Cates Gang
Come Back Home - Metromedia 1972

Music - 4 stars

Cates Gang - front cover

front cover

Cates Gang - rear cover

rear cover


The Cates Gang are the Cate Brothers before they became a sophisticated studio act. On this record you get the essence of the band in a way that you might in a small bar or nightclub. This is real, raw, hard-edged "stuff"; the type of material Sam and Dave did for Stax and Atlantic in the mid 1960's. The bonus is the adeptness of the musicianship. These guys should have had a wider audience. If you like AWB, Sam and Dave or Otis Redding get this.

- Allan J Moore