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BP Fallon & Josh McClorey of The Strypes ~ maybe both of them will be live on the radio tonight ~ listen to hear!

Today Thurs Feb 19th 9pm to midnight GMT ~ in USA 4pm to 7pm EST ~ BP Fallon joins host Paul McLoone ~ plus special surprise guests ~ on the radio this evening to co-present ‘It’s Alive’ ~ three hours of the greatest live recordings by Primal Scream, MC5, Keith Richards, Jimi, Muddy, Hank, Dylan, JB, Sly, the world, whoever, all on stage and in your ears on the Paul McLoone Show on TodayFM.

This live records marathon is to celebrate the release of the superb live album ‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’.

‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’ buy now on iTunes only $8.99

Will there also be an amazing band playing live in the radio studio? Listen to find out!

HEAR TODAYFM HERE
Tonight ~ “It’s Alive!” 9pm to midnight GMT & in US 4pm to 7pm EST 🙂

BP Fallon & Paul McLoone “It’s Alive!” Three Hours Of The Greatest Live Recordings Live On The Radio
(TodayFM)

Love You Live x

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Two Dodgy Geezers ~ BP Fallon & Paul McLoone, Dublin Feb 2015

BP Fallon joins host Paul McLoone on the radio to co-present ‘It’s Alive’ ~ three hours of the greatest live recordings by Jimi, Dylan, Ramones, Primals, JB, Sly, the world, whoever, all on stage and in your ears on the Paul McLoone Show a week from today Thurs Feb 19th 9pm to midnight.

This live records marathon is to celebrate the release of the very vibey live album ‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’.

‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’ pre-order now on iTunes only $8.99

Mr McLoone and Mr Fallon, via their FaceBook pages BP Fallon and Paul McLoone, invite you to make suggestions. Please note ~ these suggestions may not be taken up on 🙂

HEAR TODAYFM HERE

When not DJing, Derry-born Paul McLoone is the singer with The Undertones. He’s been fronting them splendidly for fifteen years. Dublin-born BP Fallon doesn’t DJ much these days, just special occasions like this and at friends’ parties in NY or England ~ he sings with as many amazing people as possible.

BP Fallon & Paul McLoone “It’s Alive!” Three Hours Of The Greatest Live Recordings Live On The Radio
(TodayFM)

Love You Live x

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‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’ ~ front cover

We are delighted to announce the new BP Fallon album ~ ‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’ is released three weeks from today on Feb 17th by Vibrosonic Records in association with San Antonio label Saustex Records (Saustex SEX 1502).

“I didn’t know it was being recorded” says BP Fallon about the new live album. “That’s maybe why it has such a great vibe”.

Three weeks today !!!

‘BP FALLON LIVE IN TEXAS’ ~ THE BAND

BP Fallon ~ vocals
Aaron Lee Tasjan ~ acoustic guitar/backing vocals
with
Danny B Harvey ~ electric guitar/backing vocals
Joe King Carrasco ~ electric guitar/backing vocals

‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’ is a limited-edition CD of 700
iTunes download available shortly

Pre-order the ‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’ CD here

PRE-ORDER (USA) INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING $16
Buy Now

PRE-ORDER (INT’L – NON-USA)  INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING $24
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‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’ ~ back cover

Dean Watusi writes from New York:

“Guitar ace Aaron is BP’s musical soul brother/co-songwriter in BP Fallon & The Bandits, as well as his own magnificent solo stuff. His acoustic guitar playing here is genuinely mind-boggling, sometimes gentle and tender and sometimes magnificently deranged like Neil Young on a bender, taking us to places we so rarely hear in new music. Honestly. Listen to his playing here on ‘I’m Still Legal’. Stunning.

“Wild electric guitarist Danny B Harvey plays with Wanda Jackson ~ truly and still The Queen Of Rockabilly, she still sets it on fire. And Danny’s just completed a West Coast tour with Lemmy of Motorhead, with Danny and Lemmy’s band HeadCat. And the legendary Joe King Carrasco, the crowned king of Tex-Mex music, one of the last in a line that embraces Doug Sahm and Freddie Fender and Roky Erickson and Buddy Holly as well as ? & The Mysterians and Sham The Sham, he too plays guitar here like a mother.

