We got an e-mail from Maark Klempe from South Africa who said that although it might be summer in the northern hemisphere, it was the middle of winter where he lived and that we shouldn't be so insensitive by publishing lots of new cover art for summery songs. So here, especially for Maark is a remix of Eruption's 1978 single I Can't Stand The Rain. You'll be wanting us to return to Christmas songs next...
It's August and what could be more natural than digging out those good old summer songs and playing them loud whilst sitting around a pool drinking a cold beer. So remixing the covers of summer hits seems an equally suitable passtime. Here's a remix of 1982 song Walking On Sunshine by Rockers Revenge. The original cover is dull. The remix is much more summery. Now where's that beer?
What a refreshing find, that even in the 1970s there were designers around who could put a decent cover for a single together. This summery song from Typically Tropical has several covers but all of them show a babe on a beach in various states of undress. If this is what Barbados is like then book a ticket and get there now. The remix does one thing only, modernize the babe but otherwise it's a gold star and a string bikini to the original designers!
Another great summer song, this time from little known British act Tight Fit. Why the remix, well easy. Kent in the 'looking for cool pictures department' found the picture of the awesome chick in the bikini and needed a cover to remix it with. Fantasy Island seemed the ideal choice as we all agreed that the chick concerned would definitely be present on any island that we could fantasize about. Caribbean?
Those summer songs keep on coming. This 1966 classic from The Lovin' Spoonful will be flooding out of radios from the East to the West coast as the sun beats down on the city streets. But the cover shows the band lazing on a sunny afternoon on a detached stairway to nowhere. The remix shows what summer in the city should really look like: a hot chick in a tight leotard wearing a hat. Cool (literally)!
Continuing the summer holiday theme, here's a remix of the cover for New York disco groovers Blondie's 1980 single The Tide Is High. Even though a picture of Ms Harry reclining over a balcony is probably a reasonable picture for the cover, in the remix, it is clear that the high tide has washed up a summery beach babe. The only shame is that she's not a blonde, but is that really so bad?
'A song for the summer holiday for party peoples in the world' (according to Jan VanDoelen of Rotterdam who sent us this entry). Apparently 4 Strings are a Dutch trance group and Jan thinks that the cover for their single Diving lacks an essential ingredient, that being, 'some nice girl in a diving costume'. Couldn't agree more with you Jan. Thanks for the submission and nice to know that AllBum.Art is popular in the Nether-regions of Europe!
Don't shake your body, Shake Ur Body, those are the instructions being given out by Shy FX & T Power Featuring Di. Saying that, the original single front cover artwork doesn't really encourage any shaking of any kind of body, as there is no example of what to do. The remix helps immensely, as we find a babe who is shaking her body, whether this is upwards, downwards or sideways is not clear, but her body is very clear as other than her high heel shoes, the rest of her body is unencumbered by any other clothing. Revealing!
Best Years Of Our Life? No, that's a different song by Modern Romance. This song is High Life. On the original single front cover artwork, all we can deduce is that the two band members like to whisper into each other's ears. On the remix we find a babe who is preparing for a high life, 30,000 ft high that is. She is boarding a private jet, and it's a good job it's private as she has her privates on show which is probably not allowed on a commercial airliner, even if it might be quite popular. Climb!
Set Me Free, those are the instructions that Jaki Graham is giving to us. The thing is that on the original single cover artwork, Ms Graham looks very free as she dances around in her latex outfit swinging her hands over her head. The babe on the remix, on the other hand, needs setting free, as she has been tied up by someone and would need untying in order to be set free. We suspect there will be plenty of offers to set her free, as she might be very grateful to be let go. Rope-burn!