Chuck Prophet:
¡Let Freedom Ring!

  1. Sonny Liston's Blues
  2. What Can A Mother Do
  3. Where The Hell Is Henry?
  4. ¡Let Freedom Ring!
  5. You And Me Baby (Holding On)
  6. American Man
  7. Barely Exist
  8. Hot Talk
  9. Love Won't Keep Us Apart
  10. Good Time Crowd
  11. Leave The Window Open


"We started with the Swine Flu and we ended up with Michael Jackson dead." (El Mundo / La Luna (SP))

"She was unwanted in 17 state" (City Pages)

" apologetically pokes fun at his roots" (Milwaukee Express)

"Prophet is a sharp, never pretentious, lyricist." (KC Free Press)

"The river's rising, stores disappear and dreams don't extend beyond Saturday night. " (AP Wire Service)

Chuck Prophet - Guitar/Vocals
Tom Ayres - Guitar
Ernest "Boom" Carter - Drums
Rusty Miller - Drums

Produced by Greg Leisz and Chuck Prophet

Recorded at Estudio 19 in Mexico City, MEXICO. Mixed by Ryan Freehold

(Yep Roc Records, 2009)


The studio was state-of-the-art...for 1957. Surgical masks were as common as sunglasses. Earthquakes shook the streets. This was Mexico City, 2009, the city that was the muse for Chuck Prophet's new album ¡Let Freedom Ring! Needing a vantage point outside his home country to make what he calls, "a political album for non-political people," Chuck and his band found themselves at the epicenter of the biggest pandemic scare of the new century. Swine flu was in the air literally and figuratively yet underneath the paranoia of H1N1 lay something more, something even larger. A cultural sea change was stirring. Brought on by the democratizing power of the internet, traditionally poverty stricken youth all over Mexico City were being exposed rapid-fire to music and art that had always been hidden from them. Inspired by this renaissance ¡Let Freedom Ring! billows with primal color and sound, evidenced by Prophet's return to the direct "two guitars, bass and drums" rock music of his past. On one hand a song cycle about breaking up but keeping it together, and on the other a political mission statement of hope, ¡Let Freedom Ring! doesn't incorporate the music of Mexico but instead imbibes its spirit and swims in its soul. Purposeful and rippling with rock sinew, this is Chuck Prophet 3.0.


CDs / LPs

Night Surfer (YepRoc, 2014)
Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc, 2012)
¡Let Freedom Ring! (Yep Roc Records, 2009)
Soap And Water (Yep Roc Records, 2007)
Age Of Miracles (New West Records, 2004)
No Other Love (New West Records, 2002)
The Hurting Business (Hightone Records, 2000)
Homemade Blood (Cooking Vinyl, 1997)
Feast Of Hearts (China Records, 1995)
Balinese Dancer (China Records, 1993)
Brother Aldo (Fire Records, 1990)

EPs

The Hurting Business (Cooking Vinyl, 2000)
Til You Came Along (Cooking Vinyl, 1997)
What It Takes (China Records, 1995)
Heart Breaks Like the Dawn (China Records, 1993)

Live

Chuck Prophet And The Mission Express - Turn the Pigeons Loose (2001)
Chuck Prophet and the Bible Dusters - Homemade Boot (1997)

Compilations

Various Artists - The Joe South Tribute Record (2005)
Various Artists - Don’t Let The Bastards Get You Down (2002)

Side Projects

Dreaming Waylon’s Dreams (Evangeline Records, 2007)
Green On Red - Valley Fever - Live at The Rialto (2006)
Green On Red - Live at the International Manchester (2005)
Jim Dickinson w/ Chuck Prophet - A Thousand Footprints In The Sand (2004)
Go Go Market - Hotel San Jose (2002)
Raisins In The Sun - Raisins In The Sun (2001)
Green On Red - What Were We Thinking? (1997)
Green On Red - Too Much Fun (1992)
Green On Red - Scapegoats (1991)
Green On Red - This Time Around (1989)
Green On Red - Live At The Town And Country Club (1989)
Green On Red - Here Come the Snakes (1988)
Green On Red - The Killer Inside Me (1987)
Green On Red - No Free Lunch (1986)
Green On Red - Gas Food Lodging (1982)

Also Performed On

Alejandro Escovedo - Real Animal (2008)
Cake - Pressure Chief (2004)
Kim Richey - Rise (2002)

Songs Recorded By

Alejandro Escovedo - Real Animal (2008)
Heart - Jupiters Darling (2004)
Kim Richey - Rise (2002)