Freeway Madness

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Freeway Madness
Studio album by
Released January 1973
Recorded Morgan Studios, Willesden
Genre Rock
Length 37:50 (original release)
Label Warner Bros. K 46190
Producer Asa Jones
The Pretty Things chronology
Freeway Madness
Silk Torpedo
Singles from Freeway Madness
  1. "Over the Moon / Havana Bound"
    Released: December 8, 1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Freeway Madness is the sixth album by the English rock band Pretty Things. It was released in early 1973 on Warner Bros. Records.

It's the second album without founding member Dick Taylor and the first without bassist Wally Waller as a full member, who had 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. Since he worked as a producer for EMI at the time, he appears on this album under the alias "Asa Jones".[2]

Track listing

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

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
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
Side two
No. Title Length
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
Bonus tracks from 2002 CD reissue by Repertoire Records
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Religion's Dead" (live at The Lyceum, London, Summer 1973)   4:46
12. "Havana Bound" (live at The Lyceum, London, Summer 1973)   4:20
13. "Love Is Good" (live at The Lyceum, London, Summer 1973) May, Povey 6:43
14. "Onion Soup" (live at The Lyceum, London, Summer 1973)   8:17
15. "Over the Moon" (single edit) May, Waller 4:06
16. "Havana Bound" (single edit)   3:50


The Pretty Things

  • Phil May – Lead vocals
  • Pete Tolson – Guitar
  • Jon Povey – Keyboards, vocals
  • Stuart Brooks – Bass guitar
  • Skip Alan – Drums

Outside musicians

  • Gordon Huntley – Pedal steel guitar on "Country Road"
  • Wally Waller – Vocals on "Over the Moon"
  • Don Harper – Viola
  • Billy Reid – Violin
  • Johnny Van Derrick – Violin
  • Peter Willison – Cello


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Waller, Wally (2002). Freeway Madness (CD booklet). Pretty Things. Repertoire Records.
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