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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John Lennon (vocals/piano) & BP Fallon (bass guitar/backing vocals) ~ “Like the moon and the stars and the sun…”

“Happy Birthday, John ~ I wish you were down here. We sure could use you on this battered but still amazing planet, use your rock’n’roll and your humour and your people-power. God bless you, dear magical Dr Winston O’Boogie. Rest In Peace. And thank you for being such an upful influence on my life and on millions of others too. I miss you & I love you x”
~ BP Fallon, Austin, Texas Oct 9th 2014

John Lennon: October 9th 1940 – December 8th 1980 RIP
“I believe in Dr Winston”

John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band and the classic performance of ‘Instant Karma’ on BBC TV’s Top Of The Pops Feb 12th 1970.

Left to right ~ John Lennon [vocals & piano], Yoko Ono [knitting & Kotex eyewear], the Beatles’ road manager Mal Evans [tambourine], BP Fallon [bass guitar & hat], the Apple Records official House Hippy Richard DiLello [camera], Klaus Voorman [bass guitar] and Alan White [drums].

‘Instant Karma’ produced by Phil Spector.

"Instant Karma's gonna get you..."

The following week John Lennon was to be heard being interviewed on BBC radio by Emperor Rosko and telling his host “BP Fallon playing the bass guitar, that’s concept art”.

“I can’t play bass” says BP today, laughing, “but it’s better than whacking a tambourine into John’s left ear and almost putting him off his singing”. Which ~ as our next two pictures and video show ~ is what BP did the previous week on the Top Of The Pops of February 5th 1970…

Instant Karma ~ John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band TOTP Feb 5th 1970

Yoko & John with Peter Fallon and Eamon Carr’s Tara Telephone
‘Capella’ publication, the very edition ~ ‘Capella 3′ ~ that contained the drawing that John Lennon had done for ‘Capella’ the previous year at his and Yoko’s 1969 Amsterdam Bed-In.
‘Capella 3′ cover artwork by Jim Fitzpatrick.
Yoko & John photographed 1970 by Richard DiLello.
Photograph printed 1970 by Pete Saunders for Peter Fallon.


Photography: A Misfit, a Teddy Bear and flowers, Strawberry Fields Central Park New York City by BP Fallon

“And we all shine on…”

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BP Fallon headlines at ABGB in Austin this Friday Oct 10th.

And we are delighted to confirm that joining him for their performance together will be BP Fallon & The Bandits guitar ace Aaron Lee Tasjan.

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The show is presented by Saustex Records and is part of the two-weekender Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta.

The evening is a benefit for Team Blixa and The National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Also playing at ABGB on Friday are Pocket Fishrmen, Gay Sportscasters, Churchwood and Painted Redstarts.

BP Fallon & Aaron Lee Tasjan ~ the writers of ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ ~ have a strum and a warble through their underground classic

FRIDAY OCT 10TH at ABGB in Austin
1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704 tel +1 512 298 2242
BP & Aaron stage time 9pm

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Aaron Lee Tasjan & BP Fallon get a vibe going. Photography by Radek

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Two Dodgy Geezers. Photography by Steven Stone/MILK

:)

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Marc Bolan & BP Fallon London 1970. Photography by Barrie Wentzell

Marc Bolan died 37 years ago today. He was 29 years of age and rocking.
Marc Bolan September 30th 1947 – September 16th 1977

TO SAY I LOVED MARC BOLAN WOULD BE UNTRUE

I LOVE HIM

A PERFECT MAN? NO

A MAGIC MAN? YES

MARC HAD A ROCK’N’ROLL HEART AND STYLE AND FLASH

AND HE KNEW HOW TO MAKE THE GIRLS CRY IN HAPPINESS

THERE’S MORE OF COURSE BUT THAT’LL DO FOR NOW

KEEP ON CHOOGLING, MARC

YOU ARE HERE FOREVER

I LOVE YOU

-BP Fallon x

First published Sept 16 2012

Marc Bolan & T.Rex with BP Fallon – left – on congas and backing vocals – ‘Hot Love’, Germany 1971

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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.


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


BP Fallon & Marc Bolan during the recording of ‘The Slider’ at Chateau D’Herouville France 1972. Photography by Record Mirror

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BP Fallon & Jeff Dexter & Marc Bolan & Boomtown Rats Johnnie Fingers & Bob Geldof outside the ‘Marc’ tv studios Manchester 1977. Photography by Kevin Cummins


T.Rex Hot Love screengrabs: BP Fallon & Marc Bolan
on the German TV show Hits A Go Go 1971

God bless you, Marc. Your boogie continues…
And God bless Mickey Finn and Steve Currie too.

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BP Fallon & The Ghost Wolves release the provocative new single ‘I’m Still Legal (Crazy Crazy)’ via iTunes & CD Baby.

I’M STILL LEGAL (CRAZY CRAZY)

I’m still legal
I’m over 21
To have a drink in ATX
Or go and buy a gun

I’m still legal
Not over having fun
To have a joint in Colorado
Or go and by a gun
It’s crazy crazy
It’s crazy crazy

Protect yourself
Defend yourself
Buy a gun for freedom
Gun Control
Pacists
Do we really need them?
Yes we do
It’s crazy crazy (crazy crazy, crazy crazy)
It’s crazy crazy (crazy crazy, crazy crazy)
This gun madness never ceases to amaze me
Crazy crazy

I’m still legal
I’m over 21
And I’ve the right to arm myself
And go and buy a gun

I’m still legal
Not over having fun
To have a joint in Washington State
Or go and by a gun
It’s crazy crazy (crazy crazy, crazy crazy)
It’s crazy crazy (crazy crazy, crazy crazy)
This gun madness never ceases to amaze me
Crazy crazy (crazy crazy, crazy crazy)
Crazy crazy

Words by BP Fallon
Music by BP Fallon/The Ghost Wolves

BP Fallon ~ vocals
Carley Wolf ~ guitar & backing vocals
Jonny Wolf ~ drums
with
Nigel Harrison ~ bass guitar

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Just another truckstop in America. Photography by BP Fallon

‘I’m Still Legal’ ~
Produced by BP Fallon & Jonas Wilson at Jukebox Studio, Bastrop, Texas
Engineered by Jonas Wilson
Mixed & mastered by Stephen Ceresia at Sunday House Studio, Bastrop

Photography by Brian Birzer in Austin, Texas
Design by Barney at lib-lab in Dublin, Ireland & Dean Watusi NYC
Vibrosonic logo by Steve Rapid in Dublin

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Says BP “I wrote the song in response to those sickos shooting up schools and cinemas and barracks. The situation is out of hand and sadly it’s going to happen again”.

‘I’m Still Legal’ is primal caveman rock bluespower ~ John Lee Hooker of the 21st Century ~ with The Viscount Of Verbal intoning against “this gun madness” while having a legal joint in Colorado and Washington State. “It’s crazy, crazy” indeed.

BP Fallon & The Ghost Wolves play at Ireland’s Electric Picnic Aug 29/30/31. Day tba.

Says the Electric Picnic site ~
“Eclectic, Electric Picnic veteran BP Fallon will once again lure festival goers with his ‘Musical Witch Doctor’ presence this year. BP will fuse with the exuberant musical excellence of Texas duo The Ghost Wolves on their first performance outside the States. With the release of ‘I’m Still Legal’, punters will no doubt flock in their droves to witness this old school bluesy, below-the-belt guitar, primal drums and righteous lyrical collaboration, “it’s crazy, crazy” uber-cool!

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