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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Our Daughters Wedding

Im a sucker for screwball synth pop from the 80s!  I have been listening to these guys for quite sometime now.  Our Daughters Wedding is an 80s band that was around in.... wait for it... the 80s.  If you were from the 80s you probably have never even heard of this band.

Here is a little break down about the band:

Our Daughter's Wedding was a synthpop trio from New York, consisting of Layne Rico on synthesizer, Keith Silva on vocals and keyboards, and Scott Simon on bass-synth and saxophone. The group took their name from a section of greeting cards. In 1981 they released the internationally successful "Lawnchairs". That hit record became the first independent single to break the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, and went on to sell over one million copies worldwide.[citation needed] They toured with other bands of the day including U2, Duran Duran, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Iggy Pop, The Psychedelic Furs and frequently appeared on MTV as guest hosts. Their television resume also included various shows on BBC Television.

They released the "Digital Cowboy" EP on EMI in 1981. The EP was recorded at Chipping Norton Studios in England (with notes "no sequencers used"), and it featured "Target for Life", a pure new wave sound at its best, similar to early Talk Talk hits that came a year later.

After "Digital Cowboy", the band released an album in 1982 - Moving Windows. The record was co-produced by David Spradly (writer of "Atomic Dog" and a member of P-Funk) who gave the music a prescient hip hop sound. The record featured the singles "Auto Music" and "Elevate Her", but an argument between the band's temporary manager and the head of EMI caused the record to be killed, thus forcing them to cancel an extensive European tour.[citation needed] Locked in a recording contract and with no record or tour support, the band remained on the road for one year touring the country with The Psychedelic Furs. After that tour the band dissolved.

Our Daughters Wedding

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