Now where were we before we were rudely interrupted by Valentine's Day? Ah, yes, just about to launch a short series of remixes of songs about hitch-hiking. Today it's turn of soul legend Marvin Gaye to sing about a Hitch Hike. On the original cover we see Mr Gaye looking ebullient (is that a word?) but no hitch hiking going on. On the remix we see a babe who is awaiting a hitch hike. She clearly needs a lift as it seems all her clothes, except her shoes, have been stolen. Help!
It's Valentine's Day so to put you in the mood, here is a romantic song about the kind of naughtiness that goes on at this time of year. Atlantic Starr sing about their Secret Lover, someone who they shouldn't be with. Maybe they sent them a Valentine's Card. Maybe they didn't. Either way, a remix is in order and on the remix we see a guy who is being adored by a sexy babe. It all looks very furtive and secret and there seems little doubt that they are lovers, though there may be little love lost there. Missing!
Seals And Crofts sang about Ridin' Thumb, also known, to you and me, as hitch-hiking. Sadly on the cover of their single, there is no evidence of any thumb-related activity, nor, it has to be said, is there any evidence of Mr Seals or Mr Crofts - so a total fail as cover artwork goes. This has been rectified on the remixed cover as we see a babe standing by the side of a road with her thumb held out ready to attract any passing vehicles. Wearing that outfit, she will have no problems with that. Up!
Naked babes in public places seems to be the order of the day and though we're done with streets, there are other places of a public nature where nude babes hang out. Today it's Down In The Tube Station At Midnight, according to The Jam. Apparently 'the tube' is the name for the London metro and on the original cover we see the band standing exactly where it says in the title. The remix shows the same time and a nearby venue but with added benefits. Tunnel!
We get the feeling that you're enjoying our series of remixed cover artwork that involves babes walking or standing naked on a street and today's remix will not disappoint. On the original cover of Walking In Memphis by Marc Cohn, we see Mr Cohn. But as usual, there's no evidence of walking, nor of him, or anyone else, being in Memphis. On the remix we see a babe who has gone for a walk in what could well be Memphis. At night. And naked. See, we told you that you would like it. Avenue!
We are on a roll with our remixes of artwork that involve babes standing on a street. Today's song may not sound like it would deserve such a remix but to us, when Jesus Jones sings about an International Bright Young Thing, we immediately think of a jet-setting babe standing with her suitcase. And if she is standing on a street waiting to be picked up (in a taxi or otherwise) then even better. And if she is also naked, then who are we to complain. Passport!
Another song about your street, this time from girl group The Bangles and their hit Walking Down Your Street. The original cover shows the four band members but they are not walking and not on any street, road, boulevard or avenue, let alone yours. The remix sees just the one babe, but she is walking and she is on the street. Is it your street she is walking down? Did you even notice what street it is? Distraction!
On the original cover of Streets Of Your Town by Australian artist The Go-Betweens, we find a man and what looks like his wife and child. He is holding up a bottle of what looks like milk, and his wife is carrying a picnic basket. This might be a typical street scene in Australia but it looks nothing like the streets of our town. The remixed artwork shows a scene far more common on the streets of this country. A naked babe walking around at night. Amber!
Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree.
It's been 3 long years,
Do you still want me?
Is what the words of this famous song by Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando state. If no yellow ribbons are tied around the tree, the guy will stay on the bus and forget about us. So here we find that not only has the girl tied a yellow ribbon around the tree, but has shackled herself to it as well. Extra!
When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman, it gets hard. That's what Dr Hook told us back in 1979. They do not indicate what gets hard, though it does not take much imagination to work out what they might have meant. The original cover sees the band standing around looking at something, but whatever it is they are looking at is as elusive as the question of what gets hard. In the remix, it seems that both these problems are resolved satisfactorily as it seems they are looking at a beautiful woman. The hard bit... you work it out. Heartfelt!