Friday, January 4, 2008

Opal - Happy Nightmare Baby

Opal were an American alternative/psychedelic band in the 1980s. They were part of the Paisley Underground musical style. The group formed in the mid-'80s under the name Clay Allison, featuring guitarist David Roback (previously of Rain Parade), bassist Kendra Smith (from Dream Syndicate) and drummer Keith Mitchell. After one single, they released the remaining Clay Allison tracks under the band's new name, Opal, on the 1984 Fell from the Sun EP. Another EP, Northern Line, followed in 1985.

Happy Nightmare Baby, Opal's first full-length album, was released in 1987. Smith left the group during the Happy Nightmare tour, effectively putting an end to the band. Roback continued with vocalist Hope Sandoval, and in 1989 this band became Mazzy Star. Kendra Smith released a number of solo singles, EPs, and one album before retiring to the woods of northern California. The song "She's a Diamond" was included in the film Boys Don't Cryfilm soundtrack. but was not included on the CD release of the record.

http://rapidshare.com/files/81263021/Opal_-_1987_Happy_Nightmare_Baby.rar

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

could you repost it?cause the track 7 is not there,thx

Anonymous said...

Track 7 entitled "Siamese Trap" is not in the file. Please repost.

BaM said...

Here ya go, kids - the COMPLETE "Happy Nightmare Baby" PLUS two bonus tracks (covering Syd Barrett and the Doors, respectively) taken from contemporary various artist compilations. I think there's a text file with more of my sparkling commentary in there as well.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=G1GLFYV1

S├ębastien said...

Please, could you respost this record again?

Rod said...

I just dug out my vinyl of Happy Nightmare Baby. I'd forgot that it's mabled gray. Anyone else seen that? I think this might be a first run! lucky me.