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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."
Even though it's raunchy in places, most of Allen Ginsberg's [The Last Word On First Blues] is still entertaining, and considering the current political climate, makes more sense than anything that's happening in that arena right now.
[Judy Henske & Jerry Yester] Taking in styles from baroque pop to rock and psychedelia, Farewell Aldebaran is in a class of its own.
—Joe Marchese, The Second Disc
It's a drag to think that more of these recordings won't get released—and that The Bangles didn't continue in this vein for their entire career—because Ladies and Gentlemen... The Bangles! is outrageously fab and over too quickly.
[The Muffs, Blonder And Blonder] is just as badass as it was 20-plus years ago, but also includes a cornucopia of bonus material.
—Troy Michael, Innocent Words
[The Rave-Ups, Town + Country] We lost a lot when we lost them… and now we have ‘em back. Life is good.