Before Dave Roback was in Mazzy Star, he was in a band called Opal with Kendra Smith. Kendra Smith left Opal in the middle of a tour and moved to a cabin in the woods without electricity, emerging only to make 1995's Five Ways of Disappearing and then vanished again. Before Opal was called Opal, they were called Clay Allison, named after the Texas cattle rancher and gunfighter of the late 1800s. Before Opal, Dave Roback was in the Rain Parade and Kendra Smith was in the Dream Syndicate and the Suspects.
Clay Allison 7" from 1983.
All of that history really isn't what's important here. What is important are the live Clay Allison tracks available on YouTube at the moment. YouTube user MrMickeybitzko commented, "Did dreampop begin here? This is the seed of the long slow dazzle. Mazzy was and is mellow, but Clay Allison was the pure vision." Well put, friend.