|All Artists: Don't Mean Maybe|
Title: Real Good Life
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Landmark Distributor
Release Date: 4/16/1995
Genres: Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Your CD collection isn't complete without "Real Good Life"
rr | long beach, ca | 06/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Real Good Life" is one of the great largely unheard albums of the 90's. A crime, really, because dmm had great songs, played with precision and energy. This was a great band. From the super catchy "Fake ID" to the contemplative "Tranquil Sea," this band has range, chops and, as I said, great tunes. Cool angular melodic and aggressive guitar by Mark Andrea, super in the pocket drumming by Ron Sloan, and an active and dead-on bass by John Hawthorne-this band rocks. Do yourself a favor and buy this ASAP. If you liked the Minutemen, Husker Du, or any of the other great trios of the 80's, see their influence in this amazing band who should have been huge in the early 90's. Whosever fault it was, it wasn't the bands'-they did their job. Buy this!"
From the best undiscovered band in America
Marissa E. Andrea | Sacramento, CA USA | 09/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Recorded by Jack Endino (of Nirvana & Mudhoney fame) in the early 1990's, Real Good Life remains one of Don't Mean Maybe's most memorable and powerful recording. In the age of grunge, DMM wasn't and was something else. That something else is the undefinable --that mystery and charisma brewing and overflowing when these 3 fine musicians got together. As their muse, Minutemen and Meat Puppets, thank the gods somebody was paying attention! Those lucky few who actually saw this great band during their national tours, Orange County, and San Francisco gigs know that when these three got together, they were in for a power show with Mark Andrea on guitar, John Hawthorne on bass and the unforgettable Ron Sloan on drums (see also Flophouse). The tunes "Bliss" and the Worked World cover of "Tranquil Sea" are sure to inspire. "Cancel," "Fake ID," "Your World," "By Design, "Backyard," and "Domesticated" not only rock heavily but speak of the familiar, the frustrated and the fearful."