Why should you care?
Here are 10 very valid reasons:
- Because Dog Trumpet features two enormously talented singer/songwriters who also happen to be two of Australia's finest artists.
- Reg did the artwork for PiL's Greatest Hits album!
- For 20+ years, Reg and Peter used to be members of one of Australia's finest Pop combos, MENTAL AS ANYTHING.
- Mental As Anything did THIS song (btw, that's Reg on slide guitar and Peter on bass):
- Reg and Peter are brothers.
- Reg Mombassa is one of the coolest names in Rock. But alas, it is not his real name. I reckon those who have known him since he was a wee lad probably still call him Chris O'Doherty.
- Peter O'Doherty is NOT Pete Doherty, the drug addicted dickhead from The Libertines and Babyshambles. Peter O'Doherty is the melodically-gifted basshead from Dog Trumpet. And formerly of Mental As Anything.
- Dog Trumpet has already released five albums:
Two Heads One Brain (1991)
Dog Trumpet (2002)
Antisocial Tendencies (2007)
River Of Flowers (2010)
- Their 2013 release, Medicated Spirits, is a double album (on two CDs). Not many bands have enough quality material for one album, let alone a double.
- Dog Trumpet has released some amazing material in their 20+ year career. Including songs such as these:
So, what are you waiting for? Time to order Medicated Spirits.