Big John Bates

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About Big John Bates

In the artist’s words: Describe one of your earliest musical memories in detail. When I was on tour with Annihilator in Germany in 1994, I slipped into a second stage to watch Demented Are Go. They blew my mind much like the Cramps did when I first saw them. Enter Big John Bates. What are your top 3 all-time favorite albums on Apple Music, and why? Why did you choose these three albums in particular? 16 Horsepower, Low Estate The Black Angels, Phosphene Dream The Cramps, Psychedelic Jungle All of these albums changed the way I appreciated music. The Cramps started my path to B-movie, low-fi sounds, 16 Horsepower melded rock power to old-time instrumentation and the Black Angels create an atmosphere of dark grooves.

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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