As we have said many times before at AllBum.Art it is often a picture that spurs on a remix of the cover of a song, rather than the song or its original cover. That's the case with this obscure 1980s track by the eponymous Living In A Box. We found a picture of a cute babe who appeared to be stuck in a box and then looked for a song to remix. One thing is for certain, the remix is much better than the original, and it may be worth downloading the song just so that you can add the remixed single cover to your album art collection!
It's My Party, and I'll cry if I want to. That's what Lesley Gore told us in her 1963 version of this song. The cover though gives no indication of why Ms Goldstein would be crying at the party. The remixed cover gives us an insight into what is happening at the party and now much more becomes clearer. She is crying because the two naked babes at the bar have taken Johnnie away - easy to see how that could happen!
The cover of this 1983 song from Spandau Ballet fails in so many ways, it's difficult to know where to begin. For starters, the title of the song is Gold but the cover has no gold on it. None at all. Neither does it show any of the band members. And so it does nothing to connect the viewer with the title or the band. The remixed cover remedies at least one of these as we see a group of naked babes who have all been painted gold. Why are they gold? Why not listen to the song and find out - you see how a good cover draws you in?
Like many a time here at AllBum.Art a remix of the cover art of a song has been spurred on, not by the original artwork, but by a single picture that just deserved to grace the front of a cover. This is the case with this remix of the 2012 cover of TLC's Waterfalls by British band Stooshe. Originally the remix was going to be of the TLC version but this cover version has introduced us to the sexy trio of talent from England whose single seems more appropriately positioned for a remix than the original. What do you think?
Where, indeed, do the streets have no name, that is the question we should be asking. But this question is not answered by the cover of U2's 1987 single Where The Streets Have No Name. We could only think of one place where the streets have no name, and that would be where no-one cares what the name is because there is something more important to distract them from this inane question. Something like, for example, a naked chick standing on the street in question. And hey, that's what the remixed single cover shows. How great is that?
The Macarena was a world-wide dance craze in the mid 1990s, brought to us by the power of three old Spanish crooners called Los Del Rio. The dance involved folding your arms every which way (but loose) and then, after some arm flailing, a couple of jumps to take you through 90 degrees to point in a different direction completed the moves and you begin again. The cover, oh dear! No sign of what to do. The remix shows some girls in mid-Macarena and gives you an idea of why the dance was so successful, especially in holiday resorts up and down the coast.
Walk Like An Egyptian is the well known single from LA band The Bangles. The cover of their 1986 single leaves a lot to be desired, though. Not only does it not contain a picture of the sexy band members themselves (which would surely have been sufficient for the cover not to require a remix), but it does not show any signs of walking. The remix shows how modern Egyptians walk, which is to say they don't - instead they just lean around, topless, on ancient stone pillars. Each to their own...
A Voyager in a Halfway Hotel is perhaps what you would expect to find on the original front cover artwork for this single. What you do find is two men sitting in red chairs looking at each other, their stares indicated with dotted blue lines. On the remix, two babes are holding open the door to a hotel room where there appears to be a red chair and a red carpet. This maybe the same room but if it is, where are the dotted blue lines, as we know what we would be staring at. Rug!
Who is Maria Padilha? The front cover artwork for this album by Francis Goya shows us one possible answer. Maybe she is the blonde babe who appears to be standing by the sea, taking her red blouse off. This seems likely. On the remix, an alternative view of Maria presents itself. This time the red blouse is gone but she is still standing by a rocky outcrop over the sea wearing, as far as you can see, nothing more than a pair of sunglasses. Wave!