Today is the turn of Chains Of Love by Erasure for a remix. A question that immediately springs to mind when viewing the original cover is this... are there any chains depicted on the artwork? The answer is not clear. Is there, for example, a chain of pearls? To help clarify this, the remix presents a babe who is very clearly connected up with chains of love, or passion, or lust maybe. It looks as if she could do with some assistance to unchain her - maybe a job for the Righteous Brothers? Padlock!
Anyone would think we had planned this. First a connection from one song to the next by way of dreaming, and then a connection because it's the same band, Status Quo who are Going Down Town Tonight. But what do they expect to find there, themselves in concert? Because that's what the original cover artwork suggests. The remix shows three babes waiting downtown on a seedy back-street somewhere. Seedy or not, that's the kind of downtown we like. City!
Whilst we are on the subject of dreaming, here's another remix by British rockers Status Quo called Dreamin'. On the original cover we see two of the band members, but they look more puzzled than dreamy. On the remix we find a dreamy girl who would be welcome in our dreams any day. In fact, wasn't she the one who, you know, in that dream you had the other day? Snooze!
A triple-play remix from Livin Joy and their Eurodance track Dreamer. The original cover artwork for their single may be dreamy, if ripples in a pool of blue water are your thing. The first remix is far more dreamy as we find a babe lying on her bed in mid dream. The final remix shows yet another babe lying on a bed dreaming away. Which do you prefer? Snooze!
Who would have known that fashion designer Victoria Beckham, wife of erstwhile footballer David Beckham, had a solo pop career. Then again, she was part of the internationally renowned Spice Girls. Either way, the cover of her single Not Such An Innocent Girl tends to suggest that she is a little on the naughty side too. The remix shows a babe who is lacking a great deal of innocence, and has climbed right over to the naughty side. Pose!
Those crazy Moody Blues and their Nights In White Satin. What a set of wacky dudes. So much so, that the cover of their single doesn't show any of them wearing white satin, nor does it show anyone else wearing it. The remix solves this as we find a babe lounging around on what looks like an old oil barrel painted red. What is important, here though, is that she is wearing white satin lingerie, and not that much else. She looks like a barrel of fun. A material girl. OK, we give up. Sheets!
Some bands produce singles which are ripe for the picking when it comes to remixing and Bloc Party fall deeply into that category. Here we find their single Mercury, the original cover of which shows someone running a hand through someone's hair. It is not clear if they are one and the same person. But what, if anything, have NASA taught us about Mercury? It's a bit hot there, given how close to the sun it is. And so in the remix we find some babes who are fiery hot. Maybe they should have worn more protective clothing if they were going to visit such a sizzling planet? Scorch!
It can be a real pleasure when a picture and a song come together to make the perfect storm of a remix, and Nutbush City Limits by Ike And Tina Turner, is just such an example. The original cover shows Ms Turner resting on a car which, for some reason, has the registration 'Bolic'. She appears to be close to the Nutbush city limits, as evidenced by the sign on the road, but how fake is that? The remix shows a babe who is standing right next to the Nutbush city limits and that sign by the side of the road is definitely not a fake. River deep!
You know those times when you buy a six-pack of chocolate and find that there's an extra bar in the bag, well today is one of those times. Why? Because this week-long remix of Depeche Mode covers is 8 days long, giving you a whole remix for free (not that you pay for them anyway). So here is a remix for Only When I Lose Myself. The original cover, well that tells us nothing about who or how is losing what. The remix we find a babe who is clearly lost in herself. Maybe there's scope for someone to help her find herself too? Seek!
It's the end of our week-long Depeche Mode special and as it's a Sunday, we thought that a vaguely religious tone might be appropriate, and so we present Personal Jesus. The original cover alludes to the religiosity of this song through using bars of color in a cross shape. The remix does away with this imagery and instead presents a babe on a cross, who, if truth be told, would make a great personal cross bearer, though her credentials as the savior of the human race are lacking. Repent!