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Our Daughter's Wedding was an American New Wave-Synth-Pop band consisting of Keith Silva (vocalist & keyboarder), Layne Rico (synthesiser), and Scott Simon (bass-synth & saxophone). The trio started in 1977, releasing a mini-album, Digital Cowboy in 1981. "Lawnchairs", their first single, became a #49 hit in the UK Singles Chart in August of that year. They appeared on MTV as guest hosts, and toured alongside other New Wavers such as Duran Duran and Iggy Pop. Their second release, Moving Windows, in 1982, was a full-length album combining synth-pop & funk, but was a flop with no hit singles. Floundering on as a support for The Psychedelic Furs for a few more months, the band dissolved in 1983, making them yet another short-lived New Wave group, one almost completely forgotten today.


Our Daughter's Wedding provides examples of:

  • Early Installment Weirdness: They started out as a typical rock band using real instruments (drums, guitar and bass); then switched to synthesisers and rhythm machines in 1979.
  • Genre-Busting: Their work for Digital Cowboy combined disco with synth; "Lawnchairs" and "Airlines" were popular with both the dance and the New Wave crowd, making it an early crossover hit. Moving Windows shifted into a funk direction with droning synthesisers instead of slap bass.
  • New Wave Music: An entirely-synth example.
  • Too Good to Last
  • Synth-Pop
  • Word Salad Lyrics: Not all of their tracks, but "Lawnchairs" definitely qualifies. Why would "your mind describe them" to you? The world may never know.


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