Leaving the beach temporarily, we find ourselves back at the hotel, and wouldn't you know it, there are folk Twisting By The Pool listening to Dire Straits. Sadly, when they made the cover for the single, the band forgot the cardinal rule, which is to at least put something on the cover that illustrates the song, or a picture of the band, or better still both. Thankfully the pool at our hotel has provided the perfect picture with which to exact a remix. Bikini!
With all those boys down on the beach, it is any wonder that we find the babes lining up to join them? Here we find Sabrina singing about Boys (Summertime Love) and on the original cover, a raunchy picture of Ms Salerno. In the remix we see the self-same Ms Salerno but this time in an even more raunchy pose. Perhaps the boys were too busy with each other to notice her in the original pose? Italian!
Single Covers, Singles Of The 1980s, Special Remixes, Summer Sizzlers, One For The Ladies, Outdoors, Not Safe For WorkSo who else is down on the beach? None other than the Boys Of Summer, at least that is the case according to Don Henley. On the original cover of the summer classic single we see Mr Henley looking rather sad. In the remix, the boys of summer are out on the beach and would you know it, all their clothes have fallen off. One for the ladies eh? Muscular!
Single Covers, Singles Of The 1960s, Special Remixes, Summer Sizzlers, Vintage & Retro, Safe For WorkWe made it, summer is here and we're On The Beach with Cliff Richard, the English Elvis, as English people apparently dubbed him. On the original cover we see Mr Richard whose head seems oddly dispositioned dancing on the beach with a babe of the era. In the remix we focus more on the beach babe of the era who is now sitting under her umbrella in a most tempting, teasing, pose. Thrilling!
Albums Of The 1980s, Singles Of The 1980s, Summer Sizzlers, Album Covers, Single Covers, Safe For Work, Special RemixesSo here we are, on our way to the beach flying on a Groovejet when the pilot comes on the tannoy to announce the weather at the destination. Is it warm and sunny? No. Is it hot and sticky? No. According to the captain it's Hot Hot Hot, which is exactly the forecast that Arrow gave in his 1980s song and album of the same name. How fortuitous that the remix shows the weather at the destination and even better that it shows three hot hot hot babes waiting there. Sizzle!
Now that the summer is with us, it's time to head out of the city and hit the beach. But how do we travel? By Greyhound? By Amtrak? No, by Groovejet of course! The original cover of Groovejet (It This Ain't Love) by Spiller shows a desert island in the setting sun - just the kind of place that a Groovejet should fly to. All we would add to this delightful destination is a naked babe and would you guess it, there she is in the remix! Marooned!
Single Covers, Singles Of The 1980s, Special Remixes, Summer Sizzlers, High Heels, Outdoors, Safe For WorkYes, summer is now officially here and let's hope it's a Long Hot Summer which is what The Style Council hoped it would be. The original single cover shows them sitting around on a wall in Paris on a sticky summer day. The remix shows a feisty French babe wearing nothing but high heels and an overcoat sitting around on a bench on an equally sticky summer day in Paris. How do we know it's Paris - why, by the shape of the streetlights of course! Eye-full!
It's June 21st and do you know what that means? It's the longest day of the year. A day on which traditionally Scandinavians go mad, drinking and dancing in the midnight sun. So what better song to start the summer with than Dancing In The Moonlight by Toploader. The remix shows a babe who is by a beach (good summery start) and is clearly dressed for a party in the moonlight. When we say 'clearly dressed for a party' we of course mean 'virtually naked'. Twinkly!
Not satisfied with telling Annie that he couldn't possibly be her father because she was too ugly, Kid Creole And The Coconuts are now discussing The Sex Of It. In the original cover we see nothing to indicate what 'it' is and what its sex might be. In the remix we see a topless babe drinking from a coconut. Her sex is definitely female (though, of course, without seeing what is below her navel there is always doubt). Milky!
Now where would YOU go if faced with remixing the cover of a song called You Had Me? That was the BIG question facing the team here at AllBum.Art when we found this song by Joss Stone. There are many things we could have remixed the cover with but in the end we went for a babe in a hotel room, leaning over a chair, with her ass in the air, her heels on the floor, and her panties around her ankles. Has she been had, or is that what happens next? Does it even matter? Bemusing!