Chuck Prophet w/ Jay Walsh
Chuck Prophet describes his new disc BOBBY FULLER DIED FOR YOUR SINS as California Noir. He says, the state has always represented the Golden Dream, and its the tension between romance and reality that lurks underneath the surface in all noir films and paperbacks, and that connects these songs. Doomed love, inconsolable loneliness, rags to riches to rags again, and fast-paced violence are always on the menu on the Left Coast.
With titles such as Bad Year for Rock and Roll, Post-War Cinematic Dead Man Blues, We Got Up and Played, and, If I Was Connie Britton, Prophet allows that, there just might be some songs on this one. John Murry, who is never at a loss for words, says the goal is to make a record you can be proud and unsure of at the same time. Naked and belligerent, but sweetly so I cant improve on that.
Bad Year for Rock and Roll is a timely homage to rock greats lost this year, Prophet name-checking David Bowie in the opening lines: The Thin White Duke took a final bow / theres one more star in the heavens nowIm all dressed up in a mohair suit / watching Peter Sellers thinking of you.
The album closes with the blistering Alex Nieto, which Prophet calls my first protest song. I know youve listened to me rant about Twitter and how I believe San Francisco is under siege by techie man-children and billionaires. But still, he never dreamed hed be in the middle of a culture war with real bodies. Born and raised in the City, Alex Nieto was on his way to work as a security guard when he ended up with 59 bullets in and around him, all fired by the police. Theres a lot more to the story, and the details are available to anyone who wants to know. The song is a two-chord homage to a good man who should still be alive.
Just one more sign of the apocalypse.
Jay Walsh is best known as the singer-songwriter and lyricist for the indie-rock band The Douglas Fir. Walsh has released several critically acclaimed albums with The Douglas Fir, the most recent of which, California Memory, was mixed by Brad Wood. Walsh has shared the stage with artists such as Metric, Tanya Donelly, Pernice Brothers, Grant Lee Phillips, Rhett Miller, and others. In 2019 Walsh co-wrote a song for the motion picture Windows on the World that was sung and recorded for the movie by David Hidalgo of Los Lobos. Walsh currently resides in San Francisco where he is recording a solo album.
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