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Kings of Leon Debut "Sex on Fire" at All Points West

August 9, 2008 10:47 PM ET

While Kings of Leon didn't exactly have the most energy onstage on Saturday at All Points West, their positive vibes and effortless cool certainly translated to the first massive crowd of the day, who pogoed happily to their classic-rock rave-ups. The unexpected highlight of their set was "Sex On Fire," the first single off upcoming album Only by the Night, which the band played live for the first time anywhere. A mix of Springsteen and Cold War Kids, "Fire" was a real triumph in a set already bursting with triumphant hooks.

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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

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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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