Single Covers, Singles Of The 1980s, Special Remixes, Halloween Hits, Mature, Ugly, Not Safe For WorkA Touch Of Grey, that is what Grateful Dead are singing about. To illustrate this, the original single front cover artwork has 6 skulls on it, though, oddly, not all of them are grey (some are a shade of brown). On the remix we have a mature lady whose hair has turned grey. She is covering up an area of her body which in many cases is renowned for being hairy, and if this was also grey, she would be touching grey. A touch of grey. You see how that works? Gray!
Single Covers, Singles Of The 1970s, Special Remixes, Halloween Hits, Fantasy & Cosplay, High Heels, Not Safe For WorkThe 1970s were funny days. Hilarious in fact. The cover from (Don't Fear) The Reaper by the Blue Öyster Cult demonstrates this perfectly. What the hell is going on there then? Don't even begin to try and analyze it. Instead, use the remixed version in which we see two helpless girls who are sat in front of a grave with the reaper in the background. Do they fear him. It does not appear so. How do we know this? They are smiling (even perhaps giggling), are topless, are wearing silly outfits and one girl appears to be pulling the other's panties down. Fear. Nada.
Bow Wow Wow are back once again with their pseudo-Halloween hit, I Want Candy (with their begging bowls out). The rather scary looking lead singer and her spooky head-dress would definitely fit in at this time of year as, at least the way she has chosen to be depicted on the original front cover artwork. On the remix we find a babe who also likes candy, but who seems to want to wear it rather than collect it door-to-door to eat later. Bikini!
Another remix for The Jam with their song Absolute Beginners. On the original single front cover artwork, the absolute beginningness of the song is illustrated by smoky roof-tops. On the remix, we find five beginners. How can you tell they are beginners? It's it obvious? They have gone to a gym class and not one of them has remember to bring their full gym outfit with them. Some have tried harder than others. Fail!
What is A Question Of Lust? Well, it's obviously a single by Depeche Mode, but can the original cover artwork for the single help us to answer the question? Maybe it can, and the answer seems to be about kissing in a sensuous way but without allowing your lips to touch. The remix really doesn't do anything else to help with answering the question of lust, but does have a very lusty babe on it. Ditto!
The Herd have not found Paradise Lost, but seem, as far as the original front cover artwork goes, to have lost it. That is unless you consider red and pink clothing, leather jackets and flouncy shirts to count as paradise. On the remix we find a babe who is sitting on a tropical beach (or at least a mock-up of one) and who has had her paradise stolen by a cheeky sea bird of some kind. Maybe this is more paradise found than lost, depending on your perspective. Dunes!
Who can forget the iconic video for Flat Beat by Mr Oizo where his compadre Flat Eric (the teddy bear looking thing) taps his hands in time to the music, makes a phone call and does all manner of things that detract from the simple fact that the song is awful. The original front cover artwork shows a number of shots of said Flat Eric character. The remix features a babe who appears to be dancing to a beat, and is, as it goes, as flat-chested as the salt flats of Utah. Just as distracting. Toneless!
Thank you to Fun Lovin' Criminals for helping work out where exactly things are. It's now clear we must be at Poppy's place as they have clearly said Welcome To Poppy's. Where exactly that is, is less than clear, as the original album front cover artwork shows us not much more than a grey building. On the remix is a babe in a field full of poppies. Is her name also Poppy? That would make an enormous amount of sense. Field!
Single Covers, Singles Of The 1990s, Special Remixes, Summer Sizzlers, Busty, Flat-Chested, Outdoors, Not Safe For Work
A summery triple-play for The Sundays and their single Summertime. On the original cover is a ladybug. Why this is representative of summer is not that clear. On the first remix, we have a babe standing in the sea in her bikini, which unfortunately seems to have gotten rather wet. It's a summery vision though. On the second remix a different babe has foregone her bikini altogether, and is standing in the altogether in a colorful floral garden. Wall!
Take It Off, screech The Donnas from inside a television on the original front cover artwork of their single. The question is, who is acting upon their instructions. The answer comes in the form of the remix where a mature babe has done as she has been told and taken off her dress. She appears to be standing outside by a tennis court, which may not have been the most sensible place to have done this. Ping!