Who The Fuck Is BP Fallon?
BP Fallon – rock’n’roll Renaissance man, singer with BP Fallon & The Bandits who have released their stunning first album ‘Still Legal’ on their own label Vibrosonic Records (VBR 001).
BP Fallon & The Bandits:
BP Fallon – vocals
Aaron Lee Tasjan – electric & acoustic guitars/piano/birorhythms
Nigel Harrison – bass guitar/additional guitar/synth
Clem Burke – drums & percussion
BP Fallon’s first record was produced by Jack White – Mr White’s idea – and the 45 is available on JW’s record label Third Man Record (TMR 022). The spoken-word piece ‘Fame #9′ is backed by ‘BP Fallon Interview By Jack White’ and the BP Fallon/Aaron Lee Tasjan song ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ on which JW III plays the sexiest bottleneck guitar.
Strangely strange but oddly normal.
BP Fallon is to rock’n’roll what a stamp is to an envelope. Submerged in music all his life. Irish. Discjockey on the radio since 17 years old. Photographer and writer.
Rock’n’roll sage. Publicist to Led Zeppelin and T.Rex and Tone Loc. Played tom toms on Whole Lotta Love live, described by Marc Bolan as “Purple browed Beep” in the T.Rex hit Telegram Sam.
No spring chicken, this creature has traversed rainbows.
Mimed bass guitar with John Lennon on Top Of The Pops, worked at The Beatles’ Apple Records where one of his jobs was testing Paul McCartney’s grass.
Press Officer at the infant Island Records, representing Traffic, Joe Cocker, Free, King Crimson and Jimmy Cliff.
Among the backing vocalists on U2′s Pride (In The Name Of Love). Helped Bob Geldof become a pop star and Ian Dury become a Blockhead.
Managed Johnny Thunders and played harmonica on the Johnny Thunders album So Alone alongside Phil Lynott, Steve Marriott and Steve Jones and Paul Cook of The Sex Pistols.
Has photographed everyone from Jerry Lee Lewis to Public Enemy, Emmylou Harris to Iggy Pop.
Author of three best-selling books – words and photography – including U2 Faraway So Close, his adventures when he joined U2 on their legendary global Zoo TV tour where his credentials read ‘DJ, Guru And Viber’, deejaying live to 1.8 million people. Wrote, presented and with Bill Kates produced the U2 Zoo Radio CD, broadcast in US on 600 radio stations and in Europe by the BBC.
Presented ABC TV’s In Concert, hosted and DJed ABC TV’s New Year Special featuring Keith Richards.
The two Jack White-directed videos for the Dead Weather single ‘I Cut Like A Buffalo’ – filmed at Third Man Records in Nashville – contain cameos by BPF.
Has DJed live with The Kills and My Bloody Valentine and now it’s BP Fallon & The Bandits time
He lives in New York.
Described in Hammer Of The Gods as “a visionary imp”, described by Vogue magazine as “a gentle wispy sorcerer”, described by Bono as ” a rock’n’roll creature. The only white black man I know apart from Bob Dylan”.
King Boogaloo, The Duke Of Earl, BP Fallon.