BP Fallon’s Dang Doodle Band Of The Week… The Ghost Wolves !!
WHO THE FUCK IS BP FALLON?
He’s just released his first record, produced by Jack White. Jack’s idea. 7″ 45 and on iTunes. The spoken-word piece ‘Fame #9′ is backed by ‘BP Fallon Interview By Jack White’ and BP’s song ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ on which Mr White plays the sexiest bottleneck guitar. Third Man Records TMR 022 – Spoken Word Instructional Series 001.
He’s just formed his first band, played in Texas at SXSW a couple of times and at a ranch and the punters went bonkers. BPF vox and on guitar the exceedingly hot Aaron Lee Tasjan who’s played with The New York Dolls plus the classic Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame-inducted Blondie rhythm section of Nigel Harrison bass and Clem Burke drums.
Strangely strange but oddly normal.
BP Fallon is to rock’n’roll what a stamp is to an envelope.
Renaissance man, submerged in music all his life.
Irish. Discjockey on the radio since 17 years old. Photographer and writer. Rock’n’roll sage. Publicist and media guru to Led Zeppelin and T.Rex and Tone Loc. Played tom toms on Whole Lotta Love live, described by Marc Bolan as “Purple browed Beep” in the T.Rex hit Telegram Sam.
No spring chicken, this bald creature has traversed rainbows.
Mimed bass guitar with John Lennon on Top Of The Pops, worked at The Beatles’ Apple Records where one of his jobs was testing Paul McCartney’s grass.
Press Officer at the infant Island Records, representing Traffic, Joe Cocker, Free, King Crimson and Jimmy Cliff.
Among the backing vocalists on U2′s Pride (In The Name Of Love). Transformed Bob Geldof into pop star and Ian Dury into Blockhead. Managed Johnny Thunders and played harmonica on the Johnny Thunders album So Alone alongside Steve Jones and Paul Cook of The Sex Pistols and Chrissie Hynde, Phil Lynott and Steve Marriott.
Has photographed everyone from Jerry Lee Lewis to Public Enemy, Emmylou Harris to Iggy Pop.
Author of three best-selling books – words and photography – including U2 Faraway So Close, his adventures when he joined U2 on their legendary global Zoo TV tour as DJ, Guru And Viber, deejaying live to 1.8 million people. Wrote, presented and with Bill Kates produced Zoo Radio, broacast in US on 600 radio stations and in Europe by the BBC. Presented ABC TV’s In Concert, hosted and DJed ABC TV’s New Year Special featuring Keith Richards.
Lives in New York and Dublin. Broadcasts his weekly podcast radio show ‘BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle’ on BreakThruRadio to seven million listeners. Also broadcasts regularly in Ireland on RTE and TodayFM, including for the past decade every New Year’s Eve on TodayFM with BP Fallon’s New Year’s Eve Wipeout.
With Alan McGee, runs and DJs at the travelling rock’n’roll party Death Disco, playing everywhere from New York to Tokyo to London, from Ireland’s Electric Picnic Festival to Denmark’s Roskilde Festival. Guest DJs at Death Disco parties have included Kate Moss, Courtney Love, Agyness Deyn, Ronnie Drew and Shane MacGowan. BP has also been DJing live dates on tours by The Kills and My Bloody Valentine, including the MBV-curated All Tomorrow’s Party’s ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ in England. He last popped up in London publicly during London Fashion Week, DJing Pam Hogg’s Fashion Show after-party which saw the likes of Nick Cave and Siouxsie shaking a tealfeather.
The two Jack White-directed videos for the Dead Weather single ‘I Cut Like A Buffalo’ – filmed at Third Man Records in Nashville – contain cameos by BP Fallon.
Described in Hammer Of The Gods as “a visionary imp”, described by Vogue magazine as “a gentle wispy sorcerer”, described by Bono as ” a rock’n’roll creature. The only white black man I know apart from Bob Dylan”.
King Boogaloo, The Duke Of Earl, BP Fallon. Let it rock.