When the title of a track is See Thru, there is always plenty of scope for a remix of the cover artwork, and this track by Smalltown DJs Featuring Lisa Lobsinger is no exception to the rule. On the original cover we see nothing at all, just the name of the artist and the title of the song. On the remix, it's all gone very see through in a kind of early morning, out in a park, kind of way. Translucent!
Alex Reece brought us the single Candles in 1996. But the cover of the single had been passed through the highest possible 'blur' setting on whatever photo editing tool that had been used, telling us nothing about why the cover has any connection to candles. Thankfully, AllBum.Art has found the original picture and can therefore provide the cover how it should have looked before the blur feature had been so copiously overused. Clearer?
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!
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, 220.127.116.11., 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!