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Opal
Formed: 1984 in Los Angeles, CA
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Disbanded: 1988
Group Members: Kendra Smith, Juan Gomez, Keith Mitchell, David Roback, Suki Ewers, Keith Mitchell
Biography: The neo-psychedelic group Opal formed in the mid-'80s, featuring former Rain Parade guitarist David Roback and former Dream Syndicate bassist Kendra Smith. Initially, the group was called Clay Allison, but the group dropped the name after one single; Roback, Smith, and drummer Keith Mitchell released ...Read full biography
Happy Nightmare Baby
Released: 1987
Label: SST
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At once drowsy, psychedelic, entrancing, and possessed of a sinuous spark, Happy Nightmare Baby may have been Opal's only album but deserves more attention than merely being a blueprint for Roback's later ...Read full review
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