Since then, it has always reminded me of the beach and southern California. As with many great 60s songs I discovered this through The Wonder Years on TV in the late 80s/early 90s.
He drove it our senior year at Kokomo High School in 1968.It's just a feel good bubblegum pop song that also happens to have a chill-out stoner feel thrown in as a curveball.Actually, this song would go well with some ambient dub from the early 90's..I'm done.It spent four weeks at #2; one week before hitting #1 and then three weeks after "Everyday People" by Sly and the Family Stone bumped it out of the top spot... WHen I was a kid, this came on the car radio, and when it came to the tremolo vocal part my mom thought there was something wrong with the radio, lol. By the way, I think Meatloaf should be required listening for all kids going through puberty--"So now I'm praying for the end of time..." (google it if you don't know.)It's really neat to hear everyone's opinion on what this song is about, and I would like to put my 2 cents in, too.
Between 19 the group had nineteen Top 100 records; with seven making the Top 10 and two reaching #1 (the other #1 was "Hanky Panky" for 2 weeks in 1966). It really surprises me that so few people have this right. it's almost a little bit embarrassing to (have to) explain something that is so explicitly sexual. old when this song was intro'd and I thought it was about drugs. For all you idiots who think its about being high in some way. Anyway, the notes and chords to the chorus sound a lot like the chorus to Neil Young's "Like a Hurricane," IMHO. I don't think it's about drugs, murder (that's ridiculous), being gay or any of that.I was in 8th grade when I first heard crimson and clover. It was about Samantha and being with my friends Things were changing. Especially since when the band was interviewed once, Tommy was asked what the song was about and he replied, with a shy smirk, "Innocence.......".