Opal - Early Recordings/Happy Nightmare Baby

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How good is the Opal full-length? Early Recordings is going for $75 on Ebay, and that's just way too much for me to spend on an album.

miloauckerman, Thursday, 6 March 2003 06:19 (seventeen years ago) link

Happy Nightmare Baby is good - if you dig Kendra Smith, Roback, et al - it's nice - worth getting but AVOID any kind of price tag like THAT for anything Roback-related.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 6 March 2003 06:22 (seventeen years ago) link

HNB is a good album but Early Recordings is simply stunning - IMO one of the greatest psych albums, and without a doubt the best thing to come out of the Paisley Underground scene. I got mine cheap, but if I didn't have it I'd pay $75 or even twice that.

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Thursday, 6 March 2003 06:24 (seventeen years ago) link

This would be the one CD i would run into a burning building to save

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Thursday, 6 March 2003 06:27 (seventeen years ago) link

IMO one of the greatest psych albums, and without a doubt the best thing to come out of the Paisley Underground scene

ok - one of the greatest albums to emerge from the PU scene, ok - up against The Bangles, for chrissakes, - possibly - but one of the greatest psych albums ever? Having not heard it, I can say for certain that it couldn't possibly scratch the top ten thousand. It's David "Throwback" Roback, man!! Take two Pearls Before Swine LPs and call me in the mourning

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 6 March 2003 06:27 (seventeen years ago) link

I don't know about the Early Recordings (I'm looking to get a copy of it too), but I really like Happy Nightmare Baby, maybe even a little more than some of the Mazzy Star stuff.

A Nairn (moretap), Thursday, 6 March 2003 06:28 (seventeen years ago) link

ER and HNB might as well have been different bands - it's not unlike comparing "White light white heat" with "Loaded"..

Having also heard Pearls Before Swine, Opal tops out. To be fair, I guess ER is a lot more VU than it is psych..

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Thursday, 6 March 2003 06:30 (seventeen years ago) link

ok - i admit - NOW i'm curious. Damn you! No way am I shelling out $75, but if you wanna do a cd-r trade, i'm up for it if you are. what do ya need?

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 6 March 2003 06:37 (seventeen years ago) link

a 60s/70s psych primer would be schweet.

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Thursday, 6 March 2003 06:41 (seventeen years ago) link

much of it is on vinyl, so it'd have to be a tape - but sure. anything in particular?

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 6 March 2003 06:46 (seventeen years ago) link

my knowledge starts and ends with the two Nuggets boxes. from thereon it's open slather.

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Thursday, 6 March 2003 06:48 (seventeen years ago) link

ok - email me with yr particulars - i'd really love to hear that Opal record

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 6 March 2003 06:51 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm with Jim. I've heard Pearls Before Swine (and have a pretty major psych collection too) and I listen to both Opal albums WAY more often than anything else. If I didn't already have a copy (and a mp3 backup copy), I'd spend the $75 for it.

But I'm also a product of that paisley scene too.

Chris Barrus (xibalba), Thursday, 6 March 2003 09:20 (seventeen years ago) link

Early Recordings easily outshines Happy Nightmare Baby... it's just utterly gorgeous straight through. "Fell From the Sun" has to be one of the top ten songs in the universe. But HNB isn't bad... it just rocks out a bit too much for my taste.

You might consider getting either of the later Kendra Smith albums, which are both (IMHO) much better than Happy Nightmare Baby. Five Ways of Disappearing is probably a tad easier to find than the Guild of Temporal Adventurers, especially on eBay where you can probably snag it for $3-5.

A lot of Super Falling Star songs are very Early Recordings-era Opalesque, particularly the songs on their split single with Fuxa.

fortunate hazel (f. hazel), Thursday, 6 March 2003 10:10 (seventeen years ago) link

I'll add in that Early Recordings is amazing.

tigerclawskank, Thursday, 6 March 2003 10:17 (seventeen years ago) link

heh, fortunate hazel i was briefly a member of Super Falling Star (i'm not on any of the recordings) and well and truly agree with the comparison.

