BP Fallon Upside Down
‘Upside Down’: the trailer
Over 25 years after Creations’s first records, ‘Upside Down’ follows the story from the days of The Jesus And Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Primal Scream and Teenage Fanclub to the Boo Radleys, Super Furry Animals and – of course – Oasis among many, many more.
The label’s founder Alan McGee talks candidly of the trail which led from humble beginnings in Glasgow to, via drink and drug dependency, being wined and dined at No. 10 Downing Street by British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Produced & directed by Danny O’Connor.
The cast: Alan McGee, Noel Gallagher, Bobby Gillespie, Jim Reid, Mark Gardener, Norman Blake plus BP Fallon as ‘The Rock’n’Roll Sage’.
Giles Anderton writes in The Guardian: “There’s one great stroke of genius to Upside Down, Danny O’Connor’s chronicle of the birth, glory years and demise of mouthy mogul Alan McGee’s iconic record label. It’s the lack of a voiceover: O’Connor eschews traditional narration in favour of nuggets of rock’n’roll wisdom, spoken by ageing Irish DJ, music guru and McGee’s Death Disco co-conspirator BP Fallon (“purple-browed Beep” in T.Rex’s Telegram Sam).
“Fallon is shot in monochrome and beamed onto a grainy 50s TV set – a move that ensures the film stays in tune with the vibe of the bands Creation championed: amongst others Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, The Pastels, The Jazz Butcher, Felt, Ride, Super Furry Animals, and most lucratively, Oasis”.
‘Upside Down’ Film Festivals World Tour
Feb 22 – GFF, Glasgow / Scotland
Feb 24 – Jameson International Film Festival, Dublin / Ireland
March 4 – Dorf, Vincovci / Croatia
March 8 to 10 – In Edit, Berlin / Germany
March 15 & 17 SXSW Film Festival, Austin, Texas / USA
March 19 to 25 – In Edit, Sao Paulo / Brazil
April 8 – Belfast Film Festival, Belfast / Ireland
April 13 – Celtic Media Festival, Stornoway, Western Isles / Scotland
May 1 to 7 – Sensoria, Sheffield / England
May 9 to 13 – Lisbon / Portugal
May 19 to 21 – Sound City, Liverpool / England
June 8 to 13 – Filmer La Musique, Paris / France
July 21 to 27 – Melbourne / Australia
Sept 14 to 25 – Athens Film Festival / Greece
Oct 4 to 9 – Copenhagen Film Festival / Denmark
Buenos Aires & Mexico City tbc
BP Fallon being filmed for ‘Upside Down’ at The 100 Club, Oxford Street, London. Photography by Danny O’Connor
‘Upside Down’: more brilliant reviews
March 18, 2011 @ 12:24 am
Brilliant. This > the shit that is Lady Gaga etc.