" 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


Great Washington Post Review

If Chuck keeps getting these kind of reviews in the big city newspapers, it's going to be a lot harder to get tickets to his shows. :) 10/17/04 - "Automatic Blues", the first track on this CD, kicks off with a swirl of Moog, a snarl of guitar—and the faint sound of a woman laughing. She was probably laughing at Chuck Prophet. It's not that the former frontman of proto-alt-country band Green on Red doesn't make some serious - and seriously moving - music. It's that, whether onstage or in the studio, he obviously loves his work. Whatever stylistic territory he explores - and "Age of Miracles" roams far, from hip-hop to garage to jangle-pop - his work is unified by his sometimes doomy, sometimes ironic voice, and by a creative delight that never seems smug or academic. That consistency is how he can make the leap from "Automatic Blues", a rocker so sludgy it brings mental images of dinosaurs dragging themselves from LaBrea, to "Age of Miracles", a sort of hippie-hymn-cum-headtrip-cum-cult-nightmare, with its mind-bending opening lines: "The night is gonna crush the day / Once it was the other way / We hope that you enjoy your stay." This track is barely gone before electronic blips and Prophet's voice, wailing "I got a letter this morning" through a bullhorn, open "You Did (Bomp Shooby Dooby Bomp)." When he raps "Who put the bomp in the bomp-shooby-dooby-bomp?" it's half affectionate tribute, half ominous accusation. Neither parody nor full-on hip-hop, it's just the right edgy, sometimes ambiguous style for the song's mood. A fine group of musicians, including several keyboardists, percussionists, horn players and backing vocalists, support this ambitious yet confident effort, designed to give its audience as good a time as its maker is having. On several songs, Prophet is still singing over the fade-out, as if he just can't be stopped.

Sandy
October 29th, 2004


Oz needs a prophet

Hey Chuck, are you ever going to make it down here to Oz. Best of luck with the new album, think it is great cobber.

BoyMambo
October 28th, 2004


"monkey in the middle chords?"

for the guitarist`s amongst ya...i`ve got the chords to this as Gm/Bb/C/and i think theres an Fm in there for the middle eight/bridge section?..with the Bb/C/Fm played in a kinda powerchord fashion. am i right or wrong?...or is he using a capo?. i`m rehearsing this one out with my band this week, so i`d like to know that i`m playing the right thing!. peace/rspect

Billy the Kid
October 24th, 2004


If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Belgium

Hi, I'm an American living in Brussels and am totally psyched to discover Chuck's playing in Gent—at a nice venue where I saw Lucinda play last year... A friend of mine recently gave me No Other Love, which is one of the best albums I've heard in a long time. I just bought The Hurting Business (equally brilliant) and am waiting for the new one. Looking forward to the Gent show...

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Craig Winneker
October 19th, 2004


L.A.-aphobia?

If Chuck Prophet doesn't come to L.A. soon I will never stop crying. This could result in a serious medical condition, not to mention premature aging around the eye area. For the love of all that is good, get your ass down here Chuck Prophet. Thank you.

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Daisy
October 19th, 2004

what a excellent vocalist Chuck is!.

i don`t know what you guy`s are into in a vocal sense?...but Chuck is one of the all time fucking greats for me. And do you know why?....because his voice is distinctive. okay, so there`s a bit of tom petty in there, but he is a far better vocalist in my opinion. I like to think i dig some of the greats from Taj Mahal, Doug Sahm, through to Tom waits, these guys can give me shivers in their vocal performances and so can Chuck Prophet. The first time i ever had the hairs on the back of my neck stand up due to a vocal performance was on "The Last Waltz" by "The Band"...when Neil Young sang "Helpless"....and Levon Helm gave a blistering rendition of "The Night they drove old Dixie down". I`ve never give a shit about the vocal range a singer has...for me its the way they deliver a tune which is far more fucking important that how many notes on the vocal scale they can reach!. The thing is with Chuck....he is just as good (vocally) on the "live" stage as he is on studio recordings from the times i`ve seen him play "live". So not only is he my favourite guitar player of all time, he also has one of the best singing voice`s in the business in my opinion. peace and respct.

Billy the Kid
October 17th, 2004

Chuck Rules Tampa Bay!

Chuck had the crowd eating out of their hands last night at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. The place was full of Chuck0philes (myself included)singing every word to his songs(myself included). We just can't get enough. The newly tempo'd (sp.?)"Apology" was a knockout along with a stellar version of "West Memphis Three", a song so haunting and moving it brings me to tears (really). I can't say I don't miss Teenage Rob and Winston, I still don't know what went down and Chuck was pretty cryptic about what happened. Hey, mysteries are a good thing. Keeps life interesting. Regardless, the new band mates kept the groove going and Max Butler is always terrific. I did notice some pretty elaborate finishes to the songs - start them strong and finish them out with the same energy. wonderful. Let's see, what else would fans want to know? Oh, very important. Chuck looks terrific! Even though I have always been oddly attracted to his thin, lanky somewhat starved frame - he looks so great with a little meat on his bones. I might have even noticed some color in his cheeks! What a sweetie. Also, as one of Chuck's women supporters I would like to make it clear that Ms. Stephanie is truly loved by all in our fair city. We are waiting for a new album and we support the suggestion of Dusty covers by Steph. She is wonderfully talented with a voice like a summer song bird. Steph rocks! Chuck left this morning to travel to his next gig in Spokane Washington, he has Tampa's own Ronny Elliott in the van with him. As I understand it neither one of them are good drivers so drive defensively if you are on hwy 10 headed west. Lookout for two bandits on the road, white chevy van. And if you are lucky enough to find them, call me at 813-254-1. . . . ok, well nevermind. ONe more thing. If you are a fan of Chuck's and have never heard any of Ronny's music, start with a great cd titled "Poisonville" and go from there. A wonderful talent and a treasure in our community. Love to all Chuck fans and freaks. Remember, spend money on cd's and swag. Gotta keep the band in fresh guitar strings. More later. . . Keep the Peace and VOTE!

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Jane Rose Doe a.k.a Sheryl, WMNF COMMUNITY RADIO, TAMPA
October 16th, 2004


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