Listen! Hear here! Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy live

Posted by admin on Monday Sep 27, 2010 Under Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll

Now-ish: Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy at The Bowery Ballroom NYC Sept 12th 2010 by Diana Wong for NPR

Hear here!

This is an edited version of the Bowery Ballroom concert:
House Of Cards
Please Read The Letter
Misty Mountain Hop
Move Up
Angel Dance
Houses Of The Holy
Down To The Sea
Gallows Pole

Zen-ish: BP Fallon & Robert Plant & Vanessa Gilbert on the balcony of The Continental Hyatt House, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood 1973

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BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Band Of The Week
- from Mullingar - The Aftermath

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle starring The Aftermath

00:00 Wang Dang Doodle intro. Intro?
00:10 John Lennon & Jaime Coon get choogling
01:50 Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
02:00 All I Want Is For You To Be Happy – The Aftermath
07:47 Va Va Va Voom – Brett Smiley
10:46 Too Cool To Love – The Ropes
13:27 Air Kisses For The Masses – Bebe Buell
17:46 BP Fallon kisserama
18:23 Coming Down – The BellRays
21:18 I’m Mad – The Dead Weather
24:33 There’s A Darkness – The Aftermath
28:08 Ain’t Blues Too Sad – Roky Erickson
29:31 Goodbye Sweet Dreams – Roky Erickson
33:51 BP Fallon grinnerama
34:51 21st Century Stance – Marc Bolan & BP Fallon
37:11 Joyful Mystery – The Aftermath
42:12 Ali’s Here – Ali Farka Toure
45:18 L’Amour Et La Violence (Boys Noiz Rmx) – Sebastien Tellier
51:05 Red Light – Johnny Gallagher
55:35 Finale – Sean Lennon
60:04 BP au revoir
61:22 One Is Fun – The Aftermath
64:45 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling
65:06 Up And Down With The Aftermath – The Aftermath
65:49 Finale

Photography: BP Fallon backed by The Aftermath at
Electric Picnic by Colm Kelly

Photography: ‘Liz Wuz Here’ Bebe Buell & May by BP Fallon

Photography: Ali Farka Toure

Photography: Irina Lazareanu and Sean Lennon choogling along
to BP DJing, by Radek

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Group therapy: ‘Wild Thing’ in Blackpool by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, feral and filthy and fun and regal and still legal… And now:

“Gonna leave this town, yeah
Gotta leave this town
Gonna make a whole lotta money
Gonna be big, yeah…”

The whole of this clip is mesmerising, from Jimi on twelve-string acoustic to Jimi in the limo overloading on Jazz Woodbine with Jeanette Jacobs and another girl. From the superb film ‘Jimi Hendrix’ by Joe Boyd.

God Bless you, Jimi. And Noel and Mitch too. And thank you for the magic x

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Hi-Fi-Sci: BP Fallon & Gavin Friday live

Posted by admin on Friday Sep 17, 2010 Under BP Fallon, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll

The shadow of your simile – BP Fallon performs @ Biorhythm Live: Emotion at Science Gallery Trinity College Dublin. Photography by lib-lab

The view from the tabloids:
“Bono’s hood buds from waaay way back: Gavo Friday, Guggo and BP Fallo – were all there at the Science Gallery with BP and Friday performing something no doubt edgy, arty and futurey… You know, after BP Fallon kicks the bucket we reckon his body should become a permanent exhibition at the Science Gallery. Shame he’s an immortal”
- more from ShowBiz Ireland in Gav, Gugg & BP Do Trinners Baby…

The view from the cheap seats – Kate Ellis & Gavin Friday perform while BP Fallon gazes in wonderment @ Biorhythm Live: Emotion at Science Gallery TCD. Photography by lib-lab

The view from the intelligentsia (Gavin Friday’s site, actually):
“… although local vibe master BP Fallon brought it back to heart and bones with a spoken word performance of his recent single ‘I Believe in Elvis’ where in no uncertain terms he challenged the very notion of Fame”
- more by Pat Lynch in Review – Biorhythm Live: Emotion

