DJ Latola in The Den on BreakThruRadio has a chinwag a go go with BP Fallon. A fascinating chat, talking about everything under the sun and a few things under the moon too. Riveting.

“One Shangri La of a show!” says DJ Latola. “BP Fallon is rock’n'roll. A rock’n'roll icon…”

Subjects covered in this in-depth interview range from Phil Spector and Beatles manager Brian Epstein to Hope Sandoval’s sandwiches and BP’s biggest vice – to the most expensive thing he’s ever broken plus the 1960 movie of the Jack Kerouac book ‘The Subterraneans’ and why people listen to music. “I’m all for madness and danger and wildness” says BP.

BP Fallon interviewed by DJ Latola in The Den On BreakThruRadio

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“I was rolling a joint in a club in New York and Jack White came over to me and asked me to make a record with him.”

It’s the sort of sentence only one person could have uttered, writes Brian Boyd in The Ticket in today’s Irish Times before continuing:

We all know that Irish musical Zelig BP Fallon can talk the talk but he’s also walked the walk: working with The Beatles’ Apple label in the 1960s, being T.Rex’s press officer, working with Led Zeppelin, representing Ian Dury, managing Johnny Thunders, touring with U2 and now, with Alan McGee, globe-trotting around with the Death Disco club night.

Credentials established and CV scrutinised, we still need to know why the most important figure in popular music of the past decade, Jack White (whose reputation has been greatly enhanced by his scene-stealing performance in the current It Might Get Loud documentary) fancied a tangle with the man Bono calls a “vibe master”…

Read more of Brian Boyd’s article

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Jan 29 Wang Dang Doodle goes full Volume

Posted by BP Fallon on Friday Jan 29, 2010 Under BP Fallon's Wang Dang Doodle

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Band Of The Week – from London – Le Volume Courbe


Photography: Charlotte Marionneau of Le Volume Courbe
by Kate Vincent-Smith

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring Le Volume Courbe

00:00 – BP shows Britney the mic
00:06 – Britney turns us on
00:09 – Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:19 – We Fall Away – Sunsplit
05:50 – I Killed My Best Friend – Le Volume Courbe
07:03 – BP rabbit
07:22 – What’s Up Doc? – Carbon/Silicon
13:07 – Comin’ Round Again – Kevn Kinney
16:31 – 21st Century Stance – Marc Bolan & BP Fallon
18:48 – BP mouth
19:28 – Sitting In Your Head - Le Volume Courbe
21:49 – Thank You – Le Volume Courbe
22:56 – Rock’n'Roll Motherfucker – The D4
24:54 – BP verbal
25:16 – All I Want – Sunsplit
27:45 – Hanging Around – Le Volume Courbe
29:56 – This And That – Le Volume Courbe
32:25 – BP again
33:14 – My Girls (Dave Wrangler Rmx) – Animal Collective
40:09 – Olympians – Fuck Buttons
51:03 – This Is The End – Steve Conte
53:56 – Dollar In My Pocket – The Come Ons
56:17 – BP bows to the universe
57:01 – Freight Train - Le Volume Courbe
59:36 – And the jingles jangling go auld triangling


Photography: Melanie Draisey of Le Volume Courbe &
Willie B Carruthers of Brian Jonestown Massacre by BP Fallon

More fab Wang Dang pix and gig listings at the brill BreakThruRadio.com

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FINALLY! Wang Dang Doodle Into 2010 AGAIN!!!

Posted by BP Fallon on Sunday Jan 24, 2010 Under BP Fallon's Wang Dang Doodle

By popular request, we are ultra vibed to again bring you BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle Into 2010

It was our 10th Birthday, doing this Wang Dang Into 2010 on Today FM. Yes, our 10th anniversary. We’re honoured to do this show from Dublin every New Year’s Eve, bringing Ireland and – via our listenership on the web – the whole wide world into the next twelve months and whatever adventures lie ahead.

