We are delighted to announce that BP Fallon will be DJing and speaking at Ireland’s famous Electric Picnic festival.


Photography: BP Fallon speaking at Mindfield at Electric Picnic last year, by lib-lab

Electric Picnic Music & Arts Festival, Friday September 3rd – Sunday September 5th at Stradbally Hall Estate, Co. Laois, Ireland.

At Electric Picnic’s Mindfield, BP will speak on the panel ‘Unknown Pleasures’ in a talk about the past, present and future of the music business/schmizzness, in the company of some of its other enduring legends. Peter Hook – former bass player with Joy Division and New Order – teams up with pot evangelist Mr. Nice Howard Marks in a frank conversation about the fraught past; former Wham! manager and author of the scurrilous book ‘Black Vinyl, White Powder’ Simon Napier-Bell joins them to talk about the present – and legendary DJ, photographer, lead vocalist and Viscount Of Vibes BP Fallon looks into the future. The panel is presented by RTE and is moderated by Dave Fanning.
Saturday @ 4pm in the Leviathan tent.


Photography: BP Fallon @ Electric Picnic’s Mindfield 2009 by Bob Gruen

Dublin’s Science Gallery present Ignite at Mindfield. Our esteemed Mr Fallon will give a rapid 5-minutes-with-slides Ignite talk. Title of BP’s chinwag-with-visuals is ‘Now And Zen: Mind Your Mind And Your Mind Will Mind You’ – which could mean anything and probably does.
Saturday @ 3pm.

And after all the sorta-cerebral stuff has been sorted – even more fun and frolics when BP Fallon takes to the decks to DJ at Mindfield, where he headlines under the Science Gallery umbrella (tent?).
Saturday @ 8pm.

“I’m very very vibed up about this Mindfield-Science Gallery-Electric Picnic boogaloo” our Mr Fallon says from New York. “Electric Picnic, with all its many magics like Mindfield and Body And Soul – as well as the incredible music – is an important festival. Last year was a complete gas. I can’t wait to be in Ireland at EP next weekend, spinning and doing verbal”.

Also appearing at Electric Picnic are Massive Attack, Leftfield, Roxy Music, Public Image Ltd, LCD Soundsystem, Modest Mouse, The National, Lucent Dossier Experience, Marc Almond, Crystal Castles, Mumford & Sons, Hot Chip, Steve Earle, The Horrors and a cast of hundreds more.


Photography: May The Road Rise To Meet You – the road to Electric Picnic by BP Fallon


Photography: Mindfield at Electric Picnic 2009 by BP Fallon


Photography: Cosmic lights at Electric Picnic 2008 by BP Fallon

More effervescent EP pix:
1) BP Fallon & The Kills, My Bloody Valentine, Shane MacGowan & The Sex Pistols @ Electric Picnic 2008
2) The BP Fallon Orchestra & Chorus at Mindfield @ Electric Picnic 2009

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BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Artist Of The Week
- from London - Steve Marriott

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle starring the brilliant Steve Marriott

00:00 BP Fallon intro
00:14 Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:23 Street Rat – Steve Marriott
03:04 Strange Times – The Black Keys
06:13 Feelin’ No Pain – Freddy Frogs
09:38 BP verbal
10:15 Louisiana Blues – Steve Marriott
13:57 Strychnine – Bobby Gillespie
14:21 She Moves Me Man – Steve Marriott
18:17 The Chelsea Hotel Oral Sex Song – Jeffrey Lewis
25:16 Let Them Knock – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
29:35 Chicken Half – The Sugarman Three
32:56 Bluegrass Interval – Steve Marriott
36:05 BP rabbit
37:12 High And Happy – Steve Marriott
39:46 Hambone – Steve Marriott
42:27 Of Vegas And Vanity – The Loom
45:27 Stardust – The Lonesome Heroes
49:02 Trouble No More – Honkytonk Homeslice
52:06 Gather – Jay Farrar
56:05 BP outro
57:17 Lord Let Me Hold Out – Steve Marriott
60:41 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling


Photography: Small Faces – Kenney Jones & Ian McLagan
& Steve Marriott & Ronnie Lane


Photography: Steve Marriott


Album cover: the amazing Steve Marriott’s Scrubbers

Steve Marriott January 30th 1947 – April 20th 1991.
One of the greatest. God Bless you, Steve.