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Thursday, 6 March 2003 10:51 (seventeen years ago) link

Early Recordings is fantastic, it's true. (I looked for it on CD for years, and then my eyes nearly fell out of my head when I saw it in a used bin for three bucks. One of my warmest record-store memories ever.) "Happy Nightmare Baby" is pleasant enough, in a T-Rexy kind of way, but this is lovely, delicate psych that for my money kicks everything else Roback or Kendra ever recorded off the map.

(If you'd prefer not to spend the 75 bucks, though, you can e-mail me...)

M Specktor (M Specktor), Thursday, 6 March 2003 13:33 (seventeen years ago) link

yeah ER is great. I sold my copy on ebay for like $50 bucks. I couldn't believe it actually, because I had just picked up a copy on vinyl for $4. But anyway, worth grabbing any time you see it in a used bin...

Sorry about being a ebay scum seller, but i needed the money to buy more records. My starting bid was only $5 tho...

g (graysonlane), Thursday, 6 March 2003 15:58 (seventeen years ago) link

_Happy Nightmare, Baby_ is far better as a cohesive album, and i really dig the T-Rex vibe. Perfect for driving around LA in the late afternoon. _Early Recordings_ is good, but it's such a legendary album that it's got a lot to live up to in terms of reputation. I'm gonna be a wet blanket and say it's not worth $75. I'd also be happy to trade a CD-R of it.

_The Guild of Temporal Adventurers_ smokes the ass of _Five Ways of Disappearing_ in every known dimension. Her cover of "Bold Marauder" is good though, a sweeping cinematic revision of to me what always sounded a bit like a sea chantie.

Wonder why _ER_ hasn't been bootlegged yet? I figure that even if it wasn't swallowed by _Rough Trade_ that Roback would be enough of a bastard to keep it out of print. It wouldn't be the first time.

Speaking of which...._The Rainy Day Album_, which often comes up in these discussions, is vastly overrated in my view. Some interesting moments, but certainly not worth what it commands/commanded in the collector market. I doubt it'll ever be reprinted as well, which'll keep the ebay mavens happy.

Matt Maxwell (Matt M.), Thursday, 6 March 2003 16:20 (seventeen years ago) link

Adding to the ER praise -- worthy shtuff. In light of this $75 mention I can't believe I got the damn thing for $5 or something at a clearout of American Rough Trade product about ten years back. Should have gotten two!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 6 March 2003 16:51 (seventeen years ago) link

Two cents more: I like HNB. It's fun. But it does sound pretty pedestrian next to ER, which, despite the fact that it's a comp, has a charmed feel to it. And I would concur that Kendra-era Roback problems beat Mazzy Star hands down. Why? In a word: soul.

Lee G (Lee G), Thursday, 6 March 2003 17:09 (seventeen years ago) link

That is to say, "I would concur that Kendra-era Roback PROJECTS beat Mazzy Star hands down."

Lee G (Lee G), Thursday, 6 March 2003 17:14 (seventeen years ago) link

I LOVE the Rainy Day album. Susanna Hoffs does an amazing "I'll Be Your Mirror."

mike a (mike a), Thursday, 6 March 2003 18:11 (seventeen years ago) link

anyone wanna trade me a cdr copy of early recordings?

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 6 March 2003 18:17 (seventeen years ago) link

I strongly recommend all this stuff too (especially Rainy Day and HNB). I listen to it all pretty regularly.

I'm looking for live recordings of Hope Sandoval singing Opal songs - I saw her do these at the Hollywood Palladium opening for The Jesus and Mary Chain after Kendra bailed on the tour. I think the Opal songs are much stronger in general than Mazzy Star stuff.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 6 March 2003 18:19 (seventeen years ago) link

Roger -- ask me (via e-mail) and ye shall receive.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 6 March 2003 18:24 (seventeen years ago) link

Time to fish out the tapes and get them onto CD-R... I've got at least one tape of Opal w/Kendra and another of Clay Allison (Roback, Kendra, and Keith Mitchell) outtakes .

Chris Barrus (xibalba), Thursday, 6 March 2003 20:30 (seventeen years ago) link

BOOT! BOOT! BOOT!

Matt Maxwell (Matt M.), Friday, 7 March 2003 03:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Sorry, I meant "at least one tape of Opal w/Hope"

Chris Barrus (xibalba), Friday, 7 March 2003 03:41 (seventeen years ago) link

seven months pass...
CD80 'portable' David Roback's Paisley Underground go!

