The Brain Years - Live & Red Light Sister (+ Bonus)
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Was that Krautrock or what? Yes! Chronologically and geographically Gate has to be classified there - The music was experimental, but not focussed on improvisations, complex, often tricky, hardly danceable, but always strictly arranged, even in solos few / no free spaces. And the band had nothing in mind with electronics.
In July 1976 Gate recorded one of their concerts in the Wuppertal club "Borse" and offered the tapes - for a long time in vain - to record companies. Only eight months later the Brain label signed the band and released the album "Gate Live".
In February 1977 Gate was the opening-act at the Essen Brain Festival, with "excellent hard rock" (BRAVO magazine). At the 1978 Brain Festival they presented the repertoire of their first studio album "Red Light Sister".
Followed a few months later by their "Rockpalast" - performance at the WDR Studio-L in Cologne. In December 1981 Gate performed their last concert, in their hometown Haan.
Now both Gate albums will be re-issued in a double-CD package, remastered and with comprehensive liner notes about the history of the band, written by guitarist Manfred Schropfer, and many rare photos from the period 1974 - 1981
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