Frankie Knuckles ‎– Baby Wants To Ride

Trax Records ‎– TX150
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Baby Wants To Ride
Written-By – Walton*, Knuckles*
B Your Love
Written-By – Walton*

Companies, etc.



Side A published by Sanlar Publ.

The track durations printed on the center labels show:
A Side: 5:25;
B Side: 5:20.
These times are incorrect. The durations shown with the tracklist above are the correct times for each track.

There are two manufacturing variations with different stamper impressions for this release. One variant has a larger outer ring impression that encircles the labels, and also a small inner ring impression that is proximate to the center hole. The other variant has just an outer ring impression ring. Both variants lack the mastering credit etched in the runout area that the other red label versions in the database have.

some copies have labels that are reversed.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): TX150A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): TX150B
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out etchings A-side): TX 150-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out etchings B-side): TX-150-B
  • Rights Society: BMI



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March 12, 2008
edited over 7 years ago

'Baby Wants To Ride' manages to embrace sex, love and politics with its lyrics, and drive the dancefloor with its raw bassline.
'Your love' had been released a few years earlier on Persona Records and with its tale of desire for love, beautiful melodies, and almost sexually abiguous lyrics it was a breath of fresh air even on its second release on Trax records.
Both tracks on this 12" sound like they could well be unfinalised versions and have that classic 'Trax' sound. The pressing on my copy is okey but there are dropouts in the sound and crackles in all the right places.
This release was largely uncredited to 'Jamie Principle' with most people at the time, in the UK at least, thinking of it as a 'Frankie Knuckles' release. Both tracks heavily influenced the then emerging U.K Acid House scene, although it must be noted that neither of these is an Acid House record.
One thing that's often overlooked in the lyrics is the line "Jesse, I hate thieves" which refers to an earlier incident of 'Jesse Saunders' re-recording note for note 'Jamie Principle's' earlier track 'Waiting On My Angel'