Rain Parade - You Are My Friend
Rainy Day - I'll Keep It With Mine (feat Susanna Hoffs)
Rainy Day - Flying on the Ground is Wrong (feat Kendra Smith)
Rainy Day - I'll Be Your Mirror (feat Susanna Hoffs)
Opal - Empty Box Blues
Opal - She's a Diamond (Early Recordings vers.)
Opal - My Only Friend
Opal - Strange Delight
Opal - Fell From the Sun
Opal - Rocket Machine
Opal - Magick Power
Opal - She's a Diamond (Happy Nightmare Baby vers.)
Opal - Happy Nightmare Baby
Mazzy Star - Halah
Mazzy Star - Blue Flower
Mazzy Star - Ride It On
Mazzy Star - Ghost Highway
Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
Mazzy Star - Mary of Silence
Mazzy Star - Five String Serenade
Mazzy Star - Into Dust

(81:40 overburn!, pretty much chronological. nb - I don't believe that David Roback appears on "You are My Friend", but it's such a good song and he certainly influenced it (wrote it???) - does anyone know how much? Chris?

also, I've ignored the last Mazzy Star album as I don't remember anything from it...)

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 6 November 2003 23:10 (sixteen years ago) link

David was definitely involved in that track but AFAIK had left the group by that point. only one track from Third Rail?! (sorry for being such a whinger BTW). you gotta find somewhere to stuff "I Look Around" into.. and no Harriet Brown!??!!? "Early Recordings" really is one of the best albums ever released.

the surface noise (electricsound), Thursday, 6 November 2003 23:16 (sixteen years ago) link

Someday I'm going to open this thread and it will actually say that Early Recordings has been rereleased. I think it's the single most anticipated rerelease on ILM...

dave225 (Dave225), Friday, 7 November 2003 12:23 (sixteen years ago) link

oh rykodisc why hast thou forsaken us?

the surface noise (electricsound), Friday, 7 November 2003 12:25 (sixteen years ago) link

three years pass...

I just saw something called Volume II on ebay with these tracks:

1. My Canyon Memory

2. Sisters of Mercy

3. Sailing Boats

4. Vespers

5. Lisa's Funeral

6. This Town

7. Freight Train

8. Wintertime

9. Little Bit of Rain

10. What You've Done

11. Cherry Jam

12. Indian Summer

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 6 September 2007 22:42 (twelve years ago) link

Indian Summer?!

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 6 September 2007 22:44 (twelve years ago) link

Magick Power, Magick Power...

sexyDancer, Thursday, 6 September 2007 22:48 (twelve years ago) link

i've got this -- it's a bootleg right? Has slightly dodgy sounds anyway. Roback (I think) sings quite a bit on it, if I recall correctly. There's a male singer at least ...

tylerw, Thursday, 6 September 2007 22:48 (twelve years ago) link

Voice of dissent, re: Early Recordings. It's good, but nowhere near as great as Happy Nightmare Baby. Best bits (Fell from the Sun, Northern Line, Harriet Brown, etc.) are lovely, dreamy psychedelic folk-pop -- some of my favorite music of that kind. But at least half the songs don't make much of an impression. Extremely pleasant, but too often limited to that.

Happy Nightmare Baby, on the other hand, is one of the best damn guitar rock albums out there. So incredibly dense, lush, SEXY, physical and intuitively right-fucking-on. Retro as hell, and locked into a psychedelic hard rock thing that necessarily limits its appeal, but absolutely unbeatable at its own game. Every song is distinctive, memorable, endlessly seductive. Maybe you have to be messed up, and you certainly have to dig "passionate" guitar solos, but even so...

Mazzy Star can't hold a candle. Nice, but nowhere near as deep. The Rainy Day thing is worth it only for I'll be your mirror - otherwise disposable. Kendra Smith's Guild of Temporal Adventurers EP is nearly as good as Early Recordings. Much creepier, often awkward as hell, but w/ tons of sick magnetism and an unbeatable Can cover.

