The Bizet Boys ‎– Ride 'Em Carmen

Parlophone ‎– RIDE 1
Vinyl, 7", Single



Originally to be released with standard Parlophone catalogue R6214, but changed to the vanity cat# of RIDE1 after the discs had been pressed. The discs still carry the original cat# in the run-out but it has been striked through and a second stamp put alongside it.

Full rear sleeve text as follows :

The Questions: Is opera accessible to everyone? Why is Harvey Goldsmith staging our opera from the 5th June at Earls Court? Will the classics benefit from 'The Bezits' members James Antony and Fats Tonkins 'discoing' this French masterpiece? Is it fair to assume that Stan Neilton an Francis Charles, the alleged producers, are nothing less than Police Five addicts. Can you believe that Peter Colin, engineer has rigidly stuck to an acid free diet for more than a week, or for that matter that carl, his right hand sound mixer, has quit to take up full time violin lessons. Has Ben had a bill. Are EMI that desperate to associate themselves with this kind of music. Who is Carmen? Is she still available, why doesn't she like to be touched there? Did Good Earth Studios bookings totally disentegrate as a direct result of the Bizet revolution. Will there be a follow up single, does anybody care? Yeah!! What is the manual? Why was this record made? The influences: The popularity of Kylie. The success of The Brits. The piousness of Neil Tennant. The looks of Mick Hucknall. The wisdom of Paul Russell. The hairline of John Brandz. The teeth of Janet Street-Porter. The success of Sigue Sigue Sputnik. The state of California. The love life of Lucien Grange. The legend of Rob Dickens. The popularity of the NME. The wit of Gill Pringle. The eagerness of Neil Ferris. Johnny Rotten's smile. Shakin Stevens' intellect. Salvador Dali's paintings. The Proclaimer's 'Packets'. Dusty's diet. TOTP. New World Cafe. Tracey Bennett's name. London Records' album sales. The stablity of Sean Penn. Brother Beyond's new logo. Mike Mansfield's new plane. Garry Farrow's bank balance. Jonathan Ross's acting. The Bill. Jill Sinclair's generosity. The Sun. The Moon and all the stars. Sam Fox's hairdresser. Madonna's Pepsi habit. The Antiques Road Show. Yazz's manager. New Order's order. Def Leppard's deafness. The penmanship of Jon Savage. Jonathan King's social life. Rick Sky's career. Daffodils. Vogue dressmaking patterns. Spanner's sexuality. Walt Disney's politics. Lemmy's dentist. Boy George's psychiatrist. Fairground Attraction's dry cleaning. Gordon Charlton's breath. Oberstein's age. Chris Briggs sobriety. Paul Rodwell's retirement. Rob Holden's motorbike. Ian Penman's diplomacy. Paul Morley's career. Simon Bates' record straightening. Mariella's TV career. Magenta's hair colour. Lynn Frank's husband. Fantasia. John Preston's job. Smash Hits' editorial policy. Sales of the bible. Brian Ferry's legs. Jerry Hall's indulgences. Napier Bell's interior designer. Paul Gambaccinni's profile. Anne Nightingale's youth. Simple Minds' minds. Trevor Horn's horn. George Michael's origin. Jagger's pension book. David Essex's boots. Snub TV budgets. Sheena Easton's determination. Simon Draper's curtains. David Betteridge's siren. Matt, Peter and Mike's love triangle. Matt and Luke's Rolex shares. Chris Lowe's dog. Dave Stewart's chameleon. James Wyllie's suits. Roger Ames' accent. Dave Ambrose's carpet. John Jackson's cars. Barry Dicken's weight. Tom Watkins' chicken soup. Ralph Simon's zombie. Martin Hopewell's hope. Sounds' circulation. Music Week's awareness. Phil Collins' headmastership. Motor Mouth's mouth. Cath Gilbey's dresses. Andy Morahan's new band. Matt Forest's ego. Marty's girlfriend. Elton's marriage. John Read's taste. Freddy's costumier. Blow Monkey's marketing. Compilation tapes. Royalty breaks. Music business lawyers. Richard Rowe's wooden spoon. Tony Woolcott's tan. Gary Davies' nose. Hi-Energy and Low Fat. Eric Watson's baby. Chips' Zanzibar drinks bill. Dave Bates's religion. The words of Rick Astley. Andrew Pryor's sense of humour. Knocker Knowles' new job. The bells of St.Clements. Nigel Dempsters binoculars. David Bowie's comeback tour. Andy Bell's lipstick. Depeche Mode's new film. Simon Climie's new girlfriend. Rod Stewart's age. Sinead O'Connor's wig. Martin Degville's wig. The butchness of David Wigg. Champagne Socialism. Czech and Speake smells. Dave Munn's weight. Loraine Trent's breasts.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5099920333775
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side): RIDE 1 A-1U-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side): RIDE 1 B-1U-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side (Striked Through)): R 6214 A-1U-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side (Striked Through)): R 6214

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
12R 6214 The Bizet Boys Ride 'Em Carmen(12", Promo, TP, W/Lbl) Parlophone 12R 6214 UK 1989 Sell This Version
12RIDE 1 The Bizet Boys Ride 'Em Carmen(12", Single) Parlophone 12RIDE 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
006 20 3337 7 The Bizet Boys Ride 'Em Carmen(7", Single) Parlophone 006 20 3337 7 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
060-20 3337 6, K 060 203337 6 The Bizet Boys Ride 'Em Carmen(12", Single) Parlophone, Parlophone 060-20 3337 6, K 060 203337 6 Germany 1989 Sell This Version