In a way, cover versions (or versions of a cover) is what AllBum.Art is all about, so it is particularly prescient that today's remix is of a cover version of White Christmas by Darts. Of course we all know it's originally by Bong Crispy which is why, on the original cover of the cover version, the band are looking a little sad. Probably. On the remix we just find a babe who is wearing white at Christmas time, at least it's probably Christmas as it's cold and snowy. What random and pointless logic. Flagpole!
Some rankings have Fairytale Of New York by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl as the number one Christmas song of all time. The original cover, however, is not seasonal in the least and whilst it does at least let us gaze upon the lead singer of the band, where is Ms MacColl when you need her to brighten the place up a bit? On the remix we have found a Christmas fairy who is happy to show us her tail. A Christmas fairy-tail if you will. Or even if you won't. Avert!
Blue Yule is a compilation album containing, it says, "Christmas Blues and R&B Classics". Which makes it odd that the album cover is in red and green. Where are these aforementioned blues? The answer is on the remix where we find a babe in the snow and in the process she has turned the artwork blue, not in the 'xxx' sense, but in an 'rgb' sense. Actually, it's more a combination of cyan and blue, but we won't argue the fine points. Cornflower!
Another remix for the New Kids On The Block and their album Merry Merry Christmas. So what do new kids look like when having a merry (merry) Christmas? It seems they look like a bunch of drunken idiots, which is pretty much what you would expect from boys. From the girls, something more demure as we find them handing out presents under the tree. Are they merry? Well they're virtually naked, does that count? Bauble!
What did a Holiday For Teens look like in the 1960s? According to Paul And Paula it looked like a girl and a boy who are obviously not teenagers sitting by a Christmas tree slowly opening presents. On the remix we find an alternative scene for the holiday in which a group of babes (some at least who must be teens) are partying in front of a Christmas tree in their seasonal stockings. Which holiday would you prefer? Choose!
Wednesday, 14 December, 2016, 05:08 - Albums Of The 1960s, Singles Of The 1960s, Christmas CrackersSo are we now far enough into December to start thinking about Christmas? You betcha! The first of our seasonal sounds for this year is I Know What He Wants For Christmas (But I Don't Know How To Wrap It) by Kay Martin And Her Body Guards. We like Ms Martin's approach to this and can see clearly what it is that she is trying to wrap. On the remix we find a more modern babe in a very similar predicament. Just an update of an old classic. Tinsel!
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One of our rare 'one for the ladies' remixes for Boney M and their single Daddy Cool. On the original single we find the girls in the band trying to make the guy in the band look cool and failing badly. On the remix we find a cool daddy. Actually, we don't know if he is a daddy, but he is certainly cool, not just because he appears to be a good with his skis, but because he is standing naked in the snow. Shrinking!
It certainly is becoming a Long Cold Winter with so many remixes about freezing cold singles and albums. On the original cover of this album by Cinderella, we are not certain if it is cold and the whole cover represents a snowy white-out, or whether they just got bored. On the remix we find Cinderella herself in an icy cave which is where she hides out in winter. Why she is naked is another question but one we don't feel the need to ask. Icicle!