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Poobah: Let Me In
Poobah Let Me In album new music review

Poobah: Let Me In

Heavy/Acid/Blues Rock
3.5/5.0

The year, 1972, that gave us The Stones' Exile on Main Street, Deep Purple's Machine Head, Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, and Jethro Tull's Thick as a Brick also saw the debut of America's Poobah featuring guitarist Jim Gustafson. But unless your a serious rock historian or vinyl collector, this would mean little to you. Blending the era's mixture of heavy rock with blues and acid rock, Poobah unleashed an underground classic called Let Me In. Ripple Music reissues this work of that can only be considered as proto-metal or proto-stoner rock. In addition to the original vinyl recordings, Ripple includes 12 bonus tracks of outtakes, unreleased, and radio versions.

With this early heavy rock, in the original songs, Poobah adds a bit of peace-mongering and working class blues into their songs as on Mr. Destroyer, Live to Work, and Rock n Roll. Then the title track is a serious jam session with some fine drum work from Glenn Wiseman. And you can hear the currents of the late 60's and early 70's psychedelic rock throughout, but most notably on Make a Man Outta You, Enjoy What You Have, or the seriously crazed Upside Down Highway.

Along with JPT Scarce's Acid Blues is the White Man's Burden, Poobah's Let Me In is a significant collection of retro rock derived from early 70's heavy, acid, and blues rock, important to every student of rock history.




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In Short

Along with JPT Scarce's Acid Blues is the White Man's Burden, Poobah's Let Me In is a significant collection of retro rock derived from early 70's heavy, acid, and blues rock, important to every student of rock history.

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