I thought I&P was more of a corner stone of the era. It became synonymous with the summer of love for later generations. I do think it captured the times lyrically and sonically. It possesses, as it states, the color of time.
But, I don't visualize it as an anthem per se.
There's more to it's success than just the song. The band's moniker, the East indian Kurtas that were worn for the first time on the I&P album cover and the song title itself, Incense and Peppermints, conjures up a host of thoughts and visuals and feelings.
The song HAS withstood the test of time.
It stands very upright in spite of it's many minor chords and lack of a genre to fit it into. It has since been dubbed psych pop, psychedelic rock, garage psych, sunshine pop and yes, the ergo bubble gum category.
Funny thing is all those pigeon holes didn't really exist prior to 1967. For some reason whenever an original song comes along that have to attach a label to it. One thing about SAC is that we weren't trying to live up to any style or type of music. We just wanted to create and experiment. Who knows what we might have morphed into if we'd stayed together.
: Hey Guys!
: Always a blast for me to catch Ed Sullivan
: reruns on Decades Tv network as many of my
: favorite sixties performances made
: appearances on the show.Was there ever an
: offer on the table for SAC to do
: Sullivan?I'm more than a bit surprised that
: you didn't do I&P on the program as it was
: one of the then youth culture's biggest
: anthems.Do you consider I&P a true anthem of
: its times?
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