Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
King Biscuit Flower Hour
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The Waitresses were considered a joke band, though no one ever understood exactly what the joke was. Guitarist Chris Butler--formerly of pioneering Akron art-rockers Tin Huey--was perhaps the smartest, sharpest satirist of... more »
The Waitresses were considered a joke band, though no one ever understood exactly what the joke was. Guitarist Chris Butler--formerly of pioneering Akron art-rockers Tin Huey--was perhaps the smartest, sharpest satirist of the American new wave, an Ohio-bred Elvis Costello with an even lower opinion of humanity. His mouthpiece, the late Patty Donahue, had the most distinctive vocal style of the era, and the band, featuring Television's Billy Ficca on drums, future B-52 Tracy Wormworth on bass, and downtown art-scene saxophonist Mars Williams, was probably the tightest in New York. Unfortunately, all most people ever heard was "I Know What Boys Like," a terrific song whose impact was blunted outside of the context of the band's terrific debut, WASN'T TOMORROW WONDERFUL?, where the lyrics' deadpan irony stood in sharper relief. This 1982 live set restores that ironic power, and rocks too.
I too was Young ONCE!
DKLA | Los Angles CA USA | 09/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was at this concert at MY FATHER'S PLACE when this was recorded. It is such a happy memory. We were little Waitresses freaks. We saw them all over Long Island and Manhattan. They were so cutting edge at the time and no one was cooler than the late fantastic Patty Donahue. Makes my middle-aged and yet still youthful face smile when THE WAITRESSES are blasting on my MP3 when my 40 something years body runs. With Patty Donahue dying a few years back no chance of a reunion for THE WAITRESSES, but always fond memories and a special place for that hip chick in my heart."
Andre LeBlanc | North Dakota | 06/09/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Many people have blown off this early 80s group as a silly novelty band. But I regard them as a truly talented group of musicians who created some of the most clever and infectious pop music ever recorded. Their fun, upbeat songs will bring a smile to your face and a spring in your step. The sound quality of this concert isn't quite as crisp as I would like, but considering it was recorded over 20 years ago it's not bad. I especially recommend this CD paired up with the group's "20th Century Masters" greatest hits studio compilation. The song "P. Strut," which isn't on the "20th Century Masters" disc is worth the price of this CD in itself."