Bates, The

Also known as Bates
Members of Bates, The: Armin Beck, Dully, Frank Klubescheid, Markus Zimmer, Reb, Thomas Möller
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.the-bates.de, http://www.myspace.com/thebatesrdead, http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bates

Discography of Bates, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Be My Baby 4 Audio 1998 Virgin
2 Say It Isn't So 4 Audio 1995 Virgin
3 Hello 5 Audio 1994 Virgin
4 2nd Skin 15 Audio 2000 Virgin
5 Pleasure + Pain 18 Audio 1995 Virgin
6 No Name For The Baby 22 Audio 1993 Virgin
7 Kicks 'N' Chicks 20 Audio 1996 Virgin
8 Shake! 16 Audio 1990 Black Fantasy Records
9 intraVenus 18 Audio 1998 Virgin
10 Shake! 18 Audio 1995-05-00 Virgin
11 Psycho Junior 16 Audio 1996 Virgin
12 Punk? 14 Audio 1998 Virgin
13 Billie Jean 4 Audio 1995 Virgin
14 Shake! 16 Audio 1990 Black Fantasy Records
15 No Name For The Baby 31 Audio 1991 Black Fantasy Records
16 Psycho Junior 16 Audio 1992 Snoop Records
17 Welcome To The Bates Motel 32 Audio 2009-07-04
18 Psycho Junior 16 Audio 1992 Snoop Records
19 Bitter End 4 Audio 1999 Virgin
20 A Real Cool Time 3 Audio 1995
21 Live! 25 Audio 1997 Virgin
22 It's Getting Dark 4 Audio 1996 Virgin
23 Poor Boy 5 Audio 1996 Virgin
24 Independent Love Song 4 Audio 1997 Virgin
25 Hello 2 Audio 1994 Virgin
26 Right Here! Right Now 17 Audio 1999 Virgin
27 Unfucked Live 20 Audio 1992 Snoop Records
28 Pleasure + Pain 18 Audio 1995
29 Shake! 22 Audio 1990 Black Fantasy Records


The Bates (after Norman Bates of Hitchcock's movie "Psycho") formed in Eschwege, Germany in 1987.

Founding members were Markus „Zimbl“ Zimmer (vocals, bass), Frank „Klube“ Klubescheid (drums), Thomas "Pogo" Möller (rhythm guitar) and Armin (lead guitar).

Armin left the band in 1991, he was replaced by Michael "Reb" Rebbig.

Pogo left the band in 1998, he was replaced by Tillman "Dully" Schüssler in 1999.

Due to musical and personal differences within the band, The Bates finally split in 2001.

Zimbl died on 18 June 2006. He was 41 years old.


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