Video: Be Your Own Pet in the Studio

July 17, 2007 12:28 PM ET

When we hung out with Be Your Own Pet at Lollapalooza last summer, lead singer and peroxide punk-rock vixen Jemina Pearl kept Thurston Moore -- her label's boss and the band's mentor -- on the edge of his seat recounting the plot of a gothic young-adult book she was reading. So what have Nashville's finest teenage thrash punks been doing since then? Getting their drivers licenses, touring with the Arctic Monkeys and working on the follow-up to last year's eponymous debut. Check out this exclusive video for an inside look at their yet-untitled sophomore album and what fuels their creativity (hot dog buns and candy, of course).

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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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