Dog Trumpet Great South Road – Peter O’Doherty Talks About ‘Wallpaper’ - Noise11.com
Peter O'Doherty of Dog Trumpet

Peter O'Doherty of Dog Trumpet

Dog Trumpet Great South Road – Peter O’Doherty Talks About ‘Wallpaper’

by Paul Cashmere on May 8, 2020

in News

Peter O’Doherty and Reg Mombassa have released ‘Great South Road’, the first Dog Trumpet album since 2013.

Every day at Noise11.com Peter and Reg will talk about the tracks.

Today track 2 – Wallpaper, a Peter song

Peter Doherty: “I was looking at the poetry of English poet Philip Larkin. He was a terrific poet who died. He was writing a lot in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. He was a depressed, dark character who wrote perceptive poetry, very entertaining poetry about suburban life and small town life in England.

“He was a bit like a poet version of Ray Davies. Ray would look at English town life and those little things about how people are. Philip Larkin is really dark and melancholy while other bits are deliberately funny and witty.

“I imaged what his life was like when I saw a biography and imagined him as a kid. The song starts with ‘it was a gloomy house and no-one ever visited”. That was a bit like a description of his house.

“He had a stern father who liked the Nazis and took Phillip over to Germany at one stage. Philip Larkin as a boy met the top brass. I think he may have even met Hitler. There is a dark background he came from. Really weird, buggered up.

“I really like his poetry and stole (well) paraphrased a few things to concoct a song with a few verses that talks about his life and his poetry”.

Yesterday, Peter told us how he came up with the album title, with thanks to Led Zeppelin, and the opening song on the album ‘Not Quite Enough’.

Dog Trumpet ‘Great South Road’ is out now.

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Madonna, Rod Laver Arena Rebel Heart Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Madonna Doubles Down On Gun Comments

Madonna has doubled down on her gun control comments, despite upsetting some followers with her efforts to restrict the sale of weapons in the U.S.

2 hours ago
Screaming Jets
The Screaming Jets ‘All For One’ Turns 30

The Screaming Jets’ debut album ‘All For One’ celebrates its 30th birthday this week. The album was released on 20 April 1991.

1 day ago
Alanis Morissette
Jagged Little Pill The Musical To Premiere In Sydney

‘Jagged Little Pill The Musical’, the theatre production based on the music of Alanis Morissette, will make its Australian debut in Sydney in September.

1 day ago
Bob Evans photo by Tajette OHalloran
Bob Evans Releases ‘Tomorrowland’, His First Album In Five Years

Bob Evans has released a new album ‘Tomorrowland’, landing five years after his fifth album ‘Car Boot Sale’.

4 days ago
R.Kelly, music news, noise11.com
New Date Set For R. Kelly Trial

Jailed R&B star R Kelly is to be transferred to a New York prison ahead of his sex crimes trial this summer.

5 days ago
Harry Connick Jr, Noise11, Photo
Harry Connick Jr To Return To American Idol

Former American Idol judge Harry Connick, Jr. will be returning to the show next week for a faith-based episode with ex-contestant Lauren Daigle.

5 days ago
Trisha Yearwood Launches Pet Line

Country star Trisha Yearwood is taking her love of animals to the next level by launching her own pet line.

5 days ago