Personnel: Dom Mariani, Ian Campbell (vocals, guitar); Toni Italiano (vocals); Pascal Bartolone (drums).
Dom Mariani was already a cult hero in his native Australia for his work with garage rock revivalists the Stems and the more pop-influenced the Someloves when he opted to launch his own band, DM3, in 1992. DM3 were hailed as one of the finest pop-centered rock bands in the Antipodes after the release of their debut album, 1994's 1 Time, 2 Times, 3 Red Light, and they remained one of Australia's leading alternative outfits until their breakup in 1999. An 18-track collection of the band's best studio work, West of Anywhere features the high points from DM3's three albums, centering on their engaging fusion of power pop-influenced melodies and no-frills, energetic rock & roll. ~ Mark Deming