Activate (album)

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Back Door - Activate.jpg
Studio album by
Released1976 (1976)
GenreJazz fusion
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerCarl Palmer
Back Door chronology
Another Fine Mess
The Human Bed

Activate is the fourth studio album by Back Door, released in 1976 by Warner Bros. Records.[1] It was produced by Carl Palmer, known for his drumming in the bands Atomic Rooster and ELP. Original member Tony Hicks had left the band before recording the album and had been replaced by Adrian Tilbrook on drums. After the release of Activate, the band played less and less together, and eventually broke up around 1977.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Ron Aspery and Colin Hodgkinson, except "Thru the Zig Zag Gate", "Train Won't Blow" and "Eliminate" co-written with Adrian Tilbrook..

Side one
1."You Got Evil"3:40
2."Thru the Zig Zag Gate"2:47
3."Train Won't Blow"6:48
Side two
2."Roll On"2:12
3."Moon Mad Woman"5:46
4."Cryin' Inside"4:20


Adapted from the Activate liner notes.[3]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 1976 Warner Bros. LP K 56243


  1. ^ "Back Door: Activate > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  2. ^ Collins, Paul. "Back Door". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  3. ^ Another Fine Mess (sleeve). Back Door. Burbank, California: Warner Bros. Records. 1975.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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