It's always nice to receive a submission to AllBum.Art from someone new. This remix of Hey Good Lookin' by Jimmy Buffett (and his friends Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith and George Strait) was sent from the Netherlands. On the original single cover artwork you can see Mr Buffett smiling with his guitar. On the remix we find a busty babe in a cowboy hat and jeans. According to the submitter, Jimmy Buffett wasn't good lookin' enough to grace the cover. We couldn't agree more. Rodeo!
Single Covers, Singles Of The 1990s, Special Remixes, Halloween Hits, High Heels, Outdoors, Safe For WorkGene are all For The Dead, which is good given it's All Hallow's Day (a.k.a. the day after Halloween). After all those ghouls and ghosts, the band chose to illustrate being for the dead on their original single front cover artwork by having a woman (or is it a doll) in a long dress. On the remix, is a babe who is definitely for the dead, which she illustrates by hanging around naked in a graveyard (other than her black high heels, in lieu of a black tie no doubt). Fallen!
Brenda Lee perhaps most famous for her Christmas songs, brings us this Halloween Hit entitled Let's Jump The Broomstick. On the original single front cover artwork, we just see Ms Lee singing into a microphone. On the remix we find a babe who seems to have attempted jumping over a broomstick but has got stuck half way. Either that, or she wasn't trying to jump it at all but is actually a witch who is about to ride away into the sky. That seems less likely as she is not wearing any clothes, but then again perhaps that is how witches dress. Spooky!
What shall we do today, L7? That's a good idea, let's Pretend We're Dead. How do we do that L7? What's that you say? We need to paint pictures of the hands of a skeleton on our calves? That makes very little sense. What about you, AllBum.Art, how do you think we should pretend we're dead? You say we should hang around with a scary looking naked babe in a graveyard? Let me think, which should I do? Maybe the graveyard option would be my preference, but only if the scary looking nude chick is going to hang out there too. Remix!
It's an interesting question, isn't it, How To Be Dead. Let's turn to Snow Patrol for some advice on this. According to the original single front cover artwork, to be dead requires an old chair, a lamp-stand and an old television sitting on a creaky old cabinet, all in an icy mountain pool. It's an interesting take on the notion of being dead, but on the remix, how to be dead is illustrated by a woman wearing a latex dress, lying down in what looks like a coffin. This is a very different view on how to be dead, but maybe more realistic. Gloves!
Single Covers, Singles Of The 1970s, Special Remixes, Halloween Hits, Angels & Devils, Safe For WorkDance With The Devil, is what Cozy Powell tells us that we should be doing. On the original single front cover artwork, Mr Powell helps us visualize this by smoking a cigarette in black and white. On the remix we find a devil who is dancing, tempting us to join in. Beware though, because it's know that dancing with the devil can lead to boogieing with Beelzebub and you wouldn't want that now would you? Lucifer!
What, you may be asking yourself, are Cemetery Shoes? Let us turn to the infinite wisdom of Johnny Dowd for an answer this question. If the original album front cover artwork is to be believed, it seems to be something to do with sweeping up leaves in a graveyard with an electric guitar. An alternative view is that of the remixed cover which shows a babe standing in a cemetery in a pair of high heeled shoes and her lingerie. Oh, and with an umbrella for good measure. Those kind of shoes, that is what. Misty!
Silly old Crowded House. They've only gone and gotten themselves Locked Out. This is immediately apparent from the original single front cover artwork in which the band members are standing around looking clueless. Perhaps if they were less clueless they might not be locked out. On the remix a babe is locked out of her car, but is at least making an effort to get back into it. We can't help but thinking that there might have been easier ways to unlock the car than the approach she is taking. Climb!
Crowded House are supposedly experiencing Four Seasons In One Day, however on the original single front cover artwork there is only one backdrop to the band's picture and which season it represents is very indistinct. On the remix are four pictures of babes, each representing one season. Spring is top left, summer top right, fall bottom left and winter bottom right. Kinda four seasons in one remix. Sinshine!
Album Covers, Albums Of The 1990s, Single Covers, Singles Of The 1990s, Outdoors, Wet & Windy, Safe For WorkWhen Vanessa Mae was thinking about what could go on the original cover artwork for both her single and album, both titled Storm, she obviously thought that a picture of her with some red lighting was somehow evocative of bad weather. On the remix is a babe who is actually enduring stormy weather out at sea. She had better be careful as she is naked (at least from the waist upwards) which is not the right clothing for when the weather is inclement. Umbrella!