Bob Standard, Thursday, 6 September 2007 23:13 (twelve years ago) link

Shakey, the "Indian Summer" track is indeed a Doors cover, appeared on a Chemical Imbalance 7", and is as great as anything on ER.

Wonder why _ER_ hasn't been bootlegged yet?

I bought a counterfeit LP a few weeks ago. I seriously doubt it was an actual Rough Trade reissue!

All Opal is CLASSIC. I need that boot CD really bad. Kendra solo is essential as well.

sleeve, Thursday, 6 September 2007 23:26 (twelve years ago) link

Happy Nightmare Baby is definitely the pinnacle of Roback's vision (especially the title track), but Early Recordings is surprisingly strong, especially without the heavy psychedelic assist from the guitars. Parts of Rainy Day, and certainly more than just "I'll Be Your Mirror" are just wonderful, especially "I'll Keep it With Mine" and "Flying On the Ground is Wrong" is just devastating. Mazzy Star obviously has many incredible tracks too. I certainly wouldn't dismiss it just because it's not quite as amazing.

Spencer Chow, Friday, 7 September 2007 00:15 (twelve years ago) link

yeah for years I snottily dismissed Mazzy Star as Opal wannabes given their lineup, thought Hope was just trying to imitate Kendra and thought Roback was striving to recapture past glories. Then at a particularly surreal, druggy party back in '98 I heard both CDs and they suddenly made a ton of sense. These days I think those first two MS CDs express the heroin-as-music vibe better than anything except a coupla Spacemen 3 records. Soporific in a good way.

sleeve, Friday, 7 September 2007 00:24 (twelve years ago) link

man i love opal so much, and strongly prefer the early/ clay allison stuff to 'happy nightmare' though it's def. good.

somehow and very weirdly with 'chemical imbalance' i managed to release two covers called "indian summer" --one the opal cover of the doors song, the other dean wareham's first solo release and a version of the beat happening song. (to further complicate things, later sonic boom covered dean's version thinking it was dean's song).

anyway, i hope to release the opal track in the best-of ci book/ cd out next year though i'm not holding my breath that roback and smith will okay that, even though the project is a benefit... we'll see.

Mike McGooney-gal, Friday, 7 September 2007 01:46 (twelve years ago) link

The ERII boot is pretty good and worth a moderate hassle to track down. There's a FLAC version circulating around on the torrent sites. Try tracking it down there first. I am also biased in this opinion.

I believe that the source of these was originally a cassette tape of unused tracks that would have made up some of the second Opal album. Roback sings most of them.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 7 September 2007 01:54 (twelve years ago) link

I must have this collection. (I think late summer is also good Opal listening weather in the gloaming -- will put it on in a bit here.)

Ned Raggett, Friday, 7 September 2007 02:04 (twelve years ago) link

early recordings 2 is kinda disappointing, but "sailing boats" is a great song, i'd love to hear a decent quality version of it.
(early recordings is one of my top 5 albums ever)

zappi, Friday, 7 September 2007 02:12 (twelve years ago) link

Bob Standard very OTM.

inhibitionist, Friday, 7 September 2007 05:44 (twelve years ago) link

i managed to get hold of the UK pressing of fell from the sun with 'frieght train' on it. great song, if not quite at the level of the a-side.

i love opal, and my ER cd sits next to my DAW as my reference disc of what an amazing recording sounds like

electricsound, Friday, 7 September 2007 08:09 (twelve years ago) link

has anyone heard beachouse? they capture that spooky early recordings sound pretty well. so when and what label did this volume 2 emerge? when do the recordings date from? is it post hnb?

cw, Friday, 7 September 2007 09:44 (twelve years ago) link

theres no official release, just low quality mp3s. its pretty much all the demo stuff left off early recordings, and with two or three exceptions (sailing boats, what you've done, vespers maybe) i think the compilers of the official album made the right choices.

zappi, Friday, 7 September 2007 09:58 (twelve years ago) link

do you like the kendra smith solo stuff joni? i ain't never heard it.

cw, Friday, 7 September 2007 10:00 (twelve years ago) link

Rainy Day reissue next, I hope? That album kills Early Recordings (and I have always really liked Early Recordings)

Anyway, I bought this.

