It's easy to wonder what Alice Cooper was thinking when they prepared the cover for their single Poison. Were they thinking that by having a dark, foreboding background, it might hint at industrial waste? Were they thinking that writing the word 'poison' in red was somehow reminiscent of danger? Were they thinking that wearing a zombie t-shirt was somehow post-apocalyptic? Whatever their thoughts, the remix shows a babe in a gas mask which is simultaneously industrial, dangerous and apocalyptic. Trio!
What do you make of the original cover artwork for the single Honest Mistake from The Bravery? It appears to show two babes wearing little more than high heels, but whose features have been so badly blurred that whether they are clothed or not is totally unclear. Thankfully, AllBum.Art can exclusively reveal that they are indeed clothed. The original picture that was so badly blurred shows two school teachers wearing the kind of clothing that they only normally wear at spring break when all of the students are miles away. Ah, apparently not, this was actually mid-semester. An easy mistake to make. Honest!
Whilst we are dealing with those 70's songsters Love And Kisses, here is a remix for their eponymously titled first album (in case that means nothing to you, it means the album is named after the band and is also called Love And Kisses). The original cover shows a babe whose clothes are being ripped off by a gang of people standing around her. The remix shows the end result, and it seems that far from being a random process of ripping and removal, she has been left with a nicely designed silver bikini of some kind. Very kind indeed!
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The 1970s seem to be the heyday for album covers that were already high on the risqué register. The original cover of How Much, How Much I Love You by Love And Kisses shows a naked babe riding a horse but in an erotic pose, not a lady Godiva pose where her extremities are covered by her long hair. The remix offers nothing new, just an update to this tried and tested formula. Neigh!
Two in a row remixes that have been submitted by a self-proclaimed fan of AllBum.Art, both of them remixes for songs by The Beautiful South. The first is for their single Rotterdam (Or Anywhere). As even the densest geography student knows, Rotterdam is in Holland where, even the densest sociology student knows, almost anything goes! Odd then that the original cover shows three landmarks, only one of which could directly be connected to Holland - a bicycle. The remix, provided to us by Wilf Hooton of Hull, UK, shows "a naked babe on the streets of a town in Holland". Nice one Wilf. Edam!
City Boy's song, 188.8.131.52., is obviously about making a telephone call. But the cover of their single doesn't even have a phone on it and although the band screech on about '5705 but there's no reply, I keep calling...' they don't provide us with any idea of why they would want to call that number in the first place. Thankfully the remix answers this vexing question as we see that on the other end of the line is a very good reason for calling 5705. Now if only we could find out the area code... Dial!
A remix of a remix, or 'remix squared'. Upside Down by DJ K Gee is a remix of Diana Ross's original version of Upside Down. Exactly what the original cover tells us is very unclear, it's just a 70s inspired jumble of bright colors. The remix is far more topsy turvy and shows a babe who seems to enjoy being upside down. ¿ɹǝɥ ƃuᴉuᴉoɾ ʎɔuɐɟ ǝuoʎu∀ Pronto!
The original cover and title of Upside Down by the A*Teens is odd in two ways:
- It is the right way up.
- There is an inherent grammatical conflict in the use of the word 'a' meaning singular and 'teens' which is plural.
This user submitted entry comes from Dale of Woolloomooloo, Australia. Dale doesn't give us his family name but if it is as long as unpronounceable as the name of the town he lives in, perhaps that's for the better. Dale has sent us a remix of the cover of What About Me, by Moving Pictures. Dale tells us that his inspiration is the picture on his remixed cover in which he says that the look on the girl's face is clearly asking why the photographer is more interested in the pot plant than in her. Good question Dale! Bonzer!