Watch Phish Bust Out "Mike's Song" At First Vegas Supershow: Exclusive Clip From "Vegas 96"

October 31, 2007 1:24 PM ET

Phish capped off their 1996 fall tour with a stop in Las Vegas that soon became legendary for its special appearances (Primus' Les Claypool), covers (from Zappa to Zeppelin) and general wackiness (Elvis impersonators, yodelers). Fans can re-live the experience November 20th with the release of Vegas 96, the fourth title in JEMP Records' series of epic Phish performances, but we've got a sneak peek at "Mike's Song" right here (the limited-edition version of the set includes a DVD and forty-page book of photos and more).

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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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