Don't Ask Me / Rules & Regulations
Label & Catalogue
Virgin. VS 1231
Highest UK Chart Position:
Vox - John Lydon
Guitar - John McGeoch
Bass - Allan Dias
Drums - Machine / Bruce Smith (B-side only)
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
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
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