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The core of Big Planet Noise was formed when Bob Irwin was just 5 years old. The day he picked up his first 45, the whole thing set to spinning – and records and music have been pretty much all he’s thought about ever since. Avocation eventually became vocation, leading to Sundazed Music and Modern Harmonic, all drawing inspiration from Bob’s legendary collection. But, what good is having so many records if no-one else can hear them with you?


Big Planet Noise is Bob’s way of inviting everyone over to hang out in the music room while he and co-host Gina Bacon flip through the stacks and play great records. And – the BPN chat room is where the action is… they yak about what’s on the turntable, tell stories, backstories, and share what was had for dinner, friends ’n family style. Gina keeps the celestial orbit steady-as-it-goes; making sure the stylus stays in the groove, the stacks don’t teeter and the drinks don’t spill all over the console. NB: Gina can also be heard on Saturday afternoons as the host of Someday Matinee (also on WFMU's Give The Drummer Radio stream), a show filled with live musical performances and artist interviews, direct from Music City.


There’s a reason it’s called Big Planet Noise… the show covers a lot of musical ground; familiar, forgotten, unheralded, unheard… The sonic menu is ever-changing; you’ll hear oddball teens, psychedelic wizards, mod lads, sitar savants, space-cadets, groovy soundtracks, and maybe even some bossa nova, when it feels right.

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Options May 14, 2018: Big Planet Noise! Show #97

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Artist Track Album Label Format Approx. start time
Paul Revere & the Raiders  Him Or Me (What’s It Gonna Be)   Options   Columbia  45  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Rogues  Come On, Let’s Go!   Options   Columbia  45  0:02:38 (Pop‑up)
The Leaves  Too Many People   Options   Mira  45  0:04:34 (Pop‑up)
The Heard  Stop It Baby   Options   Audition  45  0:07:11 (Pop‑up)
Hugh McCracken with The Funatics  You Blow My Mind   Options   Congress  45  0:09:46 (Pop‑up)
The World of Milan  One Track Mind   Options   Brunswick  45  0:12:12 (Pop‑up)
Leon Russell  It’s Alright With Me   Options   Dot  45  0:14:06 (Pop‑up)
The Butlers  Shop Around   Options   Cameo-Parkway  45  0:17:10 (Pop‑up)
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels  Shakedown   Options Sock It To Me!  New Voice  LP  0:19:29 (Pop‑up)
  Big Planet Chat!         0:22:14 (Pop‑up)
The Other Four  Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night   Options   Decca  45  0:26:32 (Pop‑up)
The Naturals  Internationally Me   Options   Jowar  45  0:28:39 (Pop‑up)
The Other Side  Streetcar   Options   Brent  45  0:30:52 (Pop‑up)
The Bare Facts  Bad Part of Town   Options   Jubilee  45  0:33:04 (Pop‑up)
4 of Us  You Gonna Be Mine   Options   Hideout  45  0:35:08 (Pop‑up)
The Outcasts  I DIdn’t Have To Love Her Anymore   Options   Cameo-Parkway   45  0:36:50 (Pop‑up)
The Bush  I’m Wanting Her   Options   HiBack  45  0:39:52 (Pop‑up)
The Palace Guard   All Night Long   Options   Orange Empire  45  0:42:26 (Pop‑up)
The Sherlocks  Skin of My Teeth   Options   Dot   45  0:45:18 (Pop‑up)
  Big Planet Chat!         0:48:15 (Pop‑up)
The Purple Gang  Bring Your Own Self Down   Options   MGM  45  0:52:20 (Pop‑up)
Brian Arthur  What Can You Do With A Broken Heart   Options   Coral   45  0:55:07 (Pop‑up)
The Kit Kats  Let’s Get Lost On A Country Road   Options   Jamie  45  0:57:18 (Pop‑up)
Denny Provisor  It Really Tears Me Up   Options   Valiant  45  0:59:45 (Pop‑up)
The Turtles   It Was A Very Good Year   Options It Ain’t Me Babe  White Whale  LP  1:01:54 (Pop‑up)
Peter & Gordon  Wrong From The Start   Options   Capitol  45  1:03:49 (Pop‑up)
Lovin’ Spoonful  Six O’Clock   Options   Kama Sutra  45  1:06:41 (Pop‑up)
Erik & the Smoke Ponies  I’ll Give You More   Options   Kama Sutra  45  1:09:15 (Pop‑up)
The Shindogs  Why   Options   Warner Bros  45  1:11:16 (Pop‑up)
  Big Planet Chat!         1:13:25 (Pop‑up)
The Penny Arkade  Lights of Dawn   Options Not The Freeze  Modern Harmonic  LP  1:18:56 (Pop‑up)
The Monkees  Daily Nightly   Options Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.  Colgems  LP  1:21:43 (Pop‑up)
Rick Jarrard  High Coin   Options   Chattahoochee  45  1:24:05 (Pop‑up)
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band  Buy For Me The Rain   Options   Liberty  45  1:27:01 (Pop‑up)
P.F. Sloan  City Women   Options   Dunhill  45  1:29:24 (Pop‑up)
The Byrds  Lady Friend   Options   Columbia  45  1:32:13 (Pop‑up)
Country Joe & the Fish  Thursday   Options   Vanguard   45  1:34:41 (Pop‑up)
Donovan  The Trip   Options   Epic  45  1:37:41 (Pop‑up)
  Big Planet Chat!         1:41:57 (Pop‑up)
The Growing Society  The Red Fuzz   Options   Dunhill  45  1:46:33 (Pop‑up)
The Swingin' Medallions  That’s When I Like It   Options Double Shot of My Baby’s Love  Smash  LP  1:48:57 (Pop‑up)
The Mojo Men  Whatever Happened To Happy?   Options   Reprise   45  1:50:48 (Pop‑up)
The Sidewalk Skipper Band  Strawberry Tuesday   Options   Capitol  45  1:52:52 (Pop‑up)
The Beach Boys  Wake The World   Options   Capitol  45  1:55:30 (Pop‑up)
The Folkswingers  Along Comes Mary   Options Raga Rock  World Pacific  LP  1:57:17 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm Glynis GirlGroupGirl:

