Photography: Alan McGee & BP Fallon DJ at Death Disco by Barney
Alan McGee writes:
Spoken word has become a lost art in rock’n’roll – so give thanks to the White Stripes frontman for reviving the genre.
“I believe in vinyl records/I believe in MP3/I believe in Tutti Frutti/I believe in R&B/I believe in psychedelics/I believe in LSD…”
The above words are from BP Fallon’s spoken word and rock’n’roll instructional record ‘I Believe in Elvis Presley’. Fallon is a personal friend, cultural raconteur, DJ, writer, photographer and now a musical spoken-word poet (with the help of Jack White’s Third Man Records). Fallon is indeed a legend, having worked with Led Zeppelin, the Beatles and T.Rex.
‘I Believe in Elvis Presley’ – a call to arms for the post-internet generation – is coming out as a three-sided spoken word 7″ on Third Man. It could, in itself, be a manifesto for Third Man Records with its shared belief in the blues, MP3s and classic vinyl. Third Man Industries is fascinating. It’s another faction of what can be reasonably called “the music industry of Jack White”