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Mazzy Star — Halah
Album: She Hangs Brightly
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Released: 1991
Length: 3:11
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well I think I see another side
Maybe just another light that shines
And I look over now through the door
And I still belong to no one else
Maybe I hold you to blame for all the reasons
That you left.
And close my eyes, still I see your surprise
And you're leaving before my time.
Baby won't you change your mind?

Surely don't stay long I'm missing you now.
It's like I told you I'm over you somehow
Before I close the door I
Need to hear you say goodbye.
Baby won't you change your mind?

I guess that hasn't changed someone
Maybe nobody else could understand
I guess that you believe you are a woman
And that I am someone else's man
But just before I see that you leave
I want you to hold on to things that you said
Baby I wish I was dead.

Surely don't stay long I'm missing you now.
It's like I told you I'm over you somehow
Before I close the door I
Need to hear you say goodbye
Baby won't you change your mind?
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Can we get a Hope to sing something with Neko?  I think that would be fantastic.
 Cueburned wrote:
I didn't know I liked Mazzy Star.  But then I like stained pool tables, Miller High Life and red vinyl booths on some nights.
 

 
Ditto, although not sure about those stained pool tables. 

I find it rather bizarre that I'd not heard of Mazzy Star till RP. But then the radio stations around where I grew up in the late 80s were all too busy playing AC/DC. Not there's anything wrong with AC/DC, but I have since discovered there is other music out there. Who'da thunk, eh?
I didn't know I liked Mazzy Star.  But then I like stained pool tables, Miller High Life and red vinyl booths on some nights.
 
A great album. A moment in time. 2 Songs that killed it. This is one of em. Nice selection...
I can listen to this whole album - not sure why - just lovely - thanks.
 
Leslie Nielsen - "Don't call me Shirley."

I do like this song.  I could listen to her sing the phonebook. 
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
.... in mine to
 
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...

hope you are having a marvelous time right this minute, Peter_Bradshaw... 
{#Roflol}...i love Hope.... {#Notworthy}
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 

 
.... in mine to
Sorry, Darlin', he left 'cuz you're such a lousy lyricist. 
I love how her voice dances all around where one would expect it to be and it still sounds beautiful. (At least to my ears.)

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
Who is this Shirley and why doesn't she want her to stay?
Perfect for this cloudy Oregon autumn day.
 Frater_Kork wrote:
I wonder what the crowd reaction would be if Hope ever sung a complete song in proper key.
 
Interest comment, because, for me, she uses a lot of semitones, what isn't necessarily out of tune. It might be dissonant for our western tonal system, but I really like it. It gives much character to their song that might otherwise be more ordinary.
something seemed wrong with this song. I actually checked to see that some open window on my comp was not playing some sort of music over it at the same time. I normally like this singer.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 



This is really a fantastic song...  love it...


I wonder what the crowd reaction would be if Hope ever sung a complete song in proper key.
Not "Blue Flower"....but not bad......

Mazzy Star - Halah, bio-live-acoustic (1994)

Live on EMI roof, London, off Gary Crowley show 1994.

"Mazzy Star was an American alternative rock band formed in Santa Monica in 1989 from the group Opal, a collaboration of guitarist David Roback and bassist Kendra Smith. Smith's friend Hope Sandoval became the group's vocalist when Smith left the band

Mazzy Star's roots in the California Paisley Underground movement of the 1980s are deep. Roback, along with his brother Steve, was one of the main architects of leading Los Angeles psychedelic revival band, the Rain Parade. Leaving that band after their first LP, he founded Opal in the mid-1980s with ex- Dream Syndicate bassist Kendra Smith. Opal's quasi-psychedelic ruminations, with their guitar drones and hints of blues and folk, weren't far off the map that Mazzy Star would follow, and indeed Roback met Sandoval through Smith. Sandoval, still in high school at the time, was playing in a duo called Going Home with Sylvia Gomez; Kendra was impressed enough to make a tape of their music and pass it on to Roback, who produced a still-unreleased album by the pair.

When Smith left Opal under cloudy circumstances in the middle of an American tour with The Jesus & Mary Chain, Sandoval was tapped as her replacement. After that tour and a jaunt through Europe were completed, Opal disbanded, and Roback and Sandoval decided to continue collaborating in Mazzy Star.

Mazzy Star is probably best known for the song "Fade into You" which brought the band some success in the early to mid 1990s and was the group's biggest mainstream hit, earning radio and MTV airplay. Roback and Sandoval were the creative center of the band, with Sandoval writing most of the lyrics and Roback composing most of the music. "




 Droidac wrote:

Gotta go with Romeo on this one, this song is great!
 


I agree with both of us...  love this song...

 
{#Drunk}

Hope Sandoval ~ 2 by Simon Godley
https://www.flickr.com/photos/billielolasorcha/

This photo was taken on May 9, 2010 in Minehead, England, using a Canon EOS 50D.

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...    ..beautiful voice


This song melts me... sigh...  love it...


 HazzeSwede wrote:

  NOT !!

 
Gotta go with Romeo on this one, this song is great!

 HazzeSwede wrote:
 NOT !!
 

Oh, yessss...  yessss it issss...


 romeotuma wrote:


This song is good for the ears...
 
  NOT !!

Sounds like a demo.{#No}
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:

Hey Romeo, did you know that you can go check the past song comments for any member? Have you ever looked at your own before? You should....

https://www.radioparadise.com/content.php?name=Members&file=userinfo&showdata=song_comments&u=46064
 
And your point is...

