The Turtles are apparently Happy Together and although there are one or two smiling faces on the cover of their single, it is not at all clear that everyone in the picture is happy to be together. The remix shows two babes who seem very happy to be together. Perhaps it is the fact that they are both naked and therefore are happy to have the mutual support for whatever they are going to do next - such as to find out where their clothes have disappeared to. Joyous!
Now, when we at AllBum.Art are faced with helping someone out, our warped minds immediately think of helping someone out of their clothes. The original cover of (Somebody) Help Me Out by Beggar And Co does not reflect our view of assistance, but the remix does as we find one babe helping another out of her clothes. The fact that the babe doing the helping is naked suggests that she might have had some help too. Assistance!
The Casbah, as any geographer will tell you, is the old quarters of a north African or Middle Eastern country. So when The Clash sing Rock The Casbah and compliment this with a single cover that shows two middle eastern gentlemen rocking to the beat, we are all good and full marks are scored for the relevance of the cover artwork. The remixed cover loses some of this but shows a different way in which a Casbah could be rocked, rocked to its core by having a naked babe riding a camel into town. Yowsah!
It's Cool For Cats, or at least it is according to Squeeze. The original cover of their single may have the two letter 'o's in the word 'cool' in the shape of cats' eyes but why is this so cool? On the remix we find a cool cat, in the form of a babe wearing cats' ears but little else, which is no doubt why she is so cool. Simple really when you think about it. Anyone fancy a squeeze? Tight!
It's difficult to get a feeling from the cover artwork of a single, but it is easy to see what is going on. The original cover of (Feels Like) Heaven by Fiction Factory tells us nothing more than the fact that heaven is a cloudy old place. The remix allows us to sense more of what heaven might be like, that being a place where angels of all kinds hang out - some with white wings and some, like in the remix, with black wings. Unfortunately you can't feel this from the artwork, but hopefully it (Looks Like) Heaven? Valhalla!
What is is that Jim Diamond is trying to tell us on the cover of his single I Should Have Known Better? The dark broody blue coloring maybe suggest he should have thought about buying a better light bulb. Thankfully the remix helps us to answer this question as we find a babe who appears to be locked out of her car, no doubt calling a locksmith to help her get back in. And what should she have known better, well for one to keep her keys with her at all times, and for two, not to lock her car whilst she is only wearing stockings and heels. Indigo.
Now Paffendorf might think that by making the cover of their single Be Cool different shades of blue, that it somehow means that it reflects the notion of coolness. That may be how they see being cool. We see being cool as having a pretty babe in a snow covered forest who is using some of that snow to keep her body temperature low, though we think she should reconsider where she is applying it as the area of her body where she is daubing the snow is particularly sensitive, or so we are led to believe. Icy!
Brrr... it's a cold January day, one of those that makes you Shiver, or so says George Benson. On the cover of his single, though, he looks distinctly warm in his grey suit and blue shirt. On the remix we find someone who is much much colder, and is shivering away on a cold January morning on a footpath in the middle of a forest. The fact that she is wearing naught but her high heels is probably not helping her keep warm any. Silly girl!
What better way to begin 2016 than with a remix of a song about the New Year. And so we bring you Queen Of The New Year by Deacon Blue. On the original cover we find some kind of gold plated artistic rendering of something or other. On the remix we find a princess who is on her way to a New Year party where she will no doubt put on the crystal slipper and become someone's queen. All sounds so romantic, doesn't it not? January!