Patto

Patto was an English rock band that released two albums on Vertigo and a third on Island between 1970 and 1972. They evolved from the final lineup of Timebox, becoming the second of three nameplates for the musical team of singer Mike Patto and guitarist Ollie Halsall, who would later re-team in Boxer. Members: Mike […]

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, […]

Spooky Tooth

Spooky Tooth were 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. In the midst of numerous […]

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 […]

Timebox

Timebox were an English rock combo of the late 1960s that included vocalist Mike Patto and guitarist Ollie Halsall in their first of three joint band ventures. With aspiring chops and exploratory song-craft, the band issued a string of singles but never managed to get an album released during their three-year existence. Nonetheless, they recorded […]