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Dishwalla — Opaline
Album: Opaline
Avg rating:
6.6

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Total ratings: 1154









Released: 2002
Length: 4:05
Plays (last 30 days): 1
summer dies here and so could I somewhere underneath
where the ground is made of stars and everything unclean
your opaline is everything I see
your opaline brings me to my knees

summer dies here and so could I somewhere underneath
so much like the ones hidden on my skin and somewhere in between
this opaline is everything I see
your opaline brings me to my knees

without you I am nothing
without you I can't believe
this gilded place has everything
but this comfort is not what it seems
it is not what it seems
in between is everything I need

your opaline is everything I see
this opaline brings me to my knees
your opaline brings me to my knees
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Bumping from 9 to a 10. Would never have heard this without RP. THE best radio mix bar none. Thank you Bill and Rebecca.
While I still find myself counting blue cars, I don't listen to these guys as much as I should. Great stuff, slightly below the radar.
 Prairieguy wrote:
I heard this album for the first time when I was vacationing in San Diego. It was a pleasant surprise because it wasn't getting any airplay in Canada. It's definitely one of my top five albums of last year. Check out the song "Every Little Thing".

Loved this album when you posted 15 years ago (wow! has it been that long?) and still do today.  Every Little Thing is great. I'm partial to Nashville Skyline, myself.
The singer has a Chris Cornell vibe and so I look forward to hearing more from this outfit.
Not heard of these before. Like it, a lot. Will be checking out some of the rest of their catalogue.
This song has always really resonated with me. I can see why some don't like it, but... I do. A lot. Thanks Bill.
 inozjeff wrote:
Met the lead of Dishwalla, JR, and was surprised that he is the nicest guy (even after chatting a while).  I do think his music is underrated overall but then again, many of my favorites get trashed on RP but I know that they are truly savory ... but for special tastes.  I'd love to hear James, Marianne Faithfull, Leonard Cohen, Lord Huron, Carly Simon, Josh Ritter, Lana del Rey, Of Monsters & Men, and plenty others get more kudos (or even played at all) but they usually get really dumped on.  Oh well, my eargasms anyway.  Art is in the ear/eye of the beholder.

 
The "dumpers" are over-represented.  Don't let it get you down.
 alanpods wrote:
Dear god... I actually felt the need to register to RP for the first time ever to comment on this dirge. Indian percussion + nu-metal guitars + whining vocals = an utterly ridiculous combination. Truly, truly terrible, prog-rock esque nonsense, for the 00s. Dreadful album cover too.. 10/10 for bad...

 
So tell me how you feel
Dear god... I actually felt the need to register to RP for the first time ever to comment on this dirge. Indian percussion + nu-metal guitars + whining vocals = an utterly ridiculous combination. Truly, truly terrible, prog-rock esque nonsense, for the 00s. Dreadful album cover too.. 10/10 for bad...
This song of theirs, has grown on me.
Met the lead of Dishwalla, JR, and was surprised that he is the nicest guy (even after chatting a while).  I do think his music is underrated overall but then again, many of my favorites get trashed on RP but I know that they are truly savory ... but for special tastes.  I'd love to hear James, Marianne Faithfull, Leonard Cohen, Lord Huron, Carly Simon, Josh Ritter, Lana del Rey, Of Monsters & Men, and plenty others get more kudos (or even played at all) but they usually get really dumped on.  Oh well, my eargasms anyway.  Art is in the ear/eye of the beholder.

Good music selections this evening.

Great for "Riding the Radio"... But I've nowhere to go. Probably best as I might not find my way home.

Thanks for the nice music...


 jt1 wrote:

just to be sure about this...are you saying you don't like this song?

 
In 2010 he said it was "real good" and only took exception with the cover art.
Love this song! It's so melodic, always pulls me to the screen to see who's playing {#Music}
 Stingray wrote:

Can music be more negative - dishwasher?

A 10 in the SUCKO-BARFO department!

JUST HORRIBLE, without MELODY and without

anything that makes music LOVABLE!

