Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The World’s On Fire” by Strawberry Alarm Clock

Sixties rock came in all different flavors: The Chocolate Watchband, Vanilla Fudge and, of course, The Strawberry Alarm Clock. There was so much more to Strawberry Alarm Clock than their signature hit, “Incense And Peppermints.” The band appeared on many TV shows back in the 1960s including “American Bandstand,” “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” and drummer, Randy Seol, was one of the eligible bachelors on “The Dating Game” where he was chosen for the date. This eight minute epic was on their debut album and the band performed it in the 1968 Jack Nicholson movie “Psych-Out.” The band also appeared in the 1970 film “Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls” performing their hits. Another interesting film fact is that band member, Steve Bartek, would later go on to join Oingo Boingo and contribute to several Danny Elfman film scores. In 2010, the band reunited and recorded tracks for Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins.