Whilst we're doing the whole 'older woman' thing, what better song to remix than LL Cool J's 1990 classic Mama Said Knock You Out. Mr Cool J seems to think that this means standing around, fists tight, shirt off, medallions glinting in the darkness. We think it means that Mama has said to her daughter that she needs to do something that will bowl over, or 'knock out' her boyfriend. And mama's recommendation... get naked together and show him the family jewels. Not quite sure you add much to this scene mama, sorry. Punch!
Summer Son. Hmm... now what kind of image does the title of this 1999 single from Texas conjure up? The band themselves thing that it is a picture of the lead singer posing and pouting on what appears to be a summer's evening in Houston. But that's 'summer sun' not 'summer son'. The remix shows a lady out in the sunshine with a man who is definitely young enough to be her son. A summer-time love perhaps, making this her summer son? Well, it seemed like a reasonable explanation at the time. My generation!
Not a single from The Beatles as such, but a track from the multi-selling album Abbey Road, Here Comes The Sun seemed to deserve a remix as much as any other song. The inspiration, well let's just say that in the remix, it's very clear where the sun is coming from, isn't it...? And it's not coming from behind the sofa, or under the bed, or behind the wardrobe? No, it's coming right between the legs of a babe who is highlighting exactly where the sun is coming from by pointing at it, as if there could have been any doubt. Dazzling!
Single Covers, Singles Released Before 1960, Special Remixes, Summer Sizzlers, High Heels, Not Safe For WorkIt's not that often that we delve so far back in time for a remix, but as the summer slowly draws to a close, it's time for a few more summer sizzlers before the long nights draw in and the rain starts to fall. You Are My Sunshine was recorded my many artists but none oozed warmth like Bing Crosby when he sang it in 1941. The original cover artwork shows Mr Crosby with his pipe, sunning himself in a grey trilby hat. The remix shows a modern babe who oozes a certain warmth herself. Arise!
You know, one of the most popular remixes of cover artwork on the AllBum.Art web-site is the remix of Frank Sinatra's Come Fly With Me, so when remixing the erstwhile Mr Sinatra's songs, there's some big boots to fill. Here we present our remix of Fly Me To The Moon (originally known as In Other Words). On the original we see old blue-eyes a-grinnin' in the front of the silvery moon. On the remix we see a hot babe in latex who looks like she could pilot our starship any day. Lift-off!
Right back at ya' in the zazzulon press fields is Ms Pixie Lott with her smangasmic single, Broken Arrow. Tworfing around on the original cover is Ms Lott a-leaning and a-deaning to a backways doogh, a-holding her stilettio-folio to a-stop from a-fallin overwise. On the remix, well an arrow but is it brokenning? Dint that on the slipe, it's as clear as the thlay is lonted that pealing the frinch back with that kind of horbit gets you nowhere. Sprook!
Tears. Is that it? Not much of a title to go on is it? But then back in the swinging 60s, perhaps that's all that was needed by way of the title of a song to give it credulity. At least that's what Ken Dodd must have thought. But at least show us some tears on the cover of the single Mr Dodd. Thankfully the remix deals with this lack of effort on the part of the aforementioned Mr Dodd, as we see a girl very clearly in tears. Why? Now that's a good question. Ask Mr Dodd that one. Tickling!
Anyone For Tennis? A cry that goes out through the ages to those who enjoy that kind of racket (see what we did there). Cream sang about this in 1968. But, and here's the rub, the cover of their single, singularly fails to sing or even hum anything that is connected with the ancient and vaguely incomprehensible sport of tennis. We see the band members, lazing around in denim jackets. This balls-up is corrected in the remixed cover with the net result being a cute tennis babe who, if she uttered the phrase 'anyone for tennis' would certainly attract more love than the members of the band would have. Deuce!
Who would have believed that a band as obscure as Visage would merit a remix of their single covers here at AllBum.Art? But here we are with a remix of the cover artwork for their single Night Train. The original cover shows the lead singer (Steve Strange no less) standing around in black and white. So it might be night, but where's the train Steve? The remix shows a hot babe who is clearly dressed for the night (you don't go out in the day in nothing more than stockings, lingerie and a long black coat) and about to board a train. We think Mr Strange would approve of the remix, do you? Steaming!
Caught In The Middle by Juliet Roberts is one of those songs that has been remixed so many times that it doesn't know whether it's coming our going. So the time seems beyond beyond to remix the cover of the single. The original cover shows Ms Roberts in a fetching fur-lined coat. The question of who is caught, and what have they been caught in the middle of, is not answered by the cover, though the song tells us they are caught in the middle of ello vee-yee luv, apparently. So the remix shows a young fellow stuck very clearly in the middle of ello vee-yee having to decide, as he does, which of the two lovely girls he wishes to become unstuck with. Sticky!