TERRIBLE - REAL-REAL TERRIBLE!!!



 

Psychedelic gif of Jim Carrey goofing with vegetables on his face

Stingray's epic barkfest induces a Jim-Carrey-flavored psychotic break with epileptic seizures...

Tonight. On...The Twilight Zone.

Rod Serling before elliptic spiral: "Dizzying isn't it"


 h8rhater wrote:

Good Gal Cynaera:  Doesn't like a song... doesn't rate it.

Miss you on the boards.

 
Yeah, because rating something a 4 (acceptable) would be the end of civil society as we know it.
Good song from an even greater album; a top 10 album from my many 1000's.
Love the verses of this song but I cannot stand that bridge.
 sajitjacob wrote:

Best episode of Dr Who ever. You know why.
 

...ohmigosh, now I can't blink as long as this window stays open!..
Love this! Good to hear Dishwalla again. I agree with a comment below, let's hear more. They have some great stuff that is not "Counting Blue Cars"...
 Stingray wrote:

Can music be more negative - dishwasher?

A 10 in the SUCKO-BARFO department!

JUST HORRIBLE, without MELODY and without

anything that makes music LOVABLE!

TERRIBLE - REAL-REAL TERRIBLE!!!



  
I'm trying to read between the lines here....  do you not like this song?
This post apparently contained an image that was dragged into the post editor. Sorry, but any text contained in the post after this point has been lost.
 Stingray wrote:

Can music be more negative - dishwasher?

A 10 in the SUCKO-BARFO department!

JUST HORRIBLE, without MELODY and without

anything that makes music LOVABLE!

TERRIBLE - REAL-REAL TERRIBLE!!!

 
just to be sure about this...are you saying you don't like this song?
I vote yes
Counting Blue Cars is a fantastic song - this song however, which I've never heard, would need to grow on me.

Can music be more negative - dishwasher?

A 10 in the SUCKO-BARFO department!

JUST HORRIBLE, without MELODY and without

anything that makes music LOVABLE!

TERRIBLE - REAL-REAL TERRIBLE!!!


 Cynaera wrote:
It started out nice, but turned into The Exorcist with Linda Blair's backward-walking up the stairs... That horrid instrumental in the middle... No. Not engaging. Not rating. Posting only, and I might delete it after further contemplation.
 
Good Gal Cynaera:  Doesn't like a song... doesn't rate it.

Miss you on the boards.
....first thought i was drunk when reading artist and title{#Drunk}.......then listened....and rated it a 7.....OMG.......I AM DRUNK.....{#Cheers}
 soulcollision wrote:
wow, haven't heard them in years. this tune totally caught my attention.
 
     + 1
wow, haven't heard them in years. this tune totally caught my attention.
 thekid wrote:
I don't like much (if any other) Dishwalla but this one song is a pure 10 for me. I can't substantiate this opinion more than saying that it has something to do with beautiful women. While I'm at it, what the hell is up with 'Counting Blue Cars"!!? God! That annoys me to no end!
 
This song is really hitting me. 10.
There are scads of influences in this song. Very eclectic, very RP. I love the Porcupine Tree-style drumming in the middle. 8 from the spaced Nottingham jury.
Never heard of them but...Interesting!{#Music}
Occasionally appears to have a strain of Beatles melody in there ("We were talking... about the space between us all...")
I have this on DVD Audio Hi Res 5.1 Surround disc. Sound quality is very good and the use of surround really opens up all the soungs on this. A very enjoyable recording
 thekid wrote:
I don't like much (if any other) Dishwalla but this one song is a pure 10 for me. I can't substantiate this opinion more than saying that it has something to do with beautiful women. While I'm at it, what the hell is up with 'Counting Blue Cars"!!? God! That annoys me to no end!
 
