Psychedelic rock masters POOBAH to reissue legendary debut album ‘Let Me In’ on Ripple Music; Monster Magnet to cover « Mr. Destroyer »!
American cult psychedelic rock trio POOBAH once again teamed up with Ripple Music to repress their classic 1972 debut ‘Let Me In’, available from December 20th, 2020. Complete your classic records collection with this quintessential proto-metal release of the 70s!
« An unmissable slice of newly-refurbished rock history. »Classic Rock Magazine
« You could go broke and mad trying to locate every « great lost album » cherished by fanboys from the homegrown-pressing underground of the late 60s and 70s. The 1972 debut by the Ohio trio Poobah is one of the few that was – and still is, as hard 70s boogie goes – great.«Rolling Stone Magazine
POOBAH‘s 1972 cornerstone record ‘Let Me In’ is now approaching legendary status: thanks to an unprecedented fusion of early days Cream’s psychedelia and the fuzzed-out heaviness of Black Sabbath, the American trio’s debut full-length originated a sound that was both fresh and intense. Their incendiary live shows led them to support major acts such as Canned Heat, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top, Foghat, and countless others throughout the years.
Recently, Dave Wyndorf of MONSTER MAGNET announced that his band will be working on a cover of « Mr. Destroyer », to be featured on the next Monster Magnet album. Ripple Music have also announced the repress of Poobah’s cult lost metal album ‘Steamroller’ (1979) as well as a full band anthology, which details will be unveiled soon.
Ripple Music label head Todd Severin comments: « Songs from the album have suddenly been appearing in Hollywood films, such as ‘Josie’ with Sophie Turner and Dylan McDermott. Poobah has played more shows at the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame than anyone else, opened for bands like Judas Priest and Uriah Heap, played private parties for the Rolling Stones, and recorded with Jimi Hendrix’ bass player Billy Cox. Jim Gustafson has even been featured in a comic book! »
‘Let Me In’ reissue will be released on December 20th, 2020 on deluxe 2xLP, including a bonus disc with 12 previously unreleased tracks, a double gatefold jacket with rare photos, and a download code.
1. Mr. Destroyer
2. Enjoy What Your Have
3. Live To Work
5. Rock N’ Roll
6. Let Me In
– – – – BONUS TRACKS – – – –
7. Here’s The Band
8. Make A Man Outta You
9. Upside Down Highway
10. Walk Of The Bug
11. Blooey Gooey
12. Going To Rock City
14. Mr. Destroyer (Live Rehearsal)
15. Passion For Freedom
16. Aww, Not Now
17. Bowleen (Radio Edit)
18. I’m Crazy, You’re Crazy
When you hear the name POOBAH, you instantly remain 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 the course of four decades, Gustafson has the distinction of playing the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame more than any other musician. As of 2010, Jim Gustafson has signed on with indie record label Ripple Music to re-release POOBAH’s debut album ‘Let Me In’ – re-mastered by underground cult hero Tony Reed (Mos Generator). The fourth reissue of ‘Let Me In’ will come out on December 2020 via Ripple Music, and will include an exclusive Monster Magnet cover of « Mr. Destroyer ».
POOBAH ‘Let Me In’ lineup:
Jim Gustafson – Guitars/Vocals
Phil Jones – Bass
Glenn Wiseman – Drums
Jim Gustafson – Voice, guitar, songwriter
Lori Powers – Percussion, backing vocals
Mike Lewis – Bass, backing vocals
Mike Fortino – Drums, backing vocals