Peanut Butter Wolf: "My 10 First 45s" for 10-10-10, Plus His Exclusive Bruce Haack Remix
Peanut Butter Wolf talks about his earliest vinyl purchases ahead of the Stones Throw 10-10-10 blowout.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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