Chuck Prophet:
The Hurting Business

  1. Rise
  2. The Hurting Business
  3. Apology
  4. Diamond Jim
  5. It Won't Be Long
  6. Lucky
  7. God's Arms
  8. I Couldn't Be Happier
  9. Shore Patrol
  10. Dyin' All Young
  11. Statehouse (Burning in the Rain)
  12. La Paloma

Chuck Prophet - vocals, guitars, lap steel guitar, harmonica, organ, 6-string bass
Scott Mathews - vocals, drums
Stephanie Finch - vocals
Max Butler - guitar, slide guitar, pedal steel guitar
Ralph Carney - bass flute, baritone saxophone
Jason Borger - Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer piano, Farfisa, Hammond b-3 organ, Mellotron, synthesizer
Andy Stoller, Roly Salley - bass guitar
Paul Revelli - drums, snare drum, electronic drums, cymbals, sleigh bell
Chuck, Jacquire, The Airjordans, Stephanie Finch - backing vocals
Andrew Borger - drums, maracas, percussion
Joe Goldring, Tim Mooney - drums
Mark "Ill Media" Reitman, DJ Rise - turntables

Produced by Chuck Prophet, Scott Mathews and Jacquire King

Engineered by Jacquire King

(Hightone Records, 2000)

The latest and greatest & the best place to start. Cut at Pigshead in San Francisco.. 12 slices of swampadelica. Features some of the usual suspects as well as new blind dates: DJ Rise, Ill Media and Tim Mooney (of SF sad-core legends American Music Club). A love and sex comedy. A lethal combination of introspective musings and hip-hop inspired 60´s boogaloos. Served up country fried and more than little greasy this time around. Prophet made an intriguing departure with The Hurting Business, a loose-knit concept album inspired by Danish director Lars Von Trier's "Dogma 95" film movement, one rooted in naturalism and realism. Von Trier's films, most notably Breaking the Waves, are free of effects and incorporate natural lighting and hand-held cameras to reveal the vagaries of contemporary life. In order to achieve the same feeling on record, Prophet enlisted the help of Jacquire King, who also engineered Tom Waits' acclaimed Mule Variations. Although firmly rooted in traditional rock, The Hurting Business transported Prophet's sound into a world of samples, loops, and turntables. (MusicianGuide)

CDs / LPs

The Land That Time Forgot (YepRoc , 2020)
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)


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)


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


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)