Thursday, February 8, 2007

YOUR FUNERAL - I Want To Be You (7-inch, 1982)

Your Funeral was a three-piece, all-female, dark postpunk band from Denver, Colorado’s original alternative music scene. Members included Jeri Rossi, Karen Sheridan, and Cleo Tilde. The two tracks available here stretch from bouncy Cure-esque poppiness, to tribal doom and gloom, complete with catchy bass lines and snotty vocals that might best be described as young Siouxsie Sioux accented with a heavy slap of Lydia Lunch-like desperation. This is the band’s only official release and is a well sought after gem among the postpunk/goth record collecting crowd.

“We had the record pressed at a small plant in Wyoming -- they had done the Allen Ginsberg/Gluons single for us before this one. When I got the box of records for Your Funeral, there was a letter in it stating that they wouldn't press anymore records for us because they thought we were evil and satanic! It was a great letter, replete with bad grammar and poor spelling -- I'm sure I've still got it somewhere in the basement but I'll probably never find it again...”


Singer/guitarist Jeri would later release a solo 7-inch, “I Left My Heart But I Don't Know Where / It's a Mans Mans Mans World”, both tracks akin to the works of the aforementioned Lydia Lunch.
In the mid-80s Jeri would go on to front another band called Black Cat Bone, but unfortunately none of their material ever made it to vinyl. She has since made herself a career in both filmmaking and writing, and currently resides in San Francisco. Learn more about her here.



6 comments:

Curious Guy said...

Seems that those christian fundis are not that intelligent at all :)
Noinim, I added a link to your blog. Keep those obscure records coming!

DJ Coldheart said...

Yay!
I'm so glad you have this; I have this 7" coming my way, but this will help me keep me from wearing it out too quick!

Spinnenbein said...

I'm so sad... i can't open the files (neiter with PowerArchiver07 nor other .zip programms).
It's impossible to get the LP...so I was so glad to find it here. But for vain...

RATOSECO said...

WOW! I like this band, many things for me to learn over here.
Very well done blog. I'm adding you.
Cheers.
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Marko Gélido said...

repost this pleaseeee

Anonymous said...

Hi, got here thru "Satan knows what you did" blog. Seems this blog is kinda dead, - sad. Anyway, thanks for this!
Fernando :)