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!
A song called Bubblin' (with the missing 'g' at the end to make it sound more sexy) can easily be spoiled by a poor single cover. And the original artwork shows nothing more than the band members for the artist Blue. They aren't bubblin' in any way - with or without the 'g'. On the remix is a mature babe who is sitting in a bubblin(g) bath of some kind, or maybe a hot-tub. It is to be hoped that the bubbles are artificial and not a product of something she has eaten. Donald!
Genesis are In Too Deep. This is very evident from the original single front cover artwork which shows the band deep in... erm... well, not that deep really. If anything, they seem more to be flying high than sinking deep. On the remix we find a babe who is in deep, whether it is the depth of the water or the fact that she is swimming with the fishes without any breathing apparatus, she will surely find herself in deep something or other at some point. Goggles!
Garbage are, apparently, Only Happy When It Rains. We can only imagine that it may have been raining when they produced their original single front cover artwork as, other than the pink coloring, it is not that happy. On the remix are a number of people who seem happy when it rains. One of them is a babe who seems to like going for a walk in the rain, and the others are some old dudes who like watching her go for a walk in the rain. Umbrella!
Haevn (isn't that just an intentional misspelling of the word haven?) Anyway the original front cover artwork for their single Back In The Water does, indeed, show someone in the water. Unfortunately, it's a little dark underwater and it's difficult to tell whether they have their back to us or not. In the remix is a babe who is also in the water, and who has definitely got her back to us, though her back isn't actually in the water, at least not until she dives in to retrieve the bikini that she's obviously left lying around at the bottom of the pool somewhere. Narration!
Here we go, sassin' it up with a remix of a classic track from Saturday Night Fever. This jive turkey called How Deep Is Your Love is from those falsetto princes, the Bee Gees. On the original cover artwork the hirsute band members smile cheesily at you. On the remix a babe is showing how deep her love is by descending to the sea floor in her snorkeling gear, and little else. Funk!
Blub, blub, blub, blub. Livin Joy are Deep In You. This is illustrated on the original single front cover artwork by the lead singer posing against a slate colored background. This lacks a certain depth. The remix, though, is set in the deep, deep underwater that is. And the guy is definitely into the babe, in more ways than one. He is deep in her, or from his perspective you. Arcane!
Album Covers, Albums Of The 1990s, Single Covers, Singles Of The 1990s, Outdoors, Wet & Windy, Safe For WorkWhen Vanessa Mae was thinking about what could go on the original cover artwork for both her single and album, both titled Storm, she obviously thought that a picture of her with some red lighting was somehow evocative of bad weather. On the remix is a babe who is actually enduring stormy weather out at sea. She had better be careful as she is naked (at least from the waist upwards) which is not the right clothing for when the weather is inclement. Umbrella!
Barbara Stephan brings us her single The River. On the original single front cover artwork we find Ms Stephan looking up at us through a fuzzy piece of glass. There isn't much of a river visible, unless it is a river of fuzziness. On the remix we find a babe who is taking a dip in a river. She seems to have forgotten to wear her swimming costume, bikini, or indeed any clothes at all. Perhaps her brain was overloaded with some kind of water-fuzz, should such a thing exist. Perhaps Ms Stephan could help her. Bank!
Tinchy Stryder (is that even a real name) is Featuring Melanie Fiona and together they are going to Let It Rain. This is clear from the original single front cover artwork, because, well, it's purple. On the remix, it is much clearer as we find a babe standing underneath her umbrella which is a shade of Stryder Purple (as we shall now call it). It's good job she is carrying her umbrella as if it is let to rain she would otherwise get very wet. Forest!