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Although they made their mark on popular culture with the early-1980s anthems “I Know What Boys Like” and “Christmas Wrapping,” The Waitresses were no new-wave flash in the pan.
While nearly every alternative-pop collection features a song from The Waitresses, their recorded tenure has been incomplete in the digital realm for
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From Akron Ohio, also home of Devo, Chrissie Hynde, and The Black Keys. Chris Butler was a founding member of Tin Huey. Butler chose Hugh Padgham to produce The Waitresses due to his work with other artists, including XTC. Saxophonist Mars Williams played with The Psychedelic Furs, Billy Idol, and The Power Station. The Waitresses recorded the theme song to the TV program Square Pegs and the beloved holiday classic, "Christmas Wrapping."
[Continental Drifters, Drifted: In The Beginning & Beyond] A loving tribute to a musical troupe that was a great big family, steeped in the great folk and rock songbooks of the second half of the 20th century.
—The Green Man Review
[Dr. John, The ATCO/Atlantic Singles 1968-1974] [This record] documents where he came from, and more importantly, it shows you why he’s such a beloved figure—great music, great songs, great fun. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
[Plainsong, Reinventing Richard: The Songs Of Richard Fariña] For any fan of American folk music, this collection will be a true revelation. Through Plainsong’s masterful reinvention, the songs and spirit of Richard Farina are reborn.
[Pugwash,Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends)] It may be an intimate album but it is also so a rock and roll album, so play it loudly and enjoy.
[The Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes, And The Course Of Country Music] An album of standout tracks…wisely chosen.