BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Band Of The Week
- from the East Village NYC -The Shining Twins

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring The Shining Twins

00:00 BP Fallon probes Erin
00:12 Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:22 We Fall Away – Sunsplit
05:52 Coming Down – The BellRays
08:50 Who Needs It? – Patti Paladin & The Rituals
13:00 BP verbal
13:37 Psycho – The Shining Twins
16:35 Surf Solar – Fuck Buttons
27:02 All Y’All – Gringo Star
29:40 Been Down So Long – Scott H Biram
33:21 BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle – The Blind Boys Of Alabama
33:29 BP speak
34:21 Greasy Bear – The Shining Twins
36:26 If’n Myself To Death – Joe King Carrasco
40:24 Strumpetheartedmonkeygirl – Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth
42:26 Gypsy Cab – Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth
45:33 BP rabbit
46:28 Louisiana Blues – Steve Marriott
50:12 Fuck The People – The Kills
54:30 Stix And Stonez – The Shining Twins
56:13 BP au revoir
57:00 Chicken Half – Sugarman 3
60:23 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling


Photography: Ryan & Aislinn of Sunsplit


Photography: Johnny Thunders & Patti Palladin


Photography: Alexis Korner & BB King & Steve Marriott


Photography: The Kills by BP Fallon

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The Story Of A Band

Posted by BP Fallon on Tuesday Apr 27, 2010 Under BP Fallon, Music, Rock'n'Roll

BP Fallon and his band played in Texas.


Photography: BP Fallon & his band by Dawn Laureen

The band: BP Fallon vox, Aaron Lee Tasjan who’s played with The New York Dolls on guitar plus the celebrated Rock’n'Roll Hall Of Fame Blondie rhythm section of Nigel Harrison bass and Clem Burke drums.

“I didn’t exactly plan this” says BP. “I simply thought ‘I have a record out – I guess I should have a band’. I made three phonecalls and everyone said yes. Then I thought ‘God, what have I done?’


Photography: The New York Dolls – Sylvain Sylvain & David Johansen & Aaron Lee Tasjan – South America 2009

“Aaron’s the hottest young guitarist in New York. In Texas, people were going ‘Who’s the kid?’, all knocked out by this baby-faced demon and his full-on twanging. Hell, the cat can play! No wonder when The Dolls toured South America last year and Steve Conte couldn’t make it, they asked Aaron to play guitar with them. He’s ace. It was Aaron who came up with the riff in my song ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ that Jack White plays so fantastically on the record.


Photography: Nigel Harrison & Iggy Pop & Ron Asheton @ Rodney’s English Disco Hollywood by Julian Wasser 1974

“And Nigel and Clem… I’m honoured to have them in the band. Nigel’s one of my best friends since 1972, when he was in the great English group Silverhead and we came to America for the first time together. Ah, rock’n'roll and sex and drugs (chuckle). Then Nigel played with Iggy and Ray Manzarek and played the bass on The Runaways records before joining Blondie. Which is where I met Clem.


Photography: Blondie – Nigel Harrison & Chris Stein & Clem Burke & Frank Infante & Jimmy Destri & Debbie Harry 1979. The Blondie song ‘Union City Blue’ written by Debbie Harry/Nigel Harrison. Dig Clem’s suit!

“Clem’s recognised as one of the greatest rock’n'roll drummers in the world, he’s played with everyone from the Ramones to Bob Dylan via Brian Wilson and Patti Smith. Nigel and Clem, they’re the ‘Heart Of Glass’ rhythm section – indeed, all the Blondie mega hits – the power behind Debbie Harry when Blondie conquered the world. Amazing to have them on board, this skilled powerhouse…

“We rehearsed in New York and then near Austin in the house of Kathy Valentine from The Go-Gos, in her studio. Thank you, Kathy!


Photography: Live! BP Fallon & his band by Bob Gruen

“We played our very first gig at Frank Murray’s ’1st Annual Austin Fleadh’ and in the audience grinning away digging it were Lenny Kaye, Bob Gruen and Michael Des Barres from Silverhead. And it was an incredible gig. Our very first review


Photography: Live! BP Fallon & his band by Dawn Laureen

“We played at Jovita’s in Austin, at the Roggie Bear-organised Victoria Williams Sweet Relief charity benefit. Another amazing show. Another amazing review


Photography: Michael Des Barres & Danny B Harvey & BP Fallon @ Red Horse Ranch by Little Deb

“We played in the wilds of Texas at Jimmy Quill’s Red Horse Ranch in a loose conglomeration with stellar players like Jesse Dayton and Jimmy Quill and Michael Des Barres and Danny B Harvey. This magical event was the icing on the cake…

“All the members of the band including me wish to continue”.

