The Bats




  • All I Got (1964) CBS, ALD 6776

    All I Got

  • A Shabby Little Hut (1965) CBS, ALD 6855

    Shabby Little Hut

  • That's How I Feel (1966) CBS, ALD 6924

    Thats How I Feel

  • Image (1968) CBS, ALD 8129


  • Weltevrede (1968) CBS, ALD 8139


  • Turn You On (1969) CBS, ASF 1395

    Turn You On

  • Impi as Impi (1971) CBS, ASF 1638


  • I Love My Wife (1976) EMI, CEY 266

    I Love My Wife

  • The Return Of Fatman And Bobin (1977) Gallo, GL1890
    Fatman and Bobin

  • Greatest Hits (1977) Embassy, EMB 30023

    Greatest Hits

  • The Best Of The Bats (1996) Polygram, MORCD 612

    The Best Of The Bats

  • Not Out (1999) Primedia, CCBK7489 (X)

    Not Out

  • The Heart And Soul Of The Bats (2001), Polygram, CDREDD 659

    Heart and Soul

    Tracks on CD one: All I got/ Goodbye for now/ Tracey Jane/ Garden of Eden/ I just won't care/ You can't blame me/ A shabby little hut/ Little girl/ Say you're mine/ Don't walk away/ That's why I'm low/ Please please realise/ Get your baggies on/ That's how I feel/ Sing her a love song/ Paint me a picture/ Mooseface/ Sleepy time/ There was a time/ Huff puff/ Herd boy/ Money ain't worth a dang/ My girl/ What is soul? (Soul finger)/ Knock on wood/ Fa fa fa/ Show me/ Land of 1000 dances/ The Image/ Love of the common people/ Warren/ Trouble/ Weltevrede stasie

    Tracks on CD two: Groen en goud/ The rock machine/ Melody fayre/ Rebecca Stein/ Build me up buttercup/ Ob la di - ob la da/ Rickshaw riding/ Hard to get up in the morning/ Wichita lineman/ Dizzy/ Mr Sun Mr Moon/Taking changes/ Who's that girl/ Rip von Willy/ No one seems to notice/ Catch my love/ Picaninnies/ Deep river/Nada/ Rifleman/ Do wah diddy/ Hey tonight/ Show me the way/ Mrs Louis/ Hold your head up/ Rollin' you over


  • Eddie Eckstein: vocals, drums
  • Paul Ditchfield: vocals, keyboards, guitars, bass (ex-The Vikings)
  • Barry Jarman: guitar, trumpet, bass
  • Jimmy Dunning: guitar left in 1968
  • Pete Clifford: vocals, guitar joined in 1968, ex-The 004s
  • Derek Gordon: vocals, various instruments joined in 2000

Read about The Bats Live In Australia, August 2001

Tertius Louw, July 2001

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