Temple Beautiful

Chuck Prophet – Temple Beautiful    7/10

NEW YORK has had Lou Reed and Tom Waits to share its odd characters with the world. London has Ray Davies. And now you can add Chuck Prophet to your musical map quest.

The Green on Red vet, a ripping guitarist and songwriting buddy of Alejandro Escoveda, has written a song cycle about San Francisco for his 13th solo album, Temple Beautiful. There’s too much borrowed from the Kinks and Reed here to break major new ground, but the stripped-down, tense rocker is very well crafted and a welcome change from the norm.

Chuck takes you on a personal tour of San Fransisco and explains the songs HERE