Monday, November 29, 2004

Dreams So Real

A 'Tween-Holiday Double Post

Dreams So Real - "Everywhere Girl"
Dreams So Real - "Red Lights (Merry Christmas)"

Athens, Georgia's Dreams So Real formed in 1984 when singer-guitarist Barry Marler met bassist Trent Allen and drummer Drew Worsham in an Athens record store. "Everywhere Girl", the bands first single, is a psychedelic-pop gem that was produced by R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and released on Coyote/Twin Tone records in 1985. The album "Father's House", also produced by Buck, was released the following year and the band toured the country, appeared in the documentary "Athens Inside/Out", and signed with Arista Records. The album "Rough Night in Jericho" featured a harder sound and gained them national attention and the album "Gloryline" followed but Arista failed to break them. Tragically a year ago Drew Worsham was shot in the face during a confrontation that was the result of a love triangle. I am not sure of his current status, so if anybody as any info please post a reply.

Get Dreams So Real Music Here

Go to the download page to get Dreams So Real - "Everywhere Girl"

Go to the download page to get Dreams So Real - "Red Lights (Merry Christmas)"


Blogger Richard Lorig said...

Wow. I love Red Lights. I first heard it (once) on a local "alternative" station many years ago and spent the next couple of years searching the used bins until I finally scored a copy of the promo single. It is, without a doubt, one of my favorite "modern" Christmas songs and probably the best at actually synthesizing the music of its day with the conventions of listenable Christmas music - upbeat, simple chorus, just the right amount of jangle.

Thanks for sharing it.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thank god somebody is still posting 80s gems. And once again, it caused me to hunt down and buy an album as a result. This is great stuff, thank you very much!

11:42 PM  
Blogger Frank Realitos said...

Killer site...great idea.

Nice to see a music blog doing something other than touting how great Arcade Fire or M83 or some other unimportant band is.

Nice job.

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Red Lights is lovely. Such a nice song.

Thank you so much for doing this. I really love your blog and about 98% of what you post. It's so nice coming here and downloading a lovely pop song once a week.


12:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, don't knock The Arcade Fire and m83! You are right though, this site is totally awesome. Love the lost music, it's a shame these bands never got the play they deserved.

1:56 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

Thanks for the great comments. 98% is pretty good. And why does it seem the Arcade Fire is a blog favorite? I have to admit I'm having trouble figuring out what all the noise is about.

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this is kind of old... but oh well. Drew Worsham is my uncle and is currently the drummer of the band Dollarwead ( He fully recovered from being shot, although he now has a fake eye. If anyone still somes here, you can contact me at

3:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! My partner and I run - a (small, independent, friendly) music webstore. We've got Dreams So Real releases (including rarities) and loads more great stuff on our huge and eclectic list of alternative music. Come and take a look! Cheers, Jude x

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DSR also had another Christmas single, "Learn to Love Again," from an Athens compilation, great song :)

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance of re-posting these? I just finally heard the "Father's House" LP and now MUST hear more.


9:27 AM  
Blogger freakboy70 said...

Someone post Gloryline, please? Some great songs, would love to hear them all... Glad to know that there are others enjoying these guys... Wish they would've made it bigger and stayed longer... Love 'em...

8:49 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Do you have any connections for finding these vinyls? We're looking specifically for "Nocturnal Emissions" from Dreams So Real

10:12 PM  

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