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The Waitresses Get Tipped

Richard Grabel, Creem, May 1982

NEW YORK — There was this single hanging around most of last year, playing in clubs and on the radio, becoming part of the background, almost unforgettable. It was sung by a girl who said she liked to tease boys, and it taunted with a hook that was itself a perfect tease. "Nya nya nya nya" it went. It was 'I Know What Boys Like' by the Waitresses, and it seemed like one of these exquisite novelty songs that become happy footnotes in pop history.

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