Saturday 27 January 2018

Patto - Roll 'em Smoke 'em Put Another Line Out (1972)


The third album from this British band.

Patto was a quartet with a lineup of keyboards, guitars, piano, electric piano, bass, drums, percussion and vocals.
A guest musician provided saxophones.

Mike Patto's band tries again..... You can read my reviews of their first two albums here and here.

No, this is not a live album. The story is that their first two albums had paltry sales figures. They were a really good live band and their gigs kept them alive. So some smart people in the band or the record label, who was taking losses on Patto, decided that their next album should include a much more live sound.

They also simplified the music in the same process.

The music on this album is much more straight forward and much more funky hard rock. The band had two aces up their sleeve on their first two albums. Mike Patto's vocals and Ollie Halsell's guitars. Both are very good.

The vocals sounds a bit strained here and Ollie Halsell's guitars has mostly been replaced with piano and keyboads. The band has also included a gross childish song called Mummy which it is simply impossible to listen to. Even four years old kids will think this song is childish. A similar songs appear at the end of this album too.

This album is simply a turkey. Forty minutes is far too long and most of it makes me wish I had not bothered. Terrible is the word.

1 point 

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