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:56 (nine months ago) link

xpost - thanks for the report! I think I've only seen "Sailing Boats" on 'Early Recordings 2'.

Ordering this now.

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 01:01 (nine months ago) link

And yes, fingers crossed for 'Rainy Day'.

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 01:03 (nine months ago) link

double wow! it was listed as a vinyl release on amazon initially

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 01:09 (nine months ago) link

Ah, ok. I'm really glad it's not just some vinyl repackage.

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 01:13 (nine months ago) link

gahhhh OK thanks

Book Doula (sleeve), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 03:04 (nine months ago) link

can anyone give me a link to buy other than Amazon?

Book Doula (sleeve), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 03:06 (nine months ago) link

oh hell yeah looks like they did Happy Nightmare Baby as well

https://www.roughtrade.com/us/opal/happy-nightmare-baby

Book Doula (sleeve), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 05:32 (nine months ago) link

would kinda like to know who is behind these reissues

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 05:46 (nine months ago) link

love Sailing Boats, can't wait to hear the others!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 08:49 (nine months ago) link

Re: "who is behind these reissues" - in the credits, it says: "2019 reissue Frank Gironda- Lookout Mgt., Pat Thomas"

ernestp, Thursday, 7 November 2019 12:15 (nine months ago) link

OK, that's Mazzy Star's management company.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 7 November 2019 14:40 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Rainy Day reissue next, I hope?

Happy Nightmare Baby reissue now has a listing on Amazon US with a Nov 1 release date, still unavailable though:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07X7CP219

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Sunday, 24 November 2019 18:08 (eight months ago) link

Early Recordings reissue is still not listed on Discogs, so I assume there are no actual physical copies out there yet:

https://www.discogs.com/Opal-Early-Recordings/master/30242

Book Doula (sleeve), Sunday, 24 November 2019 20:56 (eight months ago) link

there are, I have one

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Sunday, 24 November 2019 22:44 (eight months ago) link

ah cool!

Book Doula (sleeve), Sunday, 24 November 2019 22:52 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

god damn it this appears to have vanished completely, still not listed on Discogs and unavailable anywhere (even Amazon)

f. hazel plz ILXmail me if you can rip yr copy?

so frustrating

subway Stalinist (sleeve), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 01:25 (seven months ago) link

The CD reissue of Happy Nightmare Baby also vanished, I assume the few copies Amazon got last year of Early Recordings were not meant to be sold, in reference to the tweet from Pat Thomas about the reissues being embargoed until the royalties for Kendra Smith get worked out.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 17:10 (seven months ago) link

haha, the saga continues ... the reissues are listed for preorder over here, but who knows: https://www.propermusic.com/label/s/sally-gardens.html

tylerw, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 17:20 (seven months ago) link

in the meantime, i recently came across a 1985 recording (with opening set by Hope Sandoval's first band): https://ia801509.us.archive.org/32/items/Opal1985-04-22TexasRecordsLosAngelesCA/Opal1985-04-22TexasRecordsLosAngelesCA.mp3?cnt=0

GOING HOME (opener)
OPAL
1985-04-22
Texas Records L.A.(CA) USA

Going Home:
1. Give You My Lovin' 3:53
2. The Scarecrow 4:32
3. 2:41
4. 2:09
Total: 13:15

Opal:
5. Lisa's Funeral 8:03
6. Rock Section 7:09
7. Blue Flower 4:58
8. Lullabye 6:03
9. She's A Diamond 3:30
10. Fell From The Sun 4:49
11. Soul Giver 9:24

tylerw, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 17:22 (seven months ago) link

thx for the webmail f. hazel, much appreciated!

subway Stalinist (sleeve), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 17:46 (seven months ago) link

thanks tylerw, a Kendra version of Blue Flower is pretty cool, and the fuzzed out Lullabye too! complete with dude creeping on Hope Sandoval after their set... Mazzy Star played Blue Flower and Rock Section when I saw them last February!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 04:03 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

dear f. hazel, sorry to bother you but I have not seen a second email from you, just checking!

let's talk about gecs baby (sleeve), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 18:49 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OsKEMrh_W0

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 00:03 (five months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWuUYFF31rQ

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 00:29 (five months ago) link

via Ned on FB:

