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Mazzy Star

Mazzy Star was a dream pop/alternative band formed in 1989 from a band called Opal, a collaboration of guitarist David Roback (of the eighties paisley underground group Rain Parade) and bassist Kendra Smith (of Dream Syndicate fame). They were later joined by Smith's friend Hope Sandoval as the vocalist. Kendra Smith soon left the band. Mazzy Star is 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 (it was later sampled by Richard X for his song "Into You" featuring Jarvis Cocker). Roback and Sandoval were the creative center of the band, with 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, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Chemical Brothers, and Death in Vegas. The band also offered their song "Into Dust" to the teen soap opera, "The O.C."


  • Hope Sandoval - vocals, harmonica, lyrics
  • David ...
    Background group or band
    Genre Dream pop
    Years active 1989—?
    Associated acts Opal, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions
    Current members Hope Sandoval
    David Roback
    license: GNU FDL
    source: Wikipedia

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