Are you trying to defoliate Romeo, Agent orange?  {#Roflol}
 Randomax wrote:
Sorry - I don't usually leave negative posts...& I like Mazzy but the monotone of this song....well, it's monotonous & just grates on me.  I see I am in a minority here....just me I guess....still, I even love music I hate!  strange....
 

I felt exactly that way when I first heard this song...man, she can't sing at all. But the clever instrumentals and even her voice grew on me with each listen. 
Sorry - I don't usually leave negative posts...& I like Mazzy but the monotone of this song....well, it's monotonous & just grates on me.  I see I am in a minority here....just me I guess....still, I even love music I hate!  strange....
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is good for the ears...
 
Hey Romeo, did you know that you can go check the past song comments for any member? Have you ever looked at your own before? You should....

https://www.radioparadise.com/content.php?name=Members&file=userinfo&showdata=song_comments&u=46064


ethereal and hypnotic


Oh, I love this song, even after all these years.


This song is good for the ears...


candid, inspirer and very talent voice -    7 / 8.



Dammit, Bill, here I sit, trying to grade the last of these essays on a Friday night, and you go and play Mazzy Star and break my focus.  God bless you.  I loves me some Mazzy Star on a Friday night.{#Jump}
love her, but am i alone in thinking she really is always doped up?!? {#Cowboy}
This is a headphones tune.
First, I thought: Katie Melua?
GoldenBoy wrote:
Nice. Hope Sandoval is a goddess.
Of course!! :hearteyes:
so Hope Sandoval (aka Mazzy Star) is playing a show at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston... and the crowd is getting restless... it is a very dimly lit show (at the artist's request) and a lot of people were there to see Hope b/c they heard she was cute... not a shadow on stage.. so a bit into the show a quiet crowd started chit-chatting, drinking at the bar and what-not. Mazzy stopped the show and started complaining about the crowd being too loud. Someone shouted out "We love you Hope!" to which she replied: "I don't need you to love me. I need you to SHUT THE F**K UP!" Amazingly bizarre moment out of all the live shows I've worked/seen. Almost the whole crowd turned on her. She was very apologetic after the show and is a TOTAL SWEETHEART in person. Just an off night I guess.
Mari wrote:
tea with mazzy :music: i couldn't be more happy!
tea mari, mazzy? :hungry: don't mind if we do, halah!
tea with mazzy :music: i couldn't be more happy!
Nifty.
Hope's voice is incredibly beautiful; gets me every time. While "Fade Into You" was such a commercial success, it's kind of a bee in my bonnet that that's the only song that they are constantly associated with. They have so many other amazing tracks.
themotion wrote:
wow, it's not 'fade into you' ... i'm shocked.
You're thinking with the FM side of your brain.
wow, it's not 'fade into you' ... i'm shocked.
awesome!!!
Mari wrote:
... :high-five: ... Ah, my faith restored, thanx...
My Hope is restored :heartkiss: Have faith :notworthy:
this is funny: https://www.theonion.com/content/node/27870 Courtesy of the onion
kazuma wrote:
cowgirl dreampop. :good-vibes:
Sure purty pardner :cowboy: Dreamy? That too :sleep: pleasantly.
cowgirl dreampop. :good-vibes:
Bill, you're an effing poet man! way to join songs in the same key
buck-arkansas wrote:
nice sound. must have drank coffee during the recording session. more "upbeat" than the swan sessions.
yea, i thought the beginning sounded like a cowboy junkies tune, you know, one of their upbeat ones!
warderblu wrote:
Thanks!!!!!! Better than Peter Gabriel!!!
Your comparing?
Love Mazzy..... More.. more .. more!!
GoldenBoy wrote:
Nice. Hope Sandoval is a goddess.
definetely! :hearteyes:
dalida wrote:
nice song. like the lyrics too. more of that.
:hungry: Yes please!
Mmmm...challah!
nice song. like the lyrics too. more of that.
hadn't heard of Mazzy Star before RP - I must say her voice and the easy tempo is really growing on me..I like it. Once again, thanks RP
GoldenBoy wrote:
Nice. Hope Sandoval is a goddess.
... :high-five: ... Ah, my faith restored, thanx...
coding_to_music wrote:
did anyone else hear skipping?
I wish it would skip... to the next track.
:yawn:
Snagmaster wrote:
:wall: :wall: :frustrated: :frustrated: :beat: :beat: How many synonyms are there for "boring"?
It depends on how many names you have
:wall: :wall: :frustrated: :frustrated: :beat: :beat: How many synonyms are there for "boring"?
Wow! I haven't heard this song in forever! So amazing. So beautiful. Thanks for the memories Bill! :clap:
Nice. Hope Sandoval is a goddess.
Wow, I already raved about Cowboy Junkies and Tori Amos from this playlist, but this one takes top prize. What a treasure. Wistful never sounded so good.
It's hard not to like Hope
nice sound. must have drank coffee during the recording session. more "upbeat" than the swan sessions.
coding_to_music wrote:
did anyone else hear skipping?
i did too. my upload... i'll check for a booger on the cd. i hope it was just a glitch in the lines.
did anyone else hear skipping?
Love Mazzy Star! Wish they would get back together & tour.
Always a pleasure. Good memories. :sunny.gif:
Thanks!!!!!! Better than Peter Gabriel!!!
She sounds like a female GRANT LEE BUFFALO here (good).
One of my favorites off this album.