Thursday, March 17, 2011
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Mazzy Star
Song:Fade Into You
Mazzy Star came out of the Paisley Underground movement in Los Angeles in the 80s and had some success in the 90s. Fade Into You was their only hit single in 1993. Guitarist David Roback was born Apr. 4, 1958 in Los Angeles. His brother Stephen played bass and they had a group called The Unconscious which included Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles. Then Roback was leader of the mid-80s group Rain Parade and then Rainy Day. He then formed Opal with Dream Syndicate bassist Kendra Smith. They recorded one album for the British label Rough Trade Records and then Kendra left and was replaced by Hope Sandoval (born June 24, 1966 in Los Angeles). The group name was changed to Mazzy Star. Their debut CD She Hangs Brightly was well received. When you listen to Mazzy Star, they will remind you of The Velvet Underground. But Rough Trade closed their Us office. Capitol picked up Mazzy Star's contract. Their 1993 CD So Tonight That I Might See yielded Fade Into You which reached #44 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the video got a lot of airplay on MTV. After their 1996 CD Among My Swan, Mazzy Star went on hiatus. Hope Sandoval went on to a solo career as Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions. David Roback moved to Norway and wrote the music and appeared in the 2004 film Clean. Hope Sandoval said in 2009 that Mazzy Star is still together and is working on new music. But it sure has been a long time. This Hidden Treasures various artists budget comp has some interesting 80s & 90s songs on it. Here's the video for Fade Into You by Mazzy Star.
Mazzy Star - Fade Into You by exhibicion