There is something distinctly creepy about the original single cover artwork for Julie's Sixteenth Birthday by John Bult. This stems from the fact that some old bearded dude is holding the hand of what can only be Julie across a table. Maybe he is here pop, but maybe not. The remix just adds to the creepiness as we find two old bearded dudes, one with beer, who seem to be swimming with Julie who is now devoid of clothing. Eww!
Danger, Danger Will Robinson. Oops, not not that one. Try Danger, Danger High Voltage, for that is what Electric Six are warning us about. The original single and album cover does this through the extensive use of the color orange, including a moody orange glitter-ball. The remixed artwork does this through placing a topless babe next to a danger sign at an electricity sub-station. Which has the highest danger factor is for you to decide. Tangerine!
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!
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!
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?
Poor Fleetwood Mac. When having a bit of a brainstorm about what to put on the front cover artwork of their single Gpysy, they could arrive at nothing more exciting than two people dancing, and one looking on jealously. It's a good job that AllBum.Art is here to help. On the remixed cover is a gypsy. We know that she is a gypsy because of the bandana she is wearing and her oversized earrings. Everyone knows those are gypsy hallmarks, right? Hoopy!
Nothing beats a good angel-based remix and Angel Of The Morning by Juice Newton (real name Judy and not Juice, obviously) is just such a song. The original single front cover artwork shows Ms Newton looking anything but angelic. And whether it is the morning or not is debatable. On the remix an angel is sitting on a rock warming herself in the morning sun. She will need to, as other than her wings, she hasn't got much to keep her warm. Lizard!