“No-one had the balls to say ‘Elvis, I love you. You’re a bit fat. Have an apple’”. BP Fallon gets emotional @ Biorhythm Live: Emotion. Photography by lib-lab

Kate Ellis & Gavin Friday blow minds with Shakespeare @ Biorhythm Live: Emotion. Photography by lib-lab

Fiddle-player Caoimhín Ó Raghallaig was beyond amazing, so serene,
@ Biorhythm Live: Emotion. Photography by Richard Walshe

Much thanks to Michael John Gorman, Karen Walshe, Lynn Scarf, Lea O’Flannagain, Derek Williams and all at Science Gallery plus of course the lauded Biorhythm Live host Gerry Godley.

Meanwhile I’m still thinking… :)

Photography: Gavin Friday Goes Ghost Rider by BP Fallon

Hear here! Gavin Friday and Dave Ball’s cover of Suicide’s Ghost Rider

Mr Friday calls it a “Sci-fi trash rockarolla”.

The single was recorded as part of a 70th Birthday EP tribute series to Suicide vocalist Alan Vega. Available on limited edition vinyl and for download from Blast First Petite. The download comes in two formats: mp3 and high quality lossless FLAC file and includes the single’s artwork.

The limited edition vinyl 10″ of the song contans additional tracks by Thomas Brinkmann (Diamonds, Furcoats, Champagne) and Alan Vega (Puss On Tha Time Warp). It’s also available as a limited edition radio CD.

Image: The Ghost Rider sleeve

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BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Artist Of The Week
- from Detroit - Knowa KnowOne

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle starring Knowa KnowOne

00:00 Wang Dang Doodle goes even more cosmic
00:10 John Lennon gets dedicating
00:20 Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:30 As De Terre – Knowa KnowOne
04:40 BP verbal
05:22 Wildness – Knowa KnowOne
09:06 Skunk (Sonically Speaking) – The MC5
13:15 Bobby Gillespie reciting The Sonic’s Strychnine
13:37 Psyched Out And Furious – The Flaming Sideburns
17:46 Psycho – The Shining Twins
30:43 Psychedelic Music – Lightning Raiders w/ Steve Jones & Paul Cook
23:05 BP rabbit
24:00 Big Island Love – Knowa KnowOne featuring The Laboratory
28:56 Joyful Mystery – The Aftermath
33:57 Low Down – Tom Waits
38:10 Going Out West – Tom Waits
41:57 It’s These Changes – Joe King Carrasco
45:23 Isolation – Heavy Trash
48:42 100 Years From Now – Karen Elson
51:51 T-Street – Knowa KnowOne
57:07 BP bows to the many universes
58:29 Cumbia Dub – Knowa KnowOne
62:28 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling

Photography: Knowa KnowOne

Image: the first MC5 album cover

Photography: Alison Mosshart & Bobby Gillespie by BP Fallon

Photography: The Shining Twins by BP Fallon

Photography: John Lennon by Robert Freeman

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Marc Bolan Sept 30 1947 – Sept 16 1977

Posted by admin on Thursday Sep 16, 2010 Under BP Fallon, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll

Marc Bolan died 33 years ago today. God Bless you, Boley x

In episode two, BP Fallon describes his introduction to Marc Bolan, working with T. Rex… and Marc’s tragic death. Interview by the great Harley Sears.

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BP Fallon @ Science Gallery’s IGNITE

Tomorrow night BP Fallon appears in an evening of eclectic experimentation and pulse-raising performances as part of Trinity College Dublin’s Science Gallery presentation ‘Biorhythm Live: Music And The Body’.

The three-part ‘Biorhythm Live’ festival embraces ‘Rhythm’, ‘Voice’ and tomorrow evening’s presentation ‘Emotion’. Among those joining our Mr Fallon to perform and speak in what promises to be a most stimulating and spirited evening are Gavin Friday, cellist Kate Ellis, fiddle-player Caoimhin O’Raghaillaigh, Ben Knapp (SARC), music therapist Angela De Burca and TCD professor Fiona Newell. The evening will be hosted by Gerry Godley. After the discussions and performances, BP will DJ a chill set for an hour.

