Over-adventurous offering from former Green On Red guitarslinger
There’s eclectic. And then there’s all over the shop. Chuck Prophet veers dangerously towards the latter on his seventh solo album. The opener is a dirty low-down blues. The title song is all harps and windchimes. “You Did” is a cross between hip hop and doo wop. “Smallest Man In The World” is a Lee Hazlewood-style ballad. And that’s just the first four tracks. Prophet admits he hit a wall halfway through and called in the Magic Band’s Eric Drew Feldman to refocus the album from the producer’s chair. But there are still rather too many strands left unravelled.