It's St. Valentine's Day so let's have a song with love in the title. Let's remix Love The One You're With by Stephen Stills. On the original single front cover artwork we see Mr Stills riding a horse. It is very much to be hoped that he isn't intending to love that particular equine acquaintance. On the remix we find two babes who seem very friendly towards each other. Perhaps they love the one they're already with, or perhaps someone is choosing which one of them to be with. Binary!
What can be said about the original single front cover artwork of Double Dutch by The Fatback Band? You can see the band standing around looking, well, just looking actually. There's no sign of anything Dutch, or why it might be double. No windmills or Edam cheese. On the remix we find two babes sitting on a bench. We are reliably informed that the bench is in Amsterdam, and the babes are Dutch. As there are two of them, we make that double Dutch. Duchesses?
Mary MacGregor is Torn Between Two Lovers which sounds as if it could be quite painful. It is not clear from the original single front cover artwork whether she is being torn at that exact moment, and her facial expression does not indicate whether she is in in pain or not. On the remix we find a babe between two dudes, one of who is trying to tear off her panties. She is being torn between two lovers! Is she in pain? It doesn't look like it from the smile on her face. Breaking point!
It's been several years since we last did a remix of a song by Joe Jackson. Is She Really Going Out With Him, is the question that he is asking and on the original single front cover artwork we find Mr Jackson looking, if anything, a little angry. No going out with anyone or such stuff. On the remix, a pretty young babe next to a grizzly old dude. Would she really go out with him, or is one of them paying for the presence of the other, without suggesting which is which. Would he really go out with her? That maybe less unobvious. Check!
Grab It For A Second is the title of both a single and an album by Golden Earring. On the original front cover artwork we find a babe looking over her shoulder and she seem to be wearing an earring. She does, though, seem to have her face being grabbed by an other-worldly hand. On the remix is a babe who is also offering part of her body to be grabbed for a second but it is her boob and not her face that is being proffered. Dangle!
There are many possible interpretations of Sky High. It could mean high, in the sky (obviously). Or it could refer to something that is very high, like high heels. On the original cover of the single by Jigsaw we find none of this, just a drawing of the band members and a jigsaw. On the remix we find an airline stewardess, who presumably flies high in the sky. And she is wearing very high heels, which could also be sky high. Double bubble!
Escape by Rupert Holmes is one of those songs which is better know by a different title, in this case it is more widely recognized as The Piña Colada Song. You know, the one that goes 'If you like Piña Coladas, and getting caught in the rain'. The original cover of the single alludes to escape, in that someone has their hands cuffed. On the remix, we find a babe whose hands are also cuffed, and she is chained. Her escape may be a little more difficult. No sign of rain though. Cocktail!
Sunshine After The Rain, what could be more refreshing? That said, according to the original single front cover artwork by Elkie Brookes, you should still wear your raincoat, even when the sunshine comes out, and the rain is finished. An alternative approach is taken by the babe on the remix who has opened a sunshade and taken all her clothes off, as the sun dries up the rain. Either approach is fine, but one may be more acceptable in public circles. Umbrella!
This is not the only song in the world called Street Life, but it is the one sung by Roxy Music. The band's idea of street living seems to be to sit on office chairs by a grand piano in lounge suits. That is what the original single front cover artwork says. The remixed artwork says has a babe walking down a street. Pictures of fruit are still life, and a picture of a babe walking down a road is street life. Makes complete sense. Avenue!
Another remix for David Bowie. On the original single cover artwork for The Jean Genie you will find Mr Bowie in a flowery shirt, white boots and what look like white trousers. These might have been classed as jeans in the 1970s but they looks suspiciously unlike any jeans we have seen. On the remix is a babe wearing jeans, or what's left of them. She seems to have been mauled by a goat, or perhaps a genie, and as well as ripping her jeans, she seems to have lost her shirt too. Torn!