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For most of his life, San Francisco has been Chuck Prophet’s muse...or more accurately, his drug of choice. “It can suck you under. That first hit. It really does a whammy to you. And if you're like me you can find yourself chasing the San Francisco dragon for the rest of your life. That's what the record is about.”

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 2, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • ASIN: B000URDE4C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,291 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Much like his work with seminal L.A. band Green on Red, Chuck Prophet's first new album in three years, Soap and Water, defies categorization. Soap and Water moves deftly from Americana and rock to R&B, molding styles at will. A true renaissance rocker, Prophet is a writer, producer and musician who helped define Los Angeles' Paisley Underground scene and open the door for alt.country's rise to prominence in the 1990s. Prophet's dark undercurrents and mythic persona have coupled with his seat-of-the-pants creative philosophy to make him one of the most sought-after songwriters in music today. He's laid down sessions with Warren Zevon, had his songs recorded by Solomon Burke and produced/written for Kelly Willis, yet Prophet is at his most potently distilled when writing and recording for his solo projects. "When I get some kind of inspirational virus, I follow it through to its conclusion." In the case of Chuck Prophet, it's the Soap and Water that's contagious.

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Though the guitarist's narco-blasted days in indie-rock band Green on Red are long behind him, there's still something elegantly and acerbically wasted about Chuck Prophet. This collection of roots rock is Stonesy loose, which is also to say that it's Stonesy tight. Soap and Water's tracks impress from the sex-drenched ''Freckle Song'' to ''Let's Do Something Wrong,'' where his Tom Petty-ish vocals are puckishly augmented by a kids' choir on the lyrics ''Let's do something wrong/Let's do something stupid.'' A- --Entertainment Weekly

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I'd recommend this cd to anyone who likes Indie Rock, singer songwriters, or good music.
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Every song is different, lots of subleties, and great hooks.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A. H. on December 14, 2007
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Chuck Prophet's had a pretty big year. He produced and performed on Kelly Willis's excellent Translated From Love, and he pulled together this collection of gems.

Another reviewer here panned this release because it apparently isn't high art on a par with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony or Picasso's Guernica. (But that reviewer is also a Sade fan. 'Nuff said.) Keeping things in perspective, however, this is a fun and diverse bunch of songs to listen to. Those familiar with Prophet will not be disappointed. His impressive songwriting skills continue, and each song is distinct and engaging. Prophet's vocals--while distinctly his own--recall the school of Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Frank Zappa. Nothing showy, but he conveys real feeling, not just spit and polish. The production is pretty low key, but it's above bare bones, with basic synths and strings tastefully supplying additional texture to some of the tracks. And then there's his playing. Great stuff. I'm digging it. It's well worth checking out Soap and Water. If you want to hear more, search for his name on NPR's website -- he's done a few interviews, etc., and played a few tunes in the NPR studios with his band; you can listen to some tracks via their website. I'd say the world's a better place with this album and Chuck Prophet in it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By loce_the_wizard VINE VOICE on January 26, 2009
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The idea of calling an album "Soap and Water" seems so obvious as we all use soap and water for all manner of things, and the music that Chuck Prophet has included here likewise encompasses all manner of things.

Mr. Prophet, who somehow has eluded becoming the next big thing, writes clever, catchy lyrics and pairs them great tunes--again, a classic pairing like soap and water. This is the kind of CD you can put on for a group of friends and keep a smug air as one by one folks drift over to ask what's playing. There is much to enjoy here: great guitar, just-right background vocals, bright melodies, and twisted humor.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. V. Overturf on January 11, 2009
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Prophet's "Soap & Water" is a terrific collection of songs from an original voice. The casual recitation of the very personal lyrics, laid over the plucky, catchy tunes, makes for a great combination. I listen to the CD regularly and truly enjoy his wry take on relationships. "Soap & Water" is in the top 5 of CDs that I have heard in the last year.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joann Wright on July 13, 2008
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Chuck Prophet performed recently at the Haddon Heights Dell in New Jersey but I'd heard him on wxpn 88.5 many times and really liked both his sound and his lyrics. He is witty, an excellent musician and singer, and he was a big hit at the Dell. I'd recommend this cd to anyone who likes Indie Rock, singer songwriters, or good music.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Reader55 on April 5, 2008
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I was introduced to this CD on National Public Radio, which aired a couple of selections in early 2008. I'm really glad I purchased it--the music is quite original. It's the sort of music to play when you need to get moving--motivational and good to dance to. I'm surprised that the tunes aren't played more on commercial radio. I'm happy to be introduced to a new artist.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Willie Boy on February 17, 2009
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I really hope all involved get paid... This stuff rocks!
Literally rocks and stops on a dime, but loose, really loose.. HaHa..
Sending grunge on its side in wit and guitar!
Another 5 star winner for my collection.. With the cost of cd's these days you really need to take the best and leave the rest...
This is one of the best... highly recommended!

I'd pair it up with the latest Alejandro Escovedo Real Animal..
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Milo on December 26, 2007
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I still love Chuck's songs and his guitar playing is amazing. It took about 3 listens to crack the egg for me on this one. But once it spilled out I was hooked. I keep listening to this album as I travel the country and its a nice one to listen to in those lonely airports. I have seen Chuck play live many times and had the honor of sharing a stage or 2 with him and his band and every time I just watched as he took over the room. Chuck is the bomb!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christine H. Toll on June 21, 2009
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This is an awesome disc and would be anyone's good addition to your Indie collection.
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