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

Jon Tiven, Rolling Stone, 23 November 1972

ALTHOUGH Patto has exhibited a penchant for eccentricity in their previous efforts, not even from a bunch of loonies such as they could one expect an album as bizarre as this. Once a group noted for recording covers of Four Seasons hits and cutting demo tapes while under the influence of cough syrup, Patto (née Timebox) have graduated to the school of album-as-a-singular-concept. Roll 'em Smoke 'em Put Another Line Out is, although it may sound absurd, the missing link between Abbey Road and the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

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