“As far as Jack White is concerned, there’s three sides to BP Fallon” writes Brian Boyd in today’s Irish Times
“I was rolling a joint in a club in New York and Jack White came over to me and asked me to make a record with him.â€
It’s the sort of sentence only one person could have uttered, writes Brian Boyd in The Ticket in today’s Irish Times before continuing:
We all know that Irish musical Zelig BP Fallon can talk the talk but he’s also walked the walk: working with The Beatles’ Apple label in the 1960s, being T.Rex’s press officer, working with Led Zeppelin, representing Ian Dury, managing Johnny Thunders, touring with U2 and now, with Alan McGee, globe-trotting around with the Death Disco club night.
Credentials established and CV scrutinised, we still need to know why the most important figure in popular music of the past decade, Jack White (whose reputation has been greatly enhanced by his scene-stealing performance in the current It Might Get Loud documentary) fancied a tangle with the man Bono calls a â€œvibe masterâ€…
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January 29, 2010 @ 6:16 pm
First class article. Brian Boyd is the most on the ball music writer in Ireland and again he’s leading the way.
January 29, 2010 @ 10:44 pm
BP Fallon’s contributions to music and pop culture generally over the last 40 years or more are inestimable and yet the man is so humble. Beautiful.
January 30, 2010 @ 2:08 am
making a spoken word A side on a record is very brave & commendable by bp & jack. fair play 2 u both!
January 30, 2010 @ 2:15 am
and fame #9 is very enjoyable with dead-on observations by bp!
January 30, 2010 @ 2:53 am
“A love song woven out of iconography”. Just perfect!
January 30, 2010 @ 11:01 am
February 10, 2010 @ 12:12 am
I wish I was Purple because I’m feeling Blue… genius