Albums Of The 1980s, Singles Of The 1980s, Album Covers, Single Covers, Safe For Work, Mature, LingerieStrictly Business is both an album and a single by EPMD. The original cover artwork shows the two band members lazing about in their recording studio. A nice touch is that they are wearing matching black and white sweat-shirts. The remix is much more business-like, as we find a mature babe in the office with sales charts behind her. It looks as if sales are doing badly, so she has resorted to wearing only lingerie as an encouragement to buy whatever it is they are selling. Sold!
It is a well known fact that a Red Light Spells Danger. Traffic signals are a good example. Pass the red light and you are in danger. Is this what Billy Ocean was trying to tell us on the original cover artwork of his single? Walking along in a suit, with a vaguely red background. Is that dangerous? On the remix is a different kind of red light danger, one that involves babes, standing on streets, in lingerie. We all know what kind of danger that presents to your health. Scarlet!
What is on show, when You Showed Me, what was it that was shown? On the original single front cover artwork by Salt 'N' Pepa, the band members all seem to be looking at something, but what is it that they are being shown? On the remix is a guy giving a thumbs-up, presumably for the busty mature babe next to him whose outfit shows plenty to start with. Maybe she showed him in more detail which is why he is happy and smiling. Truth!
Nothing screams Changes better than rainbow lens-flare. At least that is what we would be led to believe if the original front cover artwork of this single by Chris Lake Featuring Laura V was our guide to all things visual. On the remix we find a babe who is either getting dressed, or undressed, or could be in the middle of doing both and is therefore changing. How many times she changes her clothes in a day is definitely not zero, and maybe she changes many times. Strapping!
You can thank your Lucky Star that you're not as boring as the original single front cover artwork by Basement Jaxx Featuring Dizzee Rascal. Two lions holding a star, with a load of random junk thrown around the cover for no obvious purpose. On the remix is also a star which is lucky in that there's a semi-naked babe sitting in front of it with her long auburn hair covering her own lucky stars and whose high heel shoes are the same color as the lucky star on the original cover. Light-bulb!
I Feel For You by Chaka Khan is both an album and a single. The original front cover artwork provides an 80s stylized drawing of the face and hand of Ms Khan, her hand, in some interpretations, could be feeling her face. On the remix we find someone feeling someone else, or is it the same person feeling themselves? Do they feel for you, or are they feeling for me, or even them? It's not that clear, so perhaps sticking to the original cover picture is less uncertain times. Ice cream!
What do you see When You Look At Me? According to the original single front cover artwork by Christina Milan, what you see is Ms Milan lying on her bed. But who is doing the looking? On the remix we find someone doing the looking, who in this case is some sweaty old dude. He is looking directly at a babe who appears to be largely naked, at least her ass is. What does he see when he looks at her? As we can only see her behind, we may never know. Tattoo!
It's always nice to be able to update 50 year old artwork for singles, and Reflections Of My Life by Marmalade is just such an opportunity. The original front cover just shows the band members, which is not uncommon for artwork from the 1960s. The remix shows a babe standing against a clean window that is causing strong reflections of her body (a.k.a. life). It looks as if she lives quite a good life, as is reflected in her odd attire, being just her high heel sandals. Mirrored!
Maria McKee makes a big thing, on the original single cover artwork for Show Me Heaven, that the song is taken from the motion picture soundtrack Days Of Thunder. What is less apparent is any sign of heaven. On the remix we find a babe who is showing heaven in her own way. That way is by wearing a halo and standing around in a skimpy, and even in places see-through, outfit that kind of has angel wings. Heavenly!
What happens When You're Gone? According to the original single front cover artwork by Bryan Adams Featuring Melanie C, the answer is very blurry, and may or may not involve trailers or trains (it is far to indistinct to be able to tell). On the remix things become clearer as when you're gone, a babe wearing naught more than a long coat and high heels, stands by the roadside pining for your return. That much is definitely not blurry. Away!