Through his warmth and skill, genuine enthusiasm and probing curiosity, Donal Scannell draws from BP Fallon the most revealing and personal interview that this rock’n’roll enigma has ever given. Fallon’s respect for Scannell is easily visible in the way he responds to his questioner in this very special meeting of the minds filmed in Dublin.


BP Fallon by Nigel Harrison

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Video: BP Fallon & The Twenty Flight Rockers

Posted by admin on Tuesday Mar 29, 2011 Under BP Fallon, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll


BP Fallon & The Twenty Flight Rockers at The Red Horse Ranch, Texas: Michael Des Barres (Silverhead), BP Fallon, Danny B Harvey (Wanda Jackson guitarist), James Intveld (drums; guitar in the John Fogerty band) and Nigel Harrison (Silverhead/Iggy Pop band/Blondie/BP Fallon & His Bandits). Photography by Christopher Durst

BP Fallon had been in touch with ace guitarist Danny B Harvey, said one of the songs he’d like to sing at Jimmy Quill’s annual party at Red Horse Ranch was ‘Twenty Flight Rock’. Come the day in the wilds of Texas, Nigel Harrison was on board for bass guitar and noted country singer and songwriter Mike Stinson kindly offered to play drums – until James Intveld appeared and said “Do you want the Eddie Cochran original or the version by Robert Gordon and Link Wray?” Thus, James Intveld, drums.

Fallon, Harvey, Harrison and Intveld were joined on ‘Van And Gloria’ by the legendary Michael Des Barres on tambourine and backing vocals – with added b/vs and inimitable harmonica from celebrated actor Patrick Bergin (who, fact fans, played the menacing husband of Julia Roberts’ character in 1991’s thriller ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’, among many superb roles. Rock’n’role).

Angels flying too close to the ground: MDB’s tambo goes halo over The LV’s head. Photography by Christopher Durst.

Glen Brown from Sin City Social Club filmed, Christopher Durst photographed. Thank you, gentlemen. And without whom: Jimmy Quill and his magical Red Horse Ranch.


Meanwhile, back on the ranch… Photography by Christopher Durst

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Bob Geldof Wang Dang Doodle

Posted by admin on Friday Mar 25, 2011 Under BP Fallon's Wang Dang Doodle, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll

Wang Dang Doodle Artist Of The Week – from London
via Dublin – Bob Geldof

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring Bob Geldof

00:00 BP Fallon opens the door
00.13 BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:26 Elemental – The Jim Jones Revue
03:08 BP verbal
03:49 Systematic 6-Pack – Bob Geldof
07:15 Twist The Witch’s Titty – We Are Hex
10:18 Through The Doldrums To The Dum Dums – We Are Hex
12:55 Able – Gavin Friday
17:34 Runnin’ With The Pack – Patti Palladin & The Rituals
22:29 She’s A Lover – Bob Geldof
26:53 Dazzled By You – Bob Geldof
29:28 BP razzle dazzle
30:35 Here’s To You – Bob Geldof
34:38 Between Darkness And Light – Ruby James
39:09 Talking In Tongues – Tania Nally
43:37 Detroit City – Drivin’ N’ Cryin’
48:05 Rock’n’Roll Motherfucker – The D4
50:03 BP a bientot
51:09 Blowfish – Bob Geldof
58:56 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling


Bob Geldof @ SXSW March 18th 2011 by BP Fallon


Jilly Weiss of We Are Hex @ SXSW March 17th 2011 by BP Fallon


Gavin Friday ‘Catholic’ album cover by Perry Ogden


BP Fallon, Jeff Dexter, Marc Bolan and Boomtown Rats
Johnnie Fingers & Bob Geldof, Manchester Sept 1977
by Kevin Cummins


Truckin’ in Texas: Bob & BP @ SXSW March 19th 2011
by Jennifer Andrada

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Many SXSW adventures were had… BP Fallon and his fabulous friends played five brill gigs… and here are some of them…


BP Fallon & His Bandits at ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ at Jovita’s, Austin: Aaron Lee Tasjan, BP Fallon, Mark Stepro and Nigel Harrison. The killer combo also played two other storming sets – at the St Patrick’s Day Austin Fleadh and at The Hole In The Wall. Thank you Frank Murray and Kay Gourley. Photography by Bob Gruen.


Operation Juliet at TenOak, Austin: Aaron Lee Tasjan, Mark Stepro, BP Fallon, Teddy Purvay and Sean Lennon. The dual blues-wailing guitars of the dynamite Lennon/Tasjan duo – duelling and knitting with each other on ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ and ‘Van And Gloria’ – were spectacular. Thank you SXSW for this magic night. Photography by Bob Gruen.


Operation Juliet singers BP Fallon and Irina Lazareanu in Austin. Photography by Jen Carey.


BP Fallon & The Twenty Flight Rockers at The Red Horse Ranch, Texas: Michael Des Barres (Silverhead), BP Fallon, Danny B Harvey (Wanda Jackson guitarist), James Intveld (drums; guitar in the John Fogerty band) and Nigel Harrison (Silverhead/Iggy Pop band/Blondie/BP Fallon & His Bandits). Thank you Jimmy Quill for hosting this amazing event. Photography by Kate Jurkiewicz.

“Life’s pretty good
It’s the only one we got
And if we didn’t have it
We would have it not…”
– excerpt from ‘Cold Chills’ by BP Fallon & His Bandits


Bandits: Aaron Lee Tasjan, BP Fallon, Mark Stepro & Nigel Harrison. Photography by Andrew Halliday.

With a grateful doff of the Derby to each of the magnificent musicians with whom we played in Texas, the LV gives special thanks to Aaron Lee Tasjan and Nigel Harrison and Mark Stepro. An honour to be the singer
in our effervescent and vibraphonic New York rock’roll band, gentlemen. More chariot choogles to come…

:)

“Made out like a bandit
For so many years
What are you workin’ for?
One more big score?
What are you tryin’ to prove?

… No one can touch you now
But I can touch you now
You’re invisible
You got too many secrets
Bob Dylan said that
Somethin’ like that

Someday
You’ll find
Everything you’re looking for”
– excerpt from ‘Bandit’ by Neil Young

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Wang Dang Doodle Band Of The Week – from New York –
BP Fallon & His Band


Photography: Dean Wouters

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring BP Fallon & His Band

00:00 BP Fallon welcomes us to SXSW in Austin
00.25 BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle – Jimi & The Blind Boys Of Alabama & Ronnie Drew
00:49 DNA – The Kills
05:19 Blowfish – Bob Geldof
09:21 BP verbal
10:13 The Reason Why – Jack White & BP Fallon
11:47 I Believe In Elvis Presley – BP Fallon
16:10 Great High Mountain – Jack White
20:38 Systematic 6-Pack – Bob Geldof
24:06 Hanging On A Lie – RSAG
28:12 Don’t Hold Your Head So Low – Sweet Jane
33:17 Animals – Hamsandwich
36:51 Magazine – The Mighty Stef
40:12 BP rabbit
41:26 Cold Chills – BP Fallon & His Band
45:40 Does Anyone Care What Anyone Says In Rock’n’Roll – BP Fallon & His Band
49:42 She’s A Lover – Bob Geldof
54:06 Little Bit Of Heart – The Madison Square Gardeners
58:08 BP au revoir from SXSW in Austin
59:14 Saying Goodbye – The Greenhorns
61:50 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling


BP Fallon & His Band: BP Fallon vox, Mark Stepro drums,
Nigel Harrison bass, Aaron Lee Tasjan guitar


Bob Geldof NYC March 14th 2011 by BP Fallon


The Kills Jamie Hince & Alison Mosshart
NYC March 12th 2011 by BP Fallon


Alison Mosshart & Jack White by photobooth

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