The slogan of the 60s tv show ‘Ready Steady Go!’ was “The weekend starts here!” and our slogan this year was “The next decade starts here!” And it did…

HERE IT HEAR!
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

Full Playlist Here (opens in new page)

With enormous appreciation to Aodhán O’Connor, sound and soundness on every New Year’s Eve Wang Dang Doodling since the year 1999 into 2000. Mega thanks, Aodhán! And thank you too to Willie O’Reilly and Brian Adams.

Photography: BP Fallon at the TodayFM controls by Aodhán O’Connor

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BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Band Of The Week – from Philadelphia – The Sounds Of Kaleidoscope

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring The Sounds Of Kaleidoscope

00:00 – BP intros this Wang Dang Doodle twangfest
00:16 – Jimi Hendrix intros too
00:25 – BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle – The Blind Boys Of Alabama
00:30 – Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:40 – Could Be, Doesn’t Matter – The Heads
04:39 – Because I Am Haunted – The Sounds Of Kaleidoscope
10:12 – BP stone free
10:46 – Oh My Mind – The Sounds Of Kaleidoscope

Full playlist and photomania at BreakThruRadio.com

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Tonight at 7pm GMT BP Fallon is the special guest of Dave Fanning in the one-off RTE 2FM live radio programme ‘Is Death A Good Career Move In Rock’n'Roll?’

This sick-but-serious show promises to showcase everyone from Led Zeppelin and The Ramones to Nirvana, The Clash, Buddy Holly, Johnny Kidd And The Pirates, Willie De Ville, Johnny Thunders and The Jimi Hendrix Experience to T.Rex, Michael Jackson, The Cramps, The Fabs and Elvis.

BP will be doing rabbit and recollections and asking the question “Is Elvis really brown bread and hanging out with Old Shep?”

Hear it live here at 7pm GMT

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Jan 15 Wang Dang Doodle

Posted by BP Fallon on Saturday Jan 16, 2010 Under BP Fallon's Wang Dang Doodle

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Band Of The Week – from Dublin – Paranoid Visions

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring Paranoid Visions

00:00 The Spector of BP Fallon
00:18 Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:28 Goldstar – Cashier No. 9
04:29 High Cost Of Living – Paranoid Visions
09:01 BP ramalama
10:17 Led Zeppelin in Southampton 1973
11:18 Psychedelic Music – Lightning Raiders w/ Steve Jones & Paul Cook

Full playlist and more pix at BreakThruRadio.com

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Haiti… help Haiti…

Posted by BP Fallon on Thursday Jan 14, 2010 Under Uncategorized

Help Haiti… please…

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BP Fallon: ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ THE VIDEO

Posted by BP Fallon on Friday Jan 8, 2010 Under BP Fallon, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll

The latest work by esteemed director Shimmy Marcus…

Shot in New York, in Dublin and at All Tomorrow’s Parties in England’s Somerset, at times the video bows to Bob Dylan’s classic ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ clip by DA Pennebaker with its use of lyric boards displayed by Miss B and Jennifer McLawthorn who are joined by the mysterious Shea Prueger plus Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream, Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine and the sublime singer Gemma Hayes.

Shimmy Marcus previously directed BP Fallon – as the drug-dealing sage Blowback – in the award-winning film ‘Headrush’.

‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ – words by BPF with music by BPF and sometime-New York Doll Aaron Lee Tasjan – is one of the three cuts on Fallon’s debut 45 single on Third Man Records. The other tracks are the spoken word piece ‘Fame #9′ – written by BPF – and BP Fallon Interview by Jack White.

The record is produced by Jack White III.

Buy the ‘Fame #9′ 7″ vinyl single at the Third Man Records Online Store!

Buy the three tracks on iTunes!

Dig the video again on YouTube!

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BP Fallon celebrates Elvis’ 75th Birthday live on TodayFM!

Posted by BP Fallon on Friday Jan 8, 2010 Under BP Fallon

To mark Elvis Presley’s 75th Birthday, BP Fallon guested live this evening on Ireland’s national radio station Today FM on ‘The Last Word’ programme hosted by Matt Cooper

Happy 75th Birthday, Elvis!

‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ – video stills and out-takes and more

Photography: Elvis at All Tomorrow’s Parties ‘Nightmare Before Christmas 2009′ by BPF

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