Oh now that's the way to start a show!!!
Avatar 8:00pm bigplanetnoise:

Here we are!
Avatar 8:01pm bigplanetnoise:

Hi GGGG!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Gina Bacon:

Hey, Glynis...happy Monday!
  Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Rich in NC:

Time to rock it up Bob and Gina!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm Gina Bacon:

Hi Rich!!
Avatar 8:02pm Sonny Rickles:

Starting off with one my faves! Way to go!
  8:02pm Jay S.:

Hello - great start to the show!
Avatar 8:03pm bigplanetnoise:

Hey Rich! Hey Sonny!
Avatar 8:03pm bigplanetnoise:

Hi Jay!
Avatar 8:05pm Mailman Tom:

Whenever I hear the rocket's blast at 8 PM on Monday, I know I'm in for a thrilling ride!
Avatar 8:05pm bigplanetnoise:

That's what we like to hear, Mailman Tom!! Thank you!
  8:06pm Jay S.:

This is the song I hear when I'm out in public for too long
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Gina Bacon:

Hey, y'all! Great to see you...and thanks, Tom!
Avatar 8:06pm bigplanetnoise:

Hahahaha! i agree, Jay!!!
Avatar 8:08pm Sonny Rickles:

Me too, Jay! That's why I'm at home listening to great music!
Avatar 8:08pm bigplanetnoise:

Who can sit still to this?!?!?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm Gina Bacon:

Not me.
Avatar 8:11pm Mailman Tom:

Big Brother and the Holding Company covered this song. Who originated it, is my question.
Avatar 8:11pm bigplanetnoise:

I want a band called "The Funatics"
Avatar 8:12pm bigplanetnoise:

McCracken wrote it, I think
Avatar 8:13pm bigplanetnoise:

Caveman drums!
  8:13pm Eargasm!:

Sounding great!
Avatar 8:13pm bigplanetnoise:

Eargasm! Yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm Gina Bacon:

Hay Eargasm!
Avatar 8:14pm bigplanetnoise:

That voice!
  8:20pm Eargasm!:

Such a great version of Shop Around
Avatar 8:21pm bigplanetnoise:

It sure is! Love that version. Did they ever do anything else?
  8:22pm Eargasm!:

I have no idea. That was one of the earliest garage records I ever owned and still know nothing about them
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm Matt Clarke:

Good evening everyone! A quick listen while I cook me dinner!
Avatar 8:33pm bigplanetnoise:

Cook you some dinner! Welcome Matt!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Gina Bacon:

Hey Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Glynis GirlGroupGirl:

Oh, there's my favorite passage!!
Avatar 8:35pm bigplanetnoise:

