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The Strawberry Alarm Clock - Wake Up Where You Are mp3

The Strawberry Alarm Clock - Wake Up Where You Are mp3 Performer: The Strawberry Alarm Clock
Title: Wake Up Where You Are
Style: Psychedelic Rock
Category: Rock
Date of release: 01 Apr 2012
Country: US
Label: Global Recording Artists
Catalog number: GRA13112
Size MP3: 1841 mb
Size FLAC: 2798 mb
Rating: 4.4


1Birds In My Tree3:55
2Mr. Farmer4:32
3Sit With The Guru (Extended Version)12:18
4Paxton´s Back Street Carnival3:03
5Hummin Happy3:43
6Charlotte´s Remains3:14
7Sit With The Guru5:52
8Strawberries Mean Love4:52
9Barefoot In Baltimore3:20
10Mr. Farmer (Extended Version)7:41
11Wake Up7:36
12Drifting Away5:35
13World Citizen4:18
14Lose To Live5:09


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
noneThe Strawberry Alarm Clock Wake Up Where You Are ‎(15xFile, MP3, 320)Global Recording ArtistsnoneUS2012
BC 502 CDThe Strawberry Alarm Clock Wake Up Where You Are ‎(CD, Album)Bat CountryBC 502 CDUK2012


  • Arranged ByGeorge Bunnell, Howie Anderson, Mark Weitz, Randy Seol, Steve Bartek
  • Baritone SaxophoneIan Anderson (tracks: 1, 14)
  • Bass, Vocals, Harmony VocalsGeorge Bunnell
  • Cover [Cover Art]Mark Weitz
  • Engineer [Second]Chris Bartek
  • Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Harmony VocalsMark Weitz
  • Lead Guitar, Flute, Mandolin, Harmonica, Harmony VocalsSteve Bartek
  • Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Lead Vocals, Harmony VocalsHowie Anderson
  • Mastered ByDennis Dragon
  • PercussionGene Gunnels
  • Percussion [Digital]Chris Bartek
  • Percussion, Other [Bali Phones], Lead Vocals, Harmony VocalsRandy Seol
  • Photography ByDavid Guilburt, Mark Weitz
  • Recorded By, Engineer, Mixed By, ProducerSteve Bartek


Recorded At Chez Bartek - West L.A., Ca. 2007 - 2011
Recorded - Engineered - Mixed And Produced By Steve Bartek

Dedications: Lee Freeman, Nancy Weitz, Mark Tullin

℗ & © 2012 Global Recording Artists.


  • Barcode: 6 46413 13112 4


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Global Recording Artists
  • Copyright (c) – Global Recording Artists
  • Recorded At – Chez Bartek


User reviews
With the Strawberry Alarm Clock primarily being known for the blazing 60’s single “Incense & Peppermints,” it’s strange that some forty years after their last album, they’d deliver an epic opus, nearly eighty minutes in length, Wake Up Where You Are.

Now, if you for one minute thought that other Strawberry albums would ride the same exotic fuzzed romantic tripped out path as that original hit single, think again, because nothing the band did was ever in keeping with that imaginative single. Certainly rock was at a crossroads during the 60’s, where this historic group took full advantage of the multitude of influences that were buzzing around at the time; yet for my way of thinking, they primarily buzzed too close to the sounds of Chicago, along with heavier metal aspects that didn’t ride quite as fluidly for me.

You should probably turn over and go back to sleep before purchasing Wake Up Where You Are, as one reviewer insisted, “Track for track, the Strawberry Alarm Clock duplicates and expands on the brand of psychedelic zest they are defined by.” Actually none of that is true, as the band has and always will be defined by that single, and as I’ve said, nothing the group did in the future resembled that song, leaving me to ask why after forty some years, would I be interested in hearing a duplication, albeit new, of those original tunes. There are many psychedelic bands who’ve been carrying the torch since those heady days and nights, leaving me to suggest that I’d be far more interested in hearing a band who’ve developed and morphed with the times, showering the world with new inspirations and not simply capitalizing on material, like that old material or not, that’s already been done.

That said, even the attitudes, themes and images are old and tired, where I must ask, “Who sits with a Guru anymore?”, and who in the world would walk barefoot in this day and age, yet alone though Baltimore, and then there’s the Farmer single, where it’s been a rather long time since anyone went on up to the county. The hucksters who wish to sell this record tout the song “World Citizen” to be filled with hypnotic reggae beats, that numbers such as “Drifting Away” whispers and purrs to a rippling repertoire formed of dreamy shapes and spacey vibrations … and that’s simply not true.

Yes, the album opened interestingly enough, yet still, as the first lines were being sung, I felt that something was amiss, where the longer I listened, the less forgiving I became, until I simply had to say that the material has not been sung all that well. Those same hucksters will go on to inform you that wicked drumming abounds, it doesn’t, it’s confusing drumming, lacking thought and purpose, and as to evoking those mellow moods of carefree summer days filled with grace and beauty as they dive into “Barefoot In Baltimore,” well that too is just ridiculous. I see what you’re thinking here, that Strawberry have dipped back into their signature realm of infusing sunny pop melodies over freaky frequencies, and in a manner of speaking, perhaps they have, though this is not 1967, where my musical tastes have evolved, even garage psych has evolved, leaving Strawberry Alarm Clock sounding late to the ball.

Perhaps the selling aspect that most caused me to laugh was the line, “Rare is the reunion where the group has maintained the mojo and sincere affection for the music.” Alright, let’s pretend that I like the word ‘mojo’ … the meaning of that word does not translate from 1971 to the now. Wake Up Where You Are may be enthusiastic, but it’s not honest, it’s not well done, nor is it genuine, and it will certainly not launch a new movement of experimental eccentrics designed to put the music on the radio where it belongs. This is just a tacky album by folks who once appeared cool and inspirational on the cover of Incense & Peppermints, who now seem rather weathered, tired, out of step and out of shape (simply see the album back), where the memory of what was is entirely better than imagining a new future for the Strawberry Alarm Clock.

Review by Jenell Kesler