Hahahaha!  I am totally with you on that!  I love love LOVE this song — thank you RP for introducing me to it, it's become one of my all-time favorites here.  (cannot stand "Counting Blue Cars") — and yeah, the cover art for this leaves something to be desired........a little "Children of the Corn", no?  creepy  EDIT:  actually I meant "Village of The Damned"

 Cynaera wrote:
It started out nice, but turned into The Exorcist with Linda Blair's backward-walking up the stairs... That horrid instrumental in the middle... No. Not engaging. Not rating. Posting only, and I might delete it after further contemplation.
 
I hear that.  4

It started out nice, but turned into The Exorcist with Linda Blair's backward-walking up the stairs... That horrid instrumental in the middle... No. Not engaging. Not rating. Posting only, and I might delete it after further contemplation.
 Stingray wrote:
REAL GOOD (but why this terrible cover?)!
 
It's the eyes...she needs the eels beautiful freak girl's eyes...

 Stingray wrote:
REAL GOOD (but why this terrible cover?)!
 
Yes, really terrible!!

REAL GOOD (but why this terrible cover?)!
First time i hear this, and i find it very nice!!
7 {#Arrow} 9


 linden wrote:
Not bad. I got really sick of the "Counting Blue Cars" song, but I like this.
 

same.
YES!  Dishwalla on RP.  Give us more!!  How about Truth Serum?
Not bad. I got really sick of the "Counting Blue Cars" song, but I like this.
Always a pleasure to hear something off this album.  Just a great mixture.  That, and I'm a little bit sentimental for Dishwalla, from my early high school days.

Still an 8, simply because it put the disc on my "to-buy" list.

 unbracketed wrote:
The album cover kind of reminds me of Garbage Pail Kids.
 
{#Lol}
 unbracketed wrote:
The album cover kind of reminds me of Garbage Pail Kids.
 
hehe snicker snicker yup I see that.....seems I'm more into the cover art than the music today...

The album cover kind of reminds me of Garbage Pail Kids.
Dear Pinem, I submit, good music is good music no matter how old you are!

Nice juxtaposition of instruments and beat—would have preferred that the opening instruments been included throughout.  Haven't been to view the lyrics, so I stand to get educated.
Opaline IMO ranks as one of the finest albums of all time, and this from a sexagenarian.
 Pyro wrote:
Shades of Porcupine Tree...
 

Similar quality for sure.
everything goes better with tabla. {#Drummer}
edenandsage wrote:
gorgeous cover art...
I rarely comment on album art, but this is positively ugly! And weirdly spooky, too.
horstman wrote:
If you can't compare apples to oranges, perhaps it's you that should go and hide. And there are similiarities. Also, personally, I do care for both bands! :naughty:
I think you misunderstood my post, dude. I was making fun of the attitudes on RP that Porcupine Tree is wonderful and untouchable and that any band on Top 40 radio is automatically awful. I think those attitudes are silly. That was my point.
I saw these guys in concert a while back because they opened for another band I paid to see, and I ended up enjoying them more than the headliner. Very underrated band!!

