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Albums Of The Week: Poobah | Burning In The Rain: A Poobah Anthology

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Burning In The Rain is the career-spanning anthology of American proto-metal legends Poobah, widely regarded as one of the best-kept secrets of the rock underground.

With their unprecedented fusion of early Cream psychedelia and the fuzzed-out heaviness of Black Sabbath, the American proto-metal legends originated a sound that was both fresh and intense, epitomized by the release of their acclaimed debut album Let Me In in 1972. If its cornerstone track Mr. Destroyer sounds familiar, that’s might be because it was recently covered by long-time fans Monster Magnet. Indeed, Poobah’s 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.

Cherrypicking the finest moments of Let Me In and their 1976 sophomore album U.S. Rock, Poobah mastermind and guitar hero Jim Gustafson returns with this quintessential and rifftastic 17-track anthology that will energize fans of proto-metal, heavy psych and ’70s rock from Led Zeppelin, Foghat and Deep Purple to Cactus and Uriah Heep.

And the story doesn’t end there. Ten guitar-powered studio albums and 30 years later, Poobah are still at it, playing Gustafson’s distinctive brand of heavy rock to clubs filled with fans, old and new. Over four decades, Gustafson has the distinction of playing the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame more than any other musician.”