Silver Town (The Men They Couldn't Hang album)

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Silver Town
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Studio album by
RecordedWoodcray Manor Studios, Berkshire
GenreRoots rock, Folk-rock, Folk-punk
ProducerMick Glossop
The Men They Couldn't Hang chronology
Waiting for Bonaparte
Silver Town
The Domino Club
Singles from Waiting for Bonaparte
  1. "A Place in the Sun"
    Released: 1989
  2. "Rain, Steam & Speed"
    Released: 1989
  3. "A Map of Morocco"
    Released: 1989

Silver Town is the fourth studio album by The Men They Couldn't Hang. It was released in 1989 under the Silvertone label and recorded at Woodcray Manor Studios in Berkshire. There were three singles released from the album, A Place in the Sun, Rain, Steam & Speed and A Map of Morocco. Rosettes was originally earmarked as a single but was cancelled due to the Hillsborough disaster as the song's lyrical content centred on the football hooligan culture at the time.[1] Only one single released from the album had a promotional video, Rain, Steam & Speed. It was shot in black and white and featured the band members and some of their family members dressed in Victorian clothing. Lead singer Swill portrays engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel who is mentioned during the song's bridge.


  1. ^ A Bag of Songs, Paul Simmonds, ISBN 9781447537274