7-27915 Rag Doll
Produced by Bruce Fairbairn
Released on May 1988
US CHART POSITION #17 (charted June 4, 1988 for 17 weeks) . . . UK CHART POSITION #42
Find it at GEMM
7-27915 w. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

O h God, we’ve gone too far... pull back, pull back! Must...not...look at...Steven Tyler’s...ridiculous...codpiece. Okay, so it’s not actually a codpiece (I looked), but c’mon, the guy is wearing suspenders and a scarf for a belt. In case you younger readers are wondering, no, that was never in style, excepting circus clowns. Your self-respecting rodeo clown, by the way, wouldn’t be caught dead wearing that. As for Rag Doll, you ask? It took four people to write it. Apparently, no one person wanted to take the blame. The US 7-inch single features “St. John” on the B side, which is the better track (Tyler took the credit for that one all by his lonesome). It also features “Available as a cassette single” on the cover, which is a bizarre bit of marketing. I mean, really, if I’m looking at the sleeve, chances are I’m thinking of buying it (or making sure that’s not really a codpiece). Why tell me I can buy it as a cassette single instead? What’s next: Lays regular potato chips featuring a banner that says: “You know, we make a low fat version of this too, you fat lard?” Which reminds me, this is also available as a twelve-inch with three different versions of Rag Doll. You fat lard.

TRACK LISTING

    US/CAN 7-inch/cassette single
  1. RAG DOLL    (Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Jim Vallance/Holly Knight)    4:21
  2. ST. JOHN    (Steven Tyler)    4:12

    UK/GER 7-inch single
  3. RAG DOLL
  4. SIMORIAH

    JPN 7-inch single
  5. RAG DOLL
  6. I'M DOWN

    UK 12-inch/CD single
  7. RAG DOLL
  8. MAMA KIN (LIVE)
  9. DREAM ON (LIVE)

    US 12-inch promo single
  10. RAG DOLL (EXTENDED VACATION MIX)
  11. RAG DOLL (ROCKAPELLA)
  12. RAG DOLL (DUB)

    US CD promo single
  13. RAG DOLL (ALL DAYPARTS EDIT)
  14. RAG DOLL (ROCK MIX)
  15. RAG DOLL (EXTENDED VACATION MIX)

CREDITS

Mike Fraser -- engineer, mixing
Bob Rock -- engineer
Gene Kirkland -- photography

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US May 1988 Geffen 7"/CSS 7-27915/927195-4 picture sleeve
US 1988 Geffen CDSPRO PRO-CD-3089  
US 1988 Geffen 12PRO PRO-A-3138  
UK/GER 1988 Geffen 7" GEF-76 picture sleeve
UK 1988 Geffen 12/12LE/CDS GEF-76T/TW/CD avail. as limited edition w. patch
CAN 1988 Geffen 7" 92 79157  
JPN 1988 Geffen 7" P-2405 picture sleeve

 

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