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Best of 2013: Derek See of the Bang Shares his Album Picks for 2013

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Rain Parade – Live In San Francisco
I worked at a record store in the early 90s, and when Mazzy Star’s debut LP was released I fell deeply in love with that band. Fortunately, my boss hipped me to the other bands that led in the evolution to Mazzy Star, bringing me to records by Opal and The Rain Parade that have seen constant rotation on my turntable for many years. Imagine my surprise when my band was asked to open for a Rain Parade reunion show. After we played, I stood in awe listening to the reformed band create their dense, guitar driven stew at a sold-out show at San Francisco’s Cafe Du Nord. Thankfully, this gig was recorded beautifully and released on disc by the band.

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