Clark Collis
September 28, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Soap and Water

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Chuck Prophet
genre
Rock

We gave it an A-

Though the guitarist’s narco-blasted days in indie-rock band Green on Red are long behind him, there’s still something elegantly and acerbically wasted about Chuck Prophet. This collection of roots rock is Stonesy loose, which is also to say that it’s Stonesy tight. The lumbering ”A Woman’s Voice” aside, Soap and Water‘s tracks impress — from the sex-drenched ”Freckle Song” to ”Let’s Do Something Wrong,” where his Tom Petty-ish vocals are puckishly augmented by a kids’ choir on the lyrics ”Let’s do something wrong/Let’s do something stupid.” A-
DOWNLOAD THIS: Hear ”Freckle Song” at Chuck Prophet’s MySpace

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