What would you expect to see on the front artwork of a single called Sealegs? Perhaps you might expect to see the sea, and possibly a some legs? No, not according to The Shins. What you find on the original cover is some kind of sea-urchin related drawing. On the remix everything returns to normal as you can see the sea, and a pair of legs. Why the legs concerned are lying down with nothing but a pair of stockings to cover them remains a mystery. Shingle!
What do you find if you're Walkin' After Midnight? According to the original single cover artwork by Patsy Cline, her smiling face is what you will find. The remix seems more up-to-date as now, as we wander around after the midnight hour, we find a babe with very long stocking-clad legs, very high heels with red soles, a very short skirt which doesn't quite meet her stockings, and drag-queen make up. Bewitching!
Who makes you feel like A Natural Woman? Why Aretha Franklin of course. Who else? You can see Ms Franklin asking this question on the original single front cover artwork, with her figure-of-eight earrings, which just shout naturism. On the remix we find a real life naturist in the form of a natural woman naked on a footpath in a forest. It all looks very wholesome and natural and given that she is nude, there's little doubt that she is also a woman. Greenery!
Sunshine After The Rain, what could be more refreshing? That said, according to the original single front cover artwork by Elkie Brookes, you should still wear your raincoat, even when the sunshine comes out, and the rain is finished. An alternative approach is taken by the babe on the remix who has opened a sunshade and taken all her clothes off, as the sun dries up the rain. Either approach is fine, but one may be more acceptable in public circles. Umbrella!
This is not the only song in the world called Street Life, but it is the one sung by Roxy Music. The band's idea of street living seems to be to sit on office chairs by a grand piano in lounge suits. That is what the original single front cover artwork says. The remixed artwork says has a babe walking down a street. Pictures of fruit are still life, and a picture of a babe walking down a road is street life. Makes complete sense. Avenue!
Who doesn't know the opening refrain of this The Troggs' song Wild Thing. You make my heart sing. The original cover may make some people's hearts sing, but the remix, we feel, would do a much better job. On it we find a babe enjoying the big wild outdoors, sprawling by a river and next to a waterfall with a picturesque forest beside her. Not only does she like being in the wild[/wild], but her clothing (or lack of) suggest she has a wild attitude too. Thing!
Single Covers, Singles Released Before 1960, Special Remixes, Summer Sizzlers, Outdoors, Not Safe For WorkYou have to wonder about the sanity of a parent who decide to call their son Philip, when their family name is Phillips. But here we have Phil Phillips and his lazy love song Sea Of Love. On the original cover artwork we find Mr Phillips (Philly to his friends) filling out a space where the backdrop is of a strange combination of an underwater scene and a smiling face. The remix is filled with a babe who is also smiling, and who it might be hoped would find a sea of love of her own. Philtration!
David Bowie and his China Girl, what can we say about that? Let's examine the original single front cover artwork where a chinese girl is telling Mr Bowie to keep quiet by 'shushing' him with her pointed fingernailed finger. On the remix is another chinese girl, who is sitting on what appears to be a bird waterer. No doubt her ass is going to be wet, and it seems to have dribbled down her legs and soaked her shoes too. Thankfully no others of her clothes are likely to get wet as she isn't wearing any. Bowl!
Apparently The Ronettes have been, or are, Walking In The Rain. Somehow, having done so, they have remained completely dry and their beehive hair-dos intact, at least that's how they appear on the original single cove artwork. On the remix is a babe who is walking in the rain. Unlike the band members, she does appear to be soaking wet, and whatever hair-do she had is now ruined. At least she has had the sense to remove her shoes. Or is that nonsense. Clingy!
Album Covers, Albums Of The 1980s, Single Covers, Singles Of The 1980s, Outdoors, Public, Safe For WorkFisherman's Blues was both an album and a single for The Waterboys back in the late 1980s. The original front cover artwork shows the band members playing their instruments. Maybe they are playing the blues. Maybe they are fishermen. On the remix, a babe wearing a blue bikini stands at a fishing dock. No doubt the fishermen who have to to to sea get the blues that they can't stand around and ogle. Cast off!