Friday 2 February 2018
Patto - Monkey's Bum (1999)
The fourth album from this British band.
Patto was a quartet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, electric piano, keyboards and vocals.
The band had help from two guest musicians who provided saxophones.
This is their final album and it was recorded back in 1973 and intended to be released back then. That did not happen and Esoteric Records released this album in 1999.
I was left deeply frustrated and unhappy about their third album Roll 'em Smoke 'em Put Another Line Out from 1972. A total disaster and a turkey. Read my review here.
Mike Patto is still at the microphone and Peter Ollie Halsall is given a much more free reign on this album than on the 1972 album.
Monkey's Bum is more or less a straight hard rock album with lots of guitars and some saxophones and keyboards. The band rocks like mad here. When they are not rocking, some piano and keyboards gives Mike Patto lots of room to impress the listener.
The result is a vast improvement on their previous album. It is still not a good album as there is no good stuff here. But their reputations is left intact on this album. An album released twenty years after Mike Patto passed away. R.I.P. Mike Patto.
Check out this album.