Opaline


Smoove_D wrote:
You're comparing a band that once had a song on top 40 radio to the beloved Porcupine Tree? And you're doing it on an RP discussion board?!?!?! Personally, I admire you for your bravery. Now duck and cover. (Also, personally, I don't care for either band)
If you can't compare apples to oranges, perhaps it's you that should go and hide. And there are similiarities. Also, personally, I do care for both bands! :naughty:
Pyro wrote:
Shades of Porcupine Tree...
You're comparing a band that once had a song on top 40 radio to the beloved Porcupine Tree? And you're doing it on an RP discussion board?!?!?! Personally, I admire you for your bravery. Now duck and cover. (Also, personally, I don't care for either band)
Pyro wrote:
Shades of Porcupine Tree...
Pardon? :eek:
I don't like much (if any other) Dishwalla but this one song is a pure 10 for me. I can't substantiate this opinion more than saying that it has something to do with beautiful women. While I'm at it, what the hell is up with 'Counting Blue Cars"!!? God! That annoys me to no end!
Shades of Porcupine Tree...
horstman wrote:
The only thing hateful are your words and attitude. Dishwalla have been around about as long as Radiohead, put out far less music than either of these two bands. I don't think their as well known as Radiohead/Coldplay; whether they are better or not is matter of personal opinion. I bought their first album, Pet Your Friends, when it was released. They had a very unique sound back then (early 90s), I think it has matured nicely over the years. Give it a 7 for now. :hand:
I remember these guys I also got their first album, and remember something about blue cars I think. I chalked them up to being a one hit wonder (lay off me I was 10), but it looks like I might have to dig it up and give it another listen.
Gee now I'm confused. I thought I was defending Dishwalla. I heard quite a bit of similarity between the vocals and Thom Yorke, still do - but the ratings are still hanging in there 2 points below any Radiohead dredge. horstman wrote:
The only thing hateful are your words and attitude. Dishwalla have been around about as long as Radiohead, put out far less music than either of these two bands. I don't think their as well known as Radiohead/Coldplay; whether they are better or not is matter of personal opinion. I bought their first album, Pet Your Friends, when it was released. They had a very unique sound back then (early 90s), I think it has matured nicely over the years. Give it a 7 for now. :hand:
jah_blessed wrote:
The Walhalla where you can do the dishes for all eternity?
:clap: :clap: :clap: :lol: :lol: :lol:
superfido wrote:
I know why Bill like these guys. Because they have that Porcupine Tree sound :biggrin:
I was thinking the same thing :)
I know why bill like these guys. Because they have that porcupine tree sound :biggrin:
Well, there goes another 10 bucks to iTunes!
great song. I just bought the CD based on your commments and others I read. Didn't know much about them.
The Walhalla where you can do the dishes for all eternity?
slartibart_O wrote:
now really guys: except for a name almost as dumb as hoobastank what makes this song so much different than any coldplay or radiohead song that will get over the top ratings every time? is it just because they haven't been on the cover of spin nearly as many times harping to all of us lesser educated tin-eared listeners how great they are? let the hatefest begin...
The only thing hateful are your words and attitude. Dishwalla have been around about as long as Radiohead, put out far less music than either of these two bands. I don't think their as well known as Radiohead/Coldplay; whether they are better or not is matter of personal opinion. I bought their first album, Pet Your Friends, when it was released. They had a very unique sound back then (early 90s), I think it has matured nicely over the years. Give it a 7 for now. :hand:
gorgeous cover art...great song
Old_Pat wrote:
Dish watta?
Dishwater :lol:
Feels a lot like Filter.
now really guys: except for a name almost as dumb as hoobastank what makes this song so much different than any coldplay or radiohead song that will get over the top ratings every time? is it just because they haven't been on the cover of spin nearly as many times harping to all of us lesser educated tin-eared listeners how great they are? let the hatefest begin...
Your Ovaltine??? Really, this song is ok, but they have better.
Wow, flashback to the 90s, hearing Dishwalla on RP. I had no idea they'd released more than one album.
I like the chorus on this song...
I'll rate the cover instead: 8.
I had this rated as a 7.... but then that gross interlude happened in the middle and now it's only a 5. Way to mess up a good song, guys.
