Posted by BP Fallon on Saturday Jan 30, 2010 Under BP Fallon
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.
Posted by BP Fallon on Friday Jan 29, 2010 Under BP Fallon
“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.â€
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 â€œvibe masterâ€…
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
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…
With enormous appreciation to AodhÃ¡n O’Connor, sound and soundness on every New Year’s Eve Wang Dang Doodling since the year 1999 into 2000. Mega thanks, AodhÃ¡n! And thank you too to Willie O’Reilly and Brian Adams.
Photography: BP Fallon at the TodayFM controls by AodhÃ¡n O’Connor
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
Posted by BP Fallon on Tuesday Jan 19, 2010 Under BP Fallon
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?”
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
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.