Whilst we are in a Terence Trent D'Arby kind of mood, here's a remix for his album Vibrator. On the original front cover artwork we find Mr D'Arby wearing what appear to be white angel wings. This is not an obvious choice for an album whose title has a very obvious visualization. And on the remix this very obvious visualization has been used as we find a babe holding a vibrator which must belong to Mr D'Arby, otherwise it would make no sense at all. D'Vlish.
We give a silver star to Jethro Tull for the original artwork for their album Bursting Out. That is because on the front cover they have a balloon, and as this was a live album, they show a singer on stage. The back side of the cover showed the other side of the balloon, a nice touch. On the remix we find a pinup babe bursting out from a grey piece of paper, as people did in the 1950s. It is perhaps a good job that she isn't wearing a bra, as she may have burst out of that too. Bust!
Albums Of The 1980s, Singles Of The 1980s, Album Covers, Single Covers, Safe For Work, Mature, LingerieStrictly Business is both an album and a single by EPMD. The original cover artwork shows the two band members lazing about in their recording studio. A nice touch is that they are wearing matching black and white sweat-shirts. The remix is much more business-like, as we find a mature babe in the office with sales charts behind her. It looks as if sales are doing badly, so she has resorted to wearing only lingerie as an encouragement to buy whatever it is they are selling. Sold!
I Feel For You by Chaka Khan is both an album and a single. The original front cover artwork provides an 80s stylized drawing of the face and hand of Ms Khan, her hand, in some interpretations, could be feeling her face. On the remix we find someone feeling someone else, or is it the same person feeling themselves? Do they feel for you, or are they feeling for me, or even them? It's not that clear, so perhaps sticking to the original cover picture is less uncertain times. Ice cream!
It might seem straightforward to you and me, but clearly to Beyoncé, counting to 4 seems to have eluded her. On the original album front cover artwork there is unquestionably just 1, even if you count those aspects of Ms Knowles' body that there are 2 of, it doesn't make 4. On the remix there are, let's count together, 1, 2, 3, 4 babes. Cuatro. Vier. Четыре. Apat. Of course, it would be wrong to expect Ms Knowles to know 4 in Russian, but surely she can count in English. Erbgħa!
So a gold star for Tess Henley. Why? Because on the original front cover artwork of her album High Heels And Sneakers, we find a drawing of Ms Henley with one foot in sneakers and the other in high heels. Whether she is swapping from high heels to sneakers, or vice versa, we can not tell. On the remix is a babe who is definitely wearing high heels. There is something sneaky looking about her too. She's up to no good and of that there can be little doubt. Sneaky peak!
Nothing says Dirty as well as the picture of the knitted child's toy that Sonic Youth display on the original single front cover artwork. On the remix we find a babe who appears to have white paint thrown all over her. It has made a real mess, and she might have quite a difficult job washing it off. You could join the queue of people who are willing to help her get clean. That is, from the dirty state she finds herself in to begin with. Loofah!
Everything But The Girl (or EBTG as they're sometimes monikered) bring us an EP of Covers. The original Covers cover artwork covers the essentials: the name of the band, the title of the EP, and the names of the songs they are covering. On the remix we find a girl who is everything but covered, though she is covered by a small black dress. That about covers it for today's remix, or doesn't cover it if you're the girl on the remixed cover of Covers. Clear!
Grab It For A Second is the title of both a single and an album by Golden Earring. On the original front cover artwork we find a babe looking over her shoulder and she seem to be wearing an earring. She does, though, seem to have her face being grabbed by an other-worldly hand. On the remix is a babe who is also offering part of her body to be grabbed for a second but it is her boob and not her face that is being proffered. Dangle!
A refreshing glass of Lemonade, what could be nicer? So it may come as some surprise that on the original album artwork by Beyoncé no such refreshment is visible. Overall, the original feel of the album is anything but refreshing. On the remixed artwork all of this has been resolved, and we find a babe slurping healthily on a glass of pink lemonade which does look like it would refresh even the weariest soul. Suck!