Spooky Tooth

Spooky Tooth was an English rock band that was active for two separate periods during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band released four albums on Island between 1968 and 1970 before their initial breakup. A reformed lineup of the band released three further albums during 1973 and 1974. Due to numerous changes in […]

Timebox

Timebox was an English rock band that released two 1967 singles on Piccadilly. With singer Mike Patto, they released six singles on Deram and scored a soul-pop hit with “Beggin’.” Patto’s songwriting partnership with guitarist–vibraphonist Ollie Halsall produced an unreleased album and the 1969 singles “Baked Jam Roll In Your Eye” and “Yellow Van.” Musically, […]

Patto

Patto was an English rock band that released the 1970–71 Vertigo albums Patto and Hold Your Fire and the 1972 Island title Roll ’em Smoke ’em Put Another Line Out. They evolved from soul-psych legends Timebox. Singer Mike Patto and guitarist Ollie Halsall teamed a third time in Boxer. Members: Mike Patto (vocals), Ollie Halsall […]

Centipede

Centipede was an English avant-garde jazz big-band led by pianist Keith Tippett for the 1971 RCA/Neon double-album Septober Energy, comprised of a title-sake improvisation split across four sides. It was produced by Robert Fripp shortly after Tippet’s involvement with the 1970 King Crimson albums In the Wake of Poseidon and Lizard. The 50+ ensemble featured […]

Boxer

Boxer was an English hard-rock supergroup that released two albums on Virgin and a third-recorded title on Epic between 1975 and 1979. The band marked the third pairing between vocalist Mike Patto and guitarist Ollie Halsall, who had previously played together in the bands Timebox and Patto. Members: Mike Patto (vocals, keyboards), Ollie Halsall (guitar, […]

Boxer ‎– Below the Belt (1975)

Below the Belt is the debut album by English hard-rock supergroup Boxer, released in 1975 on Virgin. The album marked the third pairing between vocalist Mike Patto and guitarist Ollie Halsall, who had previously played together in the bands Timebox and Patto. Ex-Koobas/Van der Graaf Generator bassist Keith Ellis and erstwhile May Blitz/Three Man Army […]

Spooky Tooth ‎– The Mirror (1974)

The Mirror is the seventh album by English hard-rock band Spooky Tooth, released in 1974 on Goodear/Island.   Tracklist: A1. “Fantasy Satisfier” (4:37) A2. “Two Time Love” (3:30) A3. “Kyle” (3:46) A4. “Woman and Gold” (3:46) A5. “Higher Circles” (5:23) B1. “Hell or High Water” (5:07) B2. “I’m Alive” (4:12) B3. “The Mirror” (5:21) B4. […]

Boxer – Absolutely (1977)

Absolutely is the third-recorded/second-issued album by English hard-rock supergroup Boxer, released in 1977 on Epic.   Tracklist: A1. “Fool in Love” (4:03) A2. “Red Light Flyer” (3:31) A3. “Big Lucy” (3:49) A4. “No Reply” (5:20) B1. “Can’t Stand What You Do” (3:54) B2. “As God’s My Judge” (3:10) B3. “Rich Man’s Daughter” (4:04) B4. “Everybody’s a […]

Patto ‎– Patto (1970)

Patto is the debut album by English hard-rock/jam band Patto, released in 1970 on Vertigo. Tracklist: A1. “The Man” (6:12) A2. “Hold Me Back” (4:40) A3. “Time to Die” (2:54) A4. “Red Glow” (5:15) B1. “San Antone” (3:07) B2. “Government Man” (4:20) B3. “Money Bag” (10:04) B4. “Sittin’ Back Easy” (3:42) Credits: Clive Griffiths — bass […]