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September 28, 2020 36 min

Although the Waitresses are best known for their 1982 single "I Know What Boys Like," the history of the band can be traced back to the late-1970s Akron musical scene. Chris Butler cut his teeth in bands such as the Numbers Band (15-60-75) and Tin Huey before transforming the Waitresses from a side-project into a fully-fledged band. The Waitresses released their debut full-length, "Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful?," on ZE Records/Polydor in 1982.

In this second part of a two-part interview, we discuss the latter part of Butler's career, as well as Akron bands that should have been bigger, the Waitresses' recent inclusion in the New York Times, and what it was like to be the opening act for Television's final concerts.

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