A Lucky Man is the subject of this song by the Verve. And maybe the guy on the original front cover of the single is lucky, though you need to use your imagination a little to understand why. Why? Because all that can be seen from the cover is that there is a guy, walking down a deserted street. On the remix, we see a very lucky man. How do we know he is lucky? He has an attractive naked babe hugging him. Seems like he's a lucky man as far as we can make out. 8!
In the days of vinyl, record sleeve designers had two options: 1. Cover up the hole in the middle. 2. Let the hole in the middle be used as part of the cover. In this case they chose option 2 and on the cover of Magic Mandrake by Sarr Band, we find a babe in red high heels, pulling her gold panties down. On the remix is much the same picture, and wouldn't you guess it, the hole in the middle has covered the answer to the question, do the collars and cuffs match. Blonde!
What would you expect to see if you Crashed The Wedding? Well, according to Busted, it would be a photo-frame of the band themselves doing donkey-rides against a shoddy back-drop of some icebergs. What that has got to do with weddings is anyone's idea. Well, clearly it's someone's idea otherwise they wouldn't have put it on the cover of their single. The remix shows a much more likely scene, with a bridesmaid helping the bride on with her dress. Much more likely. Infinitely!
You remember the story of Achilles Heel? It was the weak-spot that led to the downfall of a mighty warrior. So when Toploader sing about it, you would expect the cover of their single to somehow reflect the story, instead of just containing a picture of the band members loafing around in a flowery garden. In the remix we can see a babe who is wearing what must be Achilles heels. How do we know this? Because she seems unable to walk in them and has fallen to the ground. Stycky!
What were Green Day waiting for? That is the question we need to answer today. From the cover of their single, the only thing that is clear, is that nothing is clear at all. Perhaps they are waiting for someone to turn on a light, to illuminate the source of their loitering. Whatever the case, the remix shows a babe who is staring out of a window, waiting for someone or something. And when they arrive, they ace clearly in for a treat. Lingering!
Does the potential for remixing a song cover artwork come on any bigger plate than a song called What's New Pussycat. So thank you to Tom Jones for offering up this large dinner plate of a remix. On the original we see Mr Jones looking very, well, very ordinary. On the remix we see a babe dressed in a pussycat outfit. Now do you see what we mean about an easy remix. And you were thinking, pussy, cat, and something much more different weren't you now? Miaow!
Single Covers, Singles Of The 1980s, Special Remixes, Halloween Hits, Busty, Lingerie, Not Safe For Work
How does that old kiddies rhyme go, "I'm the king of the castle, and you're the dirty rascal"? And to some extent the original and remixed versions of the cover art for Keeper Of The Castle by the Four Tops follow a similar logic. On the original we see the band members standing in front of an urban castle. On the remix we see a babe protecting a more traditional medieval castle, though she is a little short on armor. The queen of the castle, and the dirty rascals? Schloss!
This Ole House has no doubt seen better days as it appears to be crumblin' around the edges, though with the position of Shakin' Stevens within the abode, the state of the decor is not apparent. In the remix we take a wider angle lens to the property and it is now clear that the state of the interior decor is, indeed, fallin' apart. What also becomes apparent is that there appears to be a naked babe hangin' around. Maybe she's a Shakin' Stevens fan and is waitin' for him to return home after work. Unlikely!
A Ride On A Meteorite is what Antares are offering us in this terrible 1990s electropop nonsense. Their cover, however, offers something vaguely more appealing. The remix goes one step further as we find a babe who is definitely riding on a meteorite. Interestingly, although the meteorite in question has got a purple sky, it clearly has a breathable atmosphere as the babe in question is not wearing a space suit. In fact, she's not wearing anything at all. Asphyxia!