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Dishwalla is an alternative rock band. The band's name comes from an Indian term for a person providing cable television to a neighborhood. The band members consists of Scot Alexander, Pete Maloney, J.R Richards, George Pendergest, Rodney Browning and Jim Wood. Rodney claimed the band took the name out of a Wired magazine article, according in a Vox interview.

Dishwalla made a big splash in 1996 with their catchy pop single "Counting Blue Cars." With the gritty heart and soul of those who came before them, Dishwalla's hard rock sound was enough for fans to make Counting Blue Cars one of the most-requested songs of that year. The song also garnered the band a Billboard award for Rock Song of the Year and allowed their debut album, Pet Your Friends, to sell more than a million copies.

Their 1998 follow-up album, And You Think You Know What Life's About, failed to sustain the level of popularity achieved by "Counting Blue Cars". (Partially responsible for the situation was Universal's 1998 purchase and dissolution of A&M/Polygram, the label that produced the two albums.) The group is remembered for their creative compositions and the smooth yet powerful vocals of J.R. Richards. Their unique style and musical talent landed them many movie and TV series ventures.The band have since made a handful of other ventures into the limelight. In 1999, the song "Stay Awake" was featured in the movie Stir of Echoes. In 2002 the song "Home" was in the movie The Banger Sisters, and the The WB series Charmed spotlighted Dishwalla as musical guests in one episode. Other TV shows that have used their songs include Smallville, The OC and Cold Case. The band, which has a loyal fan following, has gone on to release two more studio albums, Opaline and the self-titled Dishwalla, as well as a live album, Live…Greetings From The Flow State.

In 2006, the band decided to take a break from recording. And in 2008, Dishwalla returned to touring with a modified lineup. The band's original drummer George Pendergast and the lead singer of Tripdavon, Justin Fox, as "Special Guest Vocalist" will be playing shows.

1. And You Think You Know What Life's About

2. Dishwalla

3. Opaline

4. Pet Your Friends

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