Black And Gold. The title alone inspired the idea for a remix for Sam Sparro's 2008 single. Black, as in a pretty lady of african-american descent. Gold as in a pretty lady of caucasian descent who has got a nice sun tan. Could such a picture be found? Of course it could! And so in the remix of Mr Sparro's single cover, this is exactly what we have: Black. And Gold. Sitting, for some reason, on pedestals. Whatever!
Billy Idol has featured a number of times on AllBum.Art as, for some reason, his songs and covers are perfectly designed for a good old remix. Mr Idol's 1983 album Rebel Yell needs a bit more of a revolutionary feel to it. Short of adding a picture of Fidel Castro, the alternative that has been arrived at seems to do the job very nicely. Definitely a rebel what with being bare chested and carrying an automatic weapon. That's a sure fire way to overcome the establishment!
The cover of this 2010 song from Katy Perry is lacking in some very important areas, and by far the greatest is the complete lack of any kind of Firework. How can you have a song called Firework and then not have sight nor sound of a Firework on the cover itself. That needed to be fixed, and fixed is has been. On the remix we see a girl (not Ms Perry in this case) who is being turned into a Firework. Ouch!
What did success look like in Sweden in the 1980s? Contrary to popular myth, and if Roxette are to be believed through the medium of the cover of their 1989 single Dressed For Success, it looked like a lot of leather. Well in 2013 it looks very different. Gone is the leather, and in are high heels, a short skirt and stockings - which is probably what you originally thought of when considering Sweden in the 1980s, right?
Australian heavy metal band AC/DC scored an internationally acclaimed hit with their 1981 album For Those About To Rock We Salute You. Cleverly, the cover of the album shows a canon, as used for military salutes. It would be more obvious though, if the military salute were given by a real person and not an inanimate metal object. So in the remixed cover we see a military girl doing the salute. She may not be in the armed forces, but there are surely few who would not want her forced into their arms!
Homer Simpson said that 'everyone knows that rock peaked in 1974'. Well D'Oh! For prog rock bands like Traffic that might be true. If the cover of their album The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys is anything to go by, it's easy to see why. If you're going to have a title with high heels in it, at least put some on the cover. Preferably on a sexy babe. As for the boys, well they should at least be there too. Oh, look... in the remix, that's exactly what's been done!
In this 1986 hit from Timbuk 3, we are informed that The Future Is So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades. So what the f**k is there a picture of a donkey carrying a television on the cover of the single for? Nothing about this screams 'bright' or 'future' or even 'shades' (if the donkey was wearing shades that might be at least a little improved). The remixed cover shows what is clearly something bright and wearing shades. As for the future, that's been left to you.
A Mermaid. A nereid, oceanid, sea-maiden, water-nymph, a siren. That is what Train are supposed to be singing about. Maybe that is what they are singing about, but that isn't reflected on the cover of their single, unless you count the crown. The remix solves this problem as we find a real life mermaid sitting on the sea-shore. Is the tide coming in or going out? Does that matter in the slightest? There are many other questions that should be answered but will never be. Flipper!
One thing you can almost always be assured of when visiting AllBum.Art is that the spelling of an artist's name will be correct. How can you be so sure? Because we have the original cover artwork to read it from. Judie (not Judy) Tzuke (not Zuke, Tsuke, Zook or any other such misspelling) is a case in point, however the original cover of her single Black Furs is not such a pointed case, as she is clearly wearing leather not fur. On the remix a babe is wearing fur of a different kind. Put that red dress back down. Retreat.
Right, let's get going with a remix of The Ocean by Led Zeppelin. Why? Because the original single cover singularly fails to express any kind of beach-related content. On the remix we find a babe who is well and truly in the ocean. As babes seem to often do, she has lost her bikini though we cannot tell if she has lost both her bikini top and bottom, as her bottom is underneath the ocean waves. Bottomless.