It gets very chilly in December (or at least it does here at AllBum.Art HQ). And so we find ourselves remixing a double-dose of chilliness, with a band called Coldplay and a song called Shiver. The original cover shows some trees, with, for no real reason, various bits colored in. The remix shows a babe who, if she isn't shivering yet, will be soon, given that she is in the middle of a snow-covered forest, is wearing very little, and has just been sprayed with snow. Rattle!
Whilst we are on the subject of snow flakes, here is a remix of Snow Flake by seasonal swooner Jim Reeves. On the original cover artwork we find Mr Reeves looking anything but snowy, though perhaps if he hasn't used anti-dandruff shampoo he might be a bit flaky. The remix shows a babe dressed as a snow flake, though it appears that she may have forgotten certain important parts of her outfit. Then again, perhaps that is how nature intended it, you never really know when it comes to snow flakes. Geometric!
You always know you are onto a winner with the original artwork for a song comes with a sticker that says 'Rudolf Recommends'! And so it is with Suzy Snowflake by Rosemary Clooney. The original cover suggests that Ms Snowflake is perhaps a star-shaped snowflake with a woman's head. The remix suggests otherwise, and instead proposes that Suzy is a regular girl who just enjoys protecting her modesty with a snowflake. Who is right? Maybe we shall never know, or even care? Tally!
How would you prepare if you decided that you, or I Wanna Go Surfin' With Santa? The Hollyberries take a unique approach to their preparation, by going surfing at what must be around midnight, because as they hit the swell, Santa is pulling his sleight right over their head. That's not really surfin' with Santa, as surfin' under Santa. In the remix we see a babe whose far more likely to get in the snow with Santa, assuming that Santa likes snowboarding, and with naked babes too. Razz!
Single Covers, Singles Of The 2010s, Special Remixes, Christmas Crackers, High Heels, Mature, Ugly, Safe For WorkWe can see why Lloyd would sing She's All I Want For Christmas judging by the cover artwork for his single. After all, the babe on the cover has a nice smile and a nice choice in clothing (or lack thereof). We occasionally get charged, here at AllBum.Art with the accusation that the material for our remixes focuses too heavily on the use of young, attractive babes and ignores the more mature variety. The remix of this song attempts to respond to some of those accusations by showing another babe that might be all that's needed for Christmas, being, as she is, an older babe wearing naught but stockings and heels. A Christmas stocking-filler, so to say. Red-breast!
Album Covers, Albums Of The 1990s, Special Remixes, Christmas Crackers, High Heels, Not Safe For WorkIt is a little known fact, but in the Netherlands, Christmas begins on December 5th, as Santa rides through the streets with his politically incorrect slave helper Black Pete, handing out sweets to the kids. The upshot of this is that the time is now right to start a few re-mix-mas-es and we begin with Funky Christmas by James Brown. The original cover shows Mr Brown in an Xmas hat. The remixmas shows a pretty ebony babe enjoying a funky Xmas of her own, sitting in front of a warm fire, by the Xmas tree and little else to spoil the view. Kerstmis (as the Dutch say)!
Oh dear, what a missed opportunity. The Red Hot Chili Peppers should have known better when they produced the cover for their 2006 album Snow (Hey Oh). So many opportunities for pictures of snow scenes or similarly chilly vistas. Thank goodness then for AllBum.Art for correcting this anomaly and replacing their ersatz cover artwork for something that is snowy, but remains red hot. Pepper!
Another remix for those British electro-pop duo, Eurythmics. On the cover of their single You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart, we find the band's lead singer looking very forlorn, but not that chilly, though the bleakness of the landscape in the background gives no clues as to the air temperature. On the remix we see an altogether happier looking babe, who is definitely chilly and we can see she is getting a chill on her heart because she has covered it in snow. Flake!
A minor hit from the early 80s for the Rolling Stones and their song Ring Of Ice. On the original cover for the single, we find the red lipped logo of the band, spewing forth something that is then apparently freezing. But this tells us not, who 'she' is, and why she is 'cold'. The remix solves both these problems as we see that 'she' is a naked babe and the reason she is 'cold' is that she is sitting on the snow on a forest footpath. Ouch!
December is upon us and whilst it's not time to roll out the Christmas Crackers just yet, it is time for the thermometer to drop and to start doing remixes of cold and chilly songs. Today it is the turn of Jennifer Rush and her song Ring Of Ice. In the original artwork we find Ms Rush looking vaguely cold by the fact that she is somewhat blue in color. On the remix we see a babe outside in the freezing cold, making a phone call... truly a 'ring of ice'. Handy!