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!
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!
You Sexy Dancer is a single by The Rockford Files. This is not the TV show The Rockford Files, starring James Garner, but some other band whose idea of single cover artwork is a drawing of a babe in boots and a short skirt, flashing her panties whilst she twirls around. On the remix is a similarly colored girl who is also a sexy dancer, maybe of the pole kind. Magenta!
When Skee-Lo had recorded his album (and single of the same name) Top Of The Stairs, he must have been exhausted. So much so that for the original front cover artwork, all he could manage was a picture of himself with no stairs to climb. On the remix is a babe who is trying to make her way to the top of the stairs, but seems to be more concerned with taking off her panties whilst sitting on the stairs. Maybe that is why Skee-Lo is in no rush to make it all the way to the top. Descent!
Garbage are, apparently, Only Happy When It Rains. We can only imagine that it may have been raining when they produced their original single front cover artwork as, other than the pink coloring, it is not that happy. On the remix are a number of people who seem happy when it rains. One of them is a babe who seems to like going for a walk in the rain, and the others are some old dudes who like watching her go for a walk in the rain. Umbrella!
Pete Heller's got Big Love, apparently. From the original single front cover artwork, you would apparently know this because much of it is taken up by a drawing of a red heart. On the remix, this has been replaced by a big hearted babe sprawling across a red lounger. She is a big girl, and thus sanity is restored as she can be Mr Heller's big love, if he prefers a real babe to a drawing of a heart. Amelioration!
Blub, blub, blub, blub. Livin Joy are Deep In You. This is illustrated on the original single front cover artwork by the lead singer posing against a slate colored background. This lacks a certain depth. The remix, though, is set in the deep, deep underwater that is. And the guy is definitely into the babe, in more ways than one. He is deep in her, or from his perspective you. Arcane!
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!
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!
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!