FIRST LISTEN: “Love Doesn’t Come From The Barrel Of A Gun” by Chuck Prophet

The Rock & Roll Globe premieres the latest song from the Paisley Underground vet’s new album The Land That Time Forgot

Chuck Prophet 2020 (Art: Ron Hart)

Over the Spring, Chuck Prophet released his wonderful new solo album The Land That Time Forgot, out now on Yep Roc Records.

Co-written by Prophet and hid longtime cohort klipschutz, these 12 new songs reflect upon their collective history in the Bay Area, mining Prophet’s roots in the essential Paisley Underground outfit Green On Red to lament about a rock & roll landscape currently inundated with “robots with ironic haircuts.” This despite The Land That Time Forgot was recorded with Langhorne Slim producer Kenny Siegal in a studio on the border of Vermont and New York State, just far enough away from California to give himself some fresh perspective and an easy sound custom made for these uncertain times.

Chuck Prophet The Land That Time Forgot, Yep Roc 2020

“Even in the worst of times, you got to get dressed up and go make the donuts, people,” he recently stated. “Keep showing up—for yourself and others. Six feet is not that far away, if you’re wearing your glasses! And don’t let yourself go. You must resist the temptation to put on those pajamas at 2p.m. It’s a slippery slope. Believe me, I know. I’ve been ‘working’ at home from the beginning. Sure I have good days and bad days, just like you. But then there’s the days where I come across Happy Gilmore on cable and boom, the whole day just got away from me.”

The Rock & Roll Globe is honored to premiere the album’s latest single “Love Doesn’t Come From The Barrel Of A Gun” today on the site. One of the true highlights of The Land That Time Forgot, the track’s middle ground between Tom Petty and Jonathan Richman really showcases the strength of Prophet’s studio ensemble for these sessions, this particular cut rounded out by Stephanie Finch on additional vocals, Matt Winegar on bass, keyboards and percussion and drummer Jim Bogios. 

The Land That Time Forgot comes out on August 21.


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Ron Hart is the Editor-in-Chief of Rock and Roll Globe. Reach him on Twitter @MisterTribune.

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