Saturday Psychedelics ~ “The World Is On Fire Tonight” ~ Strawberry Alarm Clock


One out of four songs that were featured in the 1967 movie, “Psych-Out”.

This one accompanied the last scene where the female deaf character (Susan Strasberg) gulps down an extra dose of STP and she flashes more than just a bad trip. More like a world explosion inside of the mind with everything around her igniting with fire. Buildings, telephone poles, from out of bricks and cement sidewalks. Spinning out of control then landing her some how onto a freeway with more fireballs blazing at her (I’m now experiencing this too, it’s called menopause), in realty headlights from cars.

One big exaggerated hallucination…. I loved it!

And the entire soundtrack was outstanding.


Released off the album Incense and Peppermints 1967.

Mark Weitz – organ, piano, harpsichord, vocals
Randy Seol – drums, bongos, vibraphone, vocals
Ed King – lead guitar, vocals
Lee Freeman – rhythm guitar, bass, harmonica, drums, vocals, woodwind
George Bunnell – bass, vocals
Gary Lovetro – bass, vocals

Steve Bartek – Flute





Filed under Entertainment, Movies, MUSIC

2 responses to “Saturday Psychedelics ~ “The World Is On Fire Tonight” ~ Strawberry Alarm Clock

  1. cooper

    Good to hear something besides Incense & Peppermints – very Iron Butterfly – good post.

  2. Unfortunately it was the media that called the group one hit wonders when they were anything but. Rainy Day Mushroom Pillows captured even more of that San Fran psychedelic period and The Pretty song also on the movies soundtrack showed even more of their capabilities as musicians.

    They had many more songs following the first album that were and should of gained them more notoriety. Glad you enjoyed the song Coop.

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