The neo-psychedelic group Opal formed in the mid-’80s, featuring former Rainfall Parade guitarist David Roback and former Dream Syndicate bassist Kendra Smith. Originally, the group was known as Clay Allison, however the group slipped the name after a unitary; Roback, Smith, and drummer Keith Mitchell released the rest of the Clay Allison monitors under their very own name in 1984 in the Fell From sunlight EP. Following its discharge, the group followed the name Opal and released an EP, North Series, in 1985. Content Problem Baby, their initial full-length album, implemented in 1987. Smith still left the group through the Happy Problem tour, effectively placing an end towards the band. Roback continuing with vocalist Wish Sandoval; the group after that metamorphosed into Mazzy Superstar.