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Opal

    Opal were an American alternative/psychedelic band during the 1980's. The band was part of the Paisley Underground music style, incorporating rich vocal style and guitar interplay in a folk rock style. Opal formed in the mid-80's under the name Clay Allison featuring David Roback (previously of Rain Parade), bassist Kendra Smith (from Dream Syndicate), and drummer Keith Mitchell. After one single, however, they released the remaining Clay Allison tracks under the band's new name, Opal. In 1984, Fell From the Sun EP was released and then followed in '85 by another EP, Northern Line. In 1987 ...read more

    Opal were an American alternative/psychedelic band during the 1980's. The band was part of the Paisley Underground music style, incorporating rich vocal style and guitar interplay in a folk rock style. Opal formed in the mid-80's under the name Clay Allison featuring David Roback (previously of Rain Parade), bassist Kendra Smith (from Dream Syndicate), and drummer Keith Mitchell. After one single, however, they released the remaining Clay Allison tracks under the band's new name, Opal. In 1984, Fell From the Sun EP was released and then followed in '85 by another EP, Northern Line. In 1987, the band released their first and last full-length album, Happy Nightmare Baby. Smith left the group on the Happy Nightmare tour and effectively put an end to the band. David Roback continued with vocalist Hope Sandoval, and in 1989 this band became Mazzy Star. « hide

    Similar Bands: Rain Parade, Mazzy Star, The Dream Syndicate

    LPs
    Happy Nightmare Baby
    1987

    3.5
    17 Votes
    Compilations
    Early Recordings
    1989

    3.5
    1 Votes

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