That's cause it's so RAIDER-ish!!!!
  8:35pm Eargasm!:

That Jowar single is so cool!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm Glynis GirlGroupGirl:

YES!!! YES!! YES!!
Avatar 8:36pm bigplanetnoise:

I found this 45 in a garbage pail. And I ain't lyin'...
  8:36pm Eargasm!:

hahahahaah
Avatar 8:37pm bigplanetnoise:

a doo-wop collector, throwing out anything that wasn't a group record.
  8:38pm Jay S.:

Great Cameo-Parkway stuff tonight
  8:38pm Eargasm!:

The places these things turn up
Avatar 8:38pm bigplanetnoise:

Yeah, Jay - there are sooo many of 'em!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm Matt Clarke:

BPN! I have been listening.to this Palace Guard 45 all day!
Avatar 8:44pm bigplanetnoise:

Perfect wavelength, Mr. Clarke! It's a great one!
Avatar 8:46pm bigplanetnoise:

Boy.... Dot vs. Mercury for the most devestating one-offs in '66!!!!
  8:48pm Jay S.:

Dot is one of those labels that just makes you want to play it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm Matt Clarke:

Gimme more jangle!
Avatar 8:53pm bigplanetnoise:

More coming! Growly vocals! Angst! Broken hearts!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Matt Clarke:

Dinner and a movie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm Gina Bacon:

Some jangle for Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm Matt Clarke:

Oh yes! Beau Brummels vibe here
Avatar 8:57pm bigplanetnoise:

love the drums
  8:57pm Jay S.:

Kit Kats!!!
Avatar 8:58pm bigplanetnoise:

Yes! Such a great record, I say!
  8:58pm Jay S.:

This group was always bubbling under the charts in Philly
  8:59pm Jay S.:

They do a fantastic version of Sea of Love
Avatar 8:59pm bigplanetnoise:

Yeah - Philly, the Jersey Shore, etc....
  9:05pm Jay S.:

Flip side of Woman
Avatar 9:05pm bigplanetnoise:

It was. And - covered by the Turtles!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm DJ Pat K:

Sounding great tonight, Bob & Gina! Getting some drawing done this evening, perfect soundtrack!
Avatar 9:14pm bigplanetnoise:

Hey Pat!!! So glad we're your soundtrack! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm Gina Bacon:

Howdy, Pat!
Avatar 9:26pm bigplanetnoise:

Van Dyke Parks!
Avatar 9:37pm Mailman Tom:

Barry Melton, one of my faves!
Avatar 9:37pm bigplanetnoise:

And he was SO young!
  9:38pm Matt Clarke:

Lady Friend is Crosby's crown
Avatar 9:39pm bigplanetnoise:

As good as it gets. Play it a thousand times, you still get shivers every time.
  9:40pm Matt Clarke:

Michael Clarke's cymbal work is always fantastic
  Swag For Life Member 9:45pm Rich in NC:

Great show,thanks Bob and Gina
Avatar 9:46pm bigplanetnoise:

Always appreciate you listening, Rich!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm Gina Bacon:

Thanks, Rich!
Avatar 9:52pm Mailman Tom:

I love the Mojo Men. They did a song about NYC. I'd like to hear that one sometime.
Avatar 9:53pm bigplanetnoise:

I'll play it for you next week, Tom.
Avatar 9:53pm Mailman Tom:

Thanks, Bob!
  9:53pm Alan M:

Donovan-The trip .... Sonny and Cher The Beat Goes on ... some striking similarities in the bass guitar and vocal lines. Never made that connection before. Your show is amazing as always! Thanks!
  9:54pm Matt Clarke:

Can this be a 3 hour show?
Avatar 9:54pm bigplanetnoise:

Alan! You're right! And - Thank you for listening!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm Gina Bacon:

Hi Alan!!
Avatar 9:54pm bigplanetnoise:

Best compliment ever, Matt. Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm Gina Bacon:

Hahaha...we wish, Matt!
Avatar 9:55pm bigplanetnoise:

Someone else is gonna have to run this goofy record label if we start doing a three-hour show!
  9:57pm Eargasm!:

Loving every second tonight as usual
Avatar 9:57pm bigplanetnoise:

Thank you, Paul!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm Gina Bacon:

Well, that went way too fast! Goodnight, everyone! Thanks so much for hanging, as always....see you next week!!
Avatar 9:58pm bigplanetnoise:

Thank you all! Love!
  9:58pm Jay S.:

Thanks, see you next week
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