Pet Your Friends

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Pet Your Friends
Studio album by Dishwalla
Released August 22, 1995
Recorded April 1995-September 1995
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge
Length 53:40
Label A&M
Producer Andy Kravitz, Mark Mazzetti, Phil Nicolo, Dishwalla
Dishwalla chronology
Pet Your Friends
(1995)
And You Think You Know What Life's About
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Pet Your Friends is the debut album by American alternative rock band Dishwalla. It was released in 1995 on A&M Records. The album produced the hit single "Counting Blue Cars" (the third single off the album and only one to gain widespread success), which was a Top 40 favorite. However, the song also caused the group to gain somewhat of a one-hit wonder status because of it. Still, the album's fourth single, "Charlie Brown's Parents", was quite popular at concerts, although it was not a very successful single in terms of sales. An acoustic version of "Counting Blue Cars" which featured an extended bridge was also popular on radio.

The image used for the cover of the album is taken from the August 23, 1948 Life Magazine cover. The cover story talks about a seventeen-year-old girl who became friends with a friend's pet deer while swimming one day.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pretty Babies" (Dishwalla/Kolanek) – 5:30
  2. "Haze" (Dishwalla) – 4:21
  3. "Counting Blue Cars" (Dishwalla/Kolanek) – 4:51
  4. "Explode" (Dishwalla) – 3:02
  5. "Charlie Brown's Parents" (Dishwalla/Kolanek) – 5:15
  6. "Give" (Dishwalla) – 5:25
  7. "Miss Emma Peel" (Dishwalla) – 4:06
  8. "Moisture" (Dishwalla/Kolanek) – 5:23
  9. "The Feeder" (Dishwalla) – 3:58
  10. "All She Can See" (Dishwalla/Kolanek) – 3:45
  11. "Only For So Long" (Dishwalla) – 2:58
  12. "Interview with St. Étienne" – 4:27 (hidden track)
  13. "It's Going To Take Some Time" (Carol King/Toni Stern) - 4:17 (UK Bonus track)

Personnel[edit]

  • Ian Cross - Guitar, Engineer
  • Andy Kravitz - Programming, Producer, Engineer
  • Bob Ludwig - Mastering
  • Phil Nicolo - Programming, Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Jim Wood - Keyboards
  • David Young - Executive Producer
  • Dishwalla - Programming, Producer
  • Eric Flickinger - Assistant Engineer
  • Michael Lavine - Photography
  • Dirk Grobelny - Engineer
  • Rodney Browning - Guitar, Vocals
  • Mark Mazzetti - Executive Producer
  • Sunja Park - Art Direction
  • George Pendergast - Percussion, Drums, Vocals
  • Brian Lee - Mastering
  • J.R. Richards - Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Organ (Hammond), Vocals, Roland Juno 6
  • Tulio Torrinello, Jr. - Assistant Engineer
  • Jone Pedersen - Cover Model
  • Jon Brenneis - Photography
  • Scot Alexander - Bass, Keyboards, Tabla, Vocals, Bells, Roland Juno 6

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

1996    Pet Your Friends         The Billboard 200          No. 89
1996    Pet Your Friends         Heatseekers                No. 1

Singles[edit]

1996    Counting Blue Cars       The Billboard Hot 100      No. 15
1996    Charlie Brown's Parents  Mainstream Rock Tracks     No. 24
1996    Counting Blue Cars       Mainstream Rock Tracks     No. 2
1996    Counting Blue Cars       Modern Rock Tracks         No. 1
1996    Counting Blue Cars       Adult Top 40               No. 5
1996    Counting Blue Cars       Top 40 Mainstream          No. 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Bucky the Deer." Life. p. 53. 23 August 1948.