Ghost Wolves Wang Dang Doodle

Posted by admin on Friday Sep 30, 2011 Under BP Fallon's Wang Dang Doodle, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll

Wang Dang Doodle Band Of The Week – from Austin
- The Ghost Wolves


Album cover photography by Darin Black

00:00 BP Fallon opens the door
00:22 BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle – The Blind Boys Of Alabama
00:35 Gonna Live – The Ghost Wolves
04:20 This Is The End – Steve Conte
07:11 Goldstar – Cashier No. 9
11:14 The Ballad Of Sarah And Jack – David Holmes
15:37 BP verbal
16:32 Broke Joke – The Ghost Wolves
19:49 Curl Up And Dye – The Ghost Wolves
23:55 Mad As Hell – Grande Dame
28:32 Black Leather – Grande Dame
32:09 Penn Avenue – Morgan O’Kane
35:56 Junkie Youth Blues #33 – The Fuzz
39:25 BP Class A rabbit
40:15 Big Star – The Ghost Wolves
42:20 Snake And Jake Shake – The Ghost Wolves
45:00 Heart Breaking Man (live) – Prospector
47:59 I Don’t Stop – Tieranniesaur
50:28 I Tink Ur Strange – Tieranniesaur
55:28 BP Fallon salutes the future
56:32 First Love – The Ghost Wolves
63:45 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling

Hear here!
BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring The Ghost Wolves, on BTR


The Ghost Wolves Carley Wolf & Jonathan Konya plus 1
by Zak Omitz/Austin American Statesman


Steve Conte by BP Fallon


David Holmes by BP Fallon


The Ghost Wolves by Guerrilla Waltz

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BP Fallon in Bob Gruen’s new book Rock Seen

Posted by admin on Tuesday Sep 27, 2011 Under BP Fallon, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll


The Wailers, Westbeth Studios, NYC 2010.
BP Fallon, Electric Picnic Music And Arts Festival, Stradbally, Ireland 2009.
Ozzy Osbourne, John Lennon video tribute, NYC 2010.
The Sex Pistols, Roseland Ballroom, NYC 1996.
The Fugs Tuli Kupferberg & Ed Sanders, NYC 2003.
Ian Hunter & Robert Plant, Arthur Lee Benefit, Beacon Theater, NYC 2006 – which BP DJed.
Photography from & © Bob Gruen’s new book Rock Seen.

Oh, it’s simply a small photograph but it’s in there – BP Fallon at Electric Picnic in Ireland 2009.

“There’s something poetic in having your picture in between The Wailers and Ozzy Osbourne” notes BP.


Jimmy Page & BP Fallon on Starship 1973 by & © Bob Gruen

Fallon and Gruen first met in 1973 when Bob joined Led Zeppelin and their self-styled Entertainments Manager on the band’s private airliner Starship, flying with them from New York to a Zeppelin concert in Philadelphia and back.

They’ve been friends ever since – with BP DJing Bob’s famous birthday parties in New York and even bringing Bob over to MindField at Electric Picnic in Ireland for the esteemed Mr Gruen to give an illustrated talk on his illustrious life as a rock’n'roll photographer.

For your visual delectation and edification, some more shots from Bob Gruen’s stunning new book:


Led Zeppelin in front of Starship 1973 by & © Bob Gruen.
“Led Zeppelin and their airplane epitomize the excesses of the 70s” – BG


Elvis, New York Hilton press conference NYC 1972 by & © Bob Gruen


Debbie Harry NYC 1976 by & © Bob Gruen. Debbie writes the introduction to Bob’s book. “The car had been upside down on Sixth Avenue for several days when we walked by it, but Debbie made it her car wreck” – BG


The cover of Rock Seen: Paul Simenon & Joe Strummer of The Clash
by & © Bob Gruen

Buy Rock Seen by Bob Gruen here

And while we’re grooving on Gruen…

BP Fallon & His Bandits 2011 by Bob Gruen: Aaron Lee Tasjan guitar, BPF vox, Mark Stepro drums & Nigel Harrison bass


The musical collective Operation Juliet 2011 by Bob Gruen: Aaron Lee Tasjan guitar, Mark Stepro drums, BP Fallon vox, Teddy Purvay bass & Sean Lennon guitar


BP Fallon & Bob Gruen in Texas 2011 by Kate Jurkiewicz

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Cheap Freaks Wang Dang Doodle

Posted by admin on Friday Sep 23, 2011 Under BP Fallon's Wang Dang Doodle, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll

