Silk Torpedo

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Silk Torpedo
Pretty Things silk torpedo.jpg
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
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]


  1. "Dream/Joey" (Phil May, Jon 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


  • Phil May - lead vocals, percussion.
  • Pete Tolson - lead guitar, acoustic guitar, bass.
  • Gordon Edwards - bass guitar, keyboards, vocals.
  • Jon Povey - keyboards, percussion, vocals.
  • Skip Alan - drums, percussion, vocals.
  • Jack Green - vocals.


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