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Image 1 for “The Ballad Of Clayton Looby” - anti-establishment ode to the larrikin surfer - from Dog Trumpet

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“The Ballad Of Clayton Looby” - anti-establishment ode to the larrikin surfer - from Dog Trumpet

12 September 22


News and link from The Surf Film Archive: Legendary duo ‘Dog Trumpet’ have just released their latest album ‘Shadowland’. We were stoked when they approached us chasing some old footage for a music video they were working on. Chris and Peter have written a track called ‘The Ballad Of Clayton Looby’ which is an anti-establishment ode to the late great larrikin surfer. 

"This song is a reminiscence of growing up in the 1970s on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.  Barrenjoey High was built behind the sand hills at Avalon and in those days it was a pretty relaxed atmosphere where we seemed to spend more time at the beach than at school.  Clayton Looby was a free-spirited larrikin in my year; an obsessive surfer and ratbag. The song references his unconventional pirate life following the surf, sailing, riding motorbikes, living in Bali and spending a couple of years in a Japanese jail.  He died a couple of years ago and this song is a salute to his memory and his life.”  - Peter O'Doherty

 HEAR THE SONG AND WATCH THE CLIP HERE



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