The Bates

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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 Beck (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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Albums

The Bates - No Name For The Baby album art The Bates No Name For The Baby (Album) Black Fantasy Records Germany 1989 Sell This Version
The Bates - Shake! album art The Bates Shake! (Album) Black Fantasy Records, Black Fantasy Records Germany 1990 Sell This Version
The Bates - Psycho Junior album art The Bates Psycho Junior (Album) Snoop Records Germany 1992 Sell This Version
The Bates - The Bates album art The Bates The Bates (Album) Virgin Europe 1993 Sell This Version
The Bates - Unfucked album art The Bates Unfucked (Album) Snoop Records, SPV GmbH Germany 1993 Sell This Version
7243 8 40197 2 3 The Bates - Pleasure + Pain album art The Bates Pleasure + Pain(CD, Album) Virgin 7243 8 40197 2 3 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
The Bates - Kicks 'N' Chicks album art The Bates Kicks 'N' Chicks (Album) Virgin Germany 1996 Sell This Version
7243 842820 2 8 The Bates - What A Beautiful Noise album art The Bates What A Beautiful Noise(CD, Album) Virgin 7243 842820 2 8 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 45629 2 2 The Bates - intraVenus album art The Bates intraVenus(CD, Album) Virgin 7243 8 45629 2 2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
The Bates - Right Here! Right Now album art The Bates Right Here! Right Now (Album) Virgin Germany 1999 Sell This Version
The Bates - 2nd Skin album art The Bates 2nd Skin (Album) Virgin Germany 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Bates - Hello album art The Bates Hello (Maxi, Single) Virgin Germany 1994 Sell This Version
none The Bates - I'm Alright album art The Bates I'm Alright(CD, EP, Single) Virgin none Germany 1994 Sell This Version
The Bates - Billie Jean album art The Bates Billie Jean (Single) Virgin UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 92768 2 4 The Bates - Say It Isn't So album art The Bates Say It Isn't So(CD, Single) Virgin 7243 8 92768 2 4 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
893310 2, 7243 893310 2 8 The Bates - A Real Cool Time album art The Bates A Real Cool Time(CD, Single) Virgin, Virgin 893310 2, 7243 893310 2 8 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
7243 893880 2 2 The Bates - Poor Boy album art The Bates Poor Boy(CD, Maxi) Virgin 7243 893880 2 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
7243 893673 2 4 The Bates - It's Getting Dark album art The Bates It's Getting Dark(CD, Maxi) Virgin 7243 893673 2 4 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
7243 894624 2 5 The Bates - Independent Love Song album art The Bates Independent Love Song(CD, Single) Virgin 7243 894624 2 5 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 46956 2 0 The Bates - Punk? album art The Bates Punk?(CD, EP, Com) Virgin 7243 8 46956 2 0 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 95074 2 3 The Bates - Be My Baby album art The Bates Be My Baby(CD, Maxi) Virgin 7243 8 95074 2 3 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8960422 1 The Bates - Bitter End album art The Bates Bitter End(CD, Maxi) Virgin 7243 8960422 1 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
8968342 The Bates - Japanese Girl album art The Bates Japanese Girl(CD, Maxi) Virgin 8968342 Europe 2000 Sell This Version

Compilations

OOS CD ZIMBL 1 The Bates - Welcome To The Bates Motel album art The Bates Welcome To The Bates Motel(CD, Comp) Out-O-Space Records OOS CD ZIMBL 1 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
5350819 The Bates - The Bates Collection album art The Bates The Bates Collection(3xCD, Comp) Universal Music 5350819 Europe 2014 Sell This Version