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Cult US proto-metal and psych outfit Poobah releases »Burning In The Rain: An Anthology« album; out now on Ripple Music!

US proto-metal legends Poobah have released a career-spanning collection »Burning In The Rain: An Anthology« this Friday, June 7th, 2024 via Ripple Music.

01. Burning In The Rain
02. C’mon Let It Go
03. Maximum Pleasure
04. My Name Is Mud
05. Try It 6. It Out
07. Fear
08. Underground
09. Jump Through The Golden Ring
10. 2 Faced Liar
11. Keep On Rollin’
12. You Give Me Such Pleasure
13. Mr. Destroyer
14. I Want Peace
15. Thru These Eyes
16. Dirty
17. Destination Or Debris

Courtesy of Purple Sage PR:

June 7, 2024 Ripple Music releases »Burning In The Rain: An Anthology«, the career-spanning anthology of American proto-metal legends Poobah, in limited 2xLP as 2xCD editions as well as on digital via Bandcamp.

“One of the best-kept secrets of the rock underground, and it’s time to change that.” – Powermetal

“With their hypnotic charisma, the band can take hearts by storm at any stoner event, and classic hard rockers will also love this.” – SaitenKult

Thanks to their unprecedented fusion of early days Cream psychedelia and the fuzzed-out heaviness of Black Sabbath, American proto-metal legends Poobah originated a sound that was both fresh and intense, epitomized by the release of their acclaimed debut album »Let Me In« in 1972, which cornerstone track »Mr.Destroyer« was recently covered by long-time Poobah fans Monster Magnet. Their incendiary live shows led them to support major acts such as Canned Heat, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top, Foghat, and countless others over the years.

Following the successful reissue of the band’s 1972 debut »Let Me In« and sophomore album »U.S. Rock«, Ripple Music teams up with Poobah’s mastermind and guitar hero Jim Gustafson again for the special release of a quintessential and rifftastic 17-track anthology that will enchant all fans of proto-metal, heavy psych and 70s rock from Led Zeppelin, Cream, Foghat, Deep Purple to Cactus, Leaf Hound or Uriah Heep!

Poobah »Burning In The Rain: An Anthology« available on 2xLP/2XCD/digital via Ripple Music – Purchase on Bandcamp and Ripple Music store

When you hear the name Poobah, you instantly remind of the whole 70s rock scene. Your feel the vibrations of Jimi Hendrix’ electric explorations, and the excitement of heavy music’s early stages. The band is more than just a witness of these times, they are true pillars. In 1972, guitarist/vocalist Jim Gustafson, like so many young rockers, put together a band. With the help of high school chum and bass player Phil Jones, they searched for and added drummer Glenn Wiseman. The band came to be known as Poobah and recorded what would become one of the quintessential albums in the bands catalog, »Let Me In«.

With a completely new line-up, Gustafson led the band into the studio in 1976 to record the bands second LP, »U.S. Rock«. With the record selling exceptionally well, the bands cult status continued to strengthen, but poor management and the typical industry pitfalls hampered the band from finding the wider success that they so richly deserved. By 1979, their made their way to the recording studio for album number three, »Steamroller«.

Ten guitar-powered studio albums and thirty years later, Poobah is still at it, playing his distinctive brand of heavy rock to clubs filled with fans, old and new. Over four decades, Gustafson has the distinction of playing the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame more than any other musician. In 2010, Jim Gustafson signed on with Ripple Music to re-release Poobah’s debut album »Let Me In«, re-mastered by underground cult hero Tony Reed (Mos Generator).

Current lineup:
Jim Gustafson – Voice, Guitar, Songwriter
Lori Powers – Percussion, Backing Vocals
Mike Lewis – Bass, Backing Vocals
Mike Fortino – Drums, Backing Vocals

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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