“Pass Time With The SAC” is a short instrumental song and the eighth track (fourth track on the vinyl Side 2) from Strawberry Alarm Clock‘s 1967 LP Incense And Peppermints. Apparently conceived as and included as filler for the short album, “Pass Time With The SAC” is a pretty fiery performance, with Ed King’s distorted guitar twisting all over the place as a jumpy organ pumps the song along. It leads nicely into the album’s general focus point, the hit title song.
At little more than a minute’s length, “Pass Time With The SAC” fades out although the band appears to be still going strong; hopefully when this album finally gets the re-release it deserves, the full performance will be issued as a bonus track. Why it was cut off to begin with is a mystery; Incense And Peppermints is barely over 30 minutes long even with such ‘filler’.
One notable thing about the track is that, like the album cover, it puts a ‘The’ in front of the band’s name, although other albums and singles did not (until the perhaps inadvertent inclusion of the extra article on the cover of the 1992 compilation Strawberries Mean Love).
LP: Incense And Peppermints (1967 album)