Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Pet Your Friends
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Greg K. (gregster) from SANTA CLARITA, CA
Reviewed on 2/7/2012...
This is a very good CD and is completely underrated. I looked at it for "Blue Cars" but upon reading the reviews requested the CD. It is a nice addition to my collection. Other than one song this received virtually no airplay so it is a nice change when these songs randomly play. When listening to my playlist, I have many times thought that I liked the song but was unfamiliar with the artist. When I open my player menu it ends up being Dishwalla. As my virtual mother says, " Try it, You'll like it". Ok, that was for broccoli but you get the idea.
Ds | Colorado | 10/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album honestly deserves more than 4 stars. Unfortunately, this does have four stars because of some generic no name customers with an unjustifable grudge against the band leaving some crappy one sentence review. I mean, really? With absolutley no effective elaboration on their reviews. This is some 90s alternative rock at its best. Old school Dishwalla. The guys definately deserve more credit than it's getting. There isn't a filler on the album. It's all very well crafted songmanship. Great riffs, reflective, interesting, and culture driven lyrics (Pretty Babies is a bit preachy, but still great). If you are a fan of 90's alt rock like Gin Blossoms, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Collective Soul, Dezeray's Hammer, Caroline's Spine, Spacehog, and Soul Asylum....then you have NO reason not to love this album. If you're strictly on R&B, teeny queen pop, death metal...then obviously you need to stay away from this. Otherwise, you need this fantastic album."
Good, but Not Extraordinary
Diane Mcgough | Lake Oswego, OR | 02/03/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Dishwalla came out in the early '90's when the music world was over saturated with bands that all had the same sound. The alternative, but mainstream pop rock that rock fans loved. Dishwalla fell right into that genre and just like all the rest, were a one-hit wonder band. They were from California, just north of Los Angeles and singer J.R. Richards (also plays various keyboarded instruments) could possibly be why the band achieved some of the success. He has an appealing voice along with a very attractive face.
Girls loved him. Pet Your Friends contains a total of twelve tracks with three of them released as singles. The most popular track was the song "Counting Blue Cars" with it's catchy melodies and simple sing-a-long lyrics like "Tell me all your thoughts on God, cause I'd really like to meet her". Other tracks like "Miss Emma Peel" and "Charlie Brown's Parents" we all are familiar with, because of their reference to childhood characters. They both have the heavy melodic guitars with singer Richards sweet vocals. Each musician puts in their share of average to sometimes good performing skills but a lot of the tracks are monotonous leaving it not extraordinary."