Rock On! Wednesday, January 25, 2023 – Patto, Family, Atomic Rooster, Man, Cressida & Curved Air

Psychedelic, heavy, prog and more innovating sounds spanning the late 60s and the early 70s – Wednesday January 25th. Dan’s pick of the week: Patto (Hold Your Fire), Family (Bandstand), Atomic Rooster (In Hearing Of), Man (Be Good to Yourself at Least Once a Day), Cressida (Cressida) & Curved Air (Live).

Met drie uitgebrachte albums stond de Britse rockband Patto hoog aangeschreven in de Britse rockscene tijdens de jaren zeventig. Patto bracht een mooie mix van jazzrock met een vleugje blues.

Prog Archives review: “Hold Your Fire, Patto’s second album is not a radical departure from the style of the first one but it does have a bit more finesse and not such a bare exposing warts and all production. There is more complexity but it’s still the powerful mix of rock and jazz they blended so successfully on that previous album.

Things get off to a great start with the title track; a song that all would be guitarists should listen too. It’s not a complex song but Ollie Halsall’s fluent guitar work is stunning as he weaves and bobs with a style that sounds like he’s almost soloing through the entire piece. The mellower You, You Point Your Finger follows and is a lovely piece with a excellent vocal performance from Mike Patto and suitably subtle playing from the rest of the band. (…)

Patto never managed to get the success they deserved but Hold Your Fire and their eponymous debut are two early seventies gems that fans of great guitar playing in particular should check out. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 12:00 noon CET Brussels – 11 a.m. GMT London. Repeated: 16:00 & 20:00 hrs CET Brussels, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. GMT London
Ends: 12 midnight CET Brussels, 11 p.m. GMT London.

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