Strawberry Window

Strawberry WindowThe Strawberry Window were an Oakland band who recorded at lest one session in 1967 at Golden State Recorders in San Francisco. The group line-up was Marc Rich (guitar, vocals), Jack Eskridge (guitar, vocals), Steve Wilson (bass, vocals), Andy Kennedy (drums, vocals) and Dan Parrish (guitar, vocals), Strawberry Window did not release any material at the time though an LP of archive material has been released and two tracks have been included on a compilation in more recent years. After some changes in the line-up the group changed their name to Dandelion Wine in 1968.

Compilation album press release

Strawberry Window hailed from the San Francisco Bay Areas East Bay music scene in the mid 60’s and were truly one of the “early birds” and innovators who made their own distinct brand of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

They played in a heavypsychedelic- garage style, sounding somewhat reminiscent of the Jefferson Airplane, (early) Mad River, Buffalo Springfield, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Frumious Bandersnatch. These previously unreleased recordings have survived for the last four decades in a box on a shelf in a band member’s closet. Meticulous care and detail has been taken to master these recordings with a fresh, open approach, while ensuring that the sound and integrity of the vintage songs remained intact.

The amazing music of this guitar based quartet ranges from catchy electric folk tunes and “West Coast” garage rock to raw energetic acid jams lasting over 10 minutes. You’ll be impressed by the great stereo sound quality throughout their ten original cuts not to mention their freaky cover version of J D Loudermilk’s Tobacco Road. It’s an out right shame that this talented bunch were not signed to a record deal back then.

Then again, that’s okay with us because it has allowed World In Sound the opportunity to proudly present for the first time ever, the music of and the history behind this talented group of songwriters and wild performers known as the Strawberry Window. The Strawberry Window CD and LP releases contains 65 minutes of intense but melodic performances and also comes with a 16 page color booklet that will take you on a trip back to the halcyon days of the Summer of Love.

In 1968 they switched guitar players, added a girl singer and changed their name to the Dandelion Wine. They recorded several songs and also released a private pressing of a 4 song 7 inch EP.

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

    From compilation album Strawberry Window
    Strawberry Window

  • Her Eyes
  • Poverty Hill
  • Purple Orance
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Wind Blowing Past Me