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Squirrel Nut Zippers, Hot

Audio CD

Disk ID: 250278

Disk length: 1h 14m 24s (13 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1999

Label: Unknown

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“Hot” Tracks & Durations

1. DATA35:36
2. Got My Own Thing 2:31
3. Put a Lid on It 2:39
4. Memphis Exorcism 2:24
5. Twilight 3:34
6. It Ain't You 3:10
7. Prince Nez 2:53
8. Hell 3:12
9. Meant to Be 3:12
10. Bad Businessman 3:48
11. Flight of the Passing Fancy 3:52
12. Blue Angel 4:37
13. Interlocutor 2:47

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Review

How clich├ęd--make that calcified--has the concept of "irony" become in alternative music? When North Carolina's Squirrel Nut Zippers scored an unlikely late '90s hit with "Hell" (from their Hot album), many cynics (and a few critics) thought the band was merely mocking the hot jazz stylings of the '20s and '30s. But having put a couple more albums and some trying times (the defection of singer-guitarist Tom Maxwell and passing of horn player Stacy Guess) under their belts, it's clear that musical affection was no mere passing affectation. The Zippers have honed both their chops and their courage here, with subtle new influences from the 20th-century American musical pantry (a dash of country, a pinch of Spanish guitar, more Crescent City bump) tastefully simmered into the stew. Katherine Whalen's vocal turns are as convincingly smoky as the lighthearted material is jokey--an inviting balance that's equally true to its historical sources. More than mere opportunistic swing revivalists, the restless curiosity displayed on this album argues that the Zippers are in it for the long haul. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but this band is clearly more interested in inspiration, and that's not a bad compliment, either. --Jerry McCulley

Other Versions

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Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hot

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 1h 14m 8s (-1m 44s)

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hot

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 1h 14m 6s (-1m 42s)

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hot

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 1h 14m 4s (-1m 40s)

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hot

Tracks: 12 (-1 tracks), Disk length: 1h 13m 22s (-2m 58s)

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hot

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 1h 11m 35s (-3m 11s)

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hot

Tracks: 12 (-1 tracks), Disk length: 1h 10m 15s (-5m 51s)

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hot

Tracks: 13, Disk length: 1h 10m 5s (-5m 41s)

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hot

Tracks: 12 (-1 tracks), Disk length: 38m 50s (-36m 26s)

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hot

Tracks: 12 (-1 tracks), Disk length: 38m 44s (-36m 20s)

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hot

Tracks: 12 (-1 tracks), Disk length: 38m 42s (-36m 18s)

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hot

Tracks: 11 (-2 tracks), Disk length: 38m 26s (-36m 2s)

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hot

Tracks: 12 (-1 tracks), Disk length: 36m 15s (-39m 51s)