- 17 Jul 17
From October 1994, B.P. Fallon spoke with Joe Jackson about touring with U2 for their Zoo TV tour. His experiences were then documented in the book U2: Faraway So Close. Read on...
Bono, Adam and Larry. Not to mention the self-styled King Boogaloo himself, Mr B. P. Fallon, whose new book U2: Faraway So Close offers an intimate visual and verbal diary of the band’s world-record shattering ZOO TV tour. For good measure the, um, also self-styled Mr Ramalama talks about Jimi Hendrix and the Mafia connection, toting guns with Tone Loc, giving Little Richard a hard-on, and other little, um, side voyages into other territories, man. Er, tape recorder thingy: Joe Jackson.
And now! Ladeez andgentlemen! The tenth hardest-working man in show-business! The most beautiful, the most gorgeous, the most sexy! All the way from Dublin, Ireland! (loud cheers). Mr Ramalama! The High Priest of Happiness! King Boogaloo and a darn nice guy! Ladeez and gentlemen Beeeee Peeee Fallon!!!
Thus Sprack Zarathustra? Well, no actually, though one suspects that BP Fallon would love to have made his entrance onto stage to the sound of the Wagnerian theme music Elvis used during the '70s. Instead, he settled for the relatively understated intro quoted above, as spoken by Steve McHale during the first ZOO TV gig on February 28th, 1992 at the Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida.