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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Squirrel Nut Zippers' second album, Hot, was one of the most surprising success stories of 1997. Like the group's debut, The Inevitable, Hot is comprised entirely of good-natured, if slightly tongue-in-cheek, postmodern big-band music. The band has nailed the sound of jump blues and swinging jazz, and if the Zippers don't have the chops of real big bands, they do have enthusiasm and a sense of humor. Of course, for purists of the genre, that collegiate sense of humor might make Hot a little unbearable, especially those instances when Katharine Whalen sounds uncannily like Billie Holiday, only without the substance. For those willing to overlook such things, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Squirrel Nut Zippers' second album, Hot, was one of the most surprising success stories of 1997. Like the group's debut, The Inevitable, Hot is comprised entirely of good-natured, if slightly tongue-in-cheek, postmodern big-band music. The band has nailed the sound of jump blues and swinging jazz, and if the Zippers don't have the chops of real big bands, they do have enthusiasm and a sense of humor. Of course, for purists of the genre, that collegiate sense of humor might make Hot a little unbearable, especially those instances when Katharine Whalen sounds uncannily like Billie Holiday, only without the substance. For those willing to overlook such things, they'll find Hot to be a good time, filled with songs nearly as infectious as the group's breakthrough hit, "Hell."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/1996
  • Label: Mammoth / Umgd
  • UPC: 035498013744
  • Catalog Number: 980137

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Got My Own Thing Now (2:30)
  2. 2 Put a Lid on It (2:39)
  3. 3 Memphis Exorcism (2:24)
  4. 4 Twilight (3:34)
  5. 5 It Ain't You (3:08)
  6. 6 Prince Nez (2:53)
  7. 7 Hell (3:12)
  8. 8 Meant to Be (3:11)
  9. 9 Bad Businessman (3:48)
  10. 10 Flight of the Passing Fancy (3:52)
  11. 11 Blue Angel (4:35)
  12. 12 The Interlocutor (5:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Squirrel Nut Zippers Primary Artist
Tom Maxwell Clarinet, Guitar, Baritone Saxophone, Vocals, Resonator
Ken Mosher Guitar, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Ukulele, Vocals
Duke Heitger Cornet
Jimbo Mathus Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Tenor Banjo
Don Raleigh Bass, Gong
Katharine Whalen Banjo, Ukulele, Vocals
Andrew Bird Violin
Chris Phillips Percussion, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part, Trap Kit
Technical Credits
Tom Maxwell Contributor
Brian Paulson Producer, Engineer
Chris Eselgroth Graphic Design
Mike Napolitano Producer, Engineer
Lane Wurster Art Direction
Jimbo Mathus Composer
Chris Phillips Contributor
Clay Walker Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great album -- one of the songs is even used on a tv show!!

    I love this album and I highly reccommed this album to everybody. The song "Hell" from this album is used on the opening credits of the television show "Family Plots" from A&E, (on cable) and even the people on the show really like the song, "Hell" from this album. ("Family Plots" is a reality show about a family run funeral home on A&E, by the way.) The rest of the album rocks as well.

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    Posted October 27, 2008

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