Cool from the Wire

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Cool from the Wire
Studio album by
GenreHard rock
ProducerMax Norman
Dirty Looks chronology
I Want More
Cool from the Wire
Turn of the Screw
Singles from Cool from the Wire
  1. "Can't Take My Eyes off of You"
    Released: 1988
  2. "Oh Ruby"
    Released: 1988
  3. "Wastin' My Time"
    Released: 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Cool from the Wire is the major-label debut album from American hard rock band Dirty Looks. It was released in 1988 on Atlantic Records. It includes the song "Oh Ruby", that received airplay on rock stations.[2] "It’s Not the Way You Rock" was used in the film Johnny Be Good, and appeared on its soundtrack. The album peaked #134 in Billboard 200.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Dirty Looks.

Side A
1."Cool from the Wire"3:34
2."It's Not the Way You Rock"3:49
3."Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"3:22
4."Oh Ruby"4:07
6."Wastin' My Time"3:32
Total length:21:30
Side B
7."Put a Spell on You"3:49
8."No Brains Child"3:53
9."Get It Right"4:17
10."It's a Bitch"4:26
11."Get Off"3:26
Total length:19:51


  • Gene Barnett – drums
  • Matt Lane – assistant engineer
  • Paul Lidel – guitar, background vocals
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Phil Magnotti – assistant engineer
  • Max Norman – producer
  • Henrik Ostergaard – guitar, lead vocals
  • Jack Pyers – bass


  1. ^ John Floyd. "Cool from the Wire - Dirty Looks". Allmusic. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Dirty Looks' leader dies". Goerie. January 27, 2011. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "Dirty Looks - Chart history: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved August 6, 2014.