Pat Thomas just posted a note including this: "I manage Kendra. There will be some news soon about Opal reissues. Please do NOT ask me any more details about the release of Opal at this time. Roback made some magical music (with many of my close friends) - my favorite is the early Opal material."

sleeve, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:47 (five months ago) link

Roback made some magical music

MAGICK POWER

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 03:40 (five months ago) link

Just the most amazing song (and video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6g1IvcwL5Y

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 06:03 (five months ago) link

Just noticed that the "Verified Artist" page for Opal on Spotify--while including an authentic band photo and bio--completely features music by an unrelated artist using the same name.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 07:35 (five months ago) link

<iframe width="616" height="462" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/iEamS2sQO9Q"; frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

cw, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 21:38 (five months ago) link

ahhhh, evidently not how that works, empty box blues, beautiful stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=50&v=iEamS2sQO9Q&feature=emb_logo

cw, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 21:42 (five months ago) link

via Elvis Telecom on FB, never seen this (great) show before

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCqD-vCS9hw

sleeve, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 22:44 (five months ago) link

wow never seen that one before!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 23:37 (five months ago) link

nice! it's nice that for a relatively obscure band, Opal/Clay Allison was pretty well-documented, bootleg-wise. here's one of their earliest live gigs: https://doomandgloomfromthetomb.tumblr.com/post/611039000197775360/clay-allison-mccabes-guitar-shop-santa-monica

tylerw, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 23:51 (five months ago) link

sleeve do I still owe you an email?

avellano medio inglés (f. hazel), Thursday, 27 February 2020 01:49 (five months ago) link

"Rocket Machine" is such a jam. What a band.

j.o.h.n. in evanston (john. a resident of chicago.), Thursday, 27 February 2020 04:06 (five months ago) link

xp yes please!

sleeve, Thursday, 27 February 2020 04:16 (five months ago) link

https://t.co/AEQAuASxM8

— Pat Thomas (@PatThomas1964) February 27, 2020



(Release date on record shop sites I use went back to April the other day.)

Tim, Thursday, 27 February 2020 07:34 (five months ago) link

So I think I read that the opal reissue from 2019 wasn't authorized? I see it up for pre-order now. Confused

god_of_hell_fire, Thursday, 27 February 2020 16:34 (five months ago) link

My guess (genuinely only a guess) is that it was put together by someone who thought they had the rights or didn't think there would be a problem with them, then a few copies got out, then there was a problem with the rights, subsequently resolved, release is back on.

Tim, Thursday, 27 February 2020 16:39 (five months ago) link

otm imo

sleeve, Thursday, 27 February 2020 17:32 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

how did I space on the Early Recordings vol 2 mentioned upthread? I'm having a very enjoyable afternoon catching up. If I'd been handed a copy of this 25 years ago my brain would have exploded.

assert (MatthewK), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 06:27 (one month ago) link

...is this available for purchase? It's on youtube for streaming.

that's not my post, Friday, 19 June 2020 03:36 (one month ago) link

It's a boot, apparently from a tape stolen from David Roback. A few of the songs are not Opal but another member of Rain Parade I think.

assert (MatthewK), Friday, 19 June 2020 04:13 (one month ago) link

I can ysi if u ILXmail me

also paging f. hazel, I did email you but never got that link

sleeve, Friday, 19 June 2020 05:01 (one month ago) link

At least one of the songs on Early 2 is from the very first Rain Parade recordings. Matt Piucci talks about it in one of the recent episodes of the paisley underground podcast.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 19 June 2020 07:33 (one month ago) link

yeah when Matt P was first made aware of Early 2 iirc he got mad because he thought it was a legit release and Dave R was ripping off his songs or something?

chipstick rebellion (Colonel Poo), Friday, 19 June 2020 13:07 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

hrmmm

Sadly - they may never come out now - difficulties with David Roback’s management

— Pat Thomas (@PatThomas1964) July 17, 2020

tylerw, Friday, 17 July 2020 23:22 (three weeks ago) link

gahhh

f. hazel plz check yr ilxmail

sleeve, Saturday, 18 July 2020 00:55 (three weeks ago) link

Sucks to hear it. :-/

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 18 July 2020 00:56 (three weeks ago) link


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