“And out front this Fallon fellow singing his songs in a manner of speaking, cool lyrics tongued by this sonic shamen, digging it and being dug, the foot kicking heaven-ward at the joy of it all, the pussy-pink Converse freak-flag of The Glad Hatter. Sometimes thoughtful, always upful. Just say know.

“Recorded live at ABGB in Austin, Texas in front of a crowd of well-vibey and vibed-up fans, ‘Live In Texas’ features Bandits songs, new stuff, numbers originally recorded by BP with Jack White in Nashville and with The Ghost Wolves in Bastrop in Texas ~ plus the roaring twelve-minute stomp with the three guitars a-twanging through Bandits live favourite ‘Van And Gloria’ which is more than cosmic and out there and thrilling and rocking. Like rock’n’roll is meant to be”.

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Four Play ~ Joe King Carrasco & Aaron Lee Tasjan & BP Fallon & Danny B Harvey do it

The album is dedicated to Ian McLagan who sadly passed away suddenly in December. As well as being in the Small Faces/Faces/Stones/Dylan’s band, BP’s lifelong friend Mac played Hammond organ on the BP Fallon & The Bandits album ‘Still Legal’. Wish you were here, Mac, to enjoy this time with us x

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BP Fallon & Jimmy Page NYC Nov 2014. Photography by & © Bob Gruen

Celebrated rock’n’roll photographer Bob Gruen is always in the right place at the right time.

Jimmy Page was doing a public interview with John Varvatos at the John Varvatos store which is on the site of CBGBs on New York’s Bowery.

Bob Gruen snapped Jimmy and former Led Zeppelin publicist BP Fallon hanging out backstage.

Says Bob: “There are three rules to being a good photographer ~ and the first one is ‘Always carry a camera'”.

Page & Fallon first met in 1966 at MGM’s Elstree Studios outside London when they were both in the “Swinging Sixties” Antonioni film ‘Blow Up’ ~ Jimmy was a Yardbird and BP was an extra in The Yardbirds famous club scene where Jimmy’s fellow-guitarist Jeff Beck smashes his guitar ~ view here:

The Yardbirds ~ with guitarists Jeff Back & Jimmy Page ~ in ‘Blow Up’

Led by remaining Yardbird Jimmy Page, The New Yardbirds were completed by Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham before this stunning new band formed by Jimmy was named Led Zeppelin. BP Fallon became their publicist.

Bob Gruen first came into the Led Zeppelin picture when he photographed the band on tour in America in 1973.

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Jimmy Page & BP Fallon eight miles high on Led Zeppelin’s private jetliner ‘Starship’ 1973. Photography by & © Bob Gruen

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That timeless iconographic image ~ Led Zeppelin and their plane ‘Starship’ 1973 by & © Bob Gruen

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BP Fallon & Imelda May ~ What The Papers Say

Posted by admin on Saturday Oct 18, 2014 Under BP Fallon, Magic, Music, Rock'n'Roll, Spoken Word

ACL Live Shot: Imelda May
Dublin rockabilly turns in a Kustom Kar set and owns the place

by Tim Stegall, The Austin Chronicle
All photography here by Nathan Edge

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BP Fallon introduces Imelda May poetically at ACL, Texas

Graciously, church was in session inside the Zilker tent. A sermon preached by rock’n’roll consultant BP Fallon, ‘I Believe in Elvis Presley’ (“I believe in rockabilly and rock’n’roll”) improvised its climax: “I believe in Imelda May.” One force of nature thus made way for another.

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With May’s crackerjack band setting a gravedigger groove, the Dublin-born rockabilly sensation slinked out in a form-fitting, black-striped dress, hair piled high. Her husband Darell Higham laid down fat, reverb-drenched Eddie Cochran figures from a big, orange, hollow-body guitar as the rhythm section crackled.

Meanwhile, May oozed sultry tones suggesting Wanda Jackson on a Billie Holiday bender…

Read the rest of Tim Stegall’s terrific piece in The Austin Chronicle

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Imelda & her ace band on stage at ACL, Texas

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After the show… the lady who “owned ACL Fest” & some geezer

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