Wednesday, October 12, 2005

You've got the stars in your eyes

One of the stranger things Opal did was release an LP on SST Records. I never would have imagined that SST would put out a record by one of the Rain Parade guys. It’s a very good album. I really like the T. Rexy "Rocket Machine". Opal started a nationwide tour to back the LP but didn’t last long enough to finish the tour. Kendra didn’t like to tour. Or she was tired of David Roback’s perfectionism and the direction he wanted to take the band, it depends on who’s telling the story.

Rough Trade Records released a CD of the early Opal sessions right before they went bankrupt. Get it if you see a copy, it’s terrific, it’s getting hard to find for under fifty bucks.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually have a CD version of the SST record. Well, the label did release not one but two solo albums by Brian Ritchie of the Violent Femmes, so...


13/10/05 9:54 AM  
Blogger KS said...

Ooh, good point. SST put out some Slovenly records too. I thought they were good.

13/10/05 10:37 AM  

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