Dish watta?
This tries so hard to sound cool that it's painful to listen to. Utterly bleh.
such a cool tune. surprised at the variety of responses and low rating.
Nope, sorry, can't look at that group's name without hearing Eddie Izzard in my head talking about Engelbert Humperdinck: "What shall we call our son so he does not get the shit kicked out of him at school?" "We shall call him Engelbert!" "Good, that'll work!" No, his name was Gerry Dorsey, and he released songs as Gerry Dorsey, songs such as ( mumbles ) which didn't work ‘cause nobody could hear what he was saying. And then his managers, obviously, said, "We're going to change your name, Gerry! It's the name that's the problem." And his name changed from Gerry Dorsey to Engelbert Humperdinck. I mean, I just wanted to be in the room when they were working that one through. "Zingelbert Bembledack! Yingybert Dambleban! Zangelbert Bingledack! Wingelbert Humptyback! Slut Bunwalla!" "What?!" "All right, Kringelbert Fishtybuns! Steviebuns Bottrittrundle..." "No, Gerry Dorsey, I like Gerry Dorsey!" "No, we can't do it... Who we got? Zingelbert Bembledack, Tringelbert Wangledack, Slut Bunwalla, Klingybun Fistelvase, Dindlebert Zindledack, Gerry Dorsey, Engelbert Humptyback, Zengelbert Bingledack, Engelbert Humperdinck, Vingelbert Wingledanck…" "No, no, go back one. Go back one. "Engelbert Humperdinck." That's it."
this song almost got heavy, for a second there. That'd be an RP first!
Voxx wrote:
The only cool thing about that dishwalla song was that is just ended.
I have to agree. Music is below avarage, and the voice sucks.
I'm in Heaven now..was just wishing I had this CD with me at work. I got to see Dishwalla the day this came out. Would also like to hear Angels or Devils.
I fell in love with this song on RP several years ago...bought the album immediately...still love it...Thanks, Bill! P.S. Anything with Tabla drums is good for me! :notworthy:
This suddenly became very cool.
ooh i like it! :tongue:
JokesandJokesandJokes wrote:
Go watch Star Trek and leave us alone
Pick up a Communicator...uh, I mean Cell phone lately?
Wow, such varied reviews for this song...the entire album is fantastic really, not sure why ppl think it's crap, oh well, that's why RP is eclectic, something for everyone, and sometimes something that's not for some people. Still, if you like it, check out the rest of the album of the same name.
Brad_Eleven wrote:
Wow! I like it, it's a few notches on down the board from their earlier stuff, "Counting Blue Cars", and those Carpenters/Depeche Mode tributes...Yeah, this one was starting to seem monotonous, but II hung in there long enough to hear the song just take off ... If you heard it, too, let me know--it sounded like that galactic collision going on out there where the Milky Way is consuming(?) another galaxy, or ... Wait. Is this Astronomy for Obsessive-Compulsives? Oh. Sorry. My mistake.
Go watch Star Trek and leave us alone
Seriously off the scale mediocre. Offensively mediocre.
A most EXCELLENT segue from the previous cut: Sheila Chandra - Ever So Lonely / Ocean. Way to go Bill! :clap:
another version of my self, broadcasting from another dimension wrote:
Before the entertainment portion of the program, I'd like to call your attention to an interesting bit of trivia regarding the artists under discussion. You see, Dishwalla means, literally, "Dish Guy" in Hindi, or Arabic, or both. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and now, the original message, as it spilled forth unedited from my brain, from, you know, before...
Wow! I like it, it's a few notches on down the board from their earlier stuff, "Counting Blue Cars", and those Carpenters/Depeche Mode tributes...Yeah, this one was starting to seem monotonous, but II hung in there long enough to hear the song just take off ... If you heard it, too, let me know--it sounded like that galactic collision going on out there where the Milky Way is consuming(?) another galaxy, or ... Wait. Is this Astronomy for Obsessive-Compulsives? Oh. Sorry. My mistake.
The only cool thing about that dishwalla song was that is just ended. Vox
I heard this album for the first time when I was vacationing in San Diego. It was a pleasant surprise because it wasn't getting any airplay in Canada. It's definitely one of my top five albums of last year. Check out the song "Every Little Thing".
Just say no to Diswalla. :headshake:
I think this is the best song this band does... but I think as all good things go, it last too long. When it fades out to the heavier jam they should have continued down that road instead of rehashing the chorus again... it would have been perfect then. ...and for the first song on the album... it does not really set the mood for the album...
