Chuck Prophet:
Temple Beautiful

  1. Play That Song Again
  2. Castro Halloween
  3. Temple Beautiful
  4. Museum of Broken Hearts
  5. Willie Mays Is Up At Bat
  6. The Left Hand And The Right Hand
  7. I Felt Like Jesus
  8. Who Shot John
  9. He Came From So Far Away
  10. Little Girl, Little Boy
  11. White Night, Big City
  12. Emperor Norton In The Last Year Of His Life

"A heroic all round smash and grab raise on rebel rock across the generations. Well played, Sir. " (Classic Rock)

"The piercing “Castro Halloween” and the NY Dolls-style rave-up title cut jump out first, but the whole lot is first rate." (UNCUT)

"Temple Beautiful paints a vivid, romantic picture of the San Francisco demimonde" (SanFrancisco)

"Not since Lou Reed paid homage to the city and era that forged him with New York has there been a song cycle dedicated to a place and reality that offers the core immediacy with the thump, churn and ferocity of Chuck Prophet’s Temple Beautiful" (Paste)

"grimness, humor, fact and fiction mingle freely. Before anything else, he's a guitar player with a melodically nasal voice whose phrasing favors the whimsical and the querulous." (NPR)

Chuck Prophet - vocals, guitar
James DePrato - guitars
Rusty Miller - bass, vocals
Prairie Prince - drums, percussion
Stephanie Finch - vocals
Chris Carmichael - cello, violin
Jim Hoke - woodwinds, flute

Produced by Brad Jones & Chuck Prophet

(Yep Roc, 2012)

Nobody harneses the distinctive sound of a Fender Telecaster quite like Chuck Prophet and, as the opening chords of 'Play That Song Again' ring out with an undeniable twang, Prophet starts Temple Beautiful with a statement of intent from the off. His most focused and concise work in years, Prophet's twelfth studio album is ultimately an open love letter to San Francisco – filled with gut wrenching guitar licks ('Castro Halloween' / 'Who Shot John'), classic Dylan-esque phrasing ('Play That Song Again') and gorgeous analogue production ('He Came From So Far Away') – Temple Beautifulharks back to the raw pomp and swagger of 1997′s Homemade Blood and sheds the daliances with synths and samples that have perhaps crowded the past few releases. A return to form, some would say. (The Line Of Best Fit) Preview the album in its entirety on SoundCloud!

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)