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Boy On A Dolphin — Nouwe O N'Mazei
Album: Words Inside
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Released: 2001
Length: 4:37
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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4th floor sundries
 Jelani wrote:
I think the singer sounds like the guy from Erasure...toned down a bit.
 
True.... toned down like a tornado toned down to a light spring breeze, but still true.
 Grammarcop wrote:

Sounds fishy to me. 
 Nope, they're mammals.
Still, Far king A.


One for the Guilty Pleasures playlist...
Nice little song!
 kingart wrote:

Technically and biologically, porpoises and dolphins are similar but different creatures. 

 
Sounds fishy to me. 
I can't hear anything other than how pitchy his voice is. Cringe. Every. Time.
Allan Frew from Glass Tiger comes to mind. 
Should be in the soundtrack for The Lion King or The Jungle Book... I mean that in a good way. It's a nice song but it's got that over-produced-yet-somehow-cultural sound that they use for movies 
love this song    {#Heartkiss}   : )
I think the singer sounds like the guy from Erasure...toned down a bit.
Let me sum up some comments on the singer:

"Julio Iglesias, is that you?“

„I hear Enrique for sure“

„Does anyone else hear George Michael in this?“

„Undertones of Feargal Sharkey“

„I thought it was Cher“

„Did Spandau Ballet reform?“
{#Roflol} {#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}

 
Boy on a Dolphin

Sophia Loren and Alan Ladd

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050208/

 
 Grammarcop wrote:
Now here's a song with a porpoise! 

 
Technically and biologically, porpoises and dolphins are similar but different creatures. 
Infectious.

Loving the slide show pics with this one.
Shite!
Did RP get taken over by a soccer mom this morning?
I remember this song from The Lion King {#Frustrated}
 gigikent wrote:
Julio Iglesias, is that you?

 
I hear Enrique for sure, but not Julio.
Knowing the difference is everything, said a wise man once, not caring is, too, said another.

Dolphins tend to have prominent, elongated “beaks” and cone-shaped teeth, while porpoises have smaller mouths and spade-shaped teeth. The dolphin's hooked or curved dorsal fin (the one in the middle of the animal's back) also differs from the porpoise's triangular dorsal fin.
 Grammarcop wrote:
Now here's a song with a porpoise! 

 

Good one!
 Grammarcop wrote:
Now here's a song with a porpoise! 

 
Cartoon
 werekenn wrote:
Sorry, I thought it was Cher.
 
LOL! {#Laughing}
Now here's a song with a porpoise! 
 johnjconn wrote:
Does anyone else hear George Micheals in this? A little?

  Yeah, he's the one way in the back muttering, "Damn, I wish I could sing like that."
{#Chillpill}{#No} skooba wrote:
Dolphins are overrated!  Not this group, the marine mammal.

 
Did one bite you in the butt or something? lmao wow have to say this is "out" there
Julio Iglesias, is that you?
 drews wrote:
Boy On A Dolphin will forever be remembered for one thing: Sophia Loren, aged 23, rising from the waters of the Mediterranean, her mustard yellow shirt soaked and clinging to her beauty queen figure. This was her Hollywood debut and, boy, was it eye-catching even if her character is a bit stroppy.
https://www.film4.com/reviews/1957/boy-on-a-dolphin
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 ddog wrote:
Jamaican version of Crowded House  {#Angel}

 
Totally!
 ddog wrote:
Jamaican version of Crowded House  {#Angel}

 
I feel that stir
 skooba wrote:
Dolphins are overrated!  Not this group, the marine mammal.

 
{#Smile}{#Smile}{#Smile}
Aaaaahhh, sweet, soothing and  talented vocals! Joy! (I am already blocking that long smelly decembercraps you let loose)
Jamaican version of Crowded House  {#Angel}
Undertones of Feargal Sharkey.
 johnjconn wrote:
Does anyone else hear George Micheals in this? A little?

 


Dolphins are overrated!  Not this group, the marine mammal.
Boy what a wide variance in opinions for who this guy sounds like.
 For what it's worth (not much, granted), I thought it was an older Andy Bell
 Lichenia, wrote:
Love his voice


 



Sorry, I thought it was Cher.
Love his voice

lovely
I thought it was George Michael, enjoying it whosoever it is!
Maybe it's the state of mind, maybe it's the time of night, or maybe it's the good stream on the good headphones... but I like this a lot more now.

5 -> 7
{#Bananasplit} Nice!

Her Coolness says: Cynaera wrote:
I have to say that the comments about this song are so all-over-the-map that I can't even focus on any one comment, so I'll just offer mine.  I AM buying this CD, based on this song. It gave me such a good feeling and a burst of creative inspiration that if I don't have it, I'm sure I'll never write again.

