Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Video - The Waitresses' "I Know What Boys Like"

They talk about me. I got my cat moves. 

A blasto from el pasto, sure nuff!

From the days when an OTT sax solo was mandatory in all songs!

You can trust me ... sucker!

Yap, straight outta Akron, it's The Waitresses with their brief moment in the sun back in 1982.

 "I Know What Boys Like" became something of a hit some two years after the single had first been released.

The song appeared on their debut album, the wonderful and bizarrely under-rated "Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful."

Written by band founder, the enigmatic eccentric Chris Butler (who, apparently, holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest pop song recording in history, a 69-minute song entitled "The Devil Glitch"! Gotta chase that one down!) it's a delightful witty postmodern pop ditty.

A tongue in cheek tale of the art of teasing the horny male! Climaxing in one of the greatest closing couplets ever.

As an aside, rather oddly, there's a sexed-up hip-hop adaptation (by f*ck knows who!) of the song out there that's worth a listen.

And here's the entertaining no-budget performance vid from the band. Replete with some leggy "cat moves"!

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