Prophet, Chuck / Land That Time Forgot
Album: Land That Time Forgot   Collection:General
Artist: Prophet, Chuck   Added:Jan 2021
Label: Kingsblood Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2022-03-06 Pull Date: 2022-05-08
Week Ending: May 1 Apr 24 Apr 17 Apr 10 Apr 3 Mar 20
Airplays: 2 1 1 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 25, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
High As Johnny Thunders
4. Aug 18, 2022: Hanging In The Boneyard
2. Apr 03, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
Willie and Nilli
5. Jul 14, 2022: Hanging In The Boneyard
Willie and Nilli
3. Mar 23, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
Willie and Nilli
6. Apr 29, 2022: Music Genealogy

Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2021-02-07
In his 15th release this San Francisco based rocker and one time Green On Red member turns down the intensity a bit and in doing so allows his erudite storytelling and unique vocal styling to shine. Comprising mostly ballads, the tracks cover a myriad of topics ranging from The Great Depression (Marathon) to Trump (Get Off The Stage). Whether referencing Joan of Arc or Charles Bukowski, his highly literate lyrics are bound to up your English Lit. cred. His band, The Mission Express, follows suit by complimenting him with an intensity and creativity that deftly complements his voice using a variety of instrumentation ranging from slide guitar, to sax, to sitar (or something like it).  Topping it off are sublime tandem vocals with his bandmate and wife Julie Finch. Pick a track, any track - they are all eminently playable.

RIYL: Jonathan Richman, Flamin' Groovies, Tom Petty

1 Best Shirt On - jangly pop sound about looking good for a certain someone (med, 3:07)*
2 High as Johnny Thunders - ode to a perfect world and the New York Dolls with dreamy guitar & sax accents   (slow, 3:19)***
3 Marathon - power guitar into, synth flourishes & great tandem vocals  (fast, 3:47)***
4 Paying My Respects to the Train - slow & wistful imagining of waiting for Lincoln's funeral train to pass (slow, 4:11)
5 Willie and Nilli - beautiful tale of a young couple running wild in the streets of S.F. (med, 3:48)***
6 Fast Kid - expansive power guitar intro in a story of John the Baptist escaping Salome (fast, 2:38)**
7 Love Doesn't Come From the Barrel of a Gun - bouncy rhythm on this critique of gun culture (slow, 3:15)
8 Nixonland - slow and ominus tale of a disgraced president with Dick Dale style guitar break (slow, 4:12)*
9 Meet Me at the Roundabout - slow & dreamy (slow, 3:09)
10 Womankind - doo-wop style counterpoint to JB's Man's Man's World (med, 3:39)
11 Waving Goodbye - great slide on this sad story of an abused girl escaping home (slow, 3:52)**
12 Get Off the Stage - fun word play telling Trump to get out of here (slow, 3:50)**

Track Listing
1. Best Shirt On   7. Love Doesn't Come From the Barrel of a Gun
2. High As Johnny Thunders   8. Nixonland
3. Marathon   9. Meet Me at the Roundabout
4. Paying My Respects to the Train   10. Womankind
5. Willie and Nilli   11. Waving Goodbye
6. Fast Kid   12. Get Off the Stage