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Peter Wolf – Oo-Ee-Diddley-Bop! (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 20th, 2015


A. Front

“Oo-Ee-Diddley-Bop!” was the third single taken from Peter Wolf’s 1984 debut album “Lights Out”. The single debuted on the Us Billboard Hot 100 on April, 27, 1984 peaking at #61 spending five weeks on the survey.

Oo-Ee-Diddley-Bop! (Relentless Hellified Extended Vocal-Dance Mix) 5:39
Co-producer, Remix – Arthur Baker
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The
Engineer [Remix] – Ed Stasium

Oo-Ee-Diddley-Bop! (Dub Version) 6:43
Co-producer, Remix – Arthur Baker
Edited By – Latin Rascals, The

Oo-Ee-Diddley-Bop! (Edited Version) 3:12
Remix – Ed Stasium, Peter Wolf

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1984 Oo-Ee-Diddley-Bop! U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #61


Label: EMI America ‎– V-7849
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Producer, Arranged By – Michael Jonzun, Peter Wolf

Album version can be heard on the LP “LIGHTS OUT”

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B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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11 Responses to “Peter Wolf – Oo-Ee-Diddley-Bop! (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Oo-Ee-Diddley-Bop! I’m about to blow my top!! Seriously Paul!! I’m really about to EXPLODE!! This is my favorite single from Mr. Wolf. Actually, it’s all because of the fierce remix by Arthur Baker and those insane edits by Tony Moran and Albert Cabrera, better known as The Latin Rascals!! When I first discovered Arthur Baker’s work, I would tirelessly search the record stores for 12-inches bearing his name. Mr. Baker’s remixes always had those BIG BOOMING drums and wonderful extra productions added to the record. He would actually re-produce the record. I always thought he made the records better than the originals.

    Now, I adore The Latin Rascals’ work. I grew up with their music mixes on New York City’s dance radio stations WKTU and KISS FM. What they would do on these music mixes were outstanding. They seemed to introduce the concept of Hot Mixing. As opposed to disco mixing which had those beautiful long overlays in and out of a song, Tony and Albert would throw every beat from all those early electro records from the early to mid-80’s into a sonic maelstrom, a tsunami of wild and dense rhythmic mayhem. The amount of work they would do on a music mix was jaw-dropping and heart stopping. They would literally cut up tape with razor blades, splicing beats and phrases into a music collage that would dazzle the mind. Their technique caught Arthur Baker’s ear and he signed them up to do the edits on his records. He one time joked that he wanted the guys to advertise razor blades.

    Which brings us to this song. Whoa!! The Rascals work overtime here people. Especially on the dub version. It sounds as if you are in an arcade and it’s a pin ball machine with edits ricocheting all over the place. It’s INSANITY but ever so breath taking. Paul, I am incredibly and intensely thankful that you did this record. In a way, you’re like the Rascals with your craftsmanship in ripping records. Since you de-click records manually, that shows great patience and talent in bringing us amazing sound. I am about to swoon. Hey, forget about “blowing my top” I am about to blow my bottom too (bring on the Depends)!!! This record is ORGASMIC with its many “aural climaxes” of edited madness!!! Now, to get cleaned up!!

    Have an AWESOME WEEKEND Paul and thank you again for EVERYTHING!!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Jeff I think your comment made up for all of the missing comments during this weeks run. I thought the Peter Wolf posts would go over better oh well can’t win them all. Just knowing that you and a few others are elated is worth all of the work. This particular record was a bit of a challenge there was quite a bit of surface noise on it and it was hard to decipher what crackle belonged and what didn’t.I think it turned out well. Thank you for the insight into Mr. Baker recruiting those Latin Rascals. Hope you recover from all of the top to bottom explosions you are having lol.

    Have a great weekend 🙂



  2. puffinrandy Says:

    Aloha Paul, just want to say a big Mahalo for all the cool 12″mixes you post. You’ve helped me make my own Homemade Deluxe Edition of several album (iPod mixes) over the last several years.
    You always take care to write a quick informative review of what you are posting, and I can tell you take wonderful care of your Record collection… your sound quality is always excellent.
    Your site in one of the pages I check just about everyday to see what cool stuff you’re playing.

    Thanks for everything you do.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Aloha Puffinrandy thanks so much. Have a great weekend 🙂


  3. Chris Says:

    Peter Wolf’s solo output is sadly underrated. Glad these 12-inch singles are seeing the light of day.

    As always, Paul, keep up the good work. It is appreciated.

    And if you could add “Come As You Are” to your Peter Wolf archive, I, for one, wouldn’t protest. 🙂

    Have a happy weekend.


    Jeff Reply:

    Paul, it would be so great if you could finish up the Peter Wolf dance disc collection. You’re the only one who seems to care about these under appreciated artists. I know a lot of us know J. Geils Band, but this solo stuff is gold. I’m hoping people will give it a listen (maybe a re-listen) and change their minds. If you don’t want to continue with the postings, I still want to let you know how grateful I am. I am just loving these songs. I miss the rock remix so much. They don’t do it like they did in the 80’s that’s for sure. This stuff certainly makes me think of Mick Jagger and (once again) thanks to you, we have a lot of Mick’s singles. You just are so generous Paul.



  4. Stefano Says:

    I’m not really familiar with Peter Wolf. I’ll take a good listen to all these posts you gave us this week.
    Have a nice weekend!


  5. Junior Says:

    A fantastic post to round off this weeks posts.

    Thanks for all your hard work, Paul 🙂


  6. Cory Says:

    LOVE this rare stuff Paul, thank you SOOOOO much!!! Have a great weekend!


  7. J Says:

    I really was not fan of this song…I always thought “Baby Please Don’t Let Me Go” would’ve been a much better choice for the third single but oh well. However this mix is pretty good and not to mention pretty rare too. Thanks for sharing all these Peter Wolf singles.


  8. woz Says:

    Wasn’t familiar with this song until now. Pretty cool! Thanks for the post 🙂


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