Don't Ask Me: CD Single


Standard Version: Don't Ask Me / Rules and Regulations / Warrior (Dave Dorrell Remix)
Ltd Edition: Don't Ask Me / Warrior (12" Mix) / Warrior (Dave Dorrell Remix)

Release Date:
Ltd Edition: 15.10.90

Label & Catalogue Number:
Virgin. VSCDT 1231
Virgin. VSCDX 1231

Running Time:
15:25 mins
17:40 mins

Highest UK Chart Position:

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

Format Info:
Issued as a standard 5" CD single, and as a limited edition numbered picture disc in a 'metal box' style tin. The actual CD is numbered, but the tin is not. The tin features the artwork as stickers. The tin version also features a slightly different tracklisting.

Track Info:
'Don't Ask Me' & 'Rules and Regulations' are the normal album versions lifted from 'The Greatest Hits So Far' compilation.

The remixes of 'Warrior' are taken from the 1989 12" singles. The Dave Dorrell remix is also featured on 'The Greatest Hits So Far'.

As one of the reviews at the time pointed out, it was ironic that Virgin Records chose a un-recyclable metal tin to promote PiL's eco conscious single!

'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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