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Happy Nightmare Baby
Happy Nightmare Baby
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #1


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CD Details

All Artists: Opal
Title: Happy Nightmare Baby
Members Wishing: 11
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sst Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 018861010328, 018861010311

CD Reviews

Get the 1st album (if you can find it!)
T. Dewar | San Francisco, CA | 02/04/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Although "Happy Nightmare" has a couple of compelling tracks on it, the band's true masterwork was their debut album. "Northern Line" and "Harriet Brown" are as hauntingly beautiful as anything I've ever heard. We had the LP at my college radio station in the 80's, and it took me 2 years to find a copy of the CD through one of those rare/out-of-print search services in "Goldmine" magazine. It was worth it. Next to that record, nothing on the 2nd album or by Mazzy Star even comes close."
Classic Psychedelia
T. Dewar | 09/14/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Influenced by such bands as Pink Floyd, the Doors, and T-Rex, Opal blasted out of the Berkley music scene with this 1987 gem. Mixing scary blues riffs, psychedelia, and the avant, David Roback created one of the most memorable bands of the late 1980's. Kendra Smith's nonchalant vocals are set deep within the mix of Roback's screeching guitars and trippy organ, loading the album with nightmarish soundscapes. While Roback gained later fame with his band Mazzy Star and Kendra Smith released several solo albums, they have yet capture that magic that Opal had on Happy Nightmare Baby."
A must have
George Marshall | New York, NY | 05/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While yes, the recording quality is not the best, the material is amazing. This is probably my favorite of all of Dave Roback's work. Kendra Smith's voice is perfect for the music and the music is insanely good. I have been listening to this cd since it was release and it never tires."