On the original single front cover artwork for Rock Your Baby, we find George McCrae lounging around against a wooden fence. It seems he is not rocking, though it is a still photo, but there is definitely no baby, babe or other diminutive person around. On the remix we find a babe, or baby, who is lounging around against a rock in her bikini. The only missing part is whether she is your baby or someone else's baby who is rocking. Pebble!
When a band such as Matt Bianco sings a song entitled Get Out Of Your Lazy Bed, we expect a little more from the original single cover artwork than a moody picture of the band members. What we do expect is a bed, with someone in it, who is clearly lazy and doesn't want to get out (or is is the bed that is lazy?) So it is probably good news that all of these aspects appear to be present in the remixed artwork. Snooze!
On the original single cover artwork for Starry Eyed Surprise by Oakenfold we find a female mannequin wearing a black and white face mask and whose body has been covered in silver paint. How do we know it is a mannequin - check out the arms where you can see the join to the hand! On the remix we find two females who have been covered in silver body paint and this time they appear to be real and not dolls. Either that or the joins are very well done. Argent!
Wouldn't you expect that on the original front cover artwork of a single called Faster Kill Pussycat, there would be some kind of feline figure to see? Well, according to Oakenfold Featuring Brittany Murphy, the silhouette of a city skyline is far more the kind of thing. Not so for the remix, where we find a pussycat lapping up a bowl of milk. If the milk was poisoned, perhaps that would kill her faster. Either that or she would have to drown in it. Swim!
This Year's Love is what David Gray sings about and being January, we were keen to see how this year's love differed from last year's. However, the original single cover artwork does not help with this as all we find is a picture of Mr Gray looking, well, for want of a better word, grey. On the remix we find a babe that would make a far better love for this year, though she has an equally ashen facial expression. Smile!
What's Another Year? That is what Johnny Logan asks us. How timely is his question as we enter a new year? How odd, then, that on the original single cover artwork we find Mr Logan looking less than happy. For the remix we've gone all HG Wells and we find a babe sitting on a time machine. To her another year is no big deal, just flip the switch and off you go. If only life was that simple. Then again, if you had a time machine, maybe it would be. Temporal!
Wouldn't you credit it, Shakin' Stevens brings us another attempt at making it The Best Christmas Of Them All, which according to the original single cover front artwork simply requires Mr Stevens to stand singing into a microphone wearing a red suit and black shirt. On the remix we improve this scene by introducing a babe wearing a Santa outfit who is cooking a gingerbread house if you look closely - like you need any encouragement to do that! Ginger!
Album Covers, Albums Of The 1960s, Special Remixes, Christmas Crackers, High Heels, Not Safe For WorkAnother seasonal remix, this time for Jimmy McGriff and his holiday album Christmas With McGriff. On the original album front cover artwork we find a babe sitting on a stool dressed in a Santa outfit. Not much has changed on the remix other than that there is noa w different babe wearing a seasonal costume, but she is sitting on a present rather than a stool. Similarity!