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I bought Hold Your Fire on some Italian CD reissue a couple of years ago. Pretty great stuff - a bit like a British Bob Seger System.

o. nate (onate), Thursday, 26 January 2006 21:22 (thirteen years ago) link

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Russell (Russell), Thursday, 26 January 2006 22:56 (thirteen years ago) link

Ollie Halsall gets to do some extended solo-ing on Kevin Ayers "Blue", from Yes We Have No Mananas, and I've got a BBC Radio One "In Concert" show on cassette from the same period, in which he features heavily; Andy Summers and Zoot Money were in the same line-up at the time.

There was a right old ruckus in the UK music press about the cover of a Patto album, which had a Naked Lady on it... I think the record company ended up sticking a boxing glove over her front bottom, for decency's sake??? Very different times!

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Friday, 27 January 2006 12:44 (thirteen years ago) link

That's actually Boxer you're speaking of, Mike. But Patto himself was indeed their singer, so close enough.

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Friday, 27 January 2006 14:15 (thirteen years ago) link

Here it is:
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Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Friday, 27 January 2006 14:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Zoot Money tells some story of having to lend a guitar-less Ollie a guitar with a warped neck for a gig and watching him bend all the notes back into tune.

I was wondering when we would get to the Boxer cover.

I blame Listener Deejay Jorel.

Redd Harvest (Ken L), Friday, 27 January 2006 14:32 (thirteen years ago) link

Pretty great stuff - a bit like a British Bob Seger System.

Actually I went back and listened to Bob Seger System last night and I don't really hear this any more. I'm not sure what I was trying to say.

o. nate (onate), Friday, 27 January 2006 16:02 (thirteen years ago) link

Rats, Boxer! I am old and forgetful.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Friday, 27 January 2006 16:50 (thirteen years ago) link

long, long blog post about patto and ollie halsall on sonicpollutions:

http://sonicpollutions.blogspot.com/2006/02/greatest-guitarist-you-never-heard.html

has a video clip and timebox record. i suppose i need to actually hear some patto albums now, eh?

baby, disco is fuck (yournullfame), Saturday, 4 February 2006 06:36 (thirteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
I just got the self-titled album. On first listen it's indeed hard to get as excited about anything else on the album as "The Man" -- plenty of competently played blues/riff rock with jazz chords thrown in but only that one track really sings. I like Government Man and Sittin' Back easy. Money bag is a good exercise in proggy jazz-rock guitar playing and definitely impressive -- sounds almost like it could be from a Mike Stern or Larry Coryell album or something, but overall the lead guitar playing on this album defines wanky.

Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Monday, 27 February 2006 18:19 (thirteen years ago) link

three months pass...
Ohh... Patto!
I've got all their Lps and a bootleg of outakes. Absolutly fantastic band. In some ways they're abit like an english Spirit in that they attempt to fuse Jazz and Rock. 'Loud Green Song' is ace and I really like 'I got Rhythm' (sounds a bit like 13 era Blur). 'Roll em Smoke em' is my favourite (comedy bits and all) but most people would say 'hold your fire'. I've yet to get a copy of 'Monkeys Bum' their unreleased '73 Lp. Very sad that Ollie and Mike are no longer with us and that Clive isn't exactly compus mentus these days.
Cracking Band. definatly worth checking out.

babysquid (babysquid), Friday, 23 June 2006 14:55 (thirteen years ago) link

seven years pass...

Wonder if Hurting ever got any further.

Orpheus in Hull (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 21 July 2013 03:17 (six years ago) link

This is totally awesome:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ_QW3m_YO8

Orpheus in Hull (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 21 July 2013 03:22 (six years ago) link

Although I wish it went on longer.

Orpheus in Hull (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 21 July 2013 03:23 (six years ago) link

The full video of that John Cale performance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et-Gk11mvqM

Orpheus in Hull (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 21 July 2013 03:36 (six years ago) link

five years pass...

I like this one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgZH4PkTPp0

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 11 January 2019 15:37 (six months ago) link

He was not bad at all as a lyricist. The lyrics to The Man are rather good I think.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 11 January 2019 15:38 (six months ago) link

It's a fool who never sees its time to lose
But he has to run to win some peace of mind
It's the law that puts me down for what I am
Cos I dare to kick against their mighty plan
It's my belief that good will win through in the end
That keeps me smiling as I use another day
It's the man with the new car and a smile
Who takes my money for the thing I most desire

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 11 January 2019 15:39 (six months ago) link

Cool. Just recruited my neighbor to listen to this band.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 19 January 2019 23:55 (six months ago) link


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