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Temple Beautiful


Download links and information about Temple Beautiful by Chuck Prophet. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Rock, Country, Alternative Country genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 42:38 minutes.

Artist: Chuck Prophet
Release date: 2012
Genre: Rock, Country, Alternative Country
Tracks: 12
Duration: 42:38
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No. Title Length
1. Play That Song Again 2:43
2. Castro Halloween 4:12
3. Temple Beautiful 3:34
4. Museum of Broken Hearts 3:56
5. Willie Mays Is Up At Bat 4:58
6. The Left Hand and the Right Hand 3:45
7. I Felt Like Jesus 2:57
8. Who Shot John 3:47
9. He Came from So Far Away (Red Man Speaks) 3:31
10. Little Girl, Little Boy 2:08
11. White Night, Big City 3:23
12. Emperor Norton in the Last Year of His Life (1880) 3:44



Named after a long-gone San Francisco punk club, Temple Beautiful is Chuck Prophet's tribute to the city he loves. He writes and sings like a beatnik: a West Coast Jim Carroll who essays vocals like he's on the firing line. "Museum of Broken Hearts" plays like a street-tough ballad that wouldn't be out of place on an album by David Johansen or Scott Kempner, while the title track rages with the fury of punk rock in its memory. Unlike the chroniclers of the Haight-Ashbury hippie dream, Prophet takes a gritty, near–East Coast approach to his tunes. The former member of Green on Red has always had a garage rocker's heart. "Willie Mays Is Up at Bat" remembers the legendary ballplayer, proving that even rockers occasionally make it into the afternoon sun for the American pastime. "White Night, Big City" nods to the murder of S.F. city supervisor Harvey Milk without making it obvious. Prophet's everyman voice is matched by a band that plays it similarly workmanlike. There are no flourishes, no attempts at prettifying the streets.