Hot N Cold - Katy Perry 
Friday, 15 February, 2013, 05:40 - Singles Of The 2000s
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katy perry hot n cold 1Of course! How could anyone be so stupid! Except us perhaps. What the fuck has a picture of Katy Perry talking to a piece of fruit got to do with Hot N Cold? And by piece of fruit, it's not just the banana that's pictured in this version of the cover. Oh, no! There's other versions of the cover where she is talking to a piece of watermelon, a large red apple and even the rare Bonson fruit from southern Korea that only grows once every thirteen years on a Friday. The only explanation is that the fruit had been stored in a refrigerator, or maybe even a freezer, and then had been rapidly heated in a microwave such that elements of it were hot and others cold. If that is the case (and it seems most likely), surely the addition of 'stink lines' to equate to steam rising, as well as a few icicles, would have made the situation much the clearer.

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katy perry hot n cold remixThe remixed cover makes no such additional adornments necessary. What is going on here is clear for all to see. What we have is a sexy babe who is hot. The fact that she seems prepared to flash her naked body to the world makes her even more hot. But wait. She is standing in a very snowy scene. There is snow as far as the eyes can see. This can only mean one thing: It's cold. So add 2 to 2 and what do you get. In this case 4, where 4 means a girl who is both hot, and cold. If Ms Perry wishes to learn the subtle art of making covers for her future singles, then perhaps she could learn a lot from the girl on this cover. Speaking openly, we would be happy to learn whatever it was she is teaching. How's about you?

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Are You Ready For Love - Patsy Gallant 
Thursday, 14 February, 2013, 05:30 - Albums Of The 1970s, Singles Of The 1970s
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patsy gallant are you ready 1Here's something of an anomaly, a singer from Canada that isn't either Mr Adams or Mr Buble. In fact it's not a Mr at all, but the shapely 70s figure of Patsy Gallant. The cover of her single (and album) Are You Ready For Love is even more unusual for a Canadian piece of artwork as it doesn't depict either snow or mounties (those police on horses), both of which it is well known that Canada leads the world in, though it is close to being beaten for snow by the Russian state of Siberia. Ms Gallant is wearing a fetching red dress on the cover which is blowing about to reveal her matching red panties and her high heel red sandals. Now if only the wind would blow a bit harder...

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patsy gallant are you ready remixThey (whoever 'they' are) say that you should be careful what you wish for in case it comes true. As it turns out, no mention of a wish was made, but it might be easy to see why the statement 'now if only the wind would blow a bit harder...' might be taken to indicate some desire for the dress to be raised even higher to see what might be revealed. Thankfully in this remixed cover, no such breeze-based enhancements are required as it appears the girl who has replaced Ms Gallant has already lost her dress. And her panties. And her bra too, or so it would seem. At least she still has her high heel shoes. That must be quite a comfort to her.

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Bullet With Butterfly Wings - The Smashing Pumpkins 
Wednesday, 13 February, 2013, 05:18 - Singles Of The 1990s
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smashing pumpkins bullet 1What a relief to return to the land of the free to do some work on this 1995 single from The Smashing Pumpkins. Bullet With Butterfly Wings was widely acclaimed for its musicianship. But what about that cover? Where to begin? Where, for one, is any connection to the band itself? Second, there seems to be on connection whatsoever to a bullet of any kind (only in your wildest imagination could, perhaps, the rip in the page have been caused by a bullet but the cut is so clean and symetrical that it is highly unlikely). Lastly, where's the butterfly? Overall the cover scores 0 out of 10, even if the song is a rock classic.

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smashing pumpkins bullet remixLike many songs it is both likely and possible that there is a likelihood of the possibility of the name of the song and it's awful cover, being a metaphor for something else. Like a rabbit with a headache or something. But analyzing it further is not going to produce any sense so instead the cover has been replaced by a naked girl wearing butterfly wings. Why? Well, it stems from the fact that the title has the word butterfly in it mostly. That, and the fact that the naked girl is very cute and would look great on the cover of any single (whether that be a single song or a single guy). That obvious enough for you?

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Angels - Robbie Williams 
Tuesday, 12 February, 2013, 05:04 - Singles Of The 1990s
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robbie williams angels 1No. Sorry. Don't understand a word of it. The e-mail that arrived with this remixed cover comes from, apparently, someone calling themself Tabbo of Manchester in England. Tabbo says he knows about this site and then says:
Youze aarn't fekk'n doddlin' it reet.

