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By Nathalie Taylor
Special to the Village News 

Strawberry Alarm Clock rings out at the San Diego County Fair


Last updated 8/17/2018 at 9:33am

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Randy Seol on the vibraphone, along with Howie Anderson, practice before the concert.

Psychedelic. That word, with connotations of colorful swirls, bubbles and wild, repeated patterns, defines a counterculture of the sixties. Strawberry Alarm Clock – a rock band formed in 1967 – played music that was billed as psychedelic. Their unique sound swirled through many a discotheque and school dance.

In 1967 I was a ninth grader sitting cross-legged on the hardwood floor of my bedroom playing records on a small red and white record player. When I popped the round plastic insert into my 45 RPM copy of "Incense and Peppermints," then played it on the turntable, the song mesmeriz...

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