Saturday, March 14, 2020

Summer Jam - The Underdog Project

Summer Jam - The Underdog ProjectSummer Jam - The Underdog ProjectThe way we see things, there are two possible definitions of what a Summer Jam might be:

  • A sticky, sweet conserve made from summer fruit and sugar.
  • A traffic jam taking place around July or August.
The original single front cover artwork for this song by The Underdog Project shows neither of these. So it is a good job that the remix helps, and we can determine with some certainty that it is the traffic-related definition which seems the most correct. Sticky!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Sea Of Love - Phil Phillips

Sea Of Love - Phil PhillipsSea Of Love - Phil PhillipsYou 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!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Summertime - The Sundays

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A summery triple-play for The Sundays and their single Summertime. On the original cover is a ladybug. Why this is representative of summer is not that clear. On the first remix, we have a babe standing in the sea in her bikini, which unfortunately seems to have gotten rather wet. It's a summery vision though. On the second remix a different babe has foregone her bikini altogether, and is standing in the altogether in a colorful floral garden. Wall!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Everybody Loves The Sunshine - Roy Ayers Ubiquity

Everybody Loves The Sunshine - Roy Ayers UbiquityEverybody Loves The Sunshine - Roy Ayers UbiquityNot just one or two people, but Everybody Loves The Sunshine, according to Roy Ayers Ubiquity. To demonstrate this, on the original single front cover artwork, we find Mr Ayers in a sunny yellow t-shirt. On the remix we find a babe who is actually outside enjoying the sunshine, dipping her body in the sea by a boat. Nice looking bikini she has on. Chainmail!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince

Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh PrinceSummertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh PrinceWhile we're starting to enjoy the summer sunshine, let's take a look and see how DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince paint us a picture of the Summertime. If the original single front cover artwork is to be believed, it's all about skateboarding, skipping, basketball and leaping over water hydrants. On the remix we find a babe who is enjoying the summer in a way that she enjoys, just chilling by the pool. Ice cream!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry

In The Summertime - Mungo JerryIn The Summertime - Mungo JerryA sunny, summery remix for Mungo Jerry. On the original single front cover artwork for In The Summertime, we find the band members lolling about by a rather uninspiring waterfall, maybe that was regarded as summery in the 1970s? On the remix we find a bikini-clad babe doing some lolling of her own but somewhere definitely sunny, on a sandy beach with a beautiful azure ocean and a blue sky reaching out in front of her. Simmer!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Girls - LFO

Summer Girls - LFOSummer Girls - LFOLFO (or the Lyte Funkie Ones as they sometimes moniker themselves) missed the point with the original cover artwork for their single Summer Girls. Why? It doesn't show any girls. In fact, the rather blue-green color scheme doesn't even look very summery. On the remix are three summer girls who, it's possible, might be those that the band were referring to. It does look like summer with the blue sky and sparkly sea. And it must be warm, as the girls haven't even bothered to wear a bikini, let alone anything else. Scorching!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Offshore - Chicane

Offshore - ChicaneOffshore - ChicaneWhat happens Offshore? According to the original single front cover artwork from Chicane, some aircraft chem-trails, or are they pieces of string holding up some cloth triangles? Not at all clear. On the remix, what happens offshore is that some shapely babe lounges around in a bikini off the side of a sailing boat, which oddly, is exactly what we thought might happen. Realism!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Free As The Morning Sun - Mr Hermano

Free As The Morning Sun - Mr HermanoFree As The Morning Sun - Mr HermanoIt may seem odd to be remixing a summer sizzler in January, but it's nice to be cheered by some warm sunshine in these dark, cold times of the year (and it is, of course, summer in the southern hemisphere). The original front cover single artwork for Free As The Morning Sun by Mr Hermano doesn't have much of a summery feel about it, though with all those stars on it, it is to be hoped there would be a planet with a sunny beach on it somewhere. On the remix we find a babe enjoying the morning sun freely. Now that's more like it. Dawn!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen

Surfin' Bird - The TrashmenSurfin' Bird - The TrashmenIf you never saw it, then before even thinking about reading any further, go and watch the piece from Family Guy concerning 'mass awareness of a certain avian variety', go watch it now. Then come back and think about what a Surfin' Bird is. To us it's simple. It's a cute surfin' bird. Simple really. Everybody knows that bird is the word. Tweet!