Mazzy Star

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Mazzy Star was a dream pop band formed in 1989 amidst the ashes of a band called Opal, a collaboration of David Roback (ex-Rain Parade) and Kendra Smith (of Dream Syndicate fame). They are probably best known for the song "Fade Into You," which brought the band some success in the mid-1990s and was dream pop's biggest mainstream hit. Roback and Hope Sandoval, who replaced Smith, were the creative center of the band, with vocalist Sandoval writing most of the lyrics and Roback composing most of the music. Although the band never officially broke up (it is dormant), Sandoval would go on to found the band Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions, and appear on recordings by Bert Jansch and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Members

  • Hope Sandoval - vocals
  • David Roback - guitar
  • Jill Emery - bass
  • Keith Mitchell - drums
  • Suki Ewers
  • William Cooper aka Will Glenn (deceased) - keyboards, violin

Discography

Year Title Label
1990 She Hangs Brightly Capitol
1993 So Tonight That I Might See Capitol
1996 Among My Swan Capitol

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