Don't Ask Me: Cassette Single


Don't Ask Me / Rules and Regulations

Release Date:

Label & Catalogue Number:
Virgin. VSC 1231

Highest UK Chart Position:

Vox - John Lydon
Guitar - John McGeoch
Bass - Allan Dias
Drums - Machine / Bruce Smith (B-side only)

Format Info:
Cardboard sleeve

Track Info:
Same tracks as 7" single. Both tracks are the normal album versions lifted from 'The Greatest Hits So Far' compilation.

'Don't Ask Me' was released to promote 'The Greatest Hits So Far' compilation. The only new track on the album.

A promo video was shot for the single. Directed by Jesse Dylan (Bob's son).


Tony Berg & PiL

Zeitgeist Studio, LA

Sleeve Design:
Artwork: Reg Mombassa
Design: Melanie Nissen / Kathleen Philpott

It was a genuine statement. I don't like swimming in other peoples piss and shit. This is my world, for fuck's sake. I don't enjoy industrial wastelands. There was actually a problem with the record company at the time, in that they didn't press enough copies of the single, and it went straight in the charts and then it couldn't sell any more because they didn't press any.
- John Lydon, Volume 3 CD/Book 1992

Lydon loved 'Don't Ask Me'. Allan Dias wrote the music, but when we put the guitars on it, John thought it sounded like a Pistols song or something...
- John McGeoch, Sounds 1990

Don't Ask Me
Rules & Regulations

Press Reviews:
Sounds, October 1990

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