- Roy G. Biv is a common mnemonic for the order of the colours of the rainbow, like 'Richard of York gave battle in vain'. [DC]
- The song was used in season two, episode three of That Mitchell and Webb Look.
- Even moreso than other tracks by BoC, Roygbiv is redolent of the musical styles of Canadian public television in the late 1970s and early 1980s, particularly the theme to the TVOntario chat show Realities.
- "Roygbiv - Alphaquest Mix" was a remix done by BoC specially for someone called Andy Soosay's student film. The track was leaked onto the net and is understood to be genuine. It's longer than the original at 6:23. The mix begins with the track "Bocuma" in its entirety. It's backed up by images of the actual DAT inlay which contains nuggets such as "Custom DIY job for Andy Soosay", "Date Time: Thursday 15th May 1997", "SOURCE: Brown source or tomato source" and "COMMENTS: Yeah, it's pretty good".
- Additional words in the Alpha Quest mix are as follows:
Doorways up and down the hall
Wonder what's behind them all
Doors that lead to anywhere
Got to A, B, C, what's there
Got to A, B, C, decide
Where's the door I haven't tried
A, B, C, D, East and West
Going on an Alphaquest!
Samples / Lyrics
- The sampled voice is of a child saying "Yeah," (in reverse) sounding similar to "Hey!"