Tony Christie asks (Is This The Way) To Amarillo? Is that the way to Amarillo? Which is the damned way to Amarillo? Mr Christie doesn't seem to know and although the original cover of the single shows him doing his best to shout the question at the top of his voice, he obviously isn't getting an answer, or at least not one he wants. The remix of the cover shows exactly where to find Amarillo. And would you have guessed, it's up the skirt of a sexy little babe? Hitch-hiking!
Look Right Through by Storm Queen has a cover for its single that you could easily miss, look right through it if you will. A cover that is so lackluster that it might as well not be there. The remix is more striking, showing, as it does, a queen (well a princess anyhow) who is amidst a storm, as it were, being outside in the freezing snow. And she is wearing a dress that you can look right through, one that might as well not be there. Shiver!
Who could forget? Who could remember? Who could remember to forget? Who could forget to remember? It has to be said. It does, you know. The original cover for Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve is boring beyond belief. Thank goodness for AllBum.Art and our superb remix of this classic song. What do we see in the remix. A bitter (must be as it's being played on a violin), sweet (definitely!) symphony. Well one instrument doesn't a symphony make, but we'll let that go. Strum!
Hmm... Bang, Bang. Hmm... will.i.am. Now what would you expect to see on the cover of a song with bang in the title? A gun maybe? Well OK, there is a silhouette of a gun on the original cover. But an R&B track requires more than just that, it requires a hot babe. So enter the remix, replete with hot babe, futuristic setting, and, of course, a gun. Bang, of course! Bang!
Presumably with a band called Prefab Sprout, the cover of any of their songs does not need to make any sense either. But the cover of Cars And Girls shows a matchstick playing a guitar. No sense at all. What would make sense would be something to do with cars, and perhaps something to do with girls. And so the remix is born. Cars - tick. Girls - well almost, just the one, but one that would count for many more. Revving!
One Step Further was apparently the 1982 United Kingdom entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. This remix of the Bardo song cover was sent in by Andy Hill of Weston-Super-Mare, England. He says:
We can only agree with you Andy. Nice job!
I always had a thing at school for the singer, Sally Ann Triplett but she is getting on now so I figured a babe what a bare bum would be better. The song says 'one step further and I would have been there' and I figured if she was climbing some steps and I was one step behind then everything falls into place.
We can only agree with you Andy. Nice job!
Mama Told Me Not To Come. That is what Tom Jones And Stereophonics tell us. But why is it that Mama was so vehemently against us going along? The remix of the cover of the single tells the story. It's Mama herself. She is clearly planning something that she didn't want you to see. Exactly what it is that she is planning is clear from her pose. If you are of a sensitive disposition, you definitely should not remain around and next time, listen to Mama before you decide whether to come. Instructive!
So You Win Again, eh? That is what Hot Chocolate tell us. But they give no indication of who has won, why they have won, what it is that they have won, or, especially, why they should be so successful to win more than once. Thankfully the remix of the cover artwork makes this perfectly clear. It is a hot babe who has won. They have won a beauty contest for being the most beautiful. They have won a crown. And why have they won again - probably to do with the special outfit they are wearing. Success!
Modern Girl by Sheena Easton is one of those songs that misses the point completely. Whilst the picture of Ms Easton that graces the original cover may have been futuristic to those who prepared the artwork way back in 1980, it certainly isn't futuristic today. So instead of the heavily made-up Ms Easton, we have remixed the cover to provide, instead, our view of what a modern girl will look like, not just now but in the year 2525 as well. Robotic!
What do you expect the world to look like In The Year 2525? Well according to Zager And Evans, it looks like a swirly lava-lamp which is what the makers of Star Trek often used to think the future would look like as well. Maybe in 1969 lava-lamps were seen as the future. But in the 2010s, the future looks more attractive and so the remix shows one possible view of the world in 2525 - a hot babe who is either part android, or is totally android. Either way, she still looks great. Visionary!