Silk Torpedo

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Silk Torpedo
Pretty Things silk torpedo.jpg
Studio album by The Pretty Things
Released October 1974
Recorded 1973
Olympic Studios, London
Genre Rock
Length 42:02 (original release)
Label Swan Song
Producer Norman Smith
The Pretty Things chronology
Freeway Madness
Silk Torpedo
Savage Eye
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.

The album was the first to be released in the UK on the Swan Song Records label.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dream" Jon Povey 1:08
2. "Joey" Phil May 5:35
3. "Maybe You Tried" May, Pete Tolson 4:19
4. "Atlanta" May, Tolson 2:42
5. "L.A.N.T.A." May, Povey, Norman Smith 2:23
6. "Is It Only Love" May 5:04
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Come Home Momma" May 3:32
2. "Bridge of God" May 5:01
3. "Singapore Silk Torpedo" May, Tolson 5:11
4. "Belfast Cowboys" May, Povey 5:10
5. "Bruise in the Sky" Povey 1:50
Bonus tracks from 2002 CD reissue by Repertoire Records
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Singapore Silk Torpedo" (live at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1974) May, Tolson 7:11
12. "Dream / Joey" (live at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1974) May, Povey 7:16



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Davis, Stephen. Hammer of the Gods (2008 ed.). London: Pan Books. p. 222. ISBN 978-0-330-43859-9.