IT’S ALIVE!!! THREE-HOUR SPECIAL WITH BP FALLON & PAUL McLOONE & THE STRYPES

To celebrate the release of his album ‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’, BP co-hosted the Paul McLoone Show on TodayFM with BP and Paul spinning some of the greatest live recordings ever ~ plus a surprise live performance in the TodayFM studio by BP Fallon & The Strypes

HEAR IT HERE 9 ~ 10pm Ist HOUR

collage-albums

The Clash – I Fought The Law
The Smiths – Panic
David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars – White Light/White Heat
Lou Reed – Sweet Jane
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Hey Hey My My (Into The Black)
Muddy Waters – She’s 19 Years Old
Bob Dylan – Hoochie Coochie Man
BP Fallon – Does Anyone Care What Anyone Says In Rock’n’Roll
MC5 – Kick Out The Jams

HEAR IT HERE 10 ~ 11pm 2nd HOUR

collage-albums

Blondie w/ Robert Fripp – “Heroes”
The Cramps – Thee Most Exalted Potentate Of Love
The Ramones – Chainsaw
The Strypes – Stormy Monday Blues
Live In Studio: BP Fallon & The Strypes – I Believe In Elvis Presley/I’m Still Gonna Drive You Home/I Believe In Elvis Presley
Live In Studio: The Strypes – Waiting For The End Of The World
Cliff Richard & The Drifters – My Babe
Jerry Lee Lewis & The Nashville Teens – Mean Woman Blues
Keith Richards – Gimmie Shelter

HEAR IT HERE 11pm ~ midnight 3rd HOUR

collage-albums

The Rolling Stones – Love In Vain
King Curtis & The Kingpins – Memphis Soul Stew
Little Stevie Wonder – Fingertips Pt 2
The White Stripes – I Fell In Love With A Girl
BP Fallon – Increasingly Often
Marc Bolan – Spaceball Ricochet
Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel
Bob Dylan & The Band – Like A Rolling Stone

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Ed Smith (producer), Evan Walsh (Strypes drums/vocals), BP Fallon (DJing/vocals), Ross Farrelly (Strypes lead vocals/harmonica), Joss McClorey (Strypes guitar/vocals), Paul McLoone (DJing/Undertones lead vocals), Pete O’Hanlon (Strypes bass guitar/vocals) & Gavin Blake (sound). Photography by Niall Walsh

With many thanks to everyone ~ it was such a groove :)

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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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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 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

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BP Fallon tambourine, Yoko Ono conceptualist, Klaus Voorman bass guitar, John Lennon vocals/piano, Alan White drums

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Hope ~ BP Fallon & Yoko Ono

“And we all shine on…”

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BP Fallon presents Ian McLagan with his copies of the BP Fallon & The Bandits LP & CD on which Mac plays. Photography by Crystal Bauer

BP Fallon writes:
I can’t get my head around it, that this most vibey and energetic of men is… gone.

We became friends yonks ago ~ Mac said it was in 1967 ~ when I interviewed the Small Faces in London as we whizzed around Hyde Park in a mini-moke and had a smoke or two. “I know BP Fallon since before he had a hat” Mac used to say. Listen, you’d never meet a more tremendous guy, a warmer person. Miles of smiles. Totally a diamond geezer. And when he played his magical Hammond organ on our Bandits album it was such an honour, such a thrill. I mean, Small Faces & Faces & Stones & Dylan’s band and onwards to our little combo! C’mon!

Mac, thank you for your music and your friendship and the laughter. Please give my love to your beloved Kim. Bobby’s just ahead of you ~ he’s probably blowing with Steve and Ronnie already. It’s not goodbye ~ it’s till we meet again. And love to you, always x

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Ian McLagan & Bandit Nigel Harrison in Red Horse Ranch Studio, Austin, Texas during the recording of the BP Fallon & The Bandits album ‘Still Legal’. Photography by Radek

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Ian McLagan playing Hammond organ for BP Fallon & The Bandits. Photography by Radek


Ian McLagan playing his Hammond on ‘The War To Fight For Love’ ~ dig when he blasts in at 2.37 !!!

Aaron Lee Tasjan of BP Fallon & The Bandits writes on Facebook:
Mac. I still remember calling my manager on the phone to say, “Man, Ian McLagan is coming into our BP Fallon & The Bandits session and I have to produce him and I’m so nervous.” But when Mac came in, he was so kind to me and made me feel completely at ease and made me realize you don’t say or do anything when you work with a guy like Mac. You just sit back and learn how it’s done… which is exactly what I did. The man was pure as pure could be musically and as a person. Any rock’n’roll fan has benefited from his work and contributions to music. Here’s to Ian McLagan: A man who found a way to go straight from his heart to his instrument to your soul. You really couldn’t do any better.

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Two Dodgy Geezers having a laugh. Photography by Radek

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Two Dodgy Geezers still laughing. Photography by Radek

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More Dodginess ~ Mac tries to sell us some dodgy LP that he plays on. Photography by BP Fallon

Ian McLagan May 12th 1945 – Dec 3rd 2014
One of the greatest piano & organ players in rock’n’roll ever.
And one of the nicest guys too.
Mac, we miss you already…

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