Another remix for those reggae rebels UB40. The original cover artwork for Red Red Wine shows the band posing for the camera (that old thing again). But there is no wine anywhere. On the remix we find three babes, each with a glass of red wine in their hand. It seems they may have had a little too much wine already as at least two of them have neglected to remember to dress properly for the camera. Vino!
You don't get much for 10c, but if you ask The Flirts, this is the going rate for a dance with the, or at least it is if the title of their album 1c A Dance is to be believed. On the remix we find a much more realistic situation based on inflation and today's paid dancing sector, as a babe is available to dance for you but clearly at a much higher rate running into several dollars, if not tens of dollars. Maybe $10 a dance is more realistic? Expensive!
Another remix for Scottish songsters Ultravox. This time it is for their 1986 single, All Fall Down. The original cover fails on so many fronts, it's not even worth discussing. The remix is worth discussing, as we find a group of babes who have all fallen down. It is worth discussing because it is not clear why they have fallen down. Have they been poisoned, or are they exhausted from some unseen physical activity? It all adds to the mystery. Trip!
Another remix for rock legends Queen. On the original cover artwork for The Show Must Go On, we find little other than the name of the song, the name of the band, and a regal logo. On the remix we find out more about the show which appears to be some kind of naked cabaret, performed by a group of girls whose busts are questionable in their authenticity. But we agree with the band, that the show should definitely go on. Continue!
Roy Orbison, or the Big O as he was often known, is perhaps most famous for his single Oh, Pretty Woman. So it is therefore a shame that on the cover of his single Heartbreak Radio, there is no pretty woman. Thankfully on the remix this problem has been fixed and there is not a pretty woman who must be something to do with the radio station Mr Orbison is singing about as she is wearing a pair of headphones and standing on top of some loudspeakers. And she's a real heartbreaker too. Cue!
Continuing the outer space theme from yesterday a bit, here's a remix of Doctorin' The Tardis by The Timelords. The original cover has a car that claims to be a Ford Timelord, and also claims to have made a record. On the remix we find the tardis (a British police box for the uninitiated) with a guy and a busy babe standing in front of it. Is the doctor in the tardis? Isn't he not always never on the outer inside? Mystery!
Nothing better for a good remix than a space-related song, and hence Venus And Mars by Jo Breezer provides an ideal opportunity to mix our love of remixes and babes, with all things outer-spatial. On the original cover, we find Ms Breezer wandering through a field, on a planet that looks very suspiciously like Earth. On the remix we find two babes with very different skin tones. The reason for this is simple, one is from Venus and one is from Mars. Which is which we leave for you to decide. For us, it's a trip to Venus any day. Launch!
What's Your Sign, asks Des'ree. Is it Scorpio? Actually, it isn't. We prefer a different kind of sign, more specifically a street sign. And we aren't alone in our preferences as on the remixed single cover we find a babe showing us her favorite street sign, the 'turn left' sign. Why she is naked whilst pointing this out is uncertain, but that's the sign of a good remix, right there. Unknown!
If you are going to issue a Red Alert, which is what Basement Jaxx have done, you need to be very clear on the reason. You can't just go around issuing such high level warnings without some purpose. On the original cover artwork for the single, it is definitely not clear what the point of the alarm is. On the remix we find that there is some need for caution as there is a frightening looking babe wearing lots of red who seems intent on causing a disturbance. Klaxon!
Gimme dat, gimme dat, Gimme Dat Banana, sings the jungle-worthy Black Gorilla. Actually, we give the band the thumbs up for the original cover which shows a black gorilla swiping a banana from a cheeky monkey. The remix takes a slightly different tack as one babe asks the other to give her a banana but her friend (we assume they are known to each other), gives it her in a way she was perhaps not expecting, but then again she doesn't seem to unhappy with where it has been given to her. Musa!