Independently released in 1998, veteran's D.B.Bonham and Matt Chiapuzio collaborated on this incredible album. This CD is a genuine "no holds barred" rock experience that will "take you to a place where the river flows"! Written and produced by Bonham and Chiapuzio, "Real World" was recorded at the infamous Don Ross Studio in Eugene, Oregon. Don Ross, who engineered the project, has Grammy credentials and an impressive list of artists he has worked with over the years. The title track "Real World" was recorded both at Pro-Arts Recording Studio (Tony Proveaux, engineer) and Don Ross Studio. Ross stated that Bonham has one of the strongest gutsy voices for a rock singer that he's worked with. We guess that came with his 20+ years of experience playing the honky tonks, dives, and rock -n- roll drudgery west of the Mississippi. Bonham, older brother of Tracy Bonham ("Burdens of Being Upright / Island Records", "Down Here / Island Def Jam Music Group", "Blink the Brightest / Rounder Zoe Records", "Liverpool Sessions / Cherry Hill", and "Bee / Darn Darn Dan Dan Broke The Bubby Music") shines, chimes, and amplifies as lead vocalist. And at 42, he is still the powerhouse that rocked across the US west coast during the 70's and 80's. Bonham played with The Legendary Eden Express, Ziller, and The Others. Matt Chiapuzio plays guitar as does Big John swings a sledge, with precision, conviction, and abandoned frenzy. With infectious boyhood playfulness, he'll rip and zip through licks on his ax leaving smiles as wide as a mile. Together Bonham and Chiapuzio collaborated and enlisted the services of some truly talented folks. First and foremost, the Notorious Nobodys are D.B.Bonham/lead & backing vocals, Matt Chiapuzio/guitars, Jeff Conway/guitars, Chuck Walls/drums, and Bob Briot/bass. Special guest appearances included Lilly Liver/vocals & violin on the title track "Real World", and Shelley James/vocals on "Fools game", "Hold on", "Standing in the rain", and "We can fly". And last, but not least, the powerhouse horns of Tim Clarke/trumpet & arranger, Ross Warren/alto & tenor sax, and John MacDonald/trombone are found pumpin' and humpin' on "Doctor in the house", "Excuse me", "Running after your love", and "Lawbreaker". This is a truly kick ass CD with some cool elements to boot. Bonham adds piano on "Beaver Marsh" and "We can fly", and drums on the title track. And with the Rattleshack Choir (too many names to mention) on "Excuse me", this album is stacked and packed, and ready to jump start the party! One must ponder...... "Is Beaver Marsh a place or simply a state of mind?" If you like this, check out D.B.Bonham's 2005 solo release "Life of Ease" or the alter-ego psychedelic band Reefer Punks two release's "Play it Loud" and "Son of Play it Loud".