You can see by looking at the picture to the
left how this band got the name "Dirty Looks."
Dirty Looks had roots in Erie, Pennsylvania. Several of the
original Dirty Looks band members came from a local PA band called
Crossfire. Dirty Looks was formed in 1984 after several Crossfire
members moved to California to make a go of things. After some
time in CA, the band returned to PA, and the band's line up began to
fluctuate. The one member who remained constant throughout the
turmoil was lead singer Henrik Ostergaard.
By 1988, Dirty Looks managed to begin hitting the charts
with the release of the album
from the Wire, an album that featured the song "Oh, Ruby', which
received a solid rotation on MTV. And many of you may even know
the song "Cool from the Wire", which will often pop up on hair metal
retro radio shows.
By 1993, Dirty Looks had broken up, with members all
heading off to different projects. Throughout the 90's and even as
late as 2008, Dirty Looks was still releasing new material. Dirty Looks has been described as sounding
a lot like AC/DC (not sure we agree with that).
Sadly, in 2010, Dirty Looks bass player Greg Pianka died
in a knife fight, and Henrik Ostergaard died in 2011 of liver failure.
Having said that, it is probably safe to say the Dirty Looks Discography
will remain the same as it currently stands:
1984: Dirty Looks
1986: In Your Face
1987: I Want More
1988: Cool from the Wire
1989: Turn of the Screw
1992: Five Easy Pieces
1994: Chewing on the Bit
1994: One Bad Leg
1996: Rip It out!
1996: Slave to the Machine
2008: California Free Ride
2009: Slave to the Machine (re-mastered)
2009: The Worst of Dirty Looks
2010: Dirty Looks (re-mastered)