Prophet Ear

Ex-Green on Red mainstay Chuck Prophet continues his solo metamorphosis with The Hurting Business

Instead, the collective came away with a self-described "10 slices of rock and soul" that are tentatively scheduled for release on Rounder Records.

Prophet's immediate plans include the long-delayed completion of the debut album from Go-Go Market, a collaboration with wife Finch that he describes as "fulfilling a Brill Building jones."

A follow-up to Business is also in its early stages. Instead of again taking the redacted studio route, Prophet plans to write and record a more ornate and traditional album, one that will feature fleshed-out arrangements, horns and a string section.

Prophet comes clean: "Rock 'n' roll has just gotten too precious."
Prophet comes clean: "Rock 'n' roll has just gotten too precious."
Pills and booze: Prophet (left) and Stuart with Green on Red in 1989
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Pills and booze: Prophet (left) and Stuart with Green on Red in 1989

It's hard not to marvel at Prophet's versatility and output. It seems especially remarkable for a man once regarded as the epitome of wasted, junkie cool. The same Chuck Prophet who once denounced "rehab" as artistic immolation on the pages of Melody Maker.

"In a lot of ways I feel like I'm crazier now than I was back then -- I'm just not on drugs anymore," he says, laughing. "I'm off my medication and I feel like I'm much more dangerous now. I really do."

Chuck Prophet is scheduled to perform on Friday, July 14, at the Arizona Roadhouse in Tempe. Showtime is 9 p.m.

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