Occasionally, here at AllBum.Art, we find the cover of an album that remixes itself, simply through modernization. On the original cover of the Scorpions album, we see a sexy babe with an electric guitar. On the remix, the identical concept, just a more modern and less clothed version. Bizarrely, for an album called In Trance, it's a heavy metal album, not some plinkly plonky dance music. Simple!
Out Of Space, by The Prodigy is the focus of today's remix. On the original cover, the band are still searching to find what it is that is in space, by using a series of satellite dishes to explore the weirdly colored night sky. On the remix, the thing that is in space has been found and would you know it, it looks just like a babe from Earth, though she, herself, is weirdly colored too. Paint!
Flocking to The Sea, crowds of people wait for me. The opening lines to the mellow, moreish sounds of Morcheeba's song. The song is all about the relaxing time that can be had by the sea - but mind the wasp! The cover has a shark on it? Eh? The remixed cover takes us much more closely to the idyllic picture of coastal recreation that Morcheeba sing about. A babe. In a bikini. By the sea. Delicious!
The original cover of the Boxer album Below The Belt apparently shows a model called Stephanie Marrian spreadeagled and naked with just a boxing glove covering her decency. Boxer's logo has a belt around it so in essence, the whole of Ms Marrian is below the belt. Full marks for effort there boys. On the remix we see an older babe but she is letting the guy standing next to her take a much closer look at what is below her belt. And she isn't even wearing a belt. Examination!
War by Former Vandal is apparently a song inspired by the TV show Teen Wolf. On the original cover we see a face daubed with neon paint standing in a room replete with ultra violet light. On the remix we see a babe who is not just a former vandal, but is clearly still keen on tearing places apart, oddly in very high platform heels. And nothing else. Now if that isn't enough to start a war, what is? Alien!
Ribbons of wispy and pungent vapor distort out view of Natalie Imbruglia on the cover of her single Smoke. Under normal circumstances that would score full points on the AllBum.Art leader board containing, as it does, a picture of the artist and a connection to the title of the song. So in a way, the remix would score less covering off, as it does, the smoke element but having replaced Ms Imbruglia with a different babe who appears to enjoy smoking whilst walking down country lanes. Score?
Any band that describes themselves as neo-punk revivalists deserve to have the cover of their song remixed. Oddly, The Monks do not make this claim, but we decided to remix the cover of their song Nice Legs Shame About Her Legs anyway. On the original - legs. On the remix, a wicked pair of legs but oh dear, not so pretty in the facial area. What's that you say, beggars can't be choosers. Hand that begging bowl over... Change!
Another triple-play for you, this time for Chris Spedding's 1975 hit, Motor Bikin'. Now to be fair to Mr Spedding, the original cover does show a motorbike, so in that respect it does reflect the title of the song. We just prefer to see sexy babes on the bike rather than leather bedecked, behelmetted men. Vroom!
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!