Incense and Peppermints is the first album by psychedelic rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock. Released in late 1967, the album reached #11 on the Billboard 200 album charts and includes the band's #1 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Incense and Peppermints". In addition to the six regular members of the band, the album also features the flute playing of Steve Bartek, who co-wrote four songs on the album with bass player George Bunnell.
The tracks "The World's on Fire", "Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow", and "Incense and Peppermints" are all featured in the motion picture Psych-Out, along with a new song; "Pretty Song from Psych-Out", which appeared on the band's second album Wake Up...It's Tomorrow.
A compilation album of the same name (albeit spelled with an ampersand) was released by MCA in 1990. To date, the album has been released on CD only in Japan and (more recently) on Sundazed Records.
- "The World's on Fire"
- "Birds in My Tree" (George Bunnell, Steve Bartek)
- "Lose to Live"
- "Strawberries Mean Love" (Bunnell, Bartek)
- "Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow" (Bunnell, Bartek)
- "Paxton's Back Street Carnival" (Bunnell, Bartek)
- "Hummin' Happy" (Bunnell, Seol)
- "Pass Time with SAC"
- "Incense and Peppermints" (John S. Carter, Tim Gilbert)
- "Unwind with the Clock"
- Mark Weitz - Organ, piano, harpsichord, vocals
- Randy Seol - Drums, bongos, vibraphone, vocals
- Ed King - lead guitar, vocals
- Lee Freeman - rhythm guitar, bass, harmonica, drums, vocals, woodwind
- George Bunnell - Bass, vocals
- Gary Lovetro - Bass, vocals
- Steve Bartek - Flute
- Greg Munford - lead vocals on "Incense and Peppermints" (uncredited)
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