Who is Pool Hall Richard? Sadly, we may never know as The Faces chose to display a silhouette of the band members on the cover of their single instead of aiding us by answering the question. In the remix, the answer is still no clearer, but what we do learn is that there seems to be a hot babe sitting on the pool table with her panties around her ankles and naught more than her high heels on. What we therefore learn, is that Richard has great taste in babes. Eight ball!
David Bowie is a regular source of remixes here at AllBum.Art so finding Blue Jean here is no real surprise. What is surprising is that the original cover, though very blue, does not introduce us to Jean, whoever she may be. On the remix we find a babe who may, or may not, be called Jean. But she is wearing denim. Whether she is wearing blue jeans is less clear but does that part of the story matter so much? Indigo!
Looking for a little Afternoon Delight, that is what the Starland Vocal Band were trying to do but sadly the cover of their single fails to do this in any satisfactory way. A yellow lion hardly portrays a time of day, let alone an associated emotion. The remix fixed this with a group of ladies sitting around drinking afternoon tea. Why they are largely naked is unknown, but those Brits can be very weird at times, don't you know? Spiffing!
As The Sun Goes Down, Level 42 entice us to buy their song by putting a badly drawn, 2-dimensional representation of some steps on the cover of their single. Now if you are going to live it up after sunset, or at least during sunset as the sun goes down, it would be helpful to have a party babe to do it with and that is exactly what the remix depicts. A babe, ready to live it us, as the sun goes down. Just what were Level 42 thinking in the first place? Uppy-downy!
There is a tradition, in some circles, to dance to Oops Upside Your Head by The Gap Band by sitting down on the floor, one person behind another, and then flailing your arms around in time to the music whilst rocking backwards and forwards (no, trust us, there really is). We could not find a suitable picture of this dance, but we could find an unsuitable one of not quite doing the dance. Sadly, this forces the remix into the category of XXX-rated remi-XXX-es so there is a downside to the upside, or at least a back-side to it. Side!
What road should we be heading down, Shara Nelson? Why, Down That Road of course. But which road is that? It is the road where you hold your hands together in prayer and stare out into great white nothingness. OK, but that's not really very helpful is it, couldn't you point us in the right direction? OK, but let me remix the cover first. Now that's better, so you want us to go down the road that is being pointed out by the topless babe in the hi-viz jacket, even though it appears to have been closed? Yes. Thanks.
This remix comes with a warning. When a single such as Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven) by Marillion comes along, the remix team go a little cooky. The original cover is immensely dull, but the remix truly reflects heaven and pain and if you click to see the full-size version you may definitely want to cover your eyes as the sight you will behold may cause you pain. There are those who may see the picture on the remix as their idea of heaven, and all power to their elbows, but we think pain is the most likely response. Ouch!
It's nice, sometimes, to be able to bring you remixes of tracks where even the original artwork is rare. Today it's the turn of Musique and their single In The Bush. It appears there are several meanings of the word 'bush' and on the original cover it seems to mean 'piece of land in the middle of nowhere' (as in the Australian bush). On the remix the meaning has been changed to 'hairy female parts' and we find a babe who has, for some reason, let her bush grow and then put her clothes over it, in her bush so to speak. Outback!
Good 'ole Shakin Stevens, whoever he is, sings about Lipstick Powder And Paint. But he isn't wearing any of those things on the cover artwork of his single. Thankfully there is an easy fix for this and on the remix we see a babe tidying her lipstick up, after having already dealt with her powder and paint. The rest of her outfit needs some work though as she surely isn't going to go out partying dressed like that? Then again, who would mind? Lippy!
Just because we had a whole week dedicated to Spandau Ballet remixes, doesn't mean there isn't room not to add yet another one. And hence we give you Paint Me Down. We have no idea what the picture on the original cover is meant to be illustrating, but we do know that on the remix is a woman doing some nude modelling for a painting class. Now in this context, painting her down presumably means starting from the top of the canvas. We're no experts, but that's what we would do. Brush!