Just Desserts: The Complete Waitresses
Release date: September 24, 2013
We know what boys (and girls) like!
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 decades. In fact, none of the band’s original releases have been released in full on CD domestically. Omnivore Recordings is righting that wrong with Just Desserts: The Complete Waitresses. Co-produced by Grammy® winner Bill Levenson and the group’s Chris Butler, this is the first collection of the band’s Polydor Records output. A 2-CD set, filled with delicious offerings.
The meal begins with their debut, Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful?, which features the hits “I Know What Boys Like” and “No Guilt.” Next, I Could Rule The World If I Could Only Get The Parts, which contains the theme to TV’s Square Pegs (which starred a young Sarah Jessica Parker), as well as the holiday staple, “Christmas Wrapping.” As a bonus gift, that single’s long out-of-print B-side, “Hangover 1/1/83”, also makes its CD debut.
Disc 2 delivers Bruiseology, co-produced by Butler and Hugh Padgham (Genesis, Human League, XTC). “Make The Weather” was the single, and no collection is complete without the closer—“They’re All Out Of Liquor, Let’s Find Another Party.” A previously unissued version of the title cut and two remixes of Disc 1’s “Bread And Butter” finish the dining experience.
It’s a full-course meal of The Waitresses, and there’s no wait and no dress code. Feel free to wear you parachute pants, or come as you are for Just Desserts: The Complete Waitresses.
Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful?
No Guilt Wise Up Quit It’s My Car Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? I Know What Boys Like Hard Night Redland Pussy Strut Go On Jimmy Tomorrow Christmas Wrapping Bread And Butter Square Pegs The Smartest Person I Know I Could Rule The World If I Could Only Get The Parts HANGOVER 1/1/83*
A Girl’s Gotta Do Make The Weather Everything’s Wrong If My Hair Is Wrong Luxury Open City Thinking About Sex Again Bruiseology Pleasure Spin They’re All Out Of Liquor, Let’s Find Another Party Bruiseology(Alternate Version)* Bread And Butter(Remix) Bread And Butter(Dub Mix)