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10 tunes to be cool too

Updated on March 8, 2010

Music For Hub People

What if "the hokey pokey" is REALLY what it's all about?
-- Curtis Spencer

Welcome to the hub for cool music loving people, yes, people like you my friend. I've decided to do another hub like this, like the last, 10 Songs To Die Too, it was fun to do and I hope you enjoyed it to.

I have certain tunes/songs for certain moods, whether I'm in a good mood, a fit of rage, feeling cheesy, a dose of sadness, or as I'm feeling right now, a cool walking cucumber. You know, the laid back I'm the dude of the moment feeling, head laid back spread out on a chair, drink in hand, cigar, not giving a damn attitude, and a pure sweet cool dudes tune, perfectly fitting for the moment, well that's the tunes I'll bring here. Tunes for a moment when you walk into a room and you are the shit, or music just for cool broodiness.

Again this is a hub for fun, and for music to be enjoyed. Ive added in various cool quotes to go with each choice. These are only my selection, and I hope if you comment you will leave what is the tune that makes you feel like The Dude from your own music collection. And again I hope I introduce you to some new music, the real point of these hubs, enjoy.

 

No. 10 Pink Floyd - Money

Well I'm sure we all know Pink Floyd, and this track, Money, well what can I say, absolutely brilliant, from one of the greatest albums ever, The Dark Side Of The Moon, enjoy this.

"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business"

Henry Ford

No. 9 Dusty Springfield - Spooky

Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien doesn't have the same ring to it as Dusty Springfield. I love her voice so much, very soulful, and this, her version of a 1967 instrumental song by saxophonist Mike Sharpe is just brilliant. Very smooth, pure cool dudes tune. This version was also featured in the movie, Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels.

"In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world"

Federico Garcia Lorca

No. 8 The Fun Lovin Criminals - Smoke 'Em

I have every album from this New-york band, absolutely one of the coolest bands on the planet. Their music ranges from rock to hip-hop, sometimes humorous or satirical, but always just cool. Huey Morgan, the lead singer is as cool as they come, and very popular in Ireland. This track I've chosen is a laid back as unconscious snail, love it.

"America... just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable"

Hunter S. Thompson

No.7 Lo Fidelity All Stars - On the Pier

Don't know how many of you are familiar with The Lo Fidelity All Stars, a north England 1990's electronica group, have a great range of music, knowing for there genre-crossing stylings, This track I've chosen is pure magic, one of my favourite tunes of all time, seriously, sit back and crank this up, savage.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Pablo Picasso

No. 6 The Alabama 3 - Woke Up This Morning

Probably one of the most recognized theme tunes of all time, been used for The Sopranos, which made them recognized, and it's a bad ass cool track, no denying it. Coming from Britain, If there is ever a band you have to see live, these are the guys, great live music, a mix of dance, country, rock even gospel, brilliant. Larry Love, the lead vocalist is a legend, pure nutter, and even sang in my house in 2006 with a couple of musicians after a gig, but we won't go in to that lol.

"When I sell liquor, its called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, its called hospitality”

Al Capone

No. 5 Eric Clapton - Cocaine

Well what a track. Written by J.J Cale in 1976 and covered by this man. The lyrics are fantastic but its the guitar rhythm that makes it a smooth pure tune. Written as an anti-drug song, it still sounds modern with the same message. ‘She don’t lie, she don’t lie, she don't lie, cocaine" great stuff.

'I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see."

Jimi Hendrix

No 4. Portishead - All Mine

Beth Gibbons Bet Gibbons Beth Gibbons how I could sit all day, chilled, and listen to your voice, soaked deep in a melancholy state, haunting yet inviting, love it. For anybody who doesn't know, Portishead are from Bristol England, and have been on the go since 1991. This tune "All Mine" is as cool as the Arctic, and the video, is as strange as the music, yet just brilliant, check it out, it's from the second album entitled "Portishead", great album, and if you like this, the first album "Dummy" is just genius, enjoy.

"Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion."

Jack Kerouac

No.3 Massive Attack - Group Four

Massive Attack are just unreal, one of my favourite bands of all time, deep, dark and as cool as an ice-cube. From Bristol, This electronica/ psychedelic/Trip-hop band came about late 80's early 90's and just released a new album 2010, Heligoland, another fine album. The track I have chosen here features the stunning vocals of the one and only Liz Frazer from Cocteau Twins and also Robert Del Naja. Check this baby out, very deep, very dirty, and as cool and dark as the emptiness of space, cracking tune especially the epic drums and bass at the end, CRANK it up now do ye hear me.

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"

Buddha

No. 2 Iggy Pop - Nightclubbing

OK, this is such a cool track for many reasons. Iggy Pop has been around a long time, and this track, form the album The Idiot, co produced by the great David Bowie, a great friend of Iggy's, came about one night when the musicians had left, Bowie started playing a melody on a piano with an old rhythm machine playing backing, Iggy loved it wanting to keep it, but Bowie said no, needs drums, Iggy said no, it kicks ass, keep it as is, and wrote the lyrics on the spot within 10 Min's, bam, a tune, done, now how raw and coll is that. This is the deal, a very savage cool track.

'Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him'

Mel Brooks

No 1. Jimi Hendrix - Foxy Lady

Well this is my number 1, and what a tune and what a man. this is 43 blooming years old, wow, 1967 and it still sounds savage. Coming from the " Are You Experienced" album, the song is known for its unbelievable guitar rifts, blows me away. It is thought to have been written for and about Norah Curlee. Great track, great artist, RIP my friend.

"I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos-especially activity that seems to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom... Rather than starting inside, I start outside and reach the mental through the physical."

Jim Morrison

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    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      7 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Thanks Ashlie, glad you enjoyed this.

    • AskAshlie3433 profile image

      AskAshlie3433 

      7 years ago from WEST VIRGINIA

      Cool Hub! Voted Awesome.

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Will do thank you.

    • music messenger profile image

      music messenger 

      8 years ago

      Great stuff and some good choices. I voted! I have some music reviews and music info on my hubs. Stop by and take a look!

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Thanks Micheal, Alabama 3 are even a must to see live, brilliant group, Thanks for stopping by.

    • Michael Shane profile image

      Michael Shane 

      8 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      I love to do the "Hokey Pokey" LOL! Seriuosly, I love Alabama 3! Especially, the "Woke Up This Morning" song from Soprano's. Cool Hub! Thanks for following & I shall do the same Sherbert....

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Thank you my friend.

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      QuincyDaWonderDog 

      8 years ago

      I feel cooler just reading dis. dose quotes are a nice touch also. rock on, Sherbet Penny. rock on.

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      No, never grows old, and this tune sung by Dusty is a pure cool tune and still sounds great today. Thank you Pollyannalana, great your enjoying the music, I'd be lost with out it.

    • Pollyannalana profile image

      Pollyannalana 

      8 years ago from US

      I agree with wavegirl, I had never heard this one,not by Dusty I mean but we had so many so fast...music can never be the same..but then... this never grows old.

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      OO yes Leigh, great choice, very cool track.

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Thank you wavegirl, and I gave myself 10 tunes, and I suppose just no room for Bruce :-( thank you for comment.

    • LeighGBanks profile image

      LeighGBanks 

      8 years ago from UK Midlands

      good choices - but dylan's like a rolling stone is missing! that's a song to stay coolly insane to!

      cheers

      Leigh

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      Shari 

      8 years ago from New York, NY

      Could I love this Hub anymore (well ok if you had one Springsteen on I could:) Favorite here has got to be Spooky . wow I never knew Dusty Springfield did this! Thank you for this and even more for the fan mail I just got from you. Say hi to your newest follower .yeah baby. . bring on some more!

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Thanks Marcel, these hubs are so much fun to do.

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      marcel285 

      8 years ago from New Zealand

      Love it! Great choices of songs!

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Yes jgw899, I'd love to go back too :-(

    • jgw899 profile image

      jgw899 

      8 years ago from Santa Cruz

      Gotta agree with the Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix picks...doesn't get any cooler than those two in my book. Oh what I would do to go back in time and see Jimi !!!!

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Thank you Janny, I'm enjoying doing these hubs, though It's taking long, due to broken fingers lol, and I like bringing music to the hubs, and a front woman hub is already in the planing, so I'll check out this, Thank you my friend.

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      JannyC 

      8 years ago

      Im currently having an 80's nonchalant moment with Joan Jet. One of the first female rocker to pave the way she is rocking bad @ss and I feel cool listening to her and also empowered as a woman. My favorite song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdhonK8NMm8 I share. Lol Rock on!

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Hahaha now Lynda, that can't be true, we all have our own cool ways, if we were all the same, there would be no such thing as cool. Thank you again.

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      lmmartin 

      8 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      Great hub, Sherbet Penny, though I'd never be cool no matter what tune I tried to. Thanks.

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Thank you shazwellyn glad you enjoyed them. Beth Gibbons rocks, Portishead are unreal.

    • shazwellyn profile image

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      I love Portishead, especially! A lovely collection of songs. Well done!nx

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Thank you dohn, the whole idea of introducing people like yourself to new music makes me very happy, Thank you.

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Thank you Ann Nonymous, glad your chilling.

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Thanks Maria, and it's not for lads but everyone, in Ireland the term lads applies to both men and women, thank you for comment.

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Thanks tom we sure do.

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      dohn121 

      8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Sadly, I've heard of only half of the people you paid tribute to here, however that's no longer the case! Thanks for introducing me to such great music. I see now why you made the selection you made. Awesome hub, my friend.

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      Ann Nonymous 

      8 years ago from Virginia

      Well done, Sherbert! I loved how you gave some history to each song and integrated quotes throughout each one. Very nice presentation and I am thinking it's time to plug in the ears and chill!

    • russiangypsygirl profile image

      russiangypsygirl 

      8 years ago

      Even though I'm not a 'lad' you picked some damn great songs! I can't argue with ANY of your choices, especially Pink Floyd, and love that sometimes these songs, and songs like them, fit perfectly into my 'cool broodiness', or 'don't mess with me' attitude. Fun read!!

    • Tom Cornett profile image

      Tom Cornett 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      Cool hub... We do feel cool when we hear certain songs.

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