The Waitresses

King Biscuit Flower Hour

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Recorded live at My Father's Place in Roslyn, Long Island, New York, at the time of the release of their first album, this concert catches the Waitresses at the outset of their all-too-brief national career. Captured live for posterity are "I Know What Boys Like," "No Guilt," "Christmas Wrapping," and eight other songs, all jewels in the output of Chris Butler and catching the late Patty Donahue at her early peak -- when she does the telephone monologue bit on "No Guilt" ("I'm just a busy girl . . . ") or the spoken/sung part on "Wise Up," she shows herself a better actress than Madonna. Mars Williams' stuttering sax is also a treat. The only thing missing is the title theme they did to the TV series Square Pegs. Better than their Polygram best-of. God bless King Biscuit for putting this out.

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