Continuing the nautical theme, here is Seaside by The Kooks. On the original single cover artwork we find the band sitting around playing their guitars, and the drummer in the background. Are they at the seaside? It's impossible to tell. On the remix is a babe who is standing in the sea, by some rocks, so is definitely at the seaside. It seems she may have taken a dip in the ocean in her dress, as it's gotten all wet, though her make-up appears oddly intact. Beachballs!
The Girl And The Sea. What could be simpler for a designer of the front cover artwork for this single by The Presets to illustrate. So how the devil did he, or she, come up with a wrestler and a forest? The remix fixes this completely. All that is pictured on the remixed artwork is a girl, standing by the sea. Nothing else. A girl, and the sea. Could it have been any easier? Rockpool!
We score Tom Dice full marks for his original cover artwork. On it is a picture of Mr Dice, and wouldn't you know it, he is holding his guitar, so for the first time in ages an artist has illustrated their single properly. The remix therefore adds nothing new, except that Mr Dice is replaced by a babe, who is also holding a guitar. Maybe the two of them could get together and release Us and Our Guitar. Altogether!
The Police are having problems. They have got Spirits In The Material World, which is messing their ability to put together the front cover artwork for their single in the way they had wanted. All they have managed is a fuzzy blue representation of their faces. Let's help them out. On the remix is a busty babe whose spiritual assets are in a material world, transparently. Pond!
Ah yes, Candy. Nothing says candy as much as black and white photo of Paulo Nutini holding a guitar and sitting in front of some old buildings. At least that's what those who designed the original single cover artwork thought. On the remix is a happy. smiling blonde babe wearing a bikini made of candy. Now isn't that both far simpler, and much more to the point? Sweets!
How often do you live? A famous British secret agent said that you only Live Twice, and it seems that British singer Darius would agree with him. On the original single front cover artwork we find just a picture of the lead singer. No sign of death or resurrection. On the remix we find two babes and a skeleton. Which is living twice is a mystery, but for certain the two babes are living once. Are those real? A different question. Latex!
Whilst we're in the mood for remixing cover artwork by ABC, it's time to get The Look Of Love. On the original we find the band members (this seems to be a common theme with this band) with their instruments. On the remix we find a babe who just has that look of love in her eyes. If it isn't the look of love that she has, then maybe it is some other kind of look, but does it really matter? Cashmere!
Time for another Halloween remix what with it being October 31 and all. Tonight could well be The Night You Murdered Love, and that is what ABC sing about. The original cover artwork shows the band members looking very new romantic but still well and truly alive. The remix shows a babe in a graveyard. It is not clear if she is the murderer, or the murdered but she will catch her death of cold either way. Grave!
There is a certain irony about INXS singing about a Suicide Blonde, given the tragic and untimely demise of the band's lead singer. However, none of that changes the remixability of the single artwork which is apt for a bit of clarification. This is because on the original cover, three babes are dancing in a James Bond-esque style but given the odd shading it is not clear if they are blonde or not. On the remix is a blonde babe who is more of a homicide blonde. Bang!
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