Forever Always Ends
CD OUT OF PRINT. Available digitally
Magnificently conjures up the serious hoodoo that folks like Johnny Paycheck, George Jones, and Buck Owens were throwing down in their primes.
Man, oh man, will the embarrassing farce that is contemporary country music ever end? Today’s batch of interchangeable hunks and bimbos that are being Xeroxed out of Nashville have as much to do with what makes country music special as The Starland Vocal Band did with channeling the rebellious spirit of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Sure, they’re good for making the masses want to run out and buy the brand of jeans, pressed shirts, phone cards, etc, etc, that are heartily endorsed by these humble, aw shucks, kinda good ol’ boys.
As a powerful antidote, we present Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys. Hailing from the Missouri side of Kansas City, Rex and the boys will remind one and all that true grit honky tonk is alive and well. Forever Always Ends, which was produced by Lou Whitney (Robbie Fulks, Skeletons, Syd Straw), magnificently conjures up the serious hoodoo that folks like Johnny Paycheck, George Jones, and Buck Owens were throwing down in their primes. Rex and the Boys rely on a lot of the same weapons; bare bones, unadorned musical attack (wicked pedal steel, tasty electric guitar runs), and a lyrical sense that will reveal what true imposters all them current, Eagle-minded schmoes really are.
They are the kind of lyrics that’ll help you smile as your heart’s being pulled from your chest. They are the kind of story songs that’ll have that guy at the end of bar smiling wistfully to himself saying "fuggin’ A, man, fuggin’ A." Oh yeah, if they need to, the Misery Boys can get the dance floor smokin’, too.