Silk Torpedo

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Silk Torpedo
Studio album by The Pretty Things
Released October 1974
Recorded Summer 1973
Olympic Studios, London
Genre Rock
Length 42:02 (original release)
Label Swan Song Records
Producer Norman Smith
The Pretty Things chronology
Freeway Madness
(1972)
Silk Torpedo
(1974)
Savage Eye
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Silk Torpedo is the seventh album by English rock band The Pretty Things. This is their second album without Wally Waller, the group's rhythm guitarist/bassist since 1967. The album has more of a glam rock feel, a contrast from their early R&B years and their psychedelic years.

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. "Dream/Joey" (Phil May, John Povey) 6:47
  2. "Maybe You Tried" (May, Pete Tolson) 4:20
  3. "Atlanta" (May, Tolson) 2:41
  4. "L.A.N.T.A." (May, Povey, Al Smith) 2:24
  5. "Is It Only Love" (May) 5:05
  6. "Come Home Momma" (May) 3:41
  7. "Bridge of God" (May) 4:57
  8. "Singapore Silk Torpedo" (May, Tolson) 5:12
  9. "Belfast Cowboys/Bruise in the Sky" (May, Povey) 6:55
  • The album, upon being reissued, had two bonus tracks, which are live renditions of two of the album's tracks.
  1. "Singapore Silk Torpedo" (Live) 7:06
  2. "Dream/Joey" (Live) 7:21

Personnel[edit]

  • Phil May - Lead vocals, percussion.
  • Pete Tolson - Lead guitar, acoustic guitar, bass.
  • Gordon Edwards - Bass guitar, keyboards, vocals.
  • John Povey - Keyboards, percussion, vocals.
  • Skip Alan - Drums, percussion, vocals.
  • Jack Green - Vocals.

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