Peanut Butter Wolf talks about his earliest vinyl purchases ahead of the Stones Throw 10-10-10 blowout.
Peanut Butter Wolf talks about his earliest vinyl purchases ahead of the Stones Throw 10-10-10 blowout.

Peanut Butter Wolf: "My 10 First 45s" for 10-10-10, Plus His Exclusive Bruce Haack Remix

UPDATE: Due to permit restrictions, Stones Throw's 10-10-10 event is no longer taking place at The Sex. The location has been changed to downtown's Club 740.

New flyer after the jump.

That's a whole lotta headline, but it's not our fault. When Stones Throw Records honcho Peanut Butter Wolf does anything, he does it big.

To wit: Sunday's 10-10-10 extravaganza, a 10-hour downtown warehouse party (on October 10, 2010, in case you missed the significance) featuring 10 different A-list DJs, from rap legend Prince Paul to vinyl archivist Danny Holloway to soul singer Mayer Hawthorne.

It's going down at The Sex (816 S. Sante Fe Ave.) from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. The DJ list is rounded out by Madlib, Dam-Funk, J-Rocc, Rhettmatic, Baron Zen, Mahssa and Wolf himself, and all will be spinning 45s exclusively, which is why we've spoken with the event's mastermind about the first 10 7-inches he ever bought.

He's also shared an exclusive remix of '70s Vocoder pioneer Bruce Haack.

DOWNLOAD: Bruce Haack - "Stand Up Lazarus (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix)" [MP3]

"My 10 First 45s" by Peanut Butter Wolf

Right around the turn of the decade into the '80s, I came into my own as a "music guy" and started buying 45s with my lunch money. I'd get a couple new ones every weekend. Here are some of the first I remember buying.

Peanut Butter Wolf: "My 10 First 45s" for 10-10-10, Plus His Exclusive Bruce Haack Remix

1. Bar-Kays - "Move Your Boogie Body" (Mercury, 1979)

Thanks to KSOL in the Bay Area [Ed: the soul station went defunct in 1992], I discovered a whole new world -- meaning songs like this.

2. The Reddings - "Remote Control" (Believe in a Dream, 1980)

Otis Redding's sons. For some reason, the 45s from that label always got static faster than the ones from other labels.

Peanut Butter Wolf: "My 10 First 45s" for 10-10-10, Plus His Exclusive Bruce Haack Remix

3. Twennynine ft. Lenny White - "Peanut Butter" (Elektra, 1979)

Not actually the reason I called myself Peanut Butter Wolf. Nice try.

4. Kano - "I'm Ready" (Emergency, 1980)

Even though the radio only played the A-side, I liked both sides of this one (b/w "Holly Dolly"). I had no idea back then that they were Italian.

Peanut Butter Wolf: "My 10 First 45s" for 10-10-10, Plus His Exclusive Bruce Haack Remix

5. Yellow Magic Orchestra - "Computer Game" (Horizon, 1979)

And I didn't know that they were Japanese.

6. Parliament - "Theme From The Black Hole" (Casablanca, 1979)

My favorite part was the breakdown at the end right before the explosion.

7. The Gap Band - "Steppin" (Mercury, 1979)

Never really that big of a hit, but it was the first of many songs by them that I would buy.

8. Prince - "I Wanna Be Your Lover" (Warner, 1979)

One of the only tracks from the list that you still here on the radio and at clubs today.

Peanut Butter Wolf: "My 10 First 45s" for 10-10-10, Plus His Exclusive Bruce Haack Remix

9. Vernon Burch - "Get Up" (Chocolate City, 1979)

Thanks to the song that sampled it ("Groove Is In The Heart"), it seemed to became a bigger hit 10 years after it was released.

10. Fat Larry Band - "Here Comes the Sun" (Fantasy, 1979)

Roller skating classic. I was too young to go to dances, but old enough to skate.

New details for 10-10-10:

Peanut Butter Wolf: "My 10 First 45s" for 10-10-10, Plus His Exclusive Bruce Haack Remix

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