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Exclusive Audio: Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock

March 7, 2007 5:12 PM ET

Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock spoke to our Austin Scaggs on the eve of the band's new album release, We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (out March 20th). He covered a lot of territory, including his new bandmate Johnny Marr, Deadheads and how an unauthorized Modest Mouse biography might read.

On Johnny Marr's tips for quitting smoking.

On Brock's reserved hatred for dirty hippies.

On punk-ass "biographers."

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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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