Incense and Peppermints

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Incense and Peppermints
Incense and Peppermints album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1967 (1967-11)
StudioOriginal Sound Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
ProducerFrank Slay
Strawberry Alarm Clock chronology
Incense and Peppermints
Wake Up...It's Tomorrow
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Incense and Peppermints is the first album by psychedelic rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock. Released in November 1967, the album reached No. 11 on the Billboard 200 album charts[2] and included the band's No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit[3] "Incense and Peppermints". In addition to the six official members of the band, the album also featured the flute playing of Steve Bartek, who co-wrote four songs on the album with bass player George Bunnell.[2]

The tracks "The World's on Fire", "Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow", and "Incense and Peppermints" were all featured in the motion picture Psych-Out, along with a new song, "Pretty Song from Psych-Out", which later 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.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "The World's on Fire" (S.A. Clock)
  2. "Birds in My Tree" (George Bunnell, Steve Bartek)
  3. "Lose to Live" (Mark Weitz, S.A. Clock)
  4. "Strawberries Mean Love" (Bunnell, Bartek)

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow" (Bunnell, Bartek)
  2. "Paxton's Back Street Carnival" (Bunnell, Bartek)
  3. "Hummin' Happy" (Bunnell, Randy Seol)
  4. "Pass Time with the SAC" (S.A. Clock) - instrumental
  5. "Incense and Peppermints" (John S. Carter, Tim Gilbert)
  6. "Unwind with the Clock" (Lee Freeman)

Japanese CD bonus track[edit]

  1. "The Birdman of Alkatrash"




  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b Archived 2009-01-07 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel. (2008). Top Pop Singles 1955-2006. Record Research Inc. p. 814. ISBN 0-89820-172-1.