end of the story. The band have taken a few breaks over the years, with members coming and going, but they are now 50 years older and relatively intact. And, perhaps thanks in part to an appearance on the Nuggets box set, there is still a great deal of love in L.A. for these old hippies. That might explain why these gigs at the Whisky are becoming semi-regular: People are turning out to see the band, and the Alarm Clock are responding by putting in stellar performances. That in itself is truly far out.
Strawberry Alarm Clock really shouldn’t be a band that people are talking, much less writing, about in 2018. The psychedelic rock group formed in Los Angeles in 1967 and had a smash No. 1 hit on