Strawberry Alarm Clock is a psychedelic rock band formed in 1967 in Los Angeles best known for their 1967 hit single "Incense and Peppermints". Strawberry Alarm Clock, who have been also categorized as acid rock, psychedelic pop, and sunshine pop, charted five songs, including two Top 40 hits.
It was a No. 3 hit in the United States in July 1969 and a No. 6 hit in the United Kingdom in October 1969, for the singer Oliver. The chorus makes extensive use of apparent nonsense words: "Glibby gloop gloopy, Nibby Nabby Noopy, La La La Lo Lo. Sabba Sibby Sabba, Nooby abba Nabba Le Le Lo Lo. Tooby ooby walla, nooby abba nabba, Early mornin' singin' song.
Prior to recording the album, the band underwent a somewhat drastic personnel change - replacing longtime members George Bunnell (bass/vocals) and Randy Seol (drums/vocals) with Jimmy Pitman (guitar/vocals) and Gene Gunnels (drums), respectively.
It featured a considerably altered lineup and a departure from the sound on the group's past psychedelic pop works, toward blues rock. Lineup changes within Strawberry Alarm Clock began with drummer Randy Seol and bassist George Bunnell, who were both aboard for the group's first three albums, but departed after the release of their third album, The World in a Sea Shell, near the end of 1968. However, ex-manager Bill Holmes, who was fired for incompetency, offered the two former members, along with three other musicians, a deal to form another Strawberry Alarm Clock and tour under that moniker.
Original album (tracks 1-11) released 1969. Tracks 12-18 are bonus tracks from singles. Other Versions (5 of 7) View All. Cat. 1969 studio album by Strawberry Alarm Clock. Studio album by. Strawberry Alarm Clock.
This album has an average beat per minute of 138 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 110/188 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 188BPM, ends at 122BPM (-66), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Strawberry Alarm Clock. The World in a Sea Shell.