WHAT: ‘Biorhythm Live: Music And The Body’
WHERE: Science Gallery, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
WHEN: Thursday Sept 16th @ 7pm

Photography: Gavin Friday in Soho NYC 1996 by BP Fallon

BP Fallon performed under the Science Gallery banner at MindField at Ireland’s revered Electric Picnic festival. At Science Gallery’s IGNITE, he recited an excerpt of ‘Fame #9′ that segued into the spoken-word version of ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’. And as he delivered his five-minute piece, in IGNITE style the slides on the screen behind him changed every twenty seconds.

IGNITE video by Matt Boyd with thanks. Huge thanks too to Conor Houghton and the Science Gallery team and of course MindField maestro Naoise Nunn.

Photography: BP Fallon @ Science Gallery’s IGNITE by lib-lb

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Jack White: A Star And A Stripe

Posted by BP Fallon on Tuesday Sep 14, 2010 Under BP Fallon, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll

Yesterday Sept 13 was the 1st Anniversary of me cutting my ‘Fame #9′ 45 with Jack White in Nashville – which has on the ‘B’ side as well as ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ the track ‘BP Fallon Interview By Jack White’.

To celebrate, we swapped roles and this time I was the interviewer and Jack White was the interviewee. We had a brilliant rabbit. Our chinwag can be heard in the BBC Radio 1 documentary ‘A Star And A Stripe’ which airs in November. I love this man.

Screengrab: Jack White in ‘It Might Get Loud’

Photography: Jack White and the Third Man Records
release of the ‘Texas Funeral’ LP by Jon Wayne

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‘Fancy a walk in the park with an old man?’

Posted by admin on Saturday Sep 11, 2010 Under BP Fallon, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll

In the time it takes to walk across the road and into Primrose Hill park Robert Plant has already squeezed in stories about Noddy Holder’s father, BP Fallon and Alexis Korner. He is dressed like a teenage backpacker, and an impressive array of blond-grey ringlets still spills down his back. “When I go to north Africa they think I’m a chick,” he says. He spots an empty bench and breaks into a trot: “Quick, before anyone else gets it.”

An avuncular presence, he wears his legacy lightly, has a wicked sense of humour and tells you some jaw-dropping stories. Off the record.

Read the whole of this excellent piece on Robert Plant and The Band Of Joy by Brian Boyd in The Irish Times here

And meanwhile… :)

Photography: Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant and Robert Plant 1973

Photography: Robert Plant and Fairport Convention singer Sandy Denny who joined Led Zeppelin to sing on ‘The Battle Of Evermore’ 1971

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BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle with Band Of The Week
- from Wexford/Dublin - Adebisi Shank

Album cover: ‘This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank’

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle starring Adebisi Shank

00:00 BP introduces our noise fest
00:20 Ramalama Boogaloo Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:30 Pull Off Your Arms And Let’s Play In Your Blood – Fight Like Apes
05:10 International Dreambeat – Adebisi Shank
08:56 BP verbal
09:27 Logdrum – Adebisi Shank
15:28 Surf Solar – Fuck Buttons
26:03 All I Want Is For You To Be Happy – The Aftermath
31:49 True Love Cast Out All Evil – Roky Erickson
36:05 BP leads us over the top
37:30 Genki Shank – Adebisi Shank
42:15 Micromachines – Adebisi Shank
45:48 Ice Cream Apple Fuck – Fight Like Apes
50:14 Indie Monster – Fight Like Apes
52:56 We travel with BP through the dented mists of time
53:38 Led Zeppelin, Southampton, England 1973
54:38 Nobody’s Fault But Mine – Blind Willie Johnson
57:46 BP waving
58:24 Century City – Adebisi Shank
63:28 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling and Aftermathing too

Photography: Adebisi Shank live

Photography: Adebisi Shank tattoo

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