Hot (Squirrel Nut Zippers album)

Hot is the second studio album by the Squirrel Nut Zippers, a retro swing band.[1] The album was released in 1996 and certified platinum by the RIAA in 1997.[4]

Studio album by
ReleasedJune 4, 1996 (1996-06-04)
RecordedOctober–November 1995
GenreJazz, swing
Length38:41 (43:37)
ProducerBrian Paulson, Mike Napolitano
Squirrel Nut Zippers chronology
The Inevitable
Sold Out
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic[1]4/5 stars
Pitchfork(9.5/10) [2]
The Village VoiceB−[3]

Track listingEdit

1."Got My Own Thing Now" (Jimbo Mathus)2:30
2."Put a Lid on It" (Tom Maxwell)2:39
3."Memphis Exorcism" (Mathus)2:24
4."Twilight" (Maxwell)3:34
5."It Ain't You" (Mathus)3:08
6."Prince Nez" (Mathus)2:53
7."Hell" (Maxwell)3:12
8."Meant to Be" (Maxwell)3:11
9."Bad Businessman" (Mathus, Ken Mosher)3:48
10."Flight of the Passing Fancy" (Mathus, Mosher)3:52
11."Blue Angel" (Mathus, Mosher)4:35
12."The Interlocutor" (Mosher)2:47

Remastered 20th Anniversary Edition (2016) Digital-Only Bonus Track:
13."The Puffer" (Stacy Guess)4:57


  • Jimbo Mathus – vocals, guitar, banjo, piano
  • Katharine Whalen – vocals, banjo, baritone ukulele
  • Tom Maxwell – vocals, guitar, baritone saxophone, clarinet, chandelier
  • Ken Mosher – guitar, alto and baritone saxophones, vocals
  • Don Raleigh – double bass, gong
  • Chris Phillips – drums, percussion, announcement
  • Clay Walker – multimedia
  • Duke Heitger – trumpet, cornet
  • Andrew Bird – violin


  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Hot". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media
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  4. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved 29 December 2017.