Marc Bolan & T.Rex with BP Fallon: ‘Hot Love’ from VisualArtCo on Vimeo

Performance filmed June 27th 1971 in Erbach/Odenwald near Frankfurt for the German TV show ‘Hits A GoGo’. BP Fallon and T.Rex travelled to Italy the following day June 28th 1971 for another TV performance, when the photograph below was taken.

BP Fallon & T.Rex 1971
Photography: BP Fallon & T.Rex – Marc Bolan & Mickey Finn & Bill Legend & Steve Currie – Milan 1971. Marc, Mickey and Steve RIP. This image found via Facebook by Karen Bond.

Says BP “We flew to Milan from Frankfurt for another tv show and then flew on to Switzerland later that evening to do interviews. Marc’s peaked cap is from ‘Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die’, Malcolm McLaren & Vivienne Westwood’s shop in King’s Road before ‘Sex’.


“La la la lala la la, la la la lala la la…”


T.Rex ‘Hot Love’ screengrabs: BP Fallon & Marc Bolan
on the German TV show ‘Hits A Go Go’ 1971

With thanks to Radek, Bill Kates, lib-lab, Jörg Günther and Dennis Dahm.

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Smile… I have a dream

Posted by BP Fallon on Saturday Jun 26, 2010 Under Magic, Music

“I believe in Charlie Chaplin
I believe in MLK
I believe in what is happening
I believe in come what may…”
- BP Fallon, ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’

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BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Band Of The Week
- from Philadelphia - The Asteroid #4

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring The Asteroid #4

00:00 BP Fallon ba ba ba…
00:11 Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:20 Wicked Wire – The Asteroid #4
02:25 We Fall Away – Sunsplit
07:58 Oh My Mind – The Sounds Of Kaleidoscope
12:23 BP verbal
12:59 The Unknown – The Asteroid #4
17:11 Crazy Afrobeat – Tony Allen
22:01 More Mess On My Thing – The Poets Of Rhythm
26:05 Secret Agent – Tony Allen
31:14 BP rabbit
31:48 Hail To The Clear Figurines – The Asteroid #4
36:24 His Guiding Hand – Medicine Head
40:19 Friends In Time – The Golden Horde with Maria McKee
45:36 Dead Mantra – The Dead Skeletons
53:50 The Stride – Clague
56:21 BP exits stage left, smiling…
57:36 In The Interests Of Captain Marbles – The Asteroid #4
59:06 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling


Photography: The Golden Horde


Photography: Tony Allen

More vibey Wang Dang visuals plus live gig listings on brill BreakThruRadio.com

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“The musical highlight… was BP Fallon and band…”

Posted by BP Fallon on Friday Jun 18, 2010 Under BP Fallon, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll

The Brooklyn Vegan says: “The musical highlight of the recent not-Pete Doherty show at Milk Studios was BP Fallon and band performing ‘Fame #9′ / ‘I Believe in Elvis Presley’ with Lenny Kaye and Aaron Lee Tasjan on guitars and Sean Lennon on drums. Joly filmed it. Video below…”


Video: BP Fallon & His Band performing ‘Fame #9′ / ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ live @ Milk NYC by Joly


Photography: BP Fallon & His Band – Aaron Lee Tasjan & BPF & Lenny Kaye – soundchecking @ Milk NYC by Radek


Screengrab: BP Fallon & His Band – BPF & Aaron Lee Tasjan & Sean Lennon – live @ Milk NYC by Christopher M Lynch

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Thirsty: The Interview with BP Fallon Part 1

Amazing interview conducted in The Chelsea Hotel by noted American rock’n'roll commentator Sarah L Myers.

Subjects embraced range from BP Fallon talking about his band to when he used to stay at The Chelsea, from his internet radio show BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle to drugs, from fame and Fuck Buttons to Max’s Kansas City and Dee Dee Ramone, from The Kills to “animalistic behavior is very much part of rock n’ roll” to BP’s idea of romance… and beyond.

And! Listen! In audio!
Hear BP talking to Sarah about “the magnificent tragedy” that was Gene Vincent and the joy and pain of managing Johnny Thunders.

Illustrated with photos by BP Fallon of Alison Mosshart and Agyness Deyn, Alan McGee and Kate Moss, Karen Elson and Slash plus shots of our Mr Fallon with friends like Marc Bolan and Jack White.

It’s such a great interview that here’s the link again x


Photography: BP Fallon & Johnny Thunders Dublin 1990 by Paul Murphy

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June 18 Wang Dang Doodle Goes Supercute!

Posted by BP Fallon on Friday Jun 18, 2010 Under BP Fallon's Wang Dang Doodle, Music, Rock'n'Roll

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Band Of The Week
- from New York - Supercute!


Photography: Supercute! playing on St Mark’s Place NYC
by BP Fallon

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring Supercute!

