Sandoval performed with the band Opal in the late 1980s alongside David Roback and long-time Roback collaborator Kendra Smith.After Smith's abrupt departure during a tour of the UK (hurling her guitar to the floor at the Hammersmith gig), Sandoval took over lead vocals.It's tea-time on a hot August day in Haverstock Hill, north London. She was placed in special education classes but would bunk off, staying at home to listen to records. They were only there for two days but it felt like an eternity.' Later, they refused to fly to Britain for promotional duties. Ask her why she decided to form a new band, and Sandoval squirms for five seconds.Sandoval has flown in from her home in the student enclave of Berkeley, in California's Bay Area. Her parents had split when she was younger; her butcher father wasn't around, and her mother was at work at a company that made potato crisps. 'It wasn't really an idea to have a different band,' she says softly, eventually, 'it was just to make a record, play some of the songs that Colm and I had written.'She first met Colm O'Ciosig around four years ago, at a gig in London. She and Roback had been regular visitors to the UK since 1989, when Rough Trade released Mazzy Star's landmark debut album, She Hangs Brightly.Between the NY comment and the meltdown, I think she lost some fans, but I’m very forgiving, and anyway, it made it all that much more interesting.Oh, and the no-picture rule was still very much in effect, though it didn’t seem to be as much of an issue as it was at Music Hall.
By song three, an early highlight (“Courtin Blues”), the sound was better. I wasn’t as close to the stage as I was at Music Hall, so maybe my perspective was different, but the Manhattan crowd seemed way happier to be there than the Brooklyn crowd.If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.I was told by the person at the ticket counter not to take any pictures, and the signs on the wall said the same (see above), but I didn’t really see any security going nuts.Maybe that’s because nobody was really breaking the rule.The band had a surprise breakthrough hit single released in October 1993.