Thursday, November 12, 2020

Strawberry Alarm Clock - Good Morning Starshine (1969 us, strong bluesy psych classic rock, 1997 japan expanded edition)

Although ‘Good Morning Starshine’ sounds way different from the previous three, it is nonetheless a masterpiece. It featured a considerably altered lineup and a departure from the sound on the group’s past psychedelic pop works, toward blues rock. With the arrival of Jim Pitman and Gene Gunnells, this album has a decidedly harder sound too, with the rollicking long version of “Miss Attraction” and the bluesy “Changes”. They released a single of “Good Morning Starshine” from the hit and hip musical “HAIR”. Touring the U.S.A. one of their opening acts was the young Lynyrd Skynyrd who bassist Ed King later joined in 1972, playing on their first three albums for Sound Of The South/MCA.
1. Me And The Township (Jimmy Pitman) - 3:22
2. Off Ramp Road Tramp - 4:16
3. Small Package - 3:55
4. Hog Child - 5:09
5. Miss Attraction - 4:52
6. Good Morning Starshine (Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni, James Rado) - 2:22
7. Miss Attraction - 2:41
8. Write Your Name In Gold (Jimmy Pitman) - 3:36
9. (You Put Me On) Standby - 2:22
10.Dear Joy (Jimmy Pitman) - 3:20
11.Changes - 5:21
12.Desiree (Mark Weitz, Jimmy Pitman) - 3:01
13.I Climbed The Mountain (Carl Friberg, Ira Gasman) - 2:59
14.Three (Ed King, Lee Freeman) - 2:19
15.Starting Out The Day (Jimmy Pitman) - 2:38
16.California Day (Tom Jackman) - 2:45
17.Girl From The City (Paul Marshall) - 2:32
18.Good Morning Starshine (Single Track)(Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni, James Rado) - 2:21
All songs by Ed King, Gene Gunnels, Jimmy Pitman, Lee Freeman, Mark Weitz, except where indicated

Strawberry Alarm Clock
*Jimmy Pitman - Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar
*Mark Weitz - Keyboards, Backing Vocals
*Gene Gunnels - Drums
*Ed King - Bass Guitar, Guitar, Backing Vocals
*Lee Freeman - Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals

1967  The Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense And Peppermints (2011 sundazed issue)
1968  Strawberry Alarm Clock - Wake Up...It's Tomorrow
1968-69  Strawberry Alarm Clock - The World In A Sea Shell / Good Morning Starshine
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