Let's face it, Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys are too good for their own good, too out of step to get in step, and too country to be country.
As a lyricist, Rex Hobart has proven to be well schooled by the masters: Paycheck, Silverstein, Haggard and Kristofferson. Supporting Rex's tales are the Misery Boys, a band tighter than George Jones during a riding mower getaway chase. Lead guitar player J.B. Morris bends the strings of his Telecaster as adeptly as any Nashville session player, but with the lived-in pathos of a man thrice his age; pedal steel and Dobro wunderkind Solomon Hofer alternately makes the guitar gently weep on the ballads or fuel-injects the rig on the honky-tonk rockers, and drummer T.C. Dobbs and bassist Blackjack Snow drive it all home like they just got sprung from jail.
- "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" (Poison cover) and "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" on Making Singles, Drinking Doubles
- "It's Not Easy Being Green" (Kermit the Frog cover!) on The Bottle Let Me Down
- "Wicked Savior" on Down to the Promised Land: 5 Years of Bloodshot Records
- "Forever to Burn" Rex sings on the Pine Valley Cosmonauts' The Executioner's Last Songs: Volumes 2&3
- "How Long (Have You Been Gone)?" on For a Decade of Sin: 11 Years of Bloodshot Records