dishwasher? no thanks.
Dishwalla? i know this radio station plays music of all different kinds: <*>new and old <*>happy and said <*>energized and chilled out but i didn't know they play <*>quality and crap DISHWASHALLA IS CRAP! :frustrated:
Hmm.... first time I\'ve heard this song... ... it did hit me as a bit Soundgarden-ish... but it\'s not bad.... then again its not great either
Isn\'t it time this one fell off the frequent-play list?
i am so sick of this song :frustrated: please put it to rest for a while.
Dishwalla also has cover songs on the Depeche Mode tribute album "For the Masses" which is great (I believe it's "Policy of Truth") and I think they do a cover on the "Schoolhouse Rock Rocks" album (I don't remember which tune). Each time I hear a song by them, I'm pleasantly surprised by there musical abilities.
Originally Posted by Mr._Spock: I had never heard of Dishwalla until I got that Carpenters' tribute and their song just blew me away. I mean, it was head, shoulders, and my big vulcan ears above the other crap on there. The prime directive then became to get whatever they had done. I actually was disappointed with the first album, although it had a couple of good songs. This effort sounds much more promising.
and in reverse... this rating system doesn\'t go to 11 ... maybe sometimes it should.. :) Everytime I hear this tune I turn up the speakers, add a little bass to the sub and enjoy the thump as it moves thru my chest. Think I\'m gonna go visit Tower Records in a few and look for this.. (if too much I\'ll get it from Amazon) :D
If this is to sound like someone else it has to be a \"Soundgarden Sunny Side Up\" ...... But most of all, it\'s a very good song from a band \"on to something.......good!\" :)
Originally Posted by TreborG2: Oh please Leonard.. we *KNOW* you listen to that album over and over and over and over again... ;) :D truthfully thou... thanks for the note on them having a song on it.. I may actually go try to find it for a listen.. I've been surprised by Dishwalla for some time.. got an album with Counting Blue Cars on it as a demo from ... I think it was amazon in the very very early days.. and then went out to buy their album.. was NOT... I repeat *NOT* disappointed by their album... Pet Your Friends.. and have been thinking of getting this album (Opaline)
I had never heard of Dishwalla until I got that Carpenters' tribute and their song just blew me away. I mean, it was head, shoulders, and my big vulcan ears above the other crap on there. The prime directive then became to get whatever they had done. I actually was disappointed with the first album, although it had a couple of good songs. This effort sounds much more promising.
Originally Posted by Antigone: Oh dear, this reminds me of Bush. :(
Really? I don't hear it at all. Bush reminds me of a Nirvana Clone, more or less, and Dishwalla sounds nothing like Nirvana....or anything similar to them.
Originally Posted by Mr._Spock: Just wanted to add/ask if anyone else thinks Dishwalla's contribution to the Carpenters tribute album (yes, I said the Carpenters) ("It's Going to Take Some Time") is the greatest song on any tribute album ever (not that I am the tribute album connoiseur). The rest of the album pretty much blows, but that track is unbelievably fabulous.
Oh please Leonard.. we *KNOW* you listen to that album over and over and over and over again... ;) :D truthfully thou... thanks for the note on them having a song on it.. I may actually go try to find it for a listen.. I've been surprised by Dishwalla for some time.. got an album with Counting Blue Cars on it as a demo from ... I think it was amazon in the very very early days.. and then went out to buy their album.. was NOT... I repeat *NOT* disappointed by their album... Pet Your Friends.. and have been thinking of getting this album (Opaline)
Just wanted to add/ask if anyone else thinks Dishwalla\'s contribution to the Carpenters tribute album (yes, I said the Carpenters) (\"It\'s Going to Take Some Time\") is the greatest song on any tribute album ever (not that I am the tribute album connoiseur). The rest of the album pretty much blows, but that track is unbelievably fabulous.
offtopic/associative: RP anyone there remembers Kendra Smith\'s _Opal_? and how about some of that dream parade/ rain syndicate stuff? :p
Oh dear, this reminds me of Bush. :(
refreshing easy going singer has a good voice
Originally Posted by elena: A bit U2ish don't you think?
I agree with you and it also remind to Radiohead
A bit U2ish don\'t you think?
Another song that\'s growing on me even if I don\'t understand the lyrics.
Great song -- but I swear I heard him sing \"Your ovaltine brings me to my knees!