October 31, 2008
Lonnie Fisher is known around town for two talents: music and fried chicken. He serves up the latter on Wednesday nights at Wheatfields, and the former on weekends with his band the Funeral. The four-piece recalls Echo and the Bunnymen, The Church, and The Psychedelic Furs with a noirish sound built on cascading synths and Fisher's boisterous voice. The band's new album "The Story of Ramona" is an elegy for a friend who lived a star-crossed life. While it was often a difficult subject to confront, Fisher and the Funeral surfaced with an emotionally charged record that pulls no punches. Fisher and bandmates Charles McVey and Chris Nunez stopped by our studio to discuss Ramona's story and the making of the record.