Chuck Prophet to release new album ‘Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins’ – 10th Feb on Yep Roc

Chuck Prophet to release new album ‘Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins’ – 10th Feb on Yep Roc

Chuck Prophet oozes gritty ‘California Noir’

on Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins

Out 10th February on Yep Roc Records

Listen to “Bad Year for Rock and Roll”

Chuck Prophet describes his new album Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins (Feb 10, Yep Roc) as a “California Noir,” an album inspired partly by the mysterious death of rocker Bobby Fuller in LA in 1966.  “California has always represented the Golden Dream, and it’s the tension between romance and reality that lurks underneath the surface in all noir films and paperbacks, and that connects these songs.”
Gritty and jangly, Chuck’s new album features 13 original works that explore doomed love, loneliness and fast-paced violence via Chuck’s muscular songwriting craft.  They include songs about Fuller, the death of David Bowie, and the killing of a San Francisco security guard named Alex Nieto that drew international headlines as “Death By Gentrification.”
‘Bobby Fuller’ finds Chuck coming full circle.  He cut the album to tape at Hyde Street Studio in San Francisco, which also happens to be the same studio where Prophet did his very first recording session, while still in high school just before he joined Alt-country legends, Green on Red. Chuck brought out his ’64 Stratocaster for the sessions, conjuring a sound that Jonathan Richman once described as “gasoline in the sand, like a motorcycle at a hot dog stand.”  He’s backed by The Mission Express (a first in the studio), a band featuring his wife Stephanie Finch (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Kevin White (bass), Vicente Rodriguez (drums, vocals) and James DePrato (guitar).
Lead single “Bad Year For Rock and Roll” is a timely homage to rock greats lost in 2016: “The Thin White Duke took a final bow / there’s one more star in the heavens now/I’m all dressed up in a mohair suit / watching Peter Sellers thinking of you.”  “Jesus Was A Social Drinker” starts as a punchy mid-tempo rocker with clanking cowbell before unfurling into an explosive, psychedelic coda.  “Alex Nieto” is what Chuck refers to as his first protest song.  It’s “an homage to a good man who should still be alive,” says Chuck.
Chuck Prophet will be heading to Europe in February 2017 – UK dates below:
February 14th –  Oxford, The Bullingdon
February 15th – Glasgow, ABC2
February 16th – Leeds, The Brudnell Social Club
February 17th – Manchester, The Deaf Institute
February 18th – Winchester, The Railway
February 19th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
February 20th – Bristol, The Tunnels
February 21st – London, The Garage

 

Pre-order Bobby Fuller Dies For Your Sins
Track listing:
1. Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins
2. Your Skin
3. Open Up Your Heart
4. Coming Out in Code
5. Killing Machine
6. Bad Year For Rock and Roll
7. Jesus Was a Social Drinker
8. In the Mausoleum
9. Rider or the Train
10. If I Was Connie Britton
11. Post-War Cinematic Dead Man Blues
12. We Got Up and Played
13. Alex Nieto

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Chuck Prophet to release new album ‘Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins’ – 10th Feb on Yep Roc