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

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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

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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

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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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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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Poster photography by Brian Birzer. Artwork by lib-lab

We are delighted to announce BP Fallon’s shows at SXSW in Austin, on which he’ll be backed by his long-term Texas collaboraters The Ghost Wolves – the mythical Carley Ghost on guitar and Jonny Ghost on drums.

Says Jonny of BP, “He’s a rock’n’roll sage. This is special for us, a musical treat”.

BP FALLON TALKS TO DEADWEATHER DENVER – AMAZING INTERVIEW
Excellent eye-opening piece & very cool pix


BP Fallon & The Ghost Wolves – Increasingly Often (roller coaster)
Filmed and mixed live at KUTX, Austin, Texas

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‘Increasingly Often’
Original recording on the BP Fallon & The Bandits album ‘Still Legal’
Written & produced by BP Fallon/Aaron Lee Tasjan/Nigel Harrison/Clem Burke
LP-CD-digital download
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BP Fallon & The Ghost Wolves by & © Honeypie Mangrove

And! SXSW Lou Reed Tribute Concert

Additionally, BP will perform at the SXSW Lou Reed Tribute Concert at the Paramount Theater in Austin alongside Sean Lennon, Alejandro Escovedo & strings, Black Lips, Lucinda Williams, Lisa Marie Presley, Suzanne Vega, Wayne Kramer from The MC5, Richard Barone – even Andy Warhol star and Rolling Stones ‘Sticky Finger’ cover model Joe Dallesandro.

The house band is incredible and its core members will be familiar to fans of BP Fallon & The Bandits – none other than Blondie/Bandits drummer Clem Burke, guitarist Lenny Kaye from The Patti Smith Group who’s been a Bandit at live gigs in New York, Austin and Ireland’s Electric Picnic Festival and Tony Shanahan on bass from Patti Smith Group with Ivan Julian on guitar, Matt Fish on cello, Susan Voelz on violin.

This will be an amazing night.

Billboard Magazine: Inside the Lou Reed Tribute at SXSW: 20-Plus Acts, All-Star House Band to Create ‘Austin Meets New York Street Vibe’

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From the book ‘U2 Faraway So Close’ words & photography by & ©
BP Fallon (Virgin Publishing) 1993

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‘The band’ are U2, ‘Paul’ is U2’s manager Paul McGuinness

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Outside It’s Europe – Moe Tucker, Bono, Sterling Morrison RIP, John Cale & Lou Reed RIP. Photography by & © BP Fallon 1993

Velvets & Lou Reed 4ever x

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Two people with Irish backgrounds – John Lennon, Phil Spector, members of Stevie Wonder’s band and BP Fallon, Madison Square Gardens, New York City 1972

BP Fallon appears in ‘Guth’ on TG4 tonight at 9.25pm discussing The Beatles. Three of the four Fabs are of Irish descent. BP worked at The Beatles’ Apple Records, appeared as a member of John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band on TV in England and on stage at Madison Square Gardens in New York, worked with Ringo Starr on the Marc Bolan & T.Rex movie ‘Born To Boogie’ and went on the road with Paul McCartney & Wings to write about it in their magazine ‘Club Sandwich’.

Among those also speaking in ‘Guth’ are Rod Davis of John Lennon’s skiffle group The Quarrymen, Brendan Bowyer of The Royal Showband who were supported by these up-and-coming Beatles, Peter Jay of Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers who toured with The Beatles and John McGrath of St John’s Ambulance who was on duty the night The Beatles played two shows in Dublin on Nov 7th 1963 when Ireland fell full-on under the spell of live Beatlemania. The following night, they played two shows in Belfast and everyone went bonkers again.

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Three people with Irish backgrounds. “What does ‘Guth’ mean, John?” “Well, Dusty, it’s Irish for ‘voice'”.

‘Guth’ is the documentary series that tells how the sons and daughters of Irish emigrants have changed the face of popular music. What impact, if any, did their Irish blood have on singers like Bing Crosby, John Lennon, Dusty Springfield, John Lydon, Morrissey and Marr or the Gallagher Brothers?

Would the world have heard this music if Bing Crosby’s great-grandfather had not left Cork for Canada, if John Lennon’s grandfather hadn’t taken a ship to Liverpool or John Lydon’s father had stayed in Tuam, County Galway? And how did their relationship with Ireland inform their songs?

Tonight’s ‘Guth’ on The Beatles is the final programme in this highly-lauded series.

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A bunch of benign loonies, London 1979. Photography by Chalkie Davis.

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BP Fallon being filmed for ‘Guth’ in Dublin private members club Residence

The ‘Guth’ series is produced by Bríd Seoige and directed by Dathaí Keane.

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‘Guth’ TG4 tonight 9.25pm – on your television and also here

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