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BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Band Of The Week
- from New York - The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger


Photography: The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger
Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl by BP Fallon

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle feat. The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger

00:00 BP Fallon opens the door
00:17 Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:26 What’s Up Doc? – Carbon Silicon
06:09 Been Down Too Long – Scott H Biram
09:49 True Love Cast Out All Evil – Roky Erickson
14:00 BP gets Ghostly
14:46 The World Was Made For Men – Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger
17:46 Don’t Hold Your Head So Low – Sweet Jane
22:42 Never Gonna Dance Like Me – Aaron Lee Tasjan
25:58 BP rabbit
26:39 Jardin Du Luxembourg (acoustic) – Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger
29:14 Ask The Elephant – Yoko One & The Plastic Ono Band
32:15 Freed – Sean Lennon
33:46 Smoke & Mirrors – Sean Lennon
38:03 Flowers Of Ours – The Asteroid #4
41:07 BP verbal
41:40 Rainbows In Gasoline – The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger
44:50 Hamlet’s Theme – Sean Lennon
48:07 Talking In Tongues – Tania Nally
52:33 Fish 2 Fry – The Jim Jones Revue
56:08 BP bows to the universe
57:16 Lavender Road (acoustic) – The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger
61:18 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling


Photography: Sean Lennon & Yoko Ono & Charlotte Kemp Muhl
by BP Fallon


Photography: Charlotte’s Birthday NYC August 17th 2010
by Gavin Doyle


Sreengrab: John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band – John Lennon (vox/piano), Yoko Ono (crocheting and Kotex eyewear),
Beatles tour manager Mal Evans (tambourine), BP Fallon
(bass & hat), Richard DiLello (camera), Klaus Voorman
(bass), Alan White (drums). TOTP London Feb 12th 1970


Screengrab: BP Fallon & His Band – Aaron Lee Tasjan & BPF
& Sean Lennon & Lenny Kaye by Christopher M Lynch 2010


Photography: Charlotte Kemp Muhl & Mickey Mouse by BP Fallon


Photography: Sean Lennon & Woody Allen by BP Fallon

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Robert Plant talking about his Band Of Joy – with video excerpts of songs from the superb new album:

We saw Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy in Houston Texas in a night of musical magic. It was joyous and celebratory, Robert as special a singer as ever and fronting an extraordinary band led by ace guitarist Buddy Miller and featuring the sublime Patti Griffith.

From Led Zeppelin to his solo work to his already-classic ‘Raising Sand’ record with Alison Krauss to the September 13-released Band Of Joy album… Robert live with The Band Of Joy draws mesmerisingly from his amazing career.

Our favourite? Possibly the magnetic bluesed-out ‘Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down’ from the forthcoming album, previously cut by Willie Nelson and Uncle Tupelo… and then of course there’s the contagiously-percussive ‘Angel Dance’. The timeless troubadour shines on brightly.

To be on a roll and not to rock?


Photography: BP Fallon & Robert Plant in Houston Texas by Nicola Powell


Photography: Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy stage backdrop by BP Fallon


Photography: Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy live by BP Fallon July 24th 2010. Note Buddy Miller stage left and Patti Griffith second-right.


Photography: The Lobsters – BP Fallon and Robert Plant – plus
bassist Andy Sylvester sing backing vocals with Melvin’s Marauders
in The Queen’s Head pub in Stourbridge near Kidderminster
May 17th 1979 by Claire De La Luna

Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy: one and two more live pix by BPF.
The Band Of Joy takes its name from Robert’s pre-Zeppelin group
that included John Bonham.

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BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Artist Of The Week
- from LA - Michael Des Barres

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring Michael Des Barres

00:00 BP Fallon gets us choogling
00:21 Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:31 Forgive Me – Michael Des Barres
04:07 Hear Ya Dance – Andre Williams
08:54 Chasing Dragons – Gemma Hayes
12:41 BP verbal
13:46 Obsession – Michael Des Barres
17:06 Time – Morgan O’Kane
21:07 Used To Call Me Baby – Split Lip Rayfield
24:35 Nobody’s Fault But Mine – Blind Willie Johnson
27:43 Skunk (Sonically Speaking) – The MC5
31:50 BP rabbit
33:10 Hello New York – Silverhead
36:25 More Than Your Mouth Can Hold – Silverhead
39:48 Rolling With My Baby – Silverhead w/ Carol Grimes & Suzi Quatro
42:36 My Baby Saved My Ass – Michael Des Barres
46:45 Where The Action Is – Michael Des Barres
49:29 BP speak
50:49 I’m So Happy That I’m Crying – Michael Des Barres
54:19 Talkin’ Bobby Dale Hard Luck Blues – Jesse Dayton
59:43 Somethin’ Somebody Said – Jesse Dayton & Brennen Leigh
62:16 BP au revoir
63:18 Life Is Always Right – Michael Des Barres
65:55 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling


Photography: Michael Des Barres in Silverhead 1973 by Keith Morris


Photography: BP Fallon & Michael Des Barres 1972 by Andrew Tribe
from the cover of the first album by Silverhead


Photography: Nigel Harrison in Silverhead 1972 by BP Fallon
from the cover of the first album by Silverhead


