Strawberry Alarm Clock Albums Ranked

Strawberry Alarm Clock Albums Ranked

Our Strawberry Alarm Clock Albums Ranked list presents the band’s entire studio album discography in ranked order as to which ones were our favorites and among the most popular. We have also included a pair of their greatest hit albums which were very popular when they were first released. There have been many more compilations but this article focuses on only the studio albums. The Strawberry Alarm Clock released their first album in 1967 entitled Incense and Peppermints. Formed in the city of Glendale, California, the group would release four albums between the years 1967 and 1971. Although the band did not have many hits, their song Incense and Peppermints would become one of the defining moments of the 1960s psychedelic period.

Strawberry Alarm Clock Albums Ranked list and Studio Album Discography

# No Rank -The Best of Strawberry Alarm Clock

We don’t rank greatest hit packages because they are just greatest hits packages. You can’t compare them to the original album. Yet this  was a really good one and we wanted to include it on this list. The Best of Strawberry Alarm Clock was released in 1969 on Uni Records.

Side A
Incense And Peppermints
Tomorrow
Sit With the Guru
Angry Young Man
Barefoot In Baltimore
Pretty Song From “Psych-Out”

Side B
Birds In My Tree
Sea Shell
Miss Attraction
Good Morning Starshine
Desiree
Starting Out the Day

# 7 – No Rank – Changes

Another greatest hits package that was released after their first greatest hits album. This one included the lesser know tracks as well as the entire Black Butter suite from their second album. Changes was released in 1971 on Vocalion Records.

Side 1

Changes
Write Your Name in Gold
Dear Joy
Small Package

Side 2

Blues for a Young Girl Gone
Lady of the Lake
Black Butter Past
Black Butter Present
Black Butter Future
Love Me Again

# 5 – Wake Up Where You Are

The group ABBA is not the only band to have released a new album after forty years. The Strawberry Alarm Clock did it nine years ago when they released their first new studio  since their 1969 album Good Morning Starshine. The album entitled Wake Up Where You Are was released in 2012. The album featured original Strawberry Alarm Clock musicians Mark Weitz, George Bunnell, Randy Seol as well as Howie Anderson and Gene Gunnels

CD Track Listing

Mr. Farmer
Strawberries Mean Love
Hummin’ Happy
Birds in My Tree
World Citizen
Drifting Away
Lose to Live
Barefoot in Baltimore
Charlotte’s Remains
Sit with the Guru (classic version)
Tomorrow
Wake up
Mr. Farmer (extended version)
Sit with the Guru (extended version)

# 4 – Good Morning Starshine

At the number four spot on our Strawberry Alarm Clock Albums List List we present the album entitled Good Morning Starshine. This is not really the same band that was featured on the gr0ups first three albums with a few exceptions. It is however the band’s last album to spawn a top 10o hit. The single “Good Morning Starshine,” hit number eighty seven on the Billboard Hot 100.

Side One:

Me and the Township
Off Ramp Road Tramp
Small Package
Hog Child
Miss Attraction

Side Two:

Good Morning Starshine
Miss Attraction
Write Your Name in Gold
(You Put Me On) Standby
Dear Joy (Jimmy Pitman)
Changes

 

# 3 – The World in a Sea Shell

In the number three spot we finally get to the classic Strawberry Alarm Clock musical lineup on the album entitled The World in a Sea Shell. This was the third album from the band’s original lineup and definitely the weakest of the three albums. The album was released in 1968. “Barefoot in Baltimore” was the album’s first single release and it hit number sixty eight on the Billboard Hot 100. The next Strawberry Alarm Clock single released from the album entitled “Sea Shell,” failed to break into the Billboard Hot 100.

Side 1

Sea Shell
Blues for a Young Girl Gone
An Angry Young Man
A Million Smiles Away
Home Sweet Home
Lady of the Lake

Side 2

Barefoot in Baltimore
Wooden Woman
Heated Love
Love Me Again
Eulogy
Shallow Impressions

 

# 2 – Wake Up…It’s Tomorrow

Just of the top spot on our Strawberry Alarm Clock Albums List List we showcase the album entitled Wake Up…It’s Tomorrow. There are many fans of the band that believe there second effort was a much stronger album than there first. The album was released in 1968. The album’s second half is a pure joy in psychedelic exploration.

The same Strawberry Alarm Clock lineup on their first album was featured on their second album Wake Up…It’s Tomorrow. The band featured Mark Weitz on keyboards and vocals, Randy Seol on drums and vocals, Ed King on lead guitar and vocals, Lee Freeman on rhythm guitar and vocals, George Bunnell on bass and vocals, Gary Lovetro on bass and vocals and Steve Bartek on flute.

Side One:

Nightmare of Percussion
Soft Skies, No Lies
Tomorrow
They Saw the Fat One Coming
Curse of the Witches

Side Two:

Sit with the Guru
Go Back (You’re Going the Wrong Way)
Pretty Song from Psych-Out
Sitting on a Star
Black Butter, Past
Black Butter, Present
Black Butter, Future

# 1 – Incense and Peppermints

We close out up our Strawberry Alarm Clock Albums List with the album entitled Incense and Peppermints. The album was released in October of 1967. The album spawned their only number one single of their career in the song “Incense and Peppermints.” The song “The Birdman Of Alkatrash,” was the b-side to the single. If your only going to buy one Strawberry Alarm Clock Album, this is the one to purchase, if you can find it. Other Strawberry Alarm Clock stand out songs on the record included “Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow,” and “The World’s On Fire.”

The Strawberry Alarm Clock lineup on the album featured Mark Weitz on keyboards and vocals, Randy Seol on drums and vocals, Ed King (who would later join Lynyrd Skynyrd) on lead guitar and vocals, Lee Freeman on rhythm guitar and vocals, George Bunnell on bass and vocals, Gary Lovetro on bass and vocals, Steve Bartek on flute and Greg Munford  lead vocal on “Incense and Peppermints.”

Side A

The World’s on Fire
Birds in My Tree
Lose to Live
Strawberries Mean Love

Side B

Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow
Paxton’s Back Street Carnival
Hummin’ Happy
Pass Time with the SAC
Incense and Peppermints
Unwind with the Clock

 

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