When we first saw the original album cover artwork for Storm Front by Billy Joel, we had to investigate whether it had any connection with storms. It turns out that the red flag with a black square in it is a nautical flag meaning that storms are on the way. So thumbs up for that. On the remix, though, we find a babe standing outside whilst a snow storm is going on. She is showing us her chilly front, and so we guess this would be an alternative representation of the album's title. Peaky!
Toni Braxton brings us an album that she titles Snowflakes. Now it might just be us, but we would have at least expected that on the original album cover artwork, there might actually have been some snowflakes visible that would reflect its name. Thankfully this has been resolved on the remix, as we find a babe standing outside in the snow, with plenty of snowflakes in the picture as the fall on her. She seems to be wearing a fur-lined outfit but one that is otherwise unsuited to cold weather being full of holes. Snow-net!
Today's question is what is a Hazy Shade Of Winter? According to The Bangles, it might be black, as that is the color that all of the band members are wearing on the original single cover artwork. On the remix we find a babe standing outside in the snow, so it's almost certainly winter. She is wearing a rather hazy white bodysuit and so we can but presume that white, being the color of snow and of the catsuit, is the hazy shade that the group were referring to. Blanco!
Alexander O'Neal sends us My Gift To You, which is very kind of him. On the original album cover artwork we find Mr O'Neal standing outdoors on a snowy street with olde worlde lights shining on the dark, arctic scene. All very good, but where's the gift. It seems that the gift has already been given as on the remix we find a babe opening a present and she seems quite pleased with what is in the box. Perhaps it is some new clothes as all of her old ones appear to have dissolved. Acid!
Back to the wintery remixes as we consider Broken Down Angel by Nazareth. Not only does the name of the band have biblical connotations, but the title does too, because it mentions angels which is one of our favorite topics. On the original single cover artwork we find nothing more than the band members. On the remix we find a babe whose car appears to have broken down. We know this as she is attempting a push start. If we may offer her some advice, it may have been more sensible to do this wearing clothes and more sensible shoes than high heels (especially in the snow). Just sayin' is all.
So when M People were singing Don't Look Any Further, what they seemed to have in mind was the notion that you would stop looking for whatever it was you were searching for, when you found a pink sofa. For some people that may be true, but let's make it more compelling and add a babe to the sofa and see if that has more of a desired effect when it comes to helping you to find what it was you were looking further for in the first place. Seek!
Would you like to spend One Night In Heaven with M People? Perhaps you need some information about what it would be like? Well, according to the original single cover artwork, it would be like a distorted version of the German flag, with some badly drawn squiggles on it. Or there is the remix, which looks far more like the kind of night in heaven that we would prefer, an angel in lingerie. Serene!
While we are with M People, here's another remix. This time it is of the artwork for their album Bizarre Fruit. On the original cover we find the band members walking around an art gallery, some of whom are inspecting paintings of fruit done in an artistic style. That seems reasonably bizarre. On the remix we find a babe who has some pieces of fruit nestling between her butt cheeks. The fruit itself isn't that bizarre but we can imagine that if you speared it with a fork, it would cause some consternation. Slurp!