1981 Our Daughter’s Wedding – Digital Cowboy

our-daughters-wedding-1981Our Daughter’s Wedding was an American synthpop trio from New York, consisting of Layne Rico on Synare synthesizer, Keith Silva on vocals and keyboards, and Scott Simon on bass-synth and saxophone. The group took their name from a section in a greeting card display. Equipment used in live shows as a trio: Roland Corporation RS-09, MicroMoog, Prophet-5, Sequential Circuits Pro-1, Synare 2 percussion synthesizer, Electro-Harmonix DRM-32 drum machine.

In 1981, they released the internationally successful “Lawnchairs”. It peaked at #49 in the UK Singles Chart in August 1981. 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 (all songs were written by the band), produced by Colin Thurston. The EP was recorded at Chipping Norton Recording Studios in England (with notes “no sequencers used”), and it featured “Target for Life” which had a similar sound to early Talk Talk hits that came a year later. In addition to “Lawnchairs” the other tracks are “Red Alert”, “Dance Floor” and “No One’s Watching.”

Tracks

1  Target For Life (Our Daughter’s Wedding; Keith Silva) 03:14
2  Red Alert (Our Daughter’s Wedding; Keith Silva) 03:29
3  Lawnchairs (Our Daughter’s Wedding; Layne Rico) 03:22
4  Dance Floor (Our Daughter’s Wedding; Layne Rico) 04:05
5  No One’s Watching (Our Daughter’s Wedding; Keith Silva) 03:58

Musicians

Bass (synthesizer)Scott Simon
DrumsSimon Phillips
SaxScott Simon
KeyboardsKeith Silva
SynthesizerLayne Rico
Background VocalsKatie Kissoon
Background VocalsLiza Strike
VocalsKeith Silva

Liner Notes

Producer – Colin Thurston, Our Daughter’s Wedding

Design, Painting – Claire Taylor

Recorded At Chipping Norton Recording Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) EMI America Records
Copyright (c) EMI America Records