Freeway Madness

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Freeway Madness
Studio album by The Pretty Things
Released December 1972
Genre Rock
Length 37:50 (original release)
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Wally Waller
The Pretty Things chronology
Parachute
(1970)
Freeway Madness
(1972)
Silk Torpedo
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Freeway Madness is the sixth album by the British rock band, The Pretty Things. It's the second album without founding member Dick Taylor and the first without bassist Wally Waller as a full member, who has been with the band since the band's 1967 album Emotions (however, he did produce the album, as well as sing vocals on one of the tracks). The group had a major lineup increase, by adding a violin player, a viola player and a cello player, as well as a second guitar player.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Phil May and Pete Tolson, except for where noted.

  1. "Love Is Good" (May, Jon Povey) - 6:51
  2. "Havana Bound" - 3:54
  3. "Peter" (Tolson) - 1:26
  4. "Rip Off Train" - 3:17
  5. "Over the Moon" (May, Wally Waller) - 4:31
  6. "Religion's Dead" - 4:11
  7. "Country Road" - 4:46
  8. "Allnight Sailor" - 1:55
  9. "Onion Soup" - 3:48
  10. "Another Bowl?" 2:50[3]
  1. "Religion's Dead" (Live) - 4:46
  2. "Havana Bound" (Live) - 4:20
  3. "Love Is Good" (Live) - 6:43
  4. "Onion Soup" (Live) - 8:17
  5. "Over the Moon" (Single Edit) - 4:06
  6. "Havana Bound" (Single Edit) - 3:50

Personnel[edit]

The Pretty Things[edit]

  • Phil May - Lead vocals
  • Pete Tolson - Guitar
  • Jon Povey - Keyboards/Vocals
  • Stuart Brooks - Bass guitar
  • Skip Alan - Drums[4]

Outside musicians[edit]

  • Gordon Huntley - Pedal steel guitar
  • Wally Waller - Vocals (on Track 5)
  • Don Harper - Viola
  • Billy Reid - Violin
  • Peter Willison - Cello

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Pretty Things Albums". Softshoe-slim.com. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Pretty Things - Freeway Madness CD Album Bonus". Cduniverse.com. 2002-12-24. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  4. ^ "Freeway Madness German Bonus Tracks by The Pretty Things @ ARTISTdirect.com - Shop, Listen, Download". Artistdirect.com. 2002-12-24. Retrieved 2012-02-16.