00:00 BP Fallon kicks us off
00.09 Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:19 Magnetic Warrior – Archie Bronson Outfit
05:10 The Best Man – Carbon/Silicon
10:26 BP verbal
10:53 Supercute! – Supercute!
15:58 Bobby’s Bedroom – Sean Lennon
18:37 Blue Blood Blues – The Dead Weather
22:00 La Realite – Amadou & Mariam
25:28 BP rabbit
26:18 Candy City – Supercute!
28:36 Vesta – The Asteroid #4
30:40 The Unkown – The Asteroid #4
34:50 The Pill – Heavy Trash
40:12 BP choogle
40:49 Not To Write About Boys – Supercute!
42:56 John Lawman – Roky Erickson
46:07 The Ghost Who Walks (live acoustic) – Karen Elson
49:08 A Love Supreme – Global Sound Lodge
54:32 Your Mangle Heart (live) – The Gossip
58:40 BP waves to the universe
59:40 Hula Hoop Song – Supercute!
61:05 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling


Photography: Karen Elson by BP Fallon


Photography: Miss B & Miss Beth Ditto of The Gossip
by BP Fallon

More vibey Wang Dang visuals plus live gig listings on brill BreakThruRadio.com

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Last Thursday on my mind: Cops Vs Music

Posted by BP Fallon on Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 Under BP Fallon, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll

Dateline: New York City last Thursday June 10 2010


Screengrab: BP Fallon & His Band – Aaron Lee Tasjan, Sean Lennon & Lenny Kaye – live @ Milk NYC by Christopher M Lynch

Pete Doherty arrives at JFK at 11am for the Corduroy Magazine launch/KIVA.org fundraiser being hosted by Irina Lazareanu at Milk NYC later that night. US immigration refuse him entry and after holding him for a while stick him on a plane back to London. Irina and BP Fallon return from the airport without Mr D.

Nonetheless the show that night – put together by Irina and the fab fashion designer/stylist/effervescent event organiser Liz McClean – is the biggest thing to hit New York since Andy Warhol and Max’s Kansas City ruled. Exaggeration? No.

Milk holds 500 people at most and 10,000 people turned up. Mayhem ensued. West 15th Street and beyond was jammed. The NYPD put The Meatpacking District into lockdown and as there was no room for them to drive on the streets the police drove along the pavements with loudspeakerss, ordering the fans to disperse. Twice the police tried to close down the show but first Irina and then BP took to the mic and refused to stop. Ah, rock’n'roll!


Photography: BP Fallon DJs @ Milk NYC, Irina Lazareanu choogles,
by Radek


Photography: BP Fallon & His Band live @ Milk NYC by Brooklyn Vegan

And the music? BP opened the proceedings as DJ – with Irina on bongos and Sean Lennon on guitar joining in. Then Ms Lazareanu – verily a veritable force of nature – took the stage backed by Sean and Charlotte Kemp Muhl and pals to unleash an explosion of spoken word titled ‘Many Springs’ that quelled the audience with its power and drew tears in many for its naked emotion. Simply mesmerising. This girl is a major talent. Simple as that.


Video: Irina Lazareanu & friends performing ‘Many Springs’ live @ Milk NYC by Joly

BP Fallon and his band – for this special occasion Aaron Lee Tasjan on acoustic guitar, Lenny Kaye from The Patti Smith Group on electric guitar and Sean Lennon on drums – opened with the spoken word number ‘Fame #9′ which segued into ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’, Lenny’s liquid mercury guitar flourishes glistening with Aaron’s feral honey-dripping slide. They then premiered a new song ‘I Saw Her Face’ – written by Fallon/Tasjan/Nigel Harrison – with Aaron and Lenny joining BP on vocals on this outrageously catchy ditty with its chorus of “Met her in Venice, it was a Tuesday. Later she said it was April Fool’s Day…”


Video: BP Fallon & His Band performing ‘Fame #9′/’I Believe In Elvis Presley’ live @ Milk NYC by Joly


White Light/White Heat: BP Fallon surrenders to the gods @ Milk NYC
by Shaun Hoffman

When BP had rung Lenny Kaye to invite him to play with him, Lenny said he’d love to – but he was going down to Memphis to meet Jerry Lee Lewis at Jerry Lee’s house. “Well, Lenny,” BP had said “That’s as good as an excuse as any man could give me. I forgive you”. A few days later Lenny rang from Memphis. “I’ve seen Jerry Lee. It was terrific. Now I’m coming back for your gig”


Photography: Cory Kennedy & Sean Lennon & Adam Green & Charlotte Kemp Muhl & Irina Lazareanu by BP Fallon

Now Irina and Sean and Charlotte and Adam Green are playing, again dedicating the evening to the absent Pete Doherty and performing songs like Adam’s ‘My Shadow Tags On Behind’ and Sean and Charlotte’s ‘Garden Du Luxembourg’ and Sean and Irina’s ‘Strange Places’ and Janis’ ‘Mercedes Benz’ and Dylan’s ‘Girl From The North Country’ and The Beatles version of ‘Twist And Shout’. And it’s loose and it’s rocking and it’s charming and very very special, the contagious joy of friends converging to make music together.


Photography: Theodora Richards & Aaron Lee Tasjan & Lizzie Jagger
by BP Fallon

Bruce Willis is one of the punters mad for it, because he somehow managed to get in. Isabella Rossellini and Michael Pitt and Helena Christensen didn’t. Meanwhile during the silent auction to aid KIVA.org, the photograph of Irina Lazareanu by Alexandra Carr is sold for $12,000.


