Thursday, December 14, 2006

Our Daughters Wedding

Our Daughters WeddingSan Francisco's Our Daughters Wedding started playing in 1977 with bass, guitar and drums but in 1978 they quit. One year later they met in New York and decided to start all over again, this time using only rhythm machines and synthesizers. "We started playing at the Hurrah! club as supporting act to James Chance and Mi-Sex. At that time people did not like us and shouted 'where the fuck are the drums, why don't you use any guitars' and that kind of crap. But after a few years it became a fad, so it came as a surprise to us that it all of a sudden was okay to use synths" said a band member. They scored with the dance club hit "Lawnchairs" (1980 Design Records). Then they signed with EMI records and released the 5 song EP "Digital Cowboy" which featured a rerecording of "Lawnchairs", this time using real drums. In 1982 they released the LP "Moving Windows" but the band broke up not long after it's release.

Our Daughters Wedding were:
Layne Rico - synthesizers
Keith Silva - vocals/synthesizers
Scott Simon - saxophone/synthesizers

A complete collection of ODW tracks was recently release on Almacantar Records

Go to the download page to get Our Daughters Wedding - "Lawnchairs" Original 7" version [from vinyl]