Whilst we are talking about all things Russian, here is a remix for Russians by Sting. The original cover sees Mr Sumner seemingly deeply concerned about something, probably whether he was about to be assassinated for saying something vaguely negative about the leadership and residents of the USSR. On the remixed, remastered cover artwork we see typical AllBum.Art fodder which is no more than one of the aforementioned residents. In a Russian hat. Da!
Whilst the nights are still longer than average and the days colder than average (at least in the northern hemisphere), we bring you the remix of The Freeze by Spandau Ballet. The original cover is, well, just plain dull. What a roman carriage has got to do with anything is anyone's guess and as for the Russian style font, nyet. The remix replaces this with a girl in the freeze, in the cold, in the snow, in the nude. Chill!
What were the band K-Klass thinking when they developed the cover of the single Let Me Show You? What does a whale diving into the ocean have to do with either the band, or the title of the song? The only, possible, tenuous link is that the whale is showing off. We prefer the remix by far in which a babe and her boyfriend appear to have been playing some kind of card game. The girl has lost and has to show her man her goods. Wonder if she's up for another hand? Deal!
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!