Friday 19 January 2018
Patto - Hold Your Fire (1971)
The second album from this British band.
The band is a quartet with a lineup of vibes, organ, piano, drums, percussion, guitars and vocals.
I had the pleasure of reviewing their 1970 self-titled debut album some weeks ago. You can read my review here.
OK, I did not rate it highly. But all music has some value to me and I find music enjoyable.
Patto was run by and named after the very good vocalist Mike Patto. His vocals are great.
They are great on this album which gives us a mix of rock, blues and jazz. The superb guitarist Peter Halsall is playing his soul out here.
The album starts out as a straight rocker with Mike Patto's vocals really dominating the sound. After some minutes, we are getting into a more jazzy groove too.
This album is forty minutes long and it's songs are not particular good. They are more or less a non-event. What really drags this album up to a decent level is the vocals and the guitars. But the music in itself is very forgetable. But not the musicians and their attempts to save this album from being a turkey.
This is a decent album but nothing more, I am afraid.