Monday, September 30, 2013

Gold - Spandau Ballet

Gold - Spandau BalletGold - Spandau BalletThe cover of this 1983 song from Spandau Ballet fails in so many ways, it's difficult to know where to begin. For starters, the title of the song is Gold but the cover has no gold on it. None at all. Neither does it show any of the band members. And so it does nothing to connect the viewer with the title or the band. The remixed cover remedies at least one of these as we see a group of naked babes who have all been painted gold. Why are they gold? Why not listen to the song and find out - you see how a good cover draws you in?

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Waterfalls - Stooshe

Waterfalls - StoosheWaterfalls - StoosheLike many a time here at AllBum.Art a remix of the cover art of a song has been spurred on, not by the original artwork, but by a single picture that just deserved to grace the front of a cover. This is the case with this remix of the 2012 cover of TLC's Waterfalls by British band Stooshe. Originally the remix was going to be of the TLC version but this cover version has introduced us to the sexy trio of talent from England whose single seems more appropriately positioned for a remix than the original. What do you think?

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Where The Streets Have No Name - U2

Where The Streets Have No Name - U2Where The Streets Have No Name - U2Where, indeed, do the streets have no name, that is the question we should be asking. But this question is not answered by the cover of U2's 1987 single Where The Streets Have No Name. We could only think of one place where the streets have no name, and that would be where no-one cares what the name is because there is something more important to distract them from this inane question. Something like, for example, a naked chick standing on the street in question. And hey, that's what the remixed single cover shows. How great is that?

Friday, September 27, 2013

Macarena - Los Del Rio

Macarena - Los Del RioMacarena - Los Del RioThe Macarena was a world-wide dance craze in the mid 1990s, brought to us by the power of three old Spanish crooners called Los Del Rio. The dance involved folding your arms every which way (but loose) and then, after some arm flailing, a couple of jumps to take you through 90 degrees to point in a different direction completed the moves and you begin again. The cover, oh dear! No sign of what to do. The remix shows some girls in mid-Macarena and gives you an idea of why the dance was so successful, especially in holiday resorts up and down the coast.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles

Walk Like An Egyptian - The BanglesWalk Like An Egyptian - The BanglesWalk Like An Egyptian is the well known single from LA band The Bangles. The cover of their 1986 single leaves a lot to be desired, though. Not only does it not contain a picture of the sexy band members themselves (which would surely have been sufficient for the cover not to require a remix), but it does not show any signs of walking. The remix shows how modern Egyptians walk, which is to say they don't - instead they just lean around, topless, on ancient stone pillars. Each to their own…

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I'll Be Waiting - Lenny Kravitz

I'll Be Waiting - Lenny KravitzI'll Be Waiting - Lenny KravitzI'll Be Waiting - Lenny Kravitz
Onkel Joz writes to us to suggest his remix of the cover for Lenny Kravitz 2008 song I'll Be Waiting. As you can see, Joz's remix is rather subtle and just adds in the words 'wait even longer mix' and corrects the jaunty angle that was an abhorrent slur on the original cover. What Joz also provides us with is his own waiting even longer mix of the song - nice touch. We think the cover could do with a bit more remixing though, so we've also replaced Mr Kravitz with a naked babe who is clearly waiting for something. Let's hope that whatever it is that she is waiting for won't take too long arriving otherwise she is going to get very cold.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Halfway Hotel - Voyager

Halfway Hotel - VoyagerHalfway Hotel - VoyagerA Voyager in a Halfway Hotel is perhaps what you would expect to find on the original front cover artwork for this single. What you do find is two men sitting in red chairs looking at each other, their stares indicated with dotted blue lines. On the remix, two babes are holding open the door to a hotel room where there appears to be a red chair and a red carpet. This maybe the same room but if it is, where are the dotted blue lines, as we know what we would be staring at. Rug!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Maria Padilha - Francis Goya

Maria Padilha - Francis GoyaMaria Padilha - Francis GoyaWho is Maria Padilha? The front cover artwork for this album by Francis Goya shows us one possible answer. Maybe she is the blonde babe who appears to be standing by the sea, taking her red blouse off. This seems likely. On the remix, an alternative view of Maria presents itself. This time the red blouse is gone but she is still standing by a rocky outcrop over the sea wearing, as far as you can see, nothing more than a pair of sunglasses. Wave!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Dirty Little Secret - The All American Rejects

Dirty Little Secret - The All American RejectsDirty Little Secret - The All American RejectsWhat is the Dirty Little Secret which The All American Rejects are singing about? If the original single artwork is taken as the reference point, the dirt is just a slightly splodgy use of the paint brush that has been used to write the name of the band and the title on the front cover. On the remix, we find a dude standing looking at a naked woman whose pose suggests that she is not happy with him. His dirty little secret has decided she wants to come clean!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer

U Can't Touch This - MC HammerU Can't Touch This - MC HammerU Can't Touch This, that is what MC Hammer tells us. What is it that u can't touch? Maybe it is a wall that is somehow missing from the original front cover artwork. Maybe it is the letters 'y' and 'o' which are missing from the title of the song. On the remix we find a babe whose hands are down the shorts of a tall black dude. Maybe u can't touch whatever it is that she has found in his shorts. That could clearly be possible, as she seems keen to hold onto it for herself. Banana!