Wang Dang Doodle Band Of The Week -
from Dublin – Cheap Freaks

00:00 BP Fallon & Clarence Fountain 4play
00:16 BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:26 Naked In The Rain – Cheap Freaks
03:04 BP strikes a light
03:37 Set Fire To The Forest – Voice Of The Seven Thunders
12:09 Shorty, A Bastard Cat – D Charles Speer & The Helix
17:28 Curl Up And Dye – The Ghost Wolves
21:33 BP embraces The Apocalypse
22:10 1984 – Cheap Freaks
23:57 Waitin’ ‘Round To Die – The Mighty Stef & Shane MacGowan
27:52 Coming Down – The BellRays
30:49 Pony – The Waifs
34:14 The Kids Don’t Dance – The Happen-Ins
38:12 BP Goes Henry
38:56 House Of The Rising Sun – Henry McCullough
48:54 Down In Memphis – Booker T Jones
52:31 You Can Sell Anything – Das Racist featuring Diplo
55:34 Now We’re Nowhere – Little Barrie
59:36 Caesar The Deceiver – Cheap Freaks
61:50 BP Fallon benignly waving to the horizon
62:55 Free Of You - Cheap Freaks
65:32 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling

Hear here!
BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring Cheap Freaks, on BTR


Cheap Freaks by Karan Parks


Voice Of The Seven Thunders LP sleeve by Brad Sanders


Booker T Jones courtesy Anti- Records


Barrie Cadogan of Little Barrie by BP Fallon


BP Fallon & Shane MacGowan by Joey Cashman

And while we’re at it…

Booker T & The MGs – Green Onions live. Booker T organ – Steve Cropper guitar – Duck Dunn bass – Al Jackson Jr drums


Henry McCullough – Failed Christian

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Jimi in New York 1967 by Baron Wolman

Says BP Fallon: “41 years ago my friend Penny Valentine from the music paper Disc rang me to say she’d just heard that Jimi Hendrix had died. Noel and Mitch from the Experience are gone now too… as is Penny. And Disc…”

“The story
Of life is quicker
Than the wink of an eye
The story of love
Is hello and goodbye
Until we meet again”
-Jimi Hendrix, The Story Of Life

The Jimi Hendrix Experience on ‘The Lulu Show’ (1969)

Jimi & Noel & Mitch and their majestic Voodoo Chile and a beautifully wild intro to Hey Joe before Jimi announces “We’d like to stop playing this rubbish” and launches into a spontaneous instrumental twang through Cream’s Sunshine Of You Love – with the producers of the live tv show freaking out as the show is running over time. Priceless.


The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Purple Haze at The Marquee Club 1967


Jimi & Janis Fillmore West 1968 by Baron Wolman


Jimi Hendrix & Robert Wyatt of The Soft Machine & Henry McCullough of Eire Apparent on tour together USA 1968 by Linda Eastman


Eric Burdon & John Mayall & Jimi Hendrix & Steve Winwood and The Move’s Carl Wayne UK 1967


Brian Jones & Jimi Hendrix @ Monterey 1967. Brian introduced The Jimi Hendrix Experience live on stage, thus introducing them to America


Jimi Hendrix in Montagu Place, London 1967 by David Magnus

Jimi Hendrix Nov 27th 1942 – Sept 18th 1970
Noel Redding Dec 25th 1945 – May 11th 2003
Mitch Mitchel July 9th 1947 – Nov 12th 2008

God Bless you, Jimi. And Noel and Mitch too x


Noel Redding & Jaime Coon in Clonakilty,
West Cork, Ireland June 2002 by BP Fallon


Jaime Coon in Noel Redding’s garden, Dunowen House, Ardfield
near Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland June 2002 by BP Fallon

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Marc Bolan 34 years gone but not gone

Posted by admin on Friday Sep 16, 2011 Under Brown Bread, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll

Marc Bolan died 34 years ago today. He was 29 years of age and rocking.
Thank you for the many magic choogles, Marc x

Marc Bolan & T.Rex w/ BP Fallon on congas and backing vocals – Hot Love 1971

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
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 they called it Sex. We’d to go in there and listen to Billy Fury on the very vibey juke”.


“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

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


BP Fallon & Mickey Finn & Marc Bolan get their Ottos in Munich 1972

BP – front left beside Mickey & Marc – is wearing Marc’s glitter leopard jacket. The event was the Otto awards in Munich by the German magazine Bravo on 26th April 1972. The Ottos were Bravo’s Oscars. Note in the lineup The Sweet and their producer Mike Chapman – who went on to produce BP Fallon & The Bandits’ bass player Nigel Harrison when Nigel was a member of Blondie. Magazine scan by Karin Markgraf on Facebook.



Same jacket: Marc filming Born To Boogie with Ringo 1972

Marc Bolan Sept 30 1947 – Sept 16 1977
God bless you, Boley. Your boogie continues x
And God bless Mickey Finn and Steve Currie too.

