Lifted, we should be lifted, we could be lifted, they could be lifted, we all should be lifted... and so this somewhat repetitive song by the Lighthouse Family goes on. And on. And did we mention that it is repepitititive, and goes on about being lifted? And does the cover reflect this? Not originally it didn't, but in the AllBum.Art remix, two girls have been lifted. Yes, lifted. They could be lifted. They have been lifted. Upwards!
Sowing The Seeds Of Love was a 1989 hit for British be-moaners Tears For Fears. The lilting melancholy dirge is about planting seeds and growing a hippiesque sunflower, the whole thing being reminiscent of a 1960s pot party. The cover alludes to all this hippy-infused nonsense with its girl and its sunflower. The remix does the same job, just with less hippiness, less sunflowers and less clothing. Deflower!
Show Me Love America. How do we do that? According to The Wanted, we do it by standing around in black and white. That doesn't sound either very loving or very American as far as we can see. What does sound like someone showing America some love would be a hot babe with an American flag. And if she really wanted to show some love, then being naked might just do it. Oh, look... what do you know... that's exactly what is on the cover of the remix. Flutter!
Where roses are concerned, red is a good color (not the blue, green and yellow kind that Ms Anderson prefers. The Mac Band Featuring The McCampbell Brothers seemed very aware of this fact in their 1988 one hit wonder song Roses Are Red. Sadly what they weren't aware of is that to sell songs, it helps if the cover of your single is vaguely interesting. And it isn't! The remix is much more interesting. Roses are red and never do they look more picturesque than when a naked babe is laying amongst them. Down!
I beg your pardon? I never promised you a Rose Garden! Or at least Lynn Anderson claims that she didn't. A crocheted blouse, yes. An odd yellow, green and blue color scheme, yes. But a rose garden, definitely not. Well if Ms Anderson won't give you one, we at AllBum.Art will give you one. And just so that Ms Anderson is not too upset by being replaced, we give you a rose garden that is in keeping with the yellow, green and blue color scheme too. Yuk!
Ever So Lonely is what Monsoon were in 1982. Maybe they weren't trying hard enough to encourage other people to join them. Maybe their performances were so bad that they were left on-stage all alone as the audience walked off. What they needed was some gimmick to get people to join them, then they wouldn't be so lonely. Something like the hot babe who is on the front of the remix of the cover of the single. That would do the job. Gregarious!
Another remix for those British boys The Beatles. This time for their 1963 song I Saw Her Standing There. On the original cover we see the fab four but where is her, the her that should be standing there? Thankfully the remix of the cover identifies her. Her is standing there, and her is, it would seem, naked. Why is she standing there? And where is there? So many questions. Quizzical!
What Would You Do? That is the question being posed by City High. But in order to be able to answer that question, it is necessary that we understand the situation we find ourselves in. The original cover gives nothing with which to work. The remix paints a very different picture. We find ourselves in a situation where a (very) mature lady who is wearing nothing but a pair of high heels is trying to undress us. What do we do? Do we play along? Or are we not into her saggy curves? What would you do? Choose!
Another remix for those Swedish songsters ABBA. This time it's the turn of that cheesy party classic, Dancing Queen. See that girl, watch that scene. But the only scene on the original cover of the single is one of the band members. Now whilst this might qualify for a silver star, only gold star covers are allowed here at AllBum.Art and so a remix is, unfortunately, most necessary. The remix of the cover shows a queen, crown and all, dancing. Now that is fortunate! Jive!
Whilst we in a vehicular mood, here's a remix for Take Me Home (A Girl Like Me) by Sophie Ellis-Bextor. The original cover has a nice picture of Ms Ellis-Bextor, but gives no indication of why we might want to take her home. The remix shows a girl who definitely should be taken home. Either to find the clothes she has so obviously lost, or alternatively, well, you can work that out for yourself. Accelerate!