Strawberry Alarm Clock is planning on releasing its first new recording in some time: a cover of the Seeds’ “Mr. Farmer” for a Sky Saxon tribute CD to be released in June 2010. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first new Strawberry Alarm Clock recording since 1995’s “Love Story”.
The band began work on the song in January 2010; Clock keyboardist Mark Weitz says “Mr. Farmer” sounds like SAC and is indeed psychedelic.
“Mr. Farmer” was the first track off of the Seeds’ seminal second album, A Web Of Sound from 1966, and is a song that Sky Saxon loved performing until his death in July 2009. The song was chosen on the band’s behalf by Sky’s wife Sabrina and/or someone else putting together the CD.