Luther Vandross has got some Shine. On the original single front cover artwork this is clearly illustrated by the fact that Mr Vandross is wearing a black sweater and is standing against a very (un)bright grey and pink background. On the remix we find a babe who has umpteenth more shine than Mr Vandross, which is largely caused by the fact that she is wearing red latex gloves and a matching red latex dress, which have been well polished until they are super shiny. Slippery!
Portishead seem to think that a good representation of the title of their single All Mine would be to have a young girl standing in a dress with a P on it, holding what looks like the detonator to an explosive vest (one that she does not appear to be wearing). On the remix is a babe who can rightly claim that it is all hers, as she demonstrates what it is that is all hers through the medium of balloon modelling (isn't that what she is doing?) Pump!
The Curtain Falls on Blue. As you can clearly see from the original single front cover artwork, this involved a blue curtain having fallen behind where the band members are standing. If anything, then, the remix is less accurate as the curtain is red, and hasn't quite fallen yet. The babe standing between the curtains does, though, look a little blue (in the melancholy sense). Perhaps stick with the original? Swap!
It's not just that People Are Strange, but taking a look at the front cover artwork for this single by Echo And The Bunnymen, it's also the designer's notion of what a cover might look like that is strange. Wearing a fruit bowl for a hat is obviously what passed for strange in the 1980s. The remix doesn't change this idea, but instead of wearing a fruit bowl as a hat, we find a babe who is wearing one as a bra, which is handy as she is in dire need of one. Odd!
Whilst we're dealing with Bruno Mars Bar, here's another remix. The original single front cover artwork for Gorilla shows what appears to be a naked babe lying down on a bed next to a gorilla. The remix turns the clock back an hour or so to when the same babe was enticing the gorilla into her grasp by offering him a banana, which the gorilla seems keen to accept. The question is whether he is more interested in the banana than the babe. Monkey!
Does the hand-drawn blob on the cover of Bruno Mars Bar's single Grenade look like a grenade to you, or more like a Robin wearing an ear-ring? A very poor attempt at a cover. It's a good job that AllBum.Art is here to remix the cover to bring back some sanity. In it, the ear-ring wearing bird is replaced by a different kind of bird, this time one carrying a grenade launcher. Now that's more like it (whatever 'it' is in this context). Bang!
What does Drunk In Love actually mean? When Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z sings about it, are they more focussed on the drunkenness or on being in love. Is it both together? The original single front cover artwork doesn't help answer this question as it just shows a baby lying down in a see-through dress. On the remix we find a babe holding a large glass of wine and, it also appears, wearing nothing but a smile. Is she drunk in love? It's still not that clear, but it's more interesting guessing. Merlot!
The way we see things, there are two possible definitions of what a Summer Jam might be:
- A sticky, sweet conserve made from summer fruit and sugar.
- A traffic jam taking place around July or August.
It is correct, that Underwear Goes Inside The Pants, and in this respect Lazy B is not incorrect. The original single cover artwork, on the other hand, makes no attempt to illustrate what happens if you don't follow this time-honored role. The remix assists by showing a babe who has not grasped the whole underwear under the pants concept as she does not appear to have any underwear under her pants at all. Cheeky!
What a clever play on words Cathy Dennis has going on, with her single Irresistible, as it is taken from her album whose title is The Irresistible Cathy Dennis. On the original single cover artwork we see Ms Dennis hiding behind some blue ribbon, and looking appetizing, if not necessarily irresistible. On the remix we find a babe who is definitely appetizing, and verging on the irresistible, if tousled hair and derelict buildings are your thing. War-torn!