Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Dishwalla Live - Greetings From the Flow State|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Between the fall of 2001 and summer of 2003, Dishwalla went on tour to promote their 2002 release Opaline. Produced by Gregg Wattenberg (Five For Fighting) and recorded in Los Angeles, the album proved relentless on the ra... more »
Great Music- Bad DVD
pirelli | mexico | 02/02/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Dishwalla plays an outstanding sound on this dvd. The extras are great.
However the live concert left me disappointed. The most incredible thing happens. The sound of the concert and the video are totally off synch in songs like counting blue cars. Especially on the guitar solo. You can see his fingers playing something totally different to what you are listening. And sometimes the drummer hits the snare and you just know what you are viewing isn`t what you are listening.
Worst dvd i own"
Tlkelleher | 02/24/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Great band and solid live performance but who on earth edited this video, i mean really did he bother to look!
I think the oscar moment is during the guitarists soloist preformance, i beleive the synchronisation is a full 30 sec behind what he's actually playing.. so well done genius!!"
J. Gorenflo | Norfolk, VA | 11/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm surprised I haven't heard any reviews for this DVD from the Dishwalla faithful out there. So I'll start it out by saying that while the actual footage is somewhat lackluster and straightforward, the sound is wonderful. And, as always, Dishwalla plays the kind of tight close-knit show that I would expect from a band that has been playing together for so long. It's this kind of closeness that has kept this band on constant spin in my player for over 10 years now. I know that there are some that would only buy singles, and now even more so with Internet downloads...that seems to be a mainstay. But with this band, I've never been disappointed with any whole album overall. Particularly Opaline and their recent self titled CD. Here, we have a re-release of sorts with Greetings from the Flow State. Although the song listing is somewhat different from the original CD release, it is no worse for heavy wear in my opinion. Just proves to me the band is well versed and practiced at what they do...entertain. As I mentioned before, if you are some kind of video perfectionist, you aren't going to find anything here that you might find on a more heavily produced video DVD that sits among the shelves.
But the kicker, in my opinion, is some of the extras on this release. Anyone, who knows a little about this band, will know they are a serious touring band. The DVD extra's contained, give a fantastic video summary of the USO tour they traveled on during 2003 for the US Navy. Yes, I'm probably a bit opinionated about the whole thing, as I was embarked onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt when they played a show in the ship's hangar bay. I thought it was great when they showed the "haircut sequence" on the DVD when Pete Maloney, the drummer, got a "high and tight" from one of the ship's barbers. And yes, I am very opinionated when a band...instead of raking political dirt over our countries men and women soldiers and sailors, just goes out to them, and thanks them for doing what they are doing by giving them a little bit of "Home".
So give this DVD a view. I highly recommend it. Particularly if you are a fan of bands like Lifehouse, Verve Pipe, Semisonic, and like bands. I also recommend anything else by this band, but start with Opaline or the self titled CD. Guaranteed good music!!
Not representative of Dishwalla quality
W. Prout | Japan | 11/01/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I read the comments about the editing before I bought but it still didn't prepare me for how BAD the editing on it was. I swear it was edited by a junior high media class on the last day before summer break. I'd be really interested in how/why the band or their management let this one get put on the streets. Camera angles were also limited.
I love Dishwalla and I did enjoy watching this DVD and some of the special features, but for the price one should expect much much more. This DVD could have been so much better."