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

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Grande Dame Wang Dang Doodle

Posted by admin on Friday Sep 16, 2011 Under BP Fallon's Wang Dang Doodle, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll

Wang Dang Doodle Artist Of The Week -
from London – Grande Dame

00:00 BP Fallon and the doggie in the window and Jimi Hendrix
00:21 BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle
- The Blind Boys Of Alabama & Ronnie Drew
00:36 Black Leather - Grande Dame
04:10 Rock Action – Ping Pong Bitches w/ Steve Jones
09:59 BP Goes Boley
10:45 21st Century Stance – Marc Bolan & BP Fallon
13:04 BP Gets Grande
14:02 Dance Of The Dead - Grande Dame
17:08 Honeyskippin’ – The Hot Sprockets
20:46 More Than Your Mouth Can Hold – Silverhead
24:08 Here Be Monsters – Tieranniesaur
29:40 Glitterbug – Slinky Vagabond
34:20 BP verbal
35:30 Mad As Hell – Grande Dame
40:07 Love You To Death – Grande Dame
43:17 Gramophone – BP Fallon
43:23 Hooligans On E – KillCity
46:19 Turn Of The Century – Royal Trux
53:14 No Wow – The Kills
57:11 BP mais oui
58:05 The Shakes – Grande Dame
61:45 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling

Hear here!
BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring Grande Dame, on BTR


Grande Dame – The Funeral


Grande Dame brushes up nicely


Grande Dame Goes New Orleans


Royal Trux – Jennifer Herrema & Neil Hagerty


Tieranniesaur

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Johnny Cash makes the Depeche Mode song Personal Jesus his own (2002)


The 23 year old Johnny Cash with The Tennessee Two –
I Walk The Line live on The Tex Ritter Show (1955)


Johnny Cash impersonates a rock’n'roll singer impersonating Elvis


Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins & Derek And The Dominoes play Carl’s Matchbox on The Johnny Cash Show (1970)


The Million Dollar Quartet: Jerry Lee Lewis & Carl Perkins & Elvis Presley & Johnny Cash in Sun Records Memphis 1956


Johnny Cash busted for importing amphetamines across the US/Mexican border El Paso TX 1965


Johnny makes bail El Paso TX 1965


The master & the pupil Nashville 1969


“I’m not sure about this reading the tea leaves idea, Bob”

Johnny Cash February 26th 1932 – September 12th 2003.
RIP, Johnny. And thank you.

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“BP Fallon gives a stunning performance. He’s backed by The Hot Sprockets, a fiery Dublin blues band that more than do the legendary Beep justice” – Craig Fitzpatrick, Hot Press, reviewing Electric Picnic.


BP Fallon & The Hot Sprockets – Fame #9 (excerpt)/I Believe In Elvis Presley. Filmed by Richard Walshe in MindField at Electric Picnic 2011

BP Fallon & The Hot Sprockets
BP Fallon – vox
Wayne Soper – guitar/vox
Tim Cullen – guitar/vox
Franky Kelly – harmonica/mandolin/vox
Joe Lynch – bass/vox
Andy Sutton – drums


BP Fallon & The Hot Sprockets by Barney @ lib-lab

Honeyskippin’… :)

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Voices Of America – “A toughening of the soul”

Posted by admin on Friday Sep 9, 2011 Under 9/11


The World Trade Center by Barney @ lib-lab

Nearly ten years ago, reeling from the shock of what had happened, we asked permission from BP Fallon’s friends to publish their emails to him about 9/11.

Many emails were from New York, from friends such as Lenny Kaye of The Patti Smith Group and Bob Gruen who managed to photograph the horror from New Jersey where he’d gone to get his car fixed.

These messages – first published on bpfallon.com almost a decade ago – tell in a most intimate way the story of shock and hurt and determination, from heartache to heart…

Voices Of America – “A toughening of the soul”

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Wang Dang Doodle Artist Of The Week – from New York via Appalachia
- Morgan O’Kane


Morgan O’Kane by BP Fallon

00:00 BP Fallon tucks it in
00:26 BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
01:36 Freddie’s Lapels – D Charles Speer & The Helix
04:47 Baby Says (acoustic) – The Kills
08:04 Nobody’s Fault But Mine – Blind Willie Johnson
11:12 Hello Soul – Morgan O’Kane
14:39 BP verbal
15:46 Penn Avenue – Morgan O’Kane
19:33 Railroad Blues – Morgan O’Kane
23:57 Bess St – White Denim
27:36 Views – Lightning Raiders
31:02 Lost In Translation – Mark O’Connor
36:16 Geronimo – BP Fallon
36:26 When It Comes To Tears – Pete Cummins
40:19 Suicide Demo For Kara Walker – Destroyer
48:37 Gramophone – BP Fallon
48:40 Gonna Live – The Ghost Wolves
52:27 Mary Mary – Morgan O’Kane
55:52 Tralee Tembles – Lilt
61:06 BP au revoir
62:47 Rain Rain – Morgan O’Kane
65:44 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling

Hear here!
BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring Morgan O’Kane, on BTR


Morgan O’Kane – Time


Morgan O’Kane by BP Fallon


Pete Cummins & Nick Cave


Blind Willie Johnson


The Ghost Wolves by Darin Back


Alison Mosshart by BP Fallon

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