Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Chuck Prophet "White Night, Big City"

I had read that the new Chuck Prophet album was a loose concept album/love letter, about the city of San Francisco.

I'd also read that "White Night, Big City" was about the assassination of Harvey Milk, the sentencing of his murderer Dan White and the riot the followed.

If you've heard the song a few times on mvyradio, and you didn't get that portrait from the fairly sparse lyrics, the video is here to fill in the blanks with some great old footage from 1970s San Francisco.

Or, if you don't want homework, just enjoy the delightfully shambling call-and-response from the ever-entertaining Mr. Prophet.

See the video on Youtube.

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