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Elvis Costello Talks New Disc, 'National Ransom'

Watch Costello and producer T Bone Burnett's track-by-track rundown.

September 17, 2010 11:42 AM ET

 

Elvis Costello will release his latest album, National Ransom, on November 2nd, but Rolling Stone has this exclusive preview now. Watch above as Costello and producer T Bone Burnett give a track-by-track rundown of the album, which features guest spots by Vince Gill, Leon Russell and guitarist Marc Ribot.

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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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