And that was the most presumptuous, self-involved comment ever. But I'm still going to buy this CD.
 
And I agree with you {#Meditate}  No need to buy the CD;  Fortunately for us RP has it.

Did Spandau Ballet reform?



Sweet.
my fave song by Boy on a Dolphin is "Fire". Heard it at a party once and was hooked and had to import their CD at the time (before days of downloads) Please add that one to your rotation to share some positive vibes :)
I like it.
I have to say that the comments about this song are so all-over-the-map that I can't even focus on any one comment, so I'll just offer mine.  I AM buying this CD, based on this song. It gave me such a good feeling and a burst of creative inspiration that if I don't have it, I'm sure I'll never write again.

And that was the most presumptuous, self-involved comment ever. But I'm still going to buy this CD.


Boy On A Dolphin will forever be remembered for one thing: Sophia Loren, aged 23, rising from the waters of the Mediterranean, her mustard yellow shirt soaked and clinging to her beauty queen figure. This was her Hollywood debut and, boy, was it eye-catching even if her character is a bit stroppy.
https://www.film4.com/reviews/1957/boy-on-a-dolphin
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 Stingray wrote:
SUCKO, that much of SUCKO,
that it is already BARFO,

whatever that means!
 
{#Think}  I understand, which has me worried   {#Eek}
It makes me hap, hap, hap, happpyyyy.
Shmaltz {#Rolleyes}
 Stingray wrote:


You have a house?
Wanna marry me - I live in a flat!
Have cats, mediocre income and lots of baggage,
mostly books!
Interested?
 
{#Roflol} I bet my baggage can beat up YOUR baggage.  Interested only if you have a LOT of money.

And dang, this song just keeps sounding better... Might have to bump it to a 10....

pretty good for world muzak.
 Cynaera wrote:
I was outside herding a couple of malcontent dogs, and when I came back, this song was on, and I automatically started dancing. What a wonderful welcome back into my house! Love it, love it, love it...{#Sunny}
 

You have a house?
Wanna marry me - I live in a flat!
Have cats, mediocre income and lots of baggage,
mostly books!
Interested?
SUCKO, that much of SUCKO,
that it is already BARFO,

whatever that means!
I was outside herding a couple of malcontent dogs, and when I came back, this song was on, and I automatically started dancing. What a wonderful welcome back into my house! Love it, love it, love it...{#Sunny}
I too, hear Oct Project...but this is waaaaay more schmultzty!
 MM13 wrote:
Total muzak. I feel sorry for the dolphin.
 
{#Roflol}

 jadewahoo wrote:

Immediately I heard this my thoughts were also of October Project. I came in here to search the artist info to see if there was a connection. Hmmm... none that i can find.

 
I LOVE this!  I don't hear October Project in it, though - they're far too deep and introspective. The lead singer always had to remind herself to breathe!  Then again, "Funeral In His Heart" is sorta typical of that group. I have one of their CDs, and I suspect they will always be an "autumn" band for me.

This song by Boy.... - Beautiful. Not comparing it to anything, because it's what it is, on its own merits. {#Sunny}
 chasech5 wrote:
Reminds me of October Project, with a more Africana focus.
 
Immediately I heard this my thoughts were also of October Project. I came in here to search the artist info to see if there was a connection. Hmmm... none that i can find.

{#Moon} don't much like the song but the booty sways nicely to it. {#Roflol}
Reminds me of October Project, with a more Africana focus.

Nice, positive and upbeat on a dreary day.  It's not genius, but very good!  7


interesting song - nice mix of styles!
 MM13 wrote:
Total muzak. I feel sorry for the dolphin.
 
Indeed! This just sounds like the song from that xfactor guy that got beaten by Rage Against the Machine. It's these kind of songs that make me switch to another station.


Rafter101 wrote: Oh c'mon you guys. This is a great song-just get your head into the islands, the warmth, the breeze. Can you see it?

 

Yes, yes I believe I can, that's it, there, right there beyond the 11 foot high mound of snow the city has plowed on to my parking strip, blocking the garbage truck's ingress, and now I can't throw this damn CD away. {#Eyes}

 


Sounded like Squeeze to me  
 Rafter101 wrote:
Oh c'mon you guys. This is a great song—just get your head into the islands, the warmth, the breeze. Can you see it?
 

Yer right.  For me it's good enough to download. 

Once again the RP audience proves that they're a bunch of snobs.

Cue sanctimonious blathering about taste ...

 Rafter101 wrote:
Oh c'mon you guys. This is a great song—just get your head into the islands, the warmth, the breeze. Can you see it?
 