What are they going to do next?

“Ah” says BP, chuckling again. “Ah…”

Watch this space.


Photography: “We’ll meet again…” by Dawn Laureen

See! Many more killer pictures – including Marc Bolan, Andy Warhol, Johnny Thunders, Bob Dylan, Joey Ramone, Sable Starr and Iggy Pop
plus Elvis, Muddy Waters, Jerry Lee Lewis, John Lennon and Jack White – in
‘The Story Of A Band (The Flickr 12″ Mix Of Pix)’

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April 23 Wang Dang Doodle

Posted by BP Fallon on Friday Apr 23, 2010 Under BP Fallon's Wang Dang Doodle, Music, Rock'n'Roll

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Band Of The Week
- from Brooklyn NYC -Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

00:00 BP Fallon rolling
00:12 BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle – The Blind Boys Of Alabama
00:20 Rolling With My Baby – Silverhead w/ Carol Grimes & Suzi Quatro
03:09 Money – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
06:26 BP rabbit
07:12 Tempo 116.7 (Reaching dangerous levels of sobriety)
- The Brian Jonestown Massacre
12:17 Dead Mantra – The Dead Skeletons
20:36 God’s Gonna Give You What You Want
- John Dee Graham & The Fighting Cocks
23:58 I Believe In Elvis Presley – BP Fallon
28:21 Fame #9 (The Chocolate Snow Mix) – BP Fallon
32:39 BP talk
33:37 Mama Don’t Like My Man – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
36:04 The Water’s All Run Dry – Wrinkle Neck Mules
40:10 Between Darkness And Light – Ruby James
44:34 Talking In Tongues – Tania Nally
49:02 BP verbal
49:50 If You Call – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
52:40 Rock’n'Roll Psychosis – The Jim Jones Revue
55:07 BP adieu
55:50 Godspeed – Jenny Lewis
59:49 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling


Photography: Gyl Owen-Corrigan, Michael Des Barres of Silverhead,
Iggy Pop & Coral Shields @ Rodney’s English Disco Hollywood 1973
by BP Fallon


Photography: Ruby James


Screen grab: The Dead Skeletons

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BP Fallon on TV in Ireland on Wednesday

Posted by BP Fallon on Monday Apr 19, 2010 Under BP Fallon, Music, Rock'n'Roll


Photography: Dave Fanning interviews BP Fallon for ‘The 11th Hour’

BP Fallon in the Special Guest on Dave Fanning’s excellent TV programme ‘The 11th Hour’ on Wednesday April 21st. The show is screened by RTE2 at 11.20pm.

BP will be talking to Dave about his amazing musical adventures, in Mr Fanning’s Desert Island Discs (with moving pictures) segment.

Additionally, Dave has an exclusive interview with Ry Cooder. Irish band from the video vaults: My Bloody Valentine. New Irish band: I Phoenix. Live: David Turpin.

Plus! A look at the movie ‘It Might Get Loud’ starring mega guitarists Jimmy Page, Jack White and The Edge.


Images from ‘It Might Get Loud’: Jack White and Jimmy Page having a strum


Video: the 2009 trailer for ‘It Might Get Loud’

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April 16 Naked Heroes Wang Dang Doodle

Posted by BP Fallon on Friday Apr 16, 2010 Under BP Fallon's Wang Dang Doodle, Rock'n'Roll

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Band Of The Week
- from Brooklyn NYC -The Naked Heroes

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring The Naked Heroes

00:00 BP Fallon goes guitar
00:16 Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:26 Good Man – Heavy Trash
03:21 Shiela – The Naked Heroes
06:12 BP verbal
06:47 Boogie – Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
09:54 Foxy Moxy – The Naked Heroes
13:07 I Got Mine – The Black Keys
17:03 Watching The World Go By – Nik Beat & The Tyranny Of Love
19:39 John Lennon & Jaime Coon & Co
20:01 Secret Agent – Tony Allen
25:09 A Love Supreme (unfinished) – Global Sound Lodge
30:30 Stardust – The Lonesome Heroes
34:07 BP rabbit
35:32 Opposable Thumb – The Naked Heroes
38:32 Tenere Wer Tat Zinchegh – Terakaft
45:28 Ali’s Here – Ali Farke Toure
48:33 Down By The Sea – Wooden Shjips
59:23 BP au revoir
61:24 99 Diamond – The Naked Heroes
64:18 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling


Illustration: Heavy Trash


Flyer: The Lonesome Heroes by Landry McMeans


Photography: Ali Farka Toure

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Karen Elson: The Ghost Who Walks

Posted by BP Fallon on Thursday Apr 15, 2010 Under Music


Photography: Karen Elson @ Le Poisson Rouge NYC by BP Fallon

Karen Elson’s debut album ‘The Ghost Who Walks’ is released May 25 by Third Man Records/XL.

When Karen and her band played in New York at Le Poisson Rouge, her voice and songs and presentation had class and dignity, style and charisma, country torch songs smoldering in mystery and even murder. Superlative. “She makes it all seem so effortless” noted Agyness D. That Karen Elson’s album is produced by her husband Jack White – who is also the drummer on the record – is a bonus for both of them.


Video: Karen Elson performing the title track of her album ‘The Ghost Who Walks’ with her band. Recorded live at Third Man Records, Nashville.
Directed by Jack White.

Download the solo acoustic version of ‘The Ghost Who Walks’ free here

More photos of Karen Elson @ Le Poisson Rouge

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BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Band Of The Week
- from London - Archie Bronson Outfit

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring Archie Bronson Outfit

00:00 BP Fallon probing
00:12 Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:25 99 Diamond – The Naked Heroes
04:17 All Y’All – Gringo Star
06:57 Magnetic Warrior – Archie Bronson Outfit
11:47 BP sings Little Walter
12:23 My Brain – Mose Allison
15:16 Oh My Mind – The Sounds Of Kaleidoscope
19:41 Microphone In Brain – Coyle & Sharpe
22:27 Wild Strawberries – Archie Bronson Outfit
25:28 I’m Alright – Mose Allison
28:34 Crush – Mose Allison
31:24 Tunger Hnifur – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
35:22 BP rabbit
36:25 Outside – The Dead Weather
39:07 Between Darkness And Light – Ruby James
43:38 In Over My Head – Gemma Hayes
47:03 Cold Blue Halo – Jason Collett
50:21 Bed Of Seeds – Height With Friends
52:08 Break Up Girls! – The Raveonettes
55:58 BP a bientot
57:23 Harness (Bliss) – Archie Bronson Outfit
62:59 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling


Photography: The Dead Weather by BP Fallon


Photography: The Raveonettes by BP Fallon

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Malcolm McLaren RIP

Posted by BP Fallon on Thursday Apr 8, 2010 Under Rock'n'Roll


Malcolm McLaren Jan 22 1946 – April 8 2010 RIP


Artwork by Jamie Reid


Sex Pistols & Malcolm McLaren A&M signing


Malcolm outside Sex


Malcolm McLaren talking to Keanan Duffty last summer.
With thanks to Harley Sears.

God Bless Malcolm, situationist and provocateur, for all his madness and magic x

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Texas Trash!

Posted by BP Fallon on Sunday Apr 4, 2010 Under BP Fallon, Rock'n'Roll


Photography: Live! BP Fallon & band l to r Aaron Lee Tasjan, Clem Burke, BPF & Nigel Harrison by Bob Gruen

“Fallon takes the stage armed with his notebook of lyrics, akin to a loaded weapon. He unleashes a torrent of words backed by Clem Burke providing the beat which slowly becomes ‘Gloria’, with the crowd singing along…”

Read more inc tales of Lemmy in TRASH


Photography: After the gig, BP Fallon & band & friends l to r Clem Burke, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Michael Des Barres, BPF, Lenny Kaye & Nigel Harrison by Bob Gruen

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Photography: DJs BP Fallon & Agyness Deyn & Elvis @ Death Disco Toronto: You Are Here


Photography: DJ Aggy rockin’ it mega @ Death Disco Toronto by BPF


Photography: Audience vibe @ Death Disco Toronto by BPF

It was off the radar and beyond brilliant.

Death Disco loves you x

Death Disco says thank you Shaun Pilot & Matt Holloway & Vito, Milka, The Liberty Group and rock’n'roll.

More grooving often-out-of-focus Death Disco Toronto pix & Aggy on MTV

The first DDT review, plus pix: “Either way it was an awesome night”

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