Aarn't it indeed? Well rather than leave you with the rest of Tabbo's musings on Mr William's and his cover, instead the original is presented here for your reference. According to Tabbo:
Hezz fekk'n twat haircut is shite.

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robbie williams angels remixWhat a relief to find that Tabbo's work on remixing the cover in the AllBum.Art style has yielded something that is both a vast improvement over the original picture of Mr Williams, but is also comprehensible. Given the rest of the 'tripe' spoken by Tabbo, you might have expected his remixed single cover for Angels to have been some drug crazed nonsense. But instead it shows two picturesque angels. It is often said that drugs brings out the best in people, at least by drug addicts if no-one else. Though not even Tabbo would be bold enough to make that statement. He can have the last word:
Themz fekk'n birds is bang-up dolly-mix

Whatever that means...

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Angel Of Harlem - U2 
Monday, 11 February, 2013, 05:53 - Singles Of The 1980s
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u2 angel of harlem 1Ah, 1988, what a year. It was the year that came before 1989 and the year that came after 1987. And even more interestingly, it was the year that U2 released the single Angel Of Harlem. What many people do not recognize is that if you take all of the letters in Angel Of Harlem, and add them together (using their position in the alphabet as a number), then square this number, it doesn't add up to 1988. The subliminal message in the song comes from this cover which, on the face of it, is incredibly boring. What on earth were they thinking about. Since when has a bored looking guy sat around in morbid black and white had anything to do with either angels or Harlem. Maybe that's the point. Or maybe there isn't a point.

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u2 angel of harlem remixWhat this cover needs is a damned good, yes damned good, remix. Harlem is one of those up-and-coming aspirational districts where stuff is happening. So let's make the cover aspirational and up-and-coming. Gone is the bored looking guy, and in his place is a hot looking angel. What's it got to do with U2. Nothing particularly but does that really matter. Surely Bono and his buddies would approve of this angel who, it has to be said, if she had been on the original cover, would probably have catapulted this single from the obscurity of number 14 in the hot 100, to the dizzy heights of number 12, or even number 11.

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(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!) - Beastie Boys 
Sunday, 10 February, 2013, 05:12 - Singles Of The 1980s
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beastie boys fight for your right 1Kick It! No, that is not a reference to the bucket which Beastie Boy Adam Yauch sadly kicked in 2012, but is the now infamous opening line from the Beastie Boys classic 1986 single (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!) The very 1980s cover (in the sense that it's a very over everything, over cluttered, over colorful and over complicated) carries the name of the band, the title of the song and a picture of the Beastie Boys looking, well, very 80s. It's probably the hats and the sunglasses that do it, because it doesn't appear to be raining (hence no need for a hat), nor does it appear to be overly sunny (hence no need for the glasses) and so the band are over dressed, adding to the overly nature of the whole cover.

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beastie boys fight for yourright remixYou should never speak ill of the dead, but we thing Mr Yauch would forgive the replacement of his picture with one that better sums up the whole track. Instead of the picture of the 'Boys, we instead see a couple of girls who are clearly fighting hard. It is only this extreme level of fighting that could possibly be appropriate if the outcome of the battle was the right to party. Never mind human rights, or constitutional rights, the right to party is something that should be a universal human norm, and should not require any fight. But if you are going to fight, make two girls do it in the nude, that's the best way by far. In fact, it almost represents a party in itself, so in a way, no matter who wins, at least they will both have had a party.

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I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry 
Saturday, 9 February, 2013, 05:59 - Singles Of The 2000s
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katy perry i kissed a girl 1What a can of worms is opened up by Katy Perry in her 2008 song I Kissed A Girl. Not since the blatant lesbianism in the video for All The Things She Said by Russian teen group t.A.T.u. has the subject of girl on girl love made it to the Hot 100. Ms Perry's take on the issue is simply that the fact that the girl she kissed had put cherry flavoured chapstic on her lips made it alright. It is true though, is it not, that if someone has put chapstic on their lips, either it is a cold winter's day or they have sore lips, or both. So it may not have been such a good move and it's difficult to see how the cherry flavor would have made the whole situation anything less than awkward.

