"Ever since I was a young boy, I played the silver ball" is the opening line of this 1969 song from rock legends The Who. Now we are led to believe that this is because the person concerned is a Pinball Wizard, but the remix of the single cover artwork offers an alternative suggestion: that the balls being played with might have had other motives than the purely pin in nature. This pinup of a chick is bound to get many young boy's balls played with!
Everybody's doing a brand new dance now. Well it might have been brand new in the 1960s but today it's as common as a dime. The Loco-Motion is a dance originally brought to us by Little Eva and involves all kinds of twists and turns. The original cover shows Ms Boyd but tells us nothing of how the dance is done. On the remixed cover, two topless babes seem to have got carried away with the dance and one is looking rather shocked at the Loco-Motive antics of her friend.
Walk This Way was a hit for Run DMC (and not mentioning those Aerosmith dudes) in the 1980s. The cover of the single shows the band members in an interesting pose. One of them has obviously seen something he wants and is pushing the other two back so that he can get at it first. The question is, what is it that he has seen? The remixed cover shows the answer: two hot topless chicks walking that way. Now you know where the song title comes from!
Just follow the Three Steps To Heaven, is what Eddie Cochran instructed us to do way back in 1960. But what will we find if we go there? If the original cover art is to be believed, we will find the aforementioned Mr Cochran playing his guitar. In the remixed version we find that heaven is much more appealing as up those three steps is a naked chick standing around waiting for someone to come past. So let's start the journey, one step at a time, or three all at once, you choose!
Yesterday we stated that some cover art remixes are inspired by a song's title, and some by a picture. This remix is inspired by both! 7 Ways To Love is an obscure dance single from the 1990s by one-time band Cola Boy. But the title fits the picture perfectly. 7 versions of the same girl, in different states of dress and undress. 7 ways to appreciate the same girl, and all of them lovely. Choice!
As has been said many times at AllBum.Art, sometimes a remix of a cover is inspired by the cover of a song or its title, and sometimes by a picture that is just too good to miss the chance to use. This is one of those latter instances where a picture (in this case of a lot of mature ladies in wellington boots in a garden) was just too good not to be used in a remix. In this case it's the 1977 album Delights Of The Garden by The Last Poets With Bernard Purdie. We are sure you will agree that the remix sings more about the delights of the garden than the original cover does!
Pony was the first single for Washington D.C. rapper Ginuwine. The original cover shows the face of a pony - which is a reasonable thing to show on a single of that name. We feel that Mr Lumpkin would be better served by a different kind of pony though and in the remix we see a naked babe with a pony-tail, but one that is positioned where a real pony would have its tail! Why she is shackled to a train carriage is unknown, a horse drawn carriage perhaps?
Sting (real name Gordon Sumner) released the single Fields Of Gold in 1993. The original cover shows Mr Sumner standing beneath an umbrella with the picture having been colored in a gold hue to signify the goldness of the song. The remix shows what? A naked girl in a real field of gold. No additional coloration, nor any other modifications necessary. Mr Sumner's cover artwork team have a lot to learn.
Reet Petite is a 1957 song (re-released in the mid 1980s) by Jackie Wilson, known the world over for the rolling-R's of Mr Wilson's p-r-r-r-onunciation. The original cover shows Mr Wilson in various different dancing positions but shows no sign of the petite person of whom he sings. The remix shows is none other than Reet herself (assuming that is her name) who is very petite, indeed some might say flat-chested. Others might not bother and just enjoy the view!
Happy New Year to you from all of us at AllBum.Art. To celebrate the new year, we bring you a remix of New Years Day by Irish band U2. The original cover is a bit weird with a half naked boy hiding behind a pole. The remix shows the aftermath of a particularly tiring new years party. Everyone is asleep and what's more, they have forgotten to go to bed and have just ended up snoozing on each other's laps. Oh, and looks like they forgot their pajamas too!