It's always a lovely day when the time comes to provide a remix of some cover artwork by Bill Withers, and today is no exception. The original cover of Mr Withers' album Naked And Warm shows Mr Withers looking warm (or at least the sun hat would suggests he is somewhere warm) but is he naked? No. The remix shows a babe who is naked, but how do we know if she is warm? Simple, she is lying down in front of a fire, which makes her hot in very many different ways. A lovely day indeed. Tepid!
Another blazing hot remix, this time for New Flame by Chris Brown who is incapable of making a song in his own right and therefore needs to feature Usher and Rick Ross. We like the original cover of the single, with the seemingly naked babe silhouetted in fire and as such, our remix really doesn't add that much, expect to turn up the heat on the babe in flame and focus more fiendishly on her fiery frame. Yo, yo, yo!
Yes, there's a definite theme in the air here at AllBum.Art. A theme that sets remixes ablaze, a theme of fire and flame. Today is is the turn of Julie Bergan and her single Fire for the treatment. The original cover shows a smiling Ms Bergan but where is the flame, where is the fire? The remix shows a babe behind some fiery flames. It is not Ms Bergan but whoever she is, she needs to be careful as she seems precariously close to the fire. Blaze!
What do you think of, when confronted with the phrase Chariots Of Fire. Well, according to Vangelis it is nothing more than a Roman torch of flame. But here at AllBum.Art our minds don't work that way. When we think of chariots of fire, we think of blazing hot maidens, harnessed in leather, pulling along a chariot. And would you know it, that is exactly what the remix shows. It's almost deja vu. Repeat!
Music was my first love, or at least that is what John Miles tells us in the 1970s classic anthem. But what is it that Mr Miles is holding on the cover of the original single? Is it a musical instrument or a shotgun? It is not clear at all. The remix takes us back to our first love, music, played on an instrument, by a cute babe. And one that is not wearing any clothes to speak (or to sing) of. Now that would be worth loving. Amour!
Marina & The Diamonds sing a song to tell us that I Am Not A Robot. But how can we tell? The original cover supplies us with no evidence as to whether the cover girl is a robot or not. On the remix we have asked her to take some clothes of so that we can see if she is a robot or not, and what do you know, it would appear that, in fact, she is a robot. Shame on the band for misleading us in that way. Cyber!
We're having a bit of a run on songs about flames and fire and to add to that collection, here comes a remix of Girl On Fire by Alicia Keys. On the original cover artwork we see Ms Cook (her real name) who is arguably pretty hot, but on fire? The remix solves this as we ass a girl, who is literally on fire. Flaming hot, you might say. A barbequed babe, a fiery female, a glowing girl. You get the general idea. Scorching!
Another remix for the all girl band, The Bangles. Today it is the turn of their single Eternal Flame to get the remix treatment. The original cover is very nice, and all, having a picture of the babes in the band on it, but where's the flame, and why is it eternal? None of these questions are adequately answered. On the remix we see just one babe, who is defying death by holding onto a blazing hot flame. The celestial nature of the flame suggests that it may, indeed, be eternal. Whatever, the babe is hot. Burnin'!
Not the first remix for Simply Red (and not the last either). This is a remix of the cover artwork for their single A New Flame. On the original cover we see the band's lead singer Mr Hucknall, whose flame red hair may be the inspiration for the artwork. On the remix we see a babe who is flaming hot and is just as red as Mr Hucknall. If she we're our new flame, we would not leave her standing around with naught but a bright scarf to cover her, or not, as the case may not be. Incendiary!
Some bands make so little effort with the covers of their songs and the original cover of Mama's Pearl by The Jackson 5 is one of these. Why the band had so little imagination other than to use a plain red cover is anyone's guess. Well it was, until we carefully removed the red covering to reveal the picture underneath. Now it's clear why they painted over the picture of mama with her pearls in red paint. She seems to think that wearing pearls, and nothing but pearls, is a good idea. Oh, mama!