SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS

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The commercialization of alternative music in the '90s resulted in many strange one-hit wonders, but few were quite as unpredictable as Squirrel Nut Zippers. During a time when hipsters were obsessed with swing music in its relation to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin's Rat Pack, the Zippers were fascinated with big-band swing and Harlem, creating a tongue-in-cheek salute to '20s and '30s jazz. For younger listeners familiar with the style but not the content of classic hot jazz, the band was good fun, but purists found the group's vaguely campy sense of humor and amateurish technique off-putting. This debate would never have even been a matter of consideration if "Hell," an incessantly catchy single from their 1997 album Hot, hadn't been able to sneak through loosened alternative airplay to become a novelty hit. "Hell" became a crossover hit on the strength of a bizarrely theatrical vehicle, and Squirrel Nut Zippers read more...
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SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS The Inevitable album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
The Inevitable
Exotica 1995
SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS Hot album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Hot
Exotica 1996
SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS Christmas Caravan album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Christmas Caravan
Exotica 1998
SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS Bedlam Ballroom album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Bedlam Ballroom
Exotica 2000
SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS Beasts Of Burgundy album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Beasts Of Burgundy
Exotica 2018

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SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS Live Lost At Sea album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Live Lost At Sea
Exotica 2009

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SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS Sold Out album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Sold Out
Exotica 1997
SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS The Best Of Squirrel Nut Zippers - As Chronicled By Shorty Brown album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Squirrel Nut Zippers - As Chronicled By Shorty Brown
Exotica 2002

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Live
Exotica 1998

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