Just when we thought we couldn't find any more songs about flying, Alberta, our resident expert on all things Canada points out Flying by Canadian rock legent Bryan Adams. On the original cover of the groover from Vancouver's single, we find an airborne electric guitar. On the remix, we find two babes waiting patiently for the pilot of their aircraft to arrive, so that they can get airborne and do some flying. Quite why they are both naked and wearing frizzy wigs is less clear. Maybe they misinterpreted the pilot's specification for their safety gear? Landing strip!
Turn It Around, the instructions from 4 Strings are clear enough. The original single artwork though, is not so clear. What is 'it' that should be turned around, and why? The lead singer loping about on the cover gives no clues. On the remix a babe is climbing some stairs and to save her skirt getting caught around her knees, she is lifting it up and in the process, revealing her ass to those standing behind her. If she turned around, 'it' may be revealed. Staircase!
It is patently clear from the original single front cover artwork of Stoop Down Baby... Let Your Daddy See by Chick Willis With Blues, that the purpose of his asking the babe to stoop down is to try and get a glimpse of what is up her skirt. This kind of overt misogyny was rife in the 1970s. Today such things would not be acceptable and instead, on the remix, we find a babe who has stooped down very low so that someone can see. It may be her daddy, or it may be you. What you can see is that she has a big bubble butt. That's how we do things in the 21st century. Peach!
What were The Shadows thinking about when they put the artwork together for the front cover of their album Reflection? Oddly, it is an electric guitar whose facade has been distorted by the waves of what appears to be a swimming pool. But it's not a reflection, is it? It's a distortion. On the remix is a babe wearing little other than her lingerie, whose body is being reflected in a mirror. There's a reflection of her, not a distortion. But there's no shadow, so it's not a perfect solution. La La Land.
Officially titled (Win, Place Or Show) She's A Winner, this track is by The Intruders. The original single front cover artwork shows the band lounging around, but doesn't indicate who she is, or why she is a winner. Strangely, the remix doesn't necessarily solve these mysteries. There is clearly a babe who has won a competition, making her a winner. But how has she won when there are a host of naked babes in the background, but our so-called winner is fully clothed. That bit remains a mystery. Oddness!
A one-a, a two-a, a three-a, a four-a, ah Shaddap You Face. You-a see-a that-a is-a (OK, enough-a with the fake-a Italiana) what Joe Dolce sings in this dreadful song of the 1980s. The original single cover artwork is not much less dreadful, showing just the singer's face. On the remix we find a babe whose face has been shaddapped (is that a word?) by means of a ball-gag. The fact that she is tied to a tree may also help to keep her quiet. Quite!
Let's go and join the Four Tops whilst they are Standing In The Shadows Of Love. More specifically standing against a white background is what you would do if you were using the original single front cover artwork as your guide. On the remix is a babe who is standing in the shadows at night and given that she is wearing stockings and high heels, it would be reasonable to assume that she has love on her mind. So, standing (correct) in the shadows (yes) of love (probably). Better!
A quick look at the search page of the AllBum.Art web-site will show that angels are one of the most searched for types of content. So here is another to add to the results. Today it is Heaven by Sarah Washington. The original single front cover artwork has a wrist-watch on it. Maybe that is heaven for some people, but for us it's definitely an angelic babe and that is what the remix unequivocally provides. Wings!
The question of the moment is Why Did You Do It? And the answer provided by Stretch on the original single front cover artwork is confusing in that there seems to be a yellow-faced man staring at a couple kissing. Maybe he is angry at what they are doing and would ask the question about why they did it when they stopped. On the remix is a babe taking off her panties outdoors. Perhaps she had a good reason for doing it, we may never find out. Mystery!
It is notable on the original single front cover artwork for Meet Me On The Corner by Lindisfarne the band are standing around on a street but the way the shot is taken, it is not at all obvious that they are on a street corner. Maybe the street corner is to the right of the shop they are leaning against, then again maybe not. On the remix we find a babe who is definitely more inviting and if you look carefully, you will see that just behind her is the corner of the street. This remix is the right angle. Get it?