Rare Silverhead badge: the photo of Michael Des Barres by BP Fallon


Silverhead’s second album ’16 & Savaged’ 1973


Photography: Gyl Owen-Corrigan & Michael Des Barres & Iggy Pop
& Coral Shields @ Rodney’s LA 1973 by BP Fallon


Miss Pamela & Michael Des Barres on the cover
of Pamela’s book ‘Take Another Piece Of My Heart’


Photography: Jesse Dayton & BP Fallon & Michael Des Barres
& Danny B Harvey & Jimmy Thrill, Texas 2010 by Little Deb


Photography: Michael Des Barres & Danny B Harvey & BP Fallon
Texas 2010 by Little Deb


Photography: BP Fallon & Michael Des Barres Texas 2010
by Little Deb


Photography: BP Fallon & Michael Des Barres Texas 2010
by Little Deb

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Life’s A Gas

Posted by admin on Thursday Aug 12, 2010 Under BP Fallon, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll

LIFE’S A GAS
I could have loved you girl
Like a planet
I could have chained your heart
To a star
But it really doesn’t matter at all
But it really doesn’t matter at all
Life’s a gas. I hope it’s gonna last.
I could have built a house
On the ocean
I could placed your love
In the sky
I could have turned you
into a priestess
I could have burned
Your fate in the sand
- words & music by Marc Bolan


Photography: Marc Bolan & BP Fallon May 14th 1971 by Spud Murphy

Vibing in the dressing room at The Albert Hall in Nottingham. Later that evening during the T.Rex concert, Spud Murphy took the black and white photograph of Marc on stage with his guitar and amp that – etched in gold – became the basis for the iconic ‘Electric Warrior’ album cover that set the tone for the new Bolan boogie inside. Magic times.


Scan of the German magazine Bravo by Karin Markgraf on Facebook

BP – front left beside Mickey & Marc – is wearing Marc’s glitter leopard jacket. The Ottos were Bravo magazine’s Oscars. Note The Sweet and their producer Mike Chapman – who went on to produce BP Fallon’s bass player Nigel Harrison in Blondie – in the lineup. The award-giving event took place in Munich on April 26th 1972. The next day BP, Marc and Mickey flew to Copenhagen:


Photography: BP Fallon & Marc Bolan in Copenhagen April 27th 1972 by Jørgen Angel

Marc and Mickey and BP had just flown in from Munich via Frankfurt and are here arriving straight from Copenhagen airport at Rosenberg Studios to meet up with Tony Visconti and Steve Currie and Bill Legend and Mick O’Halloran who’d flown out from London earlier. Recording began almost immediately, bearing sonic gold easy action in tracks like ‘Chariot Choogle’ and ‘Buick Mackane’ and the electric version of ‘Sunken Rags’. More magic.

SEE! T.Rex ‘Hot Love’ with BP Fallon playing congas and singing backing vocals (1971)

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BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Band Of The Week
- from everywhere - The Dead Weather

The Dead Weather – Jack White & Alison Mosshart & Dean Fertita & Jack Lawrence – played a secret show in New York on Wednesday Aug 4th at the rock’n'roll club Don Hills. Here we celebrate this magic group.


Photography: The Dead Weather at Prospect Park, Brooklyn,
NYC Aug 3rd 2010 by BP Fallon

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring The Dead Weather

00:00 BP Fallon talks about the Weather
00:33 Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:43 Blue Blood Blues – The Dead Weather
04:04 Heo Nah Lah – The Asteroid #4
07:56 BP verbal
08:40 I Cut Like A Buffalo – The Dead Weather
12:05 Great High Mountain – Jack White
16:32 Fly Farm Blues – Jack White
19:45 No Wow – The Kills
23:42 BP rabbit
24:22 Treat Me Like Your Mother – The Dead Weather
28:28 It’s A Trip – Shakespears Sister
32:10 Die By The Drop – The Dead Weather
35:34 Will There Be Enough Water – The Dead Weather
41:24 I Believe In Elvis Presley – BP Fallon
45:44 BP just can’t help believing
46:22 Where’s Your Money – Sweet Jane
50:42 Funny Cigarette – The Sounds Of Kaleidoscope
54:41 BP bows to the universe
55:56 Outside – The Dead Weather
58:42 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling


Photography: Will There Be Enough Water? Jack White
& Alison Mosshart by BP Fallon


Photography: U R A Fever: Jamie Hince & Alison Mosshart
by BP Fallon


Photography: Alison Mosshart & Jack White by photoboth


Photography: Aaron Lee Tasjan & BP Fallon & Jack Lawrence
Don Hill’s NYC by Jo McCaughey


Photography: I Believe In Elvis Presley: BP Fallon & Jack White
Nashville TN by Jo McCaughey


Photography: Elvis

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