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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Irina Lazareanu & BP Fallon by James Macari

Operation Juliet have announced that they will be playing a particularly special SXSW showcase gig.

Featuring contributions from BP Fallon, MC Spank Rock, Irina Lazareanu, Sean Lennon and Aaron Lee Tasjan, the 9-piece musical collective will play Austin’s TenOak this Thursday March 17th at 1am going into Friday March 18th – in what promises to be the musical climax of St Patrick’s Day in the whole of Texas! Indeed, in America, probably.

Free! SXSW presents Operation Juliet
Thursday March 17th St Patrick’s Night 1am going into Friday!
TenOak @ 409 Colorado Street, Austin, TX 7870

The cast:
Irina Lazareanu vox
BP Fallon vox
MC Spank Rock vox
Aaron Lee Tasjan vox/guitar
Sean Lennon vox/guitar/drums
Charlotte Kemp Muhl vox/bass/accordion/tinkling things
Steve Smyth vox/guitar
Teddy Purvay guitar/bass
Mark Stepro drums


Irina Lazareanu & Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl by Radek


BP Fallon & Aaron Lee Tasjan & Sean Lennon by Jen Maler


MC Spank Rock


Let There Be Drums: Sean Lennon by BP Fallon

*The Operation Juliet show is in addition to the three shows in Austin during SXSW by BP Fallon & His Band


Guilty. BP Fallon vox, Mark Stepro drums, Nigel Harrison bass & Aaron Lee Tasjan guitar

Thursday March 17
5pm St Patrick’s Day Austin Fleadh
@ Kung Fu Saloon, 510 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78701
7pm Hole In The Wall
@ 2538 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

Friday March 18
5.15pm ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’

w/ Bob Geldof & his band
@ Jovita’s, 1619 South 1st Street Austin, TX 78704

All above shows are free admission

“And we all shine on…”

:)

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Wang Dang Doodle Band Of The Week – from Austin via Toronto -
Black Pistol Fire

BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring Black Pistol Fire

00:00 BP Fallon
00.22 BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle – The Blind Boys Of Alabama
00:32 Your Not The Only One (sic) – Black Pistol Fire
04:15 BP verbal
04:53 I Believe In Elvis Presley (ac) – BP Fallon & Aaron Lee Tasjan
08:54 Sign On My Mind – Dr Strangely Strange w/ Gary Moore
17:13 Bobby’s Bedroom – Sean Lennon
19:52 Harness (Bliss) – Archie Bronson Outfit
25:29 Could Be, Doesn’t Matter – The Heads
29:27 Silent Blue – Black Pistol Fire
32:42 Trigger On My Fire - Black Pistol Fire
36:26 BP rabbit
37:21 Lucinda/Ain’t Goin’ Down – Tom Waits
42:57 What’s Up Doc? – Carbon/Silicon
48:44 Cold Sun – Black Pistol Fire
52:22 Where You Been Before – Black Pistol Fire
56:06 It’s These Changes (I Just Can’t Stand) – Joe King Carrasco
59:33 BP waves
62:43 Jezebel Stomp - Black Pistol Fire
62:59 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling


I Believe In Elvis Presley: Aaron Lee Tasjan & BP Fallon
(‘The Mushroon Tapes’ screengrab)


Black Pistol Fire


Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl by Adam Green

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The Reason Why

Jack White vox
BP Fallon vox

90 second movie created by Shimmy Marcus

Meanwhile…

Music: The White Stripes ‘Girl You Have No Faith In Medicine’

Meanwhile, I’m still thinkin’…

Marc Bolan by Tony Visconti


Brian Jones


Bob Dylan, ‘Isis’


Elvis as Tumbleweed by Alfred Wertheimer


John Lennon by Robert Freeman


John Lennon & BP Fallon


Keith Richards by Annie Leibowitz


John Lennon


Hank Williams


Bo Diddley


Jimi Hendrix


Brian Jones playing Mellotron


Gram Parsons


Jimi Hendrix plus Eric Burdon, John Mayall, Steve Winwood
and – from The Move – Carl Wayne


Anita Pallenberg & Keith Richards


Chelsea Leyland & Aaron Lee Tasjan by BP Fallon


Jimi Father Christmas by Dezo Hoffman


Bob Dylan Hears A Who


Keith


BP Fallon on TV in the 80s


Elvis the DJ


Jimi’s hat

and…

John Lennon by Bob Gruen


Charlie Chaplin plus 1 in Modern Times

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“Would you let your daughter..?” Mark Stepro drums, Nigel Harrison bass, BP Fallon vox, Aaron Lee Tasjan guitar

BP Fallon & His Band are delighted to announce three shows in Austin Texas during SXSW. All shows are free admission.

March 17
5pm Austin Fleadh
@ Kung Fu Saloon, 510 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 473-2683
7pm Hole In The Wall
@ 2538 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705 (Tel 512 477 4747)

March 18
5.15pm ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’

w/ Bob Geldof & his band
@ Jovita’s, 1619 South 1st Street Austin, TX 78704 (Tel 512 447 7825)

And! The mighty new video!

The exhilarating story of Van Morrison and Gloria and young whiteboy rhythm’n'blues, of Them and The Stones and The Animals via Muddy and Bo and The Wolf. Stunning performance. An amazing band and an incredible frontman. Texas awaits!

Filmed by Donal Scannell Dublin w/ additional thanks to Joly NYC.

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SoulBoy: NYC premier w/ BP Fallon spinning

Posted by admin on Sunday Mar 6, 2011 Under BP Fallon, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll

BP Fallon joins film director Shimmy Marcus to spin some tunes after the American premier of Shimmy’s acclaimed ‘SoulBoy’ movie – which is centred around the Wigan Casino all-nighters and the UK Northern Soul phenomenon. Music, drugs, sex. Love or confusion?

‘SoulBoy’ is screened 7pm next Saturday March 12th @ Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varrick St, New York, NY 10013 tel 212 941 2001. The after party with BP Fallon and Shimmy Marcus DJing is at the same venue at 9pm. Buy tickets here

Shimmy Marcus directed BP Fallon in the 2003 cult classic movie ‘Headrush’ – in which BP plays the wisdom-and-weed dispensing dealer Blowback – and directed the outstanding video for the BP Fallon song ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’.

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