Photography: Irina Lazareanu by Alexandra Carr raised $12,000


Photography: Irina Lazareanu by BP Fallon

The party moves on to Kenmare, where BP Fallon DJs again…


Photography: BP Fallon DJs @ Kenmare by Starr Rinaldi

And now the web is reporting. “Pandemonium erupted outside New York’s Milk Studios Thursday night as thousands of bearded and bedazzled hipsters… were greeted not with musical performances and free alcohol but by the blaring sirens of New York’s finest” says WWDMEDIA.

Alex Geana in Huffingtonpost.com writes that “the cops were converging on the mob scene…” while refinery29.com says “When we rolled up to Milk Studios… we weren’t exactly prepared for the shit-storm outside… and we kid you not when we say it looked like the swat team of cops was just waiting to be provoked”.


Photography: The police outside Milk courtesy Corduroy Magazine

Ah, fuck it. Last Thursday in New York is what New York used to be and what is was again for one extraordinary night. A brilliant creative scene with musicians collaborating plus excitement and fun and people going bonkers – even rioting in the streets. It’s only rock’n'roll and there’s more to come… watch this space.

More reports:
Vanity Fair
Papermag.com
Brooklyn Vegan
PrefixMag.com
ShockYa.com
Spinner.com
and
Corduroy Magazine says thanks

BP Fallon thanks his tour manager Shaun Hoffman and Liz McLean and Cheri Bowen and Nur – and Rassi who gave his space Milk for free. And a doff of the Derby to Joly for his excellent videography x

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BP Fallon interview by Dave Fanning on RTE TV

Posted by BP Fallon on Tuesday Jun 15, 2010 Under BP Fallon, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll

BP Fallon and Dave Fanning have a chinwag about BP’s unfolding adventure – interspersed with excerpts from the videos for BP’s record ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’, The Dead Weather ‘Cut Like A Buffalo’ with a cameo by Mr Fallon, The Dead Skeletons ‘Dead Mantra’, The Brian Jonestown Massacre ‘Tempo 116.7′, the rare and hilarious Frank Hall interview with The Beatles at Dublin Airport in 1963 plus John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band ‘Instant Karma’ from 1970 with BP on bass guitar.

With love and respect to Dave & Ursula Fanning and much thanks too to Joly of Punkcast x

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June 11 Wang Dang Doodle Goes Sweet Jane

Posted by BP Fallon on Friday Jun 11, 2010 Under BP Fallon's Wang Dang Doodle, Music, Rock'n'Roll

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Band Of The Week
- from Dublin - Sweet Jane

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring Sweet Jane

00:00 BP Fallon & The Shining Twins
00:11 Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:21 Bleed – Sweet Jane
03:49 Good Man – Heavy Trash
06:45 My Brain – Mose Allison
09:38 I’m Mad – The Dead Weather
12:52 BP verbal
13:38 Not To Write About Boys – Supercute!
15:46 Porcelain Doll – The Ferocious Few
17:33 Something For My Soul – Sweet Jane
22:44 Wicked Wire – The Asteroid #4
24:59 In The Interests Of Captain Marbles – The Asteroid #4
26:25 BP rabbit
28:06 Where’s Your Money? – Sweet Jane
32:25 All Y’All – Gringo Star
35:04 Bass Balls – Humanzi
37:34 Baby I’m Burning – Humanzi
41:43 Rock’n’Roll Psychosis – The Jim Jones Revue
44:10 BP speak
44:46 Don’t Hold Your Head So Low – Sweet Jane
49:41 True Love Cast Out All Evil – Roky Erickson
53:56 BP adieu
54:40 Tralee Trembles – Lilt
59:55 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling


Screengrab: from The Dead Weather ‘Die By The Drop’ video


Photography: Miss B & Miss Beth Ditto of The Gossip
by BP Fallon

More vibey Wang Dang visuals plus live gig listings on brill BreakThruRadio.com

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Photography: BP Fallon & Aaron Lee Tasjan get real gone while Clem Burke tickles his snare, by Glen Brown

BP Fallon and his band – who for this special occasion are Aaron Lee Tasjan on acoustic guitar and Lenny Kaye from The Patti Smith Group on electric guitar – play at the Corduroy Magazine Launch Party/KIVA.org fundraiser in New York at Milk Gallery on Thursday June 10.


Photography: Irina Lazareanu by BP Fallon

Titled ‘Some Place Along The Way’ and hosted by the multi-faceted Irina Lazareanu, the event will also feature performances by Irina with Pete Doherty, Sean Lennon, Charlotte Kemp Muhl and Adam Green.


Photography: Rehearsals with Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl & Irina Lazareanu & Adam Green (above) & (below) Pete Doherty.
Photographs by BP Fallon

DJs for the evening are our multi-faceted Mr Fallon and The Misshapes.

Silent auction for prints and art to benefit KIVA.org includes portraits of Theodora Richards, Juliette Lewis, Aimee Man, Melissa Auf der Maur, Emma Willis and many many more.


Photography: Irina Lazareanu by BP Fallon

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