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!
Who doesn't know the opening refrain of this The Troggs' song Wild Thing. You make my heart sing. The original cover may make some people's hearts sing, but the remix, we feel, would do a much better job. On it we find a babe enjoying the big wild outdoors, sprawling by a river and next to a waterfall with a picturesque forest beside her. Not only does she like being in the wild[/wild], but her clothing (or lack of) suggest she has a wild attitude too. Thing!
Skirt is both an album and a single by Kylie Minogue. The original single front cover artwork shows Ms Minogue standing between a sunny window and a billowing curtain in a short dress and high heels. Is that a skirt she is wearing, that much is not 100% clear. On the remix we find a young babe who is definitely wearing a skirt, as opposed to a dress, as you can see. Mind you, with a skirt that short, it might be better called a belt. Narrow!
Single Covers, Singles Released Before 1960, Special Remixes, Summer Sizzlers, Outdoors, Not Safe For WorkYou have to wonder about the sanity of a parent who decide to call their son Philip, when their family name is Phillips. But here we have Phil Phillips and his lazy love song Sea Of Love. On the original cover artwork we find Mr Phillips (Philly to his friends) filling out a space where the backdrop is of a strange combination of an underwater scene and a smiling face. The remix is filled with a babe who is also smiling, and who it might be hoped would find a sea of love of her own. Philtration!
David Bowie and his China Girl, what can we say about that? Let's examine the original single front cover artwork where a chinese girl is telling Mr Bowie to keep quiet by 'shushing' him with her pointed fingernailed finger. On the remix is another chinese girl, who is sitting on what appears to be a bird waterer. No doubt her ass is going to be wet, and it seems to have dribbled down her legs and soaked her shoes too. Thankfully no others of her clothes are likely to get wet as she isn't wearing any. Bowl!
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!
Let's Walk On The Ocean with Toad The Wet Sprocket, as it's such a lovely day. The sky is light gray, the sea is white, the beach is dark gray, and we are joined on the beach by two boys. At least that is what the original single cover artwork depicts. On the remix, a similarly gray-scale scene, but gone are the boys replaced by a curvy babe. Now do you fancy a walk on the ocean? Foam!
Apparently The Ronettes have been, or are, Walking In The Rain. Somehow, having done so, they have remained completely dry and their beehive hair-dos intact, at least that's how they appear on the original single cove artwork. On the remix is a babe who is walking in the rain. Unlike the band members, she does appear to be soaking wet, and whatever hair-do she had is now ruined. At least she has had the sense to remove her shoes. Or is that nonsense. Clingy!
Album Covers, Albums Of The 1980s, Single Covers, Singles Of The 1980s, Outdoors, Public, Safe For WorkFisherman's Blues was both an album and a single for The Waterboys back in the late 1980s. The original front cover artwork shows the band members playing their instruments. Maybe they are playing the blues. Maybe they are fishermen. On the remix, a babe wearing a blue bikini stands at a fishing dock. No doubt the fishermen who have to to to sea get the blues that they can't stand around and ogle. Cast off!
Album Covers, Albums Of The 2010s, Single Covers, Singles Of The 2010s, Outdoors, Public, Safe For WorkTo The Sea is both the name of a single and an album by Jack Johnson as we keep the seaside theme going. On the original front cover, someone has made a strange construction which, it is just possible, is some kind of mechanism for getting to the sea. On the remix, no contraptions are necessary as we find ourselves already at the sea, sharing a splash of water with a bikini clad babe. Wave!