Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Wheatus was formed by Brendan B. Brown in 1995. Brown wrote a few songs, enlisted the help of his brother Peter on drums and Rich Liegey on bass. The band regularly performed at Luna Lounge and were one of the first groups to emerge out of the lower east side NYC downtown music scene. In 1999, they hired New York attorney Ray Maiello to shop their self produced debut album and signed with Kevin Patrick at Columbia Records, shortly thereafter, Maiello was hired as band manager. Brown''s favorite song to play is "From Listening To Lightning" Wheatus'' first and largest hit was "Teenage Dirtbag," which charted at 2 in the UK. Their second single "A Little Respect" also reached high chart positions, and was another top-3 hit for the band on the UK singles chart. Their third single, a double A-side of "Leroy" and "Wannabe Gangstar", was recorded at Abbey Road in the famed studio 2. The single consequently didn''t perform as well as the first 2, reaching twenty-third in the UK singles chart.