The Waitresses


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The Waitresses

1978-1984 – Punk, Post-Punk, New Wave – Akron, OH, New York

Patty Donahue – Vocals – Born March 29, 1956 – Cleveland OH, Died of Lung Cancer December 9th, 1996 – New York City

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Chris Butler – Guitars – Born May 22, 1949 – Ohio – also in (15-60-75) The Numbers Band and Tin Huey

Chris Butler’s website-

http://www.futurefossilmusic.com/

Tracy Wormworth – Bass, Vocals (1982-1984) – Later in B-52’s

Mars Williams – Saxophone – Born May 28th, 1955 – Elmhurst IL – Was also in Psychedelic Furs

Billy Vicca – Drums – Born February 15th, 1950 – Delaware – Was Also in Television, The Washington Squares, The Neon Boys…

Don Klayman – Keyboards

David Hofstra – Bass (1978-1982)

Ariel Warner – Background Vocals (1978-1982)

Discography:

Albums

Released Title Chart positions

Billboard 200

Label
1982 Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? 41 Polydor
1982 I Could Rule the World If I Could Only Get the Parts EP 128 Polydor
1983 Bruiseology 155 Polydor
1984 Make the Weather EP Polydor
1990 The Best of The Waitresses Polydor
1997 King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents The Waitresses King Biscuit
2003 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Waitresses Polydor
2007 Your Choice of Sides − A Collection of Outtakes & Obscuriosities Unreleased[15]
2013 Just Desserts: The Complete Waitresses Omnivore[14]>

Singles

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
U.S. UK
1978 In “Short Stack” (“Slide” / “Clones”) single
1980 “I Know What Boys Like” / “No Guilt” single[4]
1981 Christmas Wrapping A Christmas Record
1982 “I Know What Boys Like” 62 Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful
“Square Pegs” I Could Rule the World If I Could Only Get the Parts
“Christmas Wrapping” 45 A Christmas Record
1983 “Make the Weather” Bruiseology

Videos:

Musictonic:

http://musictonic.com/music/Waitresses#v=ARq6uYSsUq0

From Unofficial Website:

http://www.hardcafe.co.uk/waitresses/videos.htm

I Know What Boys Like Video 1982:

No Guilt, I Know What Boys Like on Old Grey Whistle Test 1982:

Live at Harrahs excerpts- Wise Up, Quit, I KNow What Boys Like and promo

Make the Weather Video 1983:

Square Pegs from show credits 1983

Urban Image Photos:

http://urbanimage.photoshelter.com/gallery/The-Waitresses/G0000_cGdeSglMu8/C0000O4VWuAeH8Kg

Song Stories – Christmas Wrapping:

http://www.nme.com/nme-video/song-stories—the-waitresses-christmas-wrapping/2884121885001

Biographies:

Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Waitresses

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patty_Donahue

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Butler_(musician)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Williams

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracy_Wormworth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Ficca

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Numbers_Band

All Music:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-waitresses-mn0000585210/biography

Billboard:

http://www.billboard.com/artist/419396/waitresses/biography

Last.Fm:

http://www.last.fm/music/The+Waitresses

Discogs:

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Waitresses%2C+The

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Patty+Donahue

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Chris+Butler

Music Brainz:

http://musicbrainz.org/artist/8acd46ce-3c10-402e-9ede-676b31c837cb

Future of Music:

http://www.futurefossilmusic.com/bio.htm

Books:

Waitresses’ page from the Unultimate Rockopedia:

http://books.google.com/books?id=HsSo4WC2FmAC&pg=PA408&dq=%22i+know+what+boys+like%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0K-IUKDxBIm50QGMyoHICg&ved=0CEUQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=%22i%20know%20what%20boys%20like%22&f=false

Around the Web:

Unofficial Website:

http://www.hardcafe.co.uk/waitresses/index.htm

http://www.hardcafe.co.uk/waitresses/choiceofsides.htm

1982 NME Interview:

http://www.hardcafe.co.uk/waitresses/interview1.htm

1982 NYT Article:

http://www.nytimes.com/1982/02/14/arts/new-wave-rock-waitresses.html

1996 Interview w Chris Butler:

http://www.westnet.com/consumable/1996/11.22/revbutle.html

1999 Interviews w Chris Butler and Tracy Wormworth:

http://hannahtoes.tripod.com/entree.html

Perfect Sound Forever – 2013 Interview w Chris Butler:

http://www.furious.com/perfect/waitresses.html

http://hannahtoes.tripod.com/entree.html

Old School Blog – Interview with Chris Butler:

http://oldschool.tblog.com/post/1970114932

Line Out:

http://lineout.thestranger.com/lineout/archives/2011/03/29/happy-birthday-patty-donahue-of-the-waitresses

