If you have never heard of these guy you are missing a rare delight. Think of Rickenbacker guitars, vox amps, lush melodies. Think of The Doors, The Byrds...........
Among the L.A. groups dubbed Paisley Underground (Dream Syndicate, the Bangles, Three O'Clock), Rain Parade were the closest to being the real deal for their use of psychedelic flourishes throughout their first album. Formed in Los Angeles in the early '80s, the group consisted of David Roback (vocals, guitar), Steven Roback (vocals, bass) who had been in a band called The Unconscious with Susanna Hoffs (who went on to lead the most famous of the Paisley Underground bands, The Bangles, Matt Piucci (vocals, guitar), Will Glenn (keyboards), and Eddie Kalwa (drums). Their first single, "What She's Done to Your Mind," was a certifiable hit on college radio, and the band quickly followed with a full-length LP for Enigma in 1983, Emergency Third Rail Power Trip. For 1984's Explosions in the Glass Palace, the band lost David Roback to Opal. Later John Thoman took over and Mark Marcum filled in for the departed Eddie Kalwa on the live album Beyond the Sunset (1985) and Crashing Dream (Island, 1986) before disbanding. David Roback went on to finesse Opal into Mazzy Star with Will Glenn and vocalist, Hope Sandoval. Steven Roback and Thoman worked as Viva Saturn, and Piucci recorded an album with Crazy Horse -- yes, that Crazy Horse.
Emergency Third Rail
Explosions in the Glass Palace EP
Beyond the Sunset
Don't have this one, wish I did.........