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)
Ltd Edition: 15.10.90
Label & Catalogue
Virgin. VSCDT 1231
Virgin. VSCDX 1231
Highest UK Chart Position:
Vox - John Lydon
Guitar - John McGeoch
Bass - Allan Dias
Drums - Machine / Bruce Smith (B-side's only)
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.
'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
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
Rules & Regulations