Love Of The Common People is one of those songs that has had many cover versions, and equally many covers too. This remix is for the 1970 cover by reggae star Nicky Thomas. On the cover we see two babies, one black, one white, kissing. Of course those babies are now grown up and on the remix we see them re-creating this pose. What's common about it is anyone's guess, but then again who cares?
Mickey is a cheerleader classic. Why? Not because the song is anything to do with cheerleading, but because the cover of the song has a picture of Toni Basil wearing a cheerleader outfit. Of course today, cheerleaders are know as happy-go-lucky party girls whose shorts are short and whose morals are loose and so it is, that the remixed cover shows what a cheerleader of today might look like dancing to Ms Basilotta's song.
Back in the 1990s, the C+C Music Factory were explaining the background to various Things That Make You Go Hmmm... The cover of the single though, doesn't really help explain anything at all, other than that the band has an appalling taste in album art. In the remix, two things are made clear. Firstly, what the music factory where C+C work looks like (it seems a bit derelict) and secondly what it was that made them go hmmm... in the first place. Why, it's only a naked babe walking past their factory. Hmmm...
Single Covers, Singles Of The 2010s, Special Remixes, Halloween Hits, Angels & Devils, Not Safe For WorkDevil In A New Dress was a 2010 single by rapper Kanye West, word. Some credit is due to Mr West for the original single which features, in the background, some chick wearing stockings and suspenders. Sadly the contrast is reduced to next to nothing so we can't see here that well. Crank up the contrast, move the title out of the way, and lo and behold, there is a devil who is wearing next to nothing. Word.
Who wears Short Shorts? That's the question that The Royal Teens were asking back in 1957 (that's officially a long time ago). Although the song is obviously meant to describe the wearing of particularly skimpy shorts, the cover, which features the band, does not help visualize the shorts in question. The remixed cover, on the other hand, does. The shorts being worn by the two hot babes in the remix are made even shorter by the fact that they are compressed in the hands as they are being pulled down. Who wears short shorts? Not them for much longer...
Some people call me the space cowboy... That's what Steve Miller Band told us in their 1970s single The Joker. And from the cover it's quite easy to see why the aforementioned Mr Miller might get accused of being from out of space (especially in the 1970s). But what about the joke related element to the song title. Does he have a pack of cards in his pocket? Well regardless of this we have remixed the cover and found the elusive joker. But would you guess it, some hot naked chick is holding it!
Time for a remix for San Francisco/L.A. rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Their single Spread Your Love is just asking for a special AllBum.Art remix, especially as the original cover is so incredibly dull. The difficulty with finding a picture of a sexy babe to which the phrase Spread Your Love applies but without it breaking the AllBum.Art rules of indecency is tough, but success comes in the form of a gymnastic contortionist who is spreading her love very widely indeed, of that there is no question!
A second cover remix for NYC's very own Lenny Kravitz. The original cover for Fly Away shows Mr Kravitz in a very pouty pose. Now perhaps he is expecting this pose to somehow provide him with some means of becoming airborne, but otherwise there's nothing to indicate exactly how, or why, he want's to fly. In the remix we see a hapless babe who is obviously trying to fly (note the attempt at using her arms as wings) and for obvious reasons... she is standing naked in the middle of the street and needs to get somewhere less public quickly.
Interesting that an artist as respected as Eminem should have a cover for his single Cleanin' Out My Closet that misses one very very important element, and that is any evidence of actual cleaning going on. Of course someone as rich as Mr Mathers no doubt employs other people to do his cleaning and maybe he was embarrassed to admit this and so left the cleaner out of the picture. Thankfully, the original picture has been reinstated and we can now see what is really going on. Did you expect anything less?
Another submission from a fan of the site (if 'fan' and 'this site' aren't inherently contradictory). This comes from Alan Morris from Manchester in the UK. Alan says,
OK Alan, we won't say a word!
Goody Two Shoes is a song that has always held a special meaning for me. I met my first love when this was playing at a disco and she had the most amazingly sexy legs and shoes. So a remix to remind me of those days seemed necessary. But don't tell the wife!
OK Alan, we won't say a word!