Trouser Press:

http://www.trouserpress.com/entry.php?a=waitresses

The Star:

http://ecentral.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/12/22/music/20051222113008&sec=music

Paste Magazine:

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2013/10/the-waitresses-just-desserts-the-complete-waitress.html

The Second Disc:

http://theseconddisc.com/2013/08/09/wasnt-tomorrow-wonderful-omnivore-serves-the-complete-waitresses/

JP’s Music Blog:

http://jpsmusicblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/cd-review-just-desserts-offers-complete.html

Music Minded:

http://newwavegeo.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-waitresses-compilation-due-in.html

Consequence of Sound:

http://consequenceofsound.net/2010/01/whatever-happened-to-the-waitresses/

Pitchfork:

http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/85-the-waitresses-just-desserts/

Cult of Jef:

http://www.jefblocker.com/?p=4269

Songs for a Blue Guitar:

http://songsforablueguitarr.blogspot.com/2010/11/nr-85-patty-donahue.html

Odyshape:

http://odyshape.com/post/63613531865/no-guilt

Midomi:

http://www.midomi.com/index.php?action=main.artist&name=TheWaitresses&from=artist_fans

Basket Gasbla:

http://bastetglasba.blogspot.com/2010/12/waitresses-coming-soonpronto.html

Now More Than Ever:

http://xnowmorethaneverx.blogspot.com/2009/07/waitresses-bruiseology.html

Old Punks Blog:

http://oldpunks.blogspot.com/2005/10/review-waitresses-best-of.html

Retro Universe:

http://rqsretrouniverse.blogspot.com/2009/01/waitresses-serve-up-classic-80s-dish.html

Post Punk Progressive Pop Party:

http://thep5.blogspot.com/2008/12/waitresses-i-know-what-boys-like.html

avax:

http://avaxhome.cc/n/1128875

The Stash Dauber:

http://stashdauber.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-waitresses-just-desserts-complete.html

Wopperjaw:

http://whopperjaw.net/waitresses/

Josh Pinkus is Crying:

http://blog.marshotelonline.com/2010/03/11/from-my-sketchbook-patty-donahue/

earfm:

http://www.ear.fm/Encyclopedia%20W/waitresses.htm

Punk Rock Planet:

http://www.punkrockplanet.com/tag/the-waitresses/

Pause and Play:

http://www.pauseandplay.com/waitresses-served-tasty-new-wave/

Pop Shifter:

http://popshifter.com/2013-10-01/music-review-the-waitresses-just-desserts-the-complete-waitresses/

http://popshifter.com/2013-12-18/best-of-2013-chris-butler-of-the-waitresses/

Pop Matters:

http://www.popmatters.com/review/176869-the-waitresses-just-desserts-the-complete-waitresses/

Chicago Reader:

http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2013/10/30/12-oclock-track-i-know-what-boys-like-the-waitresses-hit-that-transcended-its-own-novelty

Stomp and Stammer:

http://www.stompandstammer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5620&Itemid=1

Maxwell Traxx:

http://maxwellktraxx.blogspot.com/2013/12/just-desserts-complete-waitresses.html

Martin’s View:

http://mcmaenza.blogspot.com/2012/01/waitresses-wasnt-tomorrow-wonderful.html

Kenneth in the 212:

http://www.kennethinthe212.com/2009/01/music-box-waitresses.html

Blurt:

http://blurtonline.com/feature/you-want-fries-with-that-shake-honey-the-waitresses/

Clevescene:

http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2013/09/05/new-reissue-from-akron-new-wave-act-the-waitresses

Music News Nashville:

http://www.musicnewsnashville.com/just-desserts-the-complete-waitresses-coming-from-omnivore-recordings-on-sept-24/

Omnivore Records:

http://omnivorerecordings.com/the-waitresses/

Andrew P is the Internet:

http://www.andrew-p-street.com/2012/07/11/494-i-know-what-boys-like-by-the-waitresses-11-july/

IMDB:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1382004/

Find a Grave:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7227052

Tumblr:

http://www.tumblr.com/search/patty+donahue

Songs:

Tim Huey w Patty Donahue – The Comb – 1978:

Christmas Wrapping 1981:

Concert vault:

http://www.concertvault.com/the-waitresses/my-fathers-place-february-13-1982.html?

Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful 1982:

Wise Up 1982:

Pussy Strut 1982:

Jimmy Tomorrow 1982:

Quit 1982:

I Could Rule the World if I Could Only Get The Parts LIve 1983:

Open City 1983:

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