No. Every time I close my eyes I just see the 80's!! {#Eyes}
I love this song! 
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Enrique Iglesias? George Michael? I'm all for that! {#Roflol}

In what? Celebrity Death Match?

somebody please switch this off!
I thought this was The Christians for a moment or two.
Should that be listed in Now Playing as Nouwe O N'Mazei - Boy on a Dolphin? i.e. artist name first?
Oh c'mon you guys. This is a great song—just get your head into the islands, the warmth, the breeze. Can you see it?
Total muzak. I feel sorry for the dolphin.
Whatever other faults this song might have, this bass player is smokin'
If this was trying to be intentionally funny, I would have rated it a 9.
Well, to put it quite frankly, this song is shit.
Sitting here at the office all day long :-( in front of the PC stroking my  ...... mouse.

LIvely tune that got me to quit clicking and pop open RP's window to see who it is.

Take a guy in really tight pants playing hot flamenco guitar and in front of him is a whole bunch of Hawaiian girls in grass skirts, swaying their hips to this tune while they sing.....ingabomba, ingagomba,.........

I actually like this but sometimes my brain goes haywire and I just get these pictures......

{#Cool}
Enrique Iglesias? George Michael? I'm all for that! {#Roflol}
''You picked my up when I was down, you put my feet back on the ground.'' OK, this band is one of the ones Bill Hicks was talking about when he said that the minions of Satan have only one job: To lower everybody's standards.
''You're in my heart, you're in my soul forevermore.'' Wow, how do they come up with lyrics like that?
kurtk wrote:
Likewise - I thought i was listening to George Michael at first. Great fusion of vocals Jazz and African World Beat...
I agree with the George Michael part, but I wouldn't call it "great." A little too elevator music-y and pop-y for me. Maybe even a little Enrique Iglesias. Over-produced.
Wow, these lyrics are really bad. It's like one long cliche.
This may be the worst band name in history.
Likewise - I thought i was listening to George Michael at first. Great fusion of vocals Jazz and African World Beat...
I thought this was George Michael (from Wham!, not from Arrested Development)
Hmmmmm....Enrique jamming with Rusted Root at the hotel bar in the tropics :question:
It's a really bad name for a band
ha ThePoose wrote:
Weema wappa weema wappa weema wappa the dolphin sleeps tonight
sounds like some of the Willie K stuff. Or he sounds like them. Or whatever.
could do with a remix,still a 7
Hey what's wrong with Enrique? Actually his voice sounds a little Boy-Georgish.
Weema wappa weema wappa weema wappa the dolphin sleeps tonight
What you have to remember about this song is that it was recorded over 10 years ago now with a record company which didnt understand what Boy on a Dolphin should sound like. They are without doubt the best live band I've seen and the emotion the song is performed with totally transforms it from the recorded version. John is an amazing singer and has recently been supporting Ray Davies of the Kinks by Mr Davies request. I'll be next seeing them December 16 at what will be a sold out Sheffield City Hall and can't wait for the new album 'From Bakers Pool to Thunder Bay.' I know I sound like some promo for the band, I'm not just a massive fan. As for the George Micheal comparisons believe me you are doing GM a massive favour by comparing him to John!
Very light tacky silly season summer song. It's ok for once, hopefully never to be played again.
awesome cranked up loud! :bounce: :sunny.gif:
Strikes me like Allison Moyette(?)/YAZ
I thought the song title was the artist,and viseversa.It's an ok song.
:sleep:
Boy George on a dolphin? :ask: Kiddin, I actually kinda like it.
perhaps it is
If I heard this song once a month I'd say smooth, that's nice. Hearing it this often makes me rate it a ho hum. It comes across as too perfect.
emo_kid78 wrote:
Is this the gay Enrique, yucko barfo is a fitting description.
I love it when I click on "View Profile" and it returns "Sorry that user does not exist"! Now if only DaWiz could develop a similar application for the "real world" ----- sort of a "waste of air" button! :lol:
emo_kid78 wrote:
Is this the gay Enrique, yucko barfo is a fitting description.
That comment says a lot more about you than it does anyone else. In fact, I'm not really sure you should be listening to RP. After all, it is supposed to be "eclectic, intelligent" rock.
newwavegurly wrote:
So funny, I totally was listening to this going "what pop singer does this sound like?" Low and behold, you all clued me in. No wonder I don't really like it much.
Oh, and now, on an added note, this song is definitely getting too much play here.
Ames wrote:
This is nice, but he does sound a ton like Enrique.
So funny, I totally was listening to this going "what pop singer does this sound like?" Low and behold, you all clued me in. No wonder I don't really like it much.
George Michael in a Dolphin.
This is nice, but he does sound a ton like Enrique.
Excellent Excellent album Does anyone know when they\'ll tour Canada again? I also read that Kevin Bacon produced this album. Is that the same Kevin Bacon(actor)? :clap:
Originally Posted by emo_kid78: Is this the gay Enrique, yucko barfo is a fitting description.
