“Tomorrow”

“Tomorrow” is Strawberry Alarm Clock‘s second-best known song (after “Incense And Peppermints”), and is the third song on the band’s second album Wake Up… It’s Tomorrow (1968). The de facto title song of the album (if not technically), “Tomorrow” is classic SAC in that it moves through several different sections, showing off a surprising number of arrangements and instrumental solos in a short time.

Unlike past examples of this (“Incense And Peppermints”, “Lose To Live”) however, “Tomorrow” chugs along with the same basic beat and melody line throughout, grafting its more sparkly moments on top rather than creating a new mood for each. This gives the song a catchier feel and a uniform sound (aided and abetted by the band sounding particularly robust). Keyboards and glimmering electric guitar are present for the basic track throughout, and “Tomorrow” comes off nearly as sunny as “Soft Skies, No Lies” but a little more adventurous, and with a bit of garage-y bluntness left over from Thee Sixpence.

“Tomorrow” is very short, just over two minutes, and its final few seconds are a loop of the band shouting “Pow!” (or something like it), which is phased as it fades out and leads quite well into the next song on the album, “They Saw The Fat One Coming”.

Available on

LP: Wake Up… It’s Tomorrow (1968)
45: “Tomorrow” b/w “Birds In My Tree” (Uni 55046) (1968)
LP: The Best Of Strawberry Alarm Clock (1970)
CD: Incense & Peppermints (1990 compilation)
CD: Strawberries Mean Love (1992 compilation)
CD: The Strawberry Alarm Clock Anthology (1993)

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