Monday, 21 September 2009

WAITER WAITER CASSETTE - EARLY 80'S

Dundee indie band, Waiter Waiter, brought out a cassette in the early 80's called "That's No Way To Go-Go", featuring 6 tracks of their own material. None of the song titles were supplied on the cover so the track below will just have to be referred to as track 1. Obviously, because it is an old homemade tape, it is a bit hissy, but it is a good reminder of how they sounded, a sort of cross between the Fire Engines & XTC.
Oh yeah, and they were yet another Tayside Bar band.

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15 comments:

  1. Did someone called Alister Hart play with them? I went to college with him and I'm sure that's the band he played in.

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  2. Waiter Waiter were one of the best bands at the Tayside Bar at the time. I'm not quite sure why their material has not been heard as far as it should have but the one track here is not their best work. GG will send something better. Scott was their drummer.

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  3. their best one was heaven was made

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  4. What was the full line-up of Waiter Waiter? Can anyone remember?

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  5. Wasn't Mike S in Waiter Waiter, it knida makes sense as he being in the restaurant trade ha ha. A great band again fron the Tayside Bar stable. Some of the new Dundee bands now ought to be forced to listen to some of these bands from that era. This was a real 'scene'. What do we have now, a load of Oasis wannabees. Sad times.

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  6. Stef Vocals
    Rod Bass
    Ali Guitar
    Scott Drums

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  7. Stef, yes. Wee chap, monkey boots?

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  8. Anybody got a photo of them?

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  9. Did Waiter Waiter not form out of the ashes of a band called Friction?

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  10. boo hooray, waiter waiter and aaga were by far the best 3 bands in dundee at that time.
    the difficulty for dundee bands, even now, is they get no support locally until after they're succesful!

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  11. out of the depths of my ancient history..i think i designed this waiter waiter artwork

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  12. Thanks for the info.
    However, because you opted to remain anonymous, none of us are any the wiser as to who did the Waiter Waiter artwork!! GG

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  13. "out of the depths of my ancient history..i think i designed this waiter waiter artwork "

    don't think you did-it was all done in house!
    signed
    a waiter

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  14. just looked like my style maybe mistaken,think i knew Alister/one of the band have a terrible memory!anyway now in London my company is www.sixeightsevensix.com btw the Clash/Joe Strummer clip is brilliant i was at that gig..

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    1. Hi Kenny. Someone at work showed me this. always meant to thank you for the artwork. I looked at your website - all the clothes are too small for me. Looks great though - great to hear from you, Ali

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