Proto-metal legends POOBAH to release “Burning In The Rain: An Anthology” on Ripple Music this June 7th; preorders available now!

Proto-metal legends POOBAH to release “Burning In The Rain: An Anthology” on Ripple Music this June 7th; preorders available now!
Ripple Music announces the release of an unprecedented anthology for American proto-metal legends POOBAH entitled “Burning In The Rain: A POOBAH Anthology”. A career-spanning collection of tracks of one of the underground’s best-kept secrets, to be released on June 7th and available to preorder now!Thanks to an 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. 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.

“Burning In The Rain: An Anthology” will be issued in a limited 2xLP edition, limited CD digipack and digital on June 7th, 2024, with preorders available now on Ripple Music. Listen to one of the anthology’s tracks with their all-time classic “Mr.Destroyer” at this location

POOBAH “Burning In The Rain: An Anthology”
Out June 7th on Ripple Music – PREORDER

1. Burning In The Rain
2. C’mon Let It Go
3. Maximum Pleasure
4. My Name is Mud
5. Try It 6. It Out
7. Fear
8. Underground
9. Jump Through the Golden Ring
10. 2 Faced Liar
11. Keep on Rollin’
12. You Give Me Such Pleasure
13. Mr. Destroyer 06:00
14. I Want Peace
15. Thru These Eyes
16. Dirty
17. Destination Or Debris

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

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