The Tom Robinson Band (or TRB for short) are Up Against The Wall. From the original single front cover artwork we can surmise that this means they are standing in their school uniforms in front of a graffiti covered brick wall, so lots of detail there to help us visualize the song for once. On the remix we find a babe who is also standing against a graffiti covered brick wall, but we don't think that is her school uniform she is wearing. Derelict!
David Sneddon is requesting that his Baby Get Higher. On the original single cover artwork, we see Mr Sneddon but there is no sign of his baby, and it is immensely unclear what kind of higher he wants her to get: pharmaceutically, physically, spiritually. On the remix we find a babe who is in a good position to get higher as she is standing in front of a set of ladders, and no, they are not ladders in her pantyhose as she is not wearing any. Raise!
Groove Armada raise the notion of what the world might be like If Everybody Looked The Same. However, they reflect this ponderance by showing the tracks of some vehicles across a muddy area on the original single front cover artwork. To help understand what the situation might be more like, the remix shoes three babes who look the same, except for what they are wearing. Which is better? Triplets!
'Tis St Patrick's day once again so here is an Irish flavored remix. The original single (and album) cover artwork for Drunken Lullabies from Flogging Molly seems to show an old guy walking down a narrow alleyway. On the remix we find a babe who may or may not be called Molly, but who seems much more in the spirit of the day, wearing her shamrock-themed stockings, panties and braces. Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit!
Some bands provide far more opportunities for remixing their single or album cover artwork than others, either as they are prolific, or that the titles of their songs lend themselves to a good remixing. Being one such band, this is the 8th remix of a song by UB40 on the AllBum.Art web-site. It is not totally clear what the picture on the original cover for Cover Up is meant to be. Possibly a window, possibly chocolate and honey, possibly neither of those. The remix is much clearer, showing a babe who in one sense is not well covered, but in another is doing a good job of covering up. Hands!
Michael Jackson proclaims himself to be Bad, which is at odds with the views here in the AllBum.Art office, as most of us generally agree that the so-called king of pop was, in reality, quite good. Maybe Mr Jackson is referring to the rather odd jacket he is wearing which has far too many buckles on it to be good. On the remix we simply find a babe wearing a baseball cap with the word 'bad' written on it and given what she is wearing, it seems that this would be a fitting description of her. Awful!
Madness are (Waiting For) The Ghost Train. The odd thing, then, about the original single front cover artwork is that the train that is on the platform in front of them appears, to all intents and purposes, to be solid and not made of ectoplasm. On the remix we find a solitary babe who is walking along some spookily dark railroad tracks. Behind her are the lights of a train which does appear to be more ghost-like. All aboard!
There are those who say that there is no such thing as Too Much, but the Spice Girls are not among them. On the original single front cover artwork, though, the girls give us no indication of what they consider to be to much. On the remix we find one possible answer to this in the form of a babe whose ampleness seems to be exceeding the capacity of her brassiere to hold it in place. This may be too much for some, but as we stated earlier, for some there can never be too much. Melons!