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Patto
Albums

 

 

 

Time to Die
Pop Deux [French TV] 1971

 

Money Bag
Pop Deux [French TV] 1971

'I'm Only an Egg'
Pop Deux [French TV] 1971

 

San Antone
Beat Club [German TV] 1971

 

Give it All Away
1971


Patto interviewed
in Australia during their
1972 tour with Joe Cocker




Premier Guitar magazine

Shindig Magazine #68
A substantial Patto article by Marco Rossi in the June 2017 edition of this highly respected rock journal.
View online here but please by the magazine, it's an excellent read:
Digital
Print

I know the Rolle 'em Smoke 'em cover is iconic, but wouldn't this one - with painting by Ollie - have made a great alternativeI

More art here


 

"This is a note from Ollie returning some LP's I lent him, including a Les Paul & Mary Ford album. He was obviously impressed with the double tracking as he used the technique on the next Patto album."
- Niles [Ian] Alexander 2017


 

 

Patto [a.k.a. Anarchy]
November 1970

The Man
Hold Me Back
Time To Die
Red Glow
San Antone
Government Man
Money Bag
Sittin' Back Easy

Bonus track:
Hanging Rope


BBC session recordings:
Love Me
Government Man

BBC Radio One 'Sounds of the 70s'
3rd November 1970

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Hold Your Fire LP
December 1972

Hold Your Fire
You, You Point Your Finger
How's Your Father
See You At The Dance
Give It All Away
Air-Raid Shelter
Tell Me Where You've Been
Magic Door

Bonus tracks :
Beat the Drum
Bad News

Air Raid Shelter
(alternative version)
Don't Shoot Me (Hold Your Fire)
(first version)
Give it All Away
(alternative version)

BBC session recordings:
San Antone
Government Man
Beat the Drum
Sittin' Back Easy
So Cold

BBC Radio One 'In Concert'
4th March 1971

Give it All Away
Air Raid Shelter
You, You Point Your Finger

BBC Radio One 'Sounds of the 70s'
28th June 1971

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Observe and Report

The Man and Sittin' Back Easy were used on the soundtrack of the 2009 film Observe and Report starring Seth Rogan. Muff Winwood arranged for his royalties to be shared between the band and their estates.

Patto

Clive Griffiths bass vocals
Ollie Halsall guitar vibes keys vocals
Mike Patto vocals
John Halsey drums

Roll 'em, Smoke 'em,
Put Another Line Out

October 1972

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Flat Footed Woman
Singing The Blues On Reds
Mummy
Loud Green Song
Turn Turtle
I Got Rhythm
Peter Abraham
Cap'n 'P' And the Attos (See Biscuits Parts 1 & 2)

Bonus tracks:
General Custer
Flat Footed Woman
Singing the Blues on Reds

BBC Radio One John Peel session –
24th January 1973

Patto's 'Sgt Pepper'. An eccentric and totally OTT affair and, by that token, nearest to capturing the essence of the group. Typically, Ollie reacted to his new-found guitar-hero status by playing piano almost throughout and by devoting most of side 2 to an epic sea-shanty-on-acid! He does, however, let rip magnificently on Loud Green Song

Note: The original US release flipped the first two track to allow Singing the Blues on Reds to open the album [thanks to Tim for this info]

Produced by Muff Winwood

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Album review

Singing the Blues on Reds


Monkey's Bum 1973

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My Days Are Numbered
Last Night I Had a Dream
Sugar Cube 1967
I Need You
Good Friend
Get Up and Dig It
Sausages Hedyob
Pick Up the Phone
General Custer


Bonus tracks:
San Antone
Holy Toledo
Loud Green Song

BBC Radio One John Peel session –
12th February 1973

Ollie left before this could be released and, apparently, some of his guitar parts were removed and replaced by tenor sax. You can't tell though, and it remains an awesome piece of work.

Produced by Muff Winwood

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Monkeys Bum


The Progressive Aspect review

Mojo magazine review

Uncut review

 

A Sense of the Absurd
1995 remaster by Richard Lane

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An earlier remastered compilation of the original Patto and Hold Your Fire albums and studio bonus tracks.

This Absurd Little Band

The Rockin' Pattos

Finally given a free rein by Vertigo, the Pattos crafted quite the finest jazz-rock [if you like] guitar albums of the period [or any other for that matter]. The reissue is a worthily packaged effort by Richard Lane on Mercury.

"In the overall scheme of things, there are two albums anyone who imagines they can play guitar should hear. One is Are You Experienced, the other is Patto's Hold Your Fire"

Produced by Muff Winwood

Oddity not included in any release:
See You At The Dance Tonight
Inferior take somehow used by mistake on the original European version of Hold Your Fire LP. [The title track also has a fade-out end on this release]





Ollie Halsall feature in Guitar Techniques magazine September 2013

Warts and All
Live at The Black Swan,
Sheffield 1971

January 2000
Download 2009

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You, You Point Your Finger
Money Bag
Let It Rock
Magic Door
Government Man
How's Your Father
[listed as Air-Raid Shelter]
Route 66
Tell Me Where You've Been
San Antone
Sittin' Back Easy
Big Hunk O' Love

Archive recording by Patto drummer John 'Admiral' Halsey. Best quality Patto 'in concert' recording available

- The solo on Let It Rock alone is worth the purchase price!

Authorised download 2009

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Warts and All

Admiral Halsey

Arkarma Chameleons

Traveling Show Part II

Hollywood Bowl photographs

Blue Traff

Shindig article

 

Parker Goessling
Give It All Away?
Give up altogether, more like!

I wouldn't normally care for someone copying any solo note-for-note but this is truly something specal. Parker Goessling is a young guitarist from Boston MA, USA. Check out his band The Late here

But first, sit down and watch this:

"From Patto's 1970 album Hold Your Fire. Not the best video but I thought it would be nice to post for all the Ollie fans out there. I transcribed this solo for my guitar proficiency at Berklee in the Spring of 2015. Hope you enjoy!" PG

Oh,and, yes, he built the guitar himself too

Give the Dots Away!

It get's worse!
Parker's even transcribed it!

 

CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW FULL SIZE PDF:

© Parker Goessling, 2017

These cartoons, taken from January and February 1970 Melody Makers, were likely created by Tony Benyon (1st Patto LP cover artist) and sponsored by Trigrad Entertainments, then Patto's management (Roger Simpson). They are similar to ones that Trigrad hired Tony Benyon to create in 1970 for another Trigrad band, May Blitz (with future Boxer drummer, Tony Newman)

Thanks to www.pattofan.com

 








 

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