Howard Tate CD

Stevie, Thanks for your great review of the Borderline show, a couple of posts back. Thanks also for the link to the Howard Tate clip. For anyone interested in buying this CD (which has been unavailable for years), you can now get it here: http://www.hiposelect.com/catalogue_tate.asp

Richard
November 10th, 2004

link to original shoot em all down sample

http://ubl.artistdirect.com/store/artist/album/0,,211855,00.html a little 30 sec windows media clip here, for those of you who want to chase up the original version of this great cover.

Stevie Simkin
November 09th, 2004


Chuck Live in London

CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS The Borderline, London, Tues 9 Nov 2004 From the moment Chuck and the band filed onto the tiny stage and thrummed an opening, thunderous chord, it was clear that they were here to rock the tiny basement venue to its foundations. Kicking into the unreleased hard country rocker "Styrofoam", Prophet launched a gig that, while it varied in pace and tone, never let the audience out of its grip. There was noise ("Run Primo Run", "Automatic Blues"), tenderness ("Solid Gold", "After the Rain"), soul (a beautiful cover of Howard Tate's "Shoot 'Em All Down", taken at a faster clip than usual), humour ("Smallest Man in the World", written about Chuck's ex-attorney, who apparently had a habit of saying "Chuck, as your attorney, I strongly advise you to pass me the Jack Daniels..."), but, above all, there was 100 minutes' worth of jaw-dropping guitar. I've seen Prophet touring without a second guitarist, and I also saw him in London a while back when his effects pedals gave up on him and he was left with nothing but tone and volume to play around with (it was amazing, by the way). But with Max Butler back on slide, steel and electric guitar, time and again the two of them locked into a groove, playing off each other like I've never seen. Prophet's genius is for endlessly inventive solos, tight but loose rhythm playing, and, supremely, a melodic sense that never fails him, no matter how far he strays off the map. You only had to look across at guitarist-keyboardist Stephanie Finch's beaming smile to realise how fresh this all is: if you can still amaze and delight your wife (and we're still talking music here) after you've been making music together for 15 years or more, you've got to be doing something right. Stephanie's keyboards were more prominent than past tours, incidentally, and Chuck gave her plenty of space to solo, though she took some coaxing: at another point, he leaned over and turned up her guitar as she retreated to the back of the stage again. The Mission Express has a new rhythm section, and Stewart Burr (drums) and Kevin White (bass) kept it tight, never missing a beat. When the whole band was in flight, with Chuck releasing yet another blizzard of beautiful guitar, the sound came at you in a wave of noise, with the bass line channelling through the floor of the little venue and shaking your denims. Chuck knows how to deal with the hecklers, too, and there was lots of hilarious, good-natured banter, including references to his old band Green on Red: asked if the band were going to reunite, Chuck said he was open to offers: "You look like you've got a 50th birthday coming up", he told the questioner. "See how much you and your pals can raise between you". Just two gripes: Stephanie Finch traditionally plays the opening set, and it was a shame not to hear some of her gorgeous vocals and skewed-logic songs last night. And, finally, why doesn't Chuck cut loose on guitar in the studio anymore? Digging something out to listen to this morning, it wasn't his latest (Age of Miracles) that I went for, excellent though it is. It was Balinese Dancer I chose, just to hear the ringing solos at the end of "Heart Breaks Like the Dawn", and the wah-wah on "Savannah". It's only when he plays live that his full talent shines. I guess I'd better make the most of him while he's here, and see if there are any tickets left for the show tonight...

Stevie Simkin
November 09th, 2004


Time Passes Slowly…

Here In The Mountains

Very Tired
November 08th, 2004

Memphis

Just readin around and I see Jim Dickinson ,Charlie Feathers , you must have a Memphis conection , wish you would play here soon , we need your groove..Memphis muzic scene

Jeremiah Tucker
November 04th, 2004


a christmas wish from me

chuck, I wish you guys would play a set at the Mother Hips Christmans shows this Dec 17 & 18 in San Francisco. When you guys opened for them last year and played Old Friends, that was one of the highlights of my concert expreiences. Please spread us some more love this year....

hofsurf
November 04th, 2004


t-shirts

hi please bring some t-shirts to London i fancy the guitar-logo-grey-medium thanks

mike sullivan
November 02nd, 2004


" getting a NEW CROWD "

so anyway, i`m on this part time music course thing, just joined to try and meet other people to form a band after not having a great deal of luck with ads etc. anyway on Monday we had to take a Cd of one of our favourite bands/artists and give our comments on a track or two as a collective. now, around 99 percent of the other guys(and Girls for that matter! hahaha!) are into the heavy thrash metal and new wave punk thing....so i casually waltz up to the teacher with "Age of Miracles" in hand and tell the guy to play "You Did" and "Just to see you Smile" ( okay, i know i could`ve took any ONE of Chuck`s albums up, but seeing as this is his most recent, i figured it was the right thing to do). so to cut a looooong story short, i had people coming up to me afterwards asking about more info on this guy called Chuck Prophet..comments such as "what a cool singer!" and "that song was as catchy as fuck" came at me...and i was more than pleased to give them more details!. hahaha!...i`m not talking just a couple of people here, i`m talking about 11 or 13 ( virtually 2 thirds of the class!). so if they dig this?...what they gonna make of "No other Love"..."Homemade blood" etc?. yeah, on the BIG scale of things its only a few people, but it just goes to show that if you give kids a chance to hear something they might never here otherwise ( like on the radio or T.V. etc)...you can get a cool result!. theres another CD session coming up in around 3 weeks...so lets see?..hmm?...i think we`ll give em` some Doug Sahm stuff next time! Adios amigos! peace and rspct.

Billy the Kid
November 02nd, 2004


The intro into Monkey in the middle, there is a media broadcast.Can someone please tell me what that is from? Thanks

Luketyler
November 02nd, 2004

Chuck fans in Poland

Thanks Chuck for nice music ! I know probably you never come to Poland on gigs but just let you know there are your fans.

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arno
October 30th, 2004


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