Red Sleeping Beauty

"Red Sleeping Beauty" was the second single by McCarthy released in October 1986.

"Red Sleeping Beauty"
Single by McCarthy
  • "From the Damned"
  • "God the Father" (12" only)
  • "For the Fat Lady" (12" only)
ReleasedOctober 1986
GenreIndie pop
Songwriter(s)Malcolm Eden, Tim Gane
McCarthy singles chronology
"In Purgatory"
"Red Sleeping Beauty"
"Frans Hals"

The B-sides were "From the Damned", "God the Father" and "For the Fat Lady". The latter two were only available on the 12" vinyl release.

The single is not on any of the band's three studio albums. It can be found on the releases A La Guillotine and That's All Very Well But.... The song is believed to have been written as a protest to the Margaret Thatcher government.

The song has been covered by Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield and features as a B-side to the Manics single "Autumnsong" released on 16 July 2007.

A Swedish indie pop band was named after the song title.[1]


  1. ^ "Red Sleeping Beauty".