Another band who have appeared before on AllBum.Art, Roxette once again grace the site. The original cover of their single Spending My Time shows the two band members and a clock, so pretty much full marks for covering the artist and the name of the song. No real need for a remix, but we liked the idea of spending time to mean spending money as well as time, so the remix shows a babe leisurely spending time spending money at a casino. Deal!
Another remix for Maximo Park. This time it is for their one of their earliest singles, Graffiti. On the original cover we see a slim, cute babe swaying her long hair (presumably in time with the music). On the remix we see a similar babe with shorter hair beginning to spray graffiti on a wall. For some reason another babe is standing next to her pointing at the yet to be formed letters. For yet another, totally unexplained reason, they are both largely naked. Paint!
A rarity to start March here at AllBum.Art - a remix of the cover of a movie soundtrack not just a single or album. Catch Me If You Can is the 2002 film in which Tom Hanks chases around the country after Leonardo Di Caprio (a.k.a. Frank Abagnale). On the original cover we see the two aforementioned gentlemen standing back to back. On the remix we see a babe who is much harder to catch, as she is running quickly away from us in her sneakers. But not much else. No wonder she doesn't want to be caught... Slippy!
Single Covers, Singles Of The 2000s, Special Remixes, Winter Warmers, Outdoors, Wet & Windy, Not Safe For WorkAs February draws to a close and the mercury begins to rise, we close the month with a chilly cover remix of Too Cold by Roots Manuva. On the original cover of the single, we see Mr Smith (easy to see why he chose a different stage name) being the subject of a police raid. On the remix, something far more chilling. A naked girl standing by a lake on a freezing cold day having a bucket of ice water thrown over her. ALS challenge anyone?
All in all, you're just another brick in The Wall is the famous refrain from the title song from the album of much the same name by Pink Floyd. Now we can't knock the band for their choice of cover for their album, being, as it is, a wall. But we can improve it. Instead of the plain white wall, we see a regular brick wall and would you know it, it has structural instabilities and is having to be held up by a babe. Who didn't have time to get dressed. Stanchion!
Half marks to Scouting For Girls on the original cover of their single She's So Lovely. Why only half marks? Because the song is from 2007 but the picture of the lovely girl (girls actually) on the cover could be taken from the 1870s. The remix fixes this temporal anomaly and replaces the girls with their pretty parasols with another girl who is equally picturesque but more modern. Upkeep!
Another remix for soulful songster Lionel Richie. Stuck on you tells the story of how Mr Richie is in some way glued to another person. The original cover suggests none of this, but instead makes out that what Mr Richie is really stuck on is a cowboy hat. The remix sees a babe that has got far too close to some rope covered in glue and is it is now stuck on her. Probably a good thing as other than the rope, she doesn't appear to be wearing anything else. Adhesive!
According to Bucks Fizz, whoever they are, My Camera Never Lies. It seems that, to demonstrate this, the band have dressed up in garb from the Victorian era and posed as if they were in front of an old box camera. Which is a lie, in that they are not from the Victorian era, nor was the picture taken with a box camera. In the remix we see a babe offering a more modern take on cameras telling the truth, as she is taking a 'selfie'. Sadly, she seems to have forgotten that it might have been better to pose in a slightly less revealing position, or failing that get dressed first. Scarlet!
There is a simple points scheme here at AllBum.Art. If the cover of a single or album contains the band members (or solo artist) and relates to the title of the song, it scores full points. Thus the original cover for Driving In My Car by Madness scores very highly. There is therefore no need to remix it, but that doesn't stop us and on the remix, we see a babe who can come and drive my car any day. Beep beep!
Another suggestion by Scott of Orlando, FL. This time it's Do That To Me One More Time by Captain & Tennille that comes under the spotlight. It's nice that on the original cover we can see the Captain and the Tennille but what is it that they want to be done to them again? On the remix, not Captain and no Tennille but instead a babe tied to a chair and a guy with a whip in his hand. The look in her eyes clearly asks the question of whether he is going to do that to her one more time... Decide!