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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."
[Carl Hall, You Don’t Know Nothing About Love] A voice that simply must be heard to be believed.
[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
[The Dream Syndicate, The Days Of Wine And Roses] Their glorious ’82 debut... the sire of Pixies/Nirvana’s quiet-loud pop-noise dynamic.
[The Knack,Live from the Rock ’n’ Roll Fun House] This is a superb rock and roll record, and the Knack were a superb rock 'n' roll band.
[The Textones, Midnight Mission] If you missed them in their prime, now you have no excuses.