you mean Enrique's not gay? :??:
Kawabunga. Smooth as glass, clear as crystal. Nice cruising music with great visuals. I'm surfin'. :bounce:
Very, very nice. :clap:
emo_kid78 wrote:
Is this the gay Enrique, yucko barfo is a fitting description.
"yucko barfo" is a fitting description of the kind of put down that stinks of of casual thoughtless intolerance.
Is this the gay Enrique, yucko barfo is a fitting description.
For All You Americans Out there Wanting More Info On Boy On A Dolphin Check Out flippermusic.com We see Dolphin On A Regular Basis At Our Local Club In Dronfield They Just Seem To Get Better Every Time Fantastic!!!.
Sounds like Peter Allen and Amy Grant had a side project. Which would not be a bad thing if you like to remain unmoved by the music you hear...
Well, I\'ve had many fruitless searches for this great song/band...led me to this, though: ~~~~~ Boy On A Dolphin What is it that makes otherwise sane and sensible people queue for hours in the rain outside a club in Sheffield on raw nights in January? Why do they travel all the way from the north to the depths of Cornwall in the middle of summer, when they know the roads are going to be a nightmare - just for one night of live music? How is it that an independent band, without a huge promotional machinery behind them fills Sheffield\'s City Hall - capacity 2500 - the week before Christmas, not just once, but two years running? Why are people in the US emailing the website in numbers, each week, to request CDs that they can\'t buy anywhere else? Are these good people misguided? Are they all mad? - or could it possibly be that the music is just so good, so exciting, so intoxicating? From the early days - of John Reilly singing backing vocals and Andy Needham playing bass in Sheffield bands - Boy on a Dolphin has become a force to be reckoned with. Regularly selling-out venues, both in their native north of England and further afield, the band now has a huge and devoted following. Formed in the early 90\'s, the band toured in the US and Canada resulting in a recording deal with Atlantic. \'Words Inside\' the signature CD, was recorded in 1997, with \'Fire\', telling the tale of \'a working man, from an old steel townÂ…\' becoming an anthem for the people of Sheffield - and yet requested worldwide. The band, Pete Hiley on spanish guitar, Marcus Axelby on bass, Darren Ford on drums, Andy Needham and John Reilly, lead vocals and guitar, and its characteristic sound - part latin, part african rhythm, part pure original Boy on a Dolphin - attracts audiences remarkable for their diversity and range -from teenagers, to young professionals - who might have Dido, Macy Gray, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin or David Gray in their CD collections - right through to Stevie Wonder, Springsteen and Van Morrison fans; from students through to executives, lawyers and professors - and always fellow musicians. Boy on a Dolphin continued to tour and record, producing a second album \'Tree Talk\' in 2000, in response to the great demand from fans. The memorable track, \'Stormclouds and Thunder\' describing how \' sheets of lightning hit the streets of New York City\' came to hold a special poignancy following the events of September 11 2001, with many hailing John Reilly\'s lyrics as prophetic. When the band plays this song live now, the entire audience quietens - and reflects. In December 2000, Boy on a Dolphin filled the City Hall to capacity - unheard of with an independent band. But it happened - and people were squabbling at the last minute for any tickets they could lay their hands on. This amazing success story was followed by a year of writing and recording new material, some of which was launched at the \'Dolphins on the Piste\' open -air concert in the summer, at Sheffield\'s Ski Village - another huge success. Boy on a Dolphin\'s Christmas Concert - another sell-out at the City Hall, Dec 19,2001 - saw the live performance of \'Life\'s a Blast\' - their much-awaited single, to be released on Flipper Music UK, March 16, 2002. \'Life\'s a Blast\' is a very special song; its every live performance has evoked a truly moving response - people of all backgrounds seem to find a great strength from the lyrics and empathise deeply with the \'story\' it tells. Such has been the response, and the intensity of the local reaction, that the song has attracted radio and TV interest already. \'Life\'s a Blast\' is not, however, a sad song bemoaning the fate of victimised women. It is a positive song of love and hope, of recognising what\'s going on, of rising above pain. If this helps people and gives them the courage to move on, then the song - and the band - will have achieved one of their key aims - to reach out and get through to people through the medium of excellent music. The launch of the single will be heralded by a series of events, both in Sheffield and the north and also in London and the south west. The band\'s calendar is currently filling up, with a tour of major UK cities planned for the back end of the year. Boy on a Dolphin played Ronnie Scotts, London, in February this year and will be headlining at Borderline -the Leeds venue April 30 and London June 29. To contact the band, for further information or bookings call Jenny Simpson 07768 863225 Boy on a Dolphin, Flipper Music UK