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Opal was a psychedelic rock band from Los Angeles, CA. The group was formed by David Roback (ex-Rain Parade) and Kendra Smith (ex-The Dream Syndicate) in 1982 under the name Clay Allison. Changing their name to Opal, they released their sole LP, "Happy Nightmare Baby" in late 1987. Smith left the band the following year mid-tour. Roback went on to form Mazzy Star while Smith later re-emerged as a solo artist.
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COMM 14 Opal (2) - Beyond The Wildwood - A Tribute To Syd Barrett album art Various If The Sun Don't Shine (Adaptation Of Jugband Blues) Various - Beyond The Wildwood - A Tribute To Syd Barrett (Comp) Imaginary Records COMM 14 US 1987 Sell This Version
none Opal (2) - SST Godhead Storedude In-Store Play Device #3 album art Various Happy Nightmare Baby and 1 more… Various - SST Godhead Storedude In-Store Play Device #3(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) SST Records none US 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH PC 2 Opal (2) - Rough Trade Promotional Cassette #2 album art Various Ghost Highway Various - Rough Trade Promotional Cassette #2(Cass, Comp, Promo) Rough Trade ROUGH PC 2 US 1988 Sell This Version
Op US 1 Opal (2) - The Flower-Fed Buffaloes album art Various Happy Nightmare Baby and 1 more… Various - The Flower-Fed Buffaloes(LP, Comp) Rough Trade Op US 1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
RTNM1-1 Opal (2) - Rough Trade Compilation album art Various Slap Happy Various - Rough Trade Compilation(LP, Comp) NMC Music Ltd. RTNM1-1 Israel 1989 Sell This Version
none Opal (2) - A Brief Retrospective album art Kendra Smith Fell From The Sun and 2 more… Kendra Smith - A Brief Retrospective(Cass, Comp, Promo, CrO) 4AD none US Unknown Sell This Version