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Poobah - Steamroller CD

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Poobah - Steamroller CD. Reissue of classic late 70s underground hard rock album. Originally released in 1979 on the private Peppermint label, it is a top collector item sought by vinyl mongers around the world. After disco hit, many local hard rock bands imploded, but Poobah kept on churning out the heavy jams and laid down some legendary cuts here that demolish most other private pressings from that time. Experience this monster re-mastered from the original reels, complete with 12-page booklet containing an interview with guitarist Jim Gustafson, lyrics, photos, and 5 massive bonus non-Lp tracks!!! Come with Poobah and Jump Thru The Golden Ring!!

- "Streaming plumes of molten electric lead explode like fireworks from Gustafson's axe as he pillages through one of the heaviest exercises in 6-string mutilation ever laid down" - Ray Dorsey/Chaos

- “POOBAH records easily stand toe-to-toe with classic releases from UFO to JUDAS PRIEST to THIN LIZZY, and the band is still quite active today.” -

- "hypnotizing guitar solos and mindwarping riffs." -

- "Strong musicianship, amazing material, and a crisp production" - Bushmado

- "One of the world's most collectable psych rock bands" - Goldmine Magazine

- "This 1979 release is is clearly a hard rock classic that has gone un-noticed in recent years. It's a mixture of late 70's metal (Riot, The Godz etc) and some late 70´s Psychedelic Rock like Randy Hansen and Frank Marino" - Freak Emporium

- "A completely over the top guitar-hero-hard-rock overload" - Shindig!

- "If you're a fan of rock bands who light their guitar strings on fire with the friction of their whipping fingers across the frets, don't miss this one. Poobah was, and remains, a legend, a gem, a true under-appreciated rock and roll hero." - The Ripple Effect

Track List:

  1. Jump Thru the Golden Ring
  2. Integrated Circuit
  3. You Don't Love Me
  4. She's That Kind of Lover
  5. Steamroller
  6. Atom Bomb*
  7. Frustration
  8. Don't Change
  9. Rock and Roll
  10. Mr. Destroyer (Live)**
  11. You Don't Love Me (Live)**
  12. Jump Thru the Golden Ring (Live)**
  13. Steamroller (Live)**

* non-lp studio bonus out-take! It kills!

** Late 70s concert recording bonus tracks! Massive!!

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this is a killer hard rock album must have raw guitar drums bass and vocals killer buy it or die
Now this one of the great unknown bands of all time. Totally ripping Les Pauls through Marshalls, Hendrix and Montrose come to mind in terms of style and execution. Vocally it sounds a little like Rick Derringer or Miles Goodwyn from April Wine. This guy just has that warm fat tone that only a few greats of the day possessed. You Don't Love Me and Jump Through The Golden Ring are the hotspots, but the rest of the album is rock solid with molten leads galore. A absolute must for guitar kooks of all ages!!
One word - "Excellent". I simply love this stuff. Nothing could be more wrong than the other reviewer's description. The title track Steamroller could/should have become one of the canons of hard rock - melodic and with punch. There in no weak track on this album, even in the few softer moments. The albums ends with very good rendition of Zep's Rock and Roll and excellent live bonus tracks - excellent not for recording quality but for live playing. One only could wish be at such a concert. Anyone into '70s sound and the likes of Budgie or Robin Trower should grab this album while it is still available. Kudos to Rockadrome for rereleasing this title and many others like Winterhawk, Truth & Janey etc. These are truly gems worth digging into and definitively deserve to be known by a larger audience.
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