Watching the news is alarming at the moment - like history repeating itself. Reg wrote this song Troop Movements in the Ukraine, first released in 1980 on Mental As Anything's second album Espresso Bongo. Who would have thought that this song would be so relevant 42 years later.

Lyrics

I read it in the paper

I saw it on the news

I heard it on the radio

Troop movements in the Ukraine

Missile silos in the sugar cane

No desire to die in an Asian swamp

They've got no proper toilets

They've go no modern shops

I've been learning Russian

And I'm visiting a Mosque

I'll build a steel house

No matter what it costs

Who wants to be in the military army

From force of habit, persuasion by law

I'd rather stay here and survive the war

By hiding in a grain elevator

I read it in the paper

I saw it on the news

I heard it on the radio

Troop movements in the Ukraine

Missile silos in the sugar cane

I don't mind missing on the pleasures of looting

I don't mind missing out on death by shooting

I'll worry about motor car accidents

Cancer and the politics of rooting

Written by Reg Mombassa

Videos

Dog Trumpet Official music video for ’Antisocial Tendencies' by Dog Trumpet.

As Reg says 'Antisocial Tendencies is a loosely autobiographical song that lists the anti-social tendencies that describe my discomfort and scepticism with mainstream culture and conventions, and the expectations of what an acceptable life should consist of or look like.’ 

 

Dog Trumpet Official music video for ’At Anytime' by Dog Trumpet. From the Album Great South Road Writer Peter O’Doherty South Road Films Camera: Susan O’Doherty Editor: Peter O’Doherty Licensed to Electric Entertainment, Kobalt Music Publishing Copyright Dog Trumpet 2021 

Dog Trumpet Official music video for ’Shadows'. Available on the new Sounds of Sydney Vol 4 CD/Vinyl out now on Method Records. https://method-records-and-music.myshopify.com https://youtu.be/ghLOqJB3xF0

With Good Reason from "Medicated Spirits"

Made in the World "Medicated Spirits"

Strange Brew w/Wolfgramm Sisters

Made of Wood "Two Heads, One Brain"

Great South Road "River Of Flowers"

Jean "Two Heads, One Brain"

23rd Illawarra Folk Festival - Dog Trumpet