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katy perry i kissed a girl remixWhat is lacking from the artwork for the original cover of the single is any evidence that this kissing of girls has taken place. Ms Perry is standing alone. In the remixed cover, a shot from a scene where such kissing has taken place (quite feasibly for the very first time) has become the backdrop. Two girls, taking a tentative kiss at a crowded party are shown. Whether either of them is using a chapstic or other wax based lip protectant is not evidenced from the picture. Nor is there any obvious evidence that either girl liked it, though there is evidence that they probably like each other, and that the party has been going for quite some time as they appear to have stripped from their waists upwards.

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Venus - The Shocking Blue 
Friday, 8 February, 2013, 05:50 - Singles Of The 1960s
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the shocking blue venus 1Very little dating back to the 1960s retains any feel of modernness in today's fast changing society. That being the case, it is refreshing to find a female lead singer whose attire and style still looks as funky and sexy as it did nearly 50 years ago. The lead singer of Shocking Blue who are best known for this 1969 single Venus is called Mariska Veres. Mr Veres (who is from Holland) looks rather cute in an Emo kind of way on the cover of the single. The same cannot be said for the other members of the band who look as dated as anyone in any pictures from the era. The rest of the cover is, well, blue, which is kind of to be expected. What it is not, in any way, is shocking.

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the shocking blue venus remixNot only does Ms Veres look sexy on the original cover, but in this remixed cover she looks even sexier. The remixed cover would have no doubt been shocking in the 1960s, except perhaps in Holland where nudity and blue movies appeared to be quite normal, or at least that is the impression that you get from anyone who has ever been to Amsterdam. It is good to have been able to remix this cover with the original artists intact, but to have added something new - in this case the shocking element. As for the Venusian element, that will have to remain untapped for now but there is always the possibility of a remixed remix of the cover of the single in the future.

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I'm So Excited - The Pointer Sisters 
Thursday, 7 February, 2013, 05:49 - Singles Of The 1980s
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pointer sisters so excited 1I'm So Excited is the 1982 single from The Pointer Sisters. Although it dates to 1982, it's style has a lot in common with the 1970s disco sounds, the covers of which have formed a bit of a theme over the past few days here at AllBum.Art. But Oh, what a dull, dull, dull (did someone say dull) cover. It has yellow. It has blue. It has some words. It does not have any evidence of The Pointer Sisters. It does not show any propensity for excitement. It is a cover for the sake of covers, to protect the inwardly protected single from dust. To protect the grooves on the vinyl from the ingress of dirt. To stop the single getting mucky.

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pointer sisters so excited remixBut getting mucky is what a song such as I'm So Excited screams out for on it's cover. What it needs is sisters (in the widest sense of the word, rather than necessarily the clinical one) who are not just excited, but just can't hide it. They need to be about to lose control, and they need to think they like it. The girl in the centre of this remixed cover fits that description to a penny. The look on her face says more than the song needs to. It has blue, yes. It has some words, yes. It shows some sisters, oh yes. It shows a propensity for immediate excitement, definitely. As for protecting the grooves, it does that too. A clear and unequivocal improvement, darn tootin'.

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AWB - Average White Band 
Wednesday, 6 February, 2013, 05:39 - Albums Of The 1970s
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average white band 1Another of those funky disco bands from the 1970s, the Average White Band really hit the pits when all they could come up with for the name of an album was AWB. And the cover of the album is even less inventive. It just comprises the name of the band, together with their logo. One thing of merit, if anything, is that their logo replaces the letter 'W' with what is obviously meant to be the curvy rear view of a naked lady. Unfortunately, the lady has her back turned so that we cannot see any more of her. That, and the fact that the lady in question has been drawn with a pencil makes the whole thing very lacking in anything but pit hit shit.

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average white band remixHow simple it is to remix the album art and return it to the kind of glory that should have shone through in the first place. All that is required is the re-addition of the original female using photographic reproduction rather than a pencil drawing done by a drunken Canadian teenager. As this remixed cover shows, the lady in question fits perfectly within the curves of the 'W' and although her back is still turned, and she is facing away from the camera, the sense of sexiness is massively enhanced from the original. Now AWB no longer stands for Average White Band, but shouts 'Ass With Bumnificence' or maybe just 'AWsome Bum'.

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