Take Me Away (Into The Night) are the instructions we are given by 4 Strings. For the babe on the original single cover artwork, this appears to be achieved through her standing around in sunglasses when it is dark, and wearing a bikini and a knitted top. On the remix, a similar looking babe, but one who has ditched the sunglasses as it is dark, and with it, it would seem, she has ditched the rest of her outfit too. Shady!
According to Elvis Costello, (The Angels Wanna Wear) Red Shoes. What is therefore highly disappointing is that the cover of his single doesn't give any indication of why, who, where or any solve any other inquisitive statements. Indeed even Mr Costello is not wearing red shoes. On the remix we find an angel who is wearing red shoes. Why she would wanna do this is not clear though, as white ones would have gone far better with her outfit. Matching!
Single Covers, Singles Of The 2000s, Special Remixes, Halloween Hits, High Heels, Outdoors, Not Safe For WorkIt all happens At Night. That is what we are generally led to believe, which is that daytime is when not much happens, but at night it all kicks off. On the original cover of this single by Shakedown, we find someone wearing a space suit. Maybe it's night, maybe it isn't - because space is dark all of the time. On the remix we find a babe who is unquestionably happening, and it is definitely night. It look as if she has lost her shirt at the casino. Good job she kept her jacket to cover her up as she walks home, eh? Small!
I wanna be your freak, all through the day, all through the night. That is what Adina Howard tells us in her song Freak Like Me. On the original single cover artwork we find Ms Howard wearing leather and fishnet hose. On the remix we find a babe who, arguably, is significantly more freaky, wearing, as she is, stupidly high platform heel shoes and a latex outfit with a hole where her ass is. Freakly!
Another remix for Inxs (which is pronounced 'in excess' rather than 'inks' in case you were wondering). The original artwork for their album Kick is a kind of random jumble of images of the band members - none of them in a kicking posture. On the remix we find a babe who is doing a high kick, in her heels, or maybe she is trying to kick off her heels, we may never know. High!
We give full marks to Emmylou Harris for the cover of her album White Shoes. Why full marks? Because it shows both the artist (Ms Harris) and a pair of white shoes (in this case ones that she is wearing herself). So really our remix is a little pointless, however we had this great picture of some white shoes and though these would make a great replacement for the original artwork. Do you like the picture of the white shoes? Oops, look what's in the mirror. Reflection!
The Fratellis seem to use pinup artwork on the covers of many of their singles. On the cover of Whistle For The Choir, they show a pinup babe with long legs, and wearing stockings, holding up her panties in the air over her handbag. On the remix we have just replaced the drawing with a real babe doing much the same thing, though she seems a little more embarrassed about her situation than the babe on the original drawing. Drop!
The Devil Made Me Do It. How often have we used that as an excuse? Plenty, perhaps. Thunder, it seems, have decided that this is the reason for their appallingly bad cover artwork. Blame it on the devil, why don't you. On the remix we find an ecumenical babe who has obviously succumb to the dark forces of Beelzebub. What exactly the devil has made her do is not totally clear. Possibly it was to wear sexy lingerie which then precipitated her current situation. Underworld!
Mutya Buena is a Real Girl, as far as we can tell. But the problem with the cover artwork of her single and album (of the same name) is that although we can see Ms Buena's face, whether the rest of her body proves that she is a real girl is not known. On the remix we find a babe who is 100% real girl and has the body to prove it. That being said, there may be some surgical enhancement going on up there. What do you think?
You would think, would you not, that when two megastars such as Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder get together to make a song, they would also find a way to get together to make the single cover artwork. But on the cover of Ebony And Ivory, it is clear that the two were not in the same place when the picture was taken. On the remix we find two babes, on ebony, one ivory, who were unquestionably in the same place at the same time when the picture was taken. Their clothes, however, seem to have been somewhere else. Vanished!