Monday, March 12, 2012
Chuck Prophet's Best Record Yet
It took a month, but I finally got around to Chuck Prophet's new and BEST record, "Temple Beautiful." The thing with Prophet's music is, and I say this in the best possible way, it is all over the place. It's as if the man has released 100 different singles and released them 10 at a time, spread out over 20 years.
This is not to say his albums have no cohesion. They do. But, the man is beyond capable. He could punch out perfect power pop, southern soul, swamp blues and plain ol' rock and roll with a shift of his capo.
"Temple Beautiful," released back in February, works best for me. His words cut, occasionally Dylanesque, and every song is musical, whether U2 moody like "Museum Of Broken Hearts, or the title cut, which sounds a bit like Iggy Pop doing Motown.
This album is killing me. Head to tail.
This is the first single, "Castro Halloween." You're gonna dig ti!