(1968) Wake Up...It's Tomorrow

Strawberry Alarm Clock

... read moreFor their second album, Wake Up...It's Tomorrow, Strawberry Alarm Clock built upon the solid writing and musicianship that inevitably carried over from the Incense and Peppermints project. In retrospect, it is baffling as to why they were relegated to the "one-hit wonders" file, as their most social...

35′:58″ 12 Songs

1
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Nightmare Of Percussion (Album Version)
2:55
2
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Soft Skies, No Lies (Album Version)
3:09
3
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Tomorrow
2:13
4
Strawberry Alarm Clock
They Saw The Fat One Coming (Album Version)
3:25
5
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Curse Of The Witches (Album Version)
6:46
6
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Sit With The Guru (Album Version)
3:01
7
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Go Back, You're Going The Wrong Way (Album Version)
2:20
8
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Pretty Song From Psych-Out (Album Version)
3:18
9
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Sitting On A Star (Album Version)
2:50
10
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Black Butter, Past (Album Version)
2:24
11
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Black Butter, Present (Album Version)
2:10
12
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Black Butter, Future (Album Version)
1:27
Released 01 January 1968, ℗ 1968 Geffen Records

Review

For their second album, Wake Up...It's Tomorrow, Strawberry Alarm Clock built upon the solid writing and musicianship that inevitably carried over from the Incense and Peppermints project. In retrospect, it is baffling as to why they were relegated to the "one-hit wonders" file, as their most social and musically relevant statements had yet to be made. Stylistically, the material on this album vacillates between the lighter and pop-oriented sides such as "Tomorrow" and the stunningly agile vocal arrangements on "Pretty Song from Psych-Out" to the exceedingly ominous "Curse of the Witches" and "Nightmare of Percussion." Howard Davis -- whose spoken word narration can be heard during the latter track -- arranged some stunning vocal charts for "Soft Skies, No Lies," "Go Back, You're Going the Wrong Way," and the "future" section of the "Black Butter" trilogy. They are reminiscent of the tight harmonies incorporated by Harpers Bizarre or the retro New Vaudeville Band. Conversely, "Sitting on a Star," "They Saw the Fat One Coming" (which refers to the infiltration of Roy Freeman, a lyricist hired by the band's management), and the first two movements in the "Black Butter" trilogy reflect the group's mod garage rock roots. Here the band projects a more primal sound akin to People or the Chocolate Watchband. ~ Lindsay Planer