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Album: Hot
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Released: 1996
Length: 3:04
Plays (last 30 days): 1
People listen attentively
I mean about future calamity
I used to think the idea was obsolete
Until I heard the old man stamping his feet
This is a place where eternally
Fire is applied to the body
Teeth are extruded and bones are ground
And baked into cakes which are passed around
In the afterlife
You could be headed for the serious strife
Now you make the scene all day
But tomorrow there'll be Hell to pay
Beauty, talent, fame, money, refinement , job skill and brain
And all the things you try to hide
Will be revealed on the other side.
Now the D and A and the M and the N and the A
And the T and the I-O-N
Loose your face
Loose your name
And get fitted for a suit of flames.
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Always loved the horn solos in this one. 
 ziggytrix wrote:
then get ready for a turtle flame!

 
Great pic of Mitch McConnell in the future.
then get ready for a turtle flame!

Live on Letterman - Must see -- Wild!
https://youtu.be/Cn-aEmeis_U
For years I could not figure out what he was spelling. 

The D and the A and the M and N and the A and the T and I O N!
we caught them in Spring at City Winery NYC, 

WOW
what a great show, good songs, great performance and a lot of fun

highly recommended!

More than just a BIG BAND REVIVAL act.......they play a few genres for sure......

Not merely a BSO type of band......kinda liked these guys better and I have seen Brian Setzer many times
Always get these guys confused with the Butt Hole Surfers. 

Go Figure. 
would love to have seen andrew bird tear it up with this band
Southern Culture followed by the Zippers - a Chapel Hill, NC mini-set.
 jtherieau wrote:
These guys were and still are great. AND they're back on tour!
The “United Together” Tour Begins March 28th In Tucson, AZ
https://snzippers.com/

 
I saw them on that tour in Fort Collins and took the kiddies. They'd never seen anything like it. We all had fun.
 {#Bananajam}jason:d wrote:
Makes me want to dance like a marionette.
 

Makes me want to dance like a marionette.
Corrections to lyrics:
Lose your face
Lose your name
These guys are best in a small venue, like an old timey theatre
Jake goes bonkers when he hears them! Then his barking causes them to scurry up the vines and dash across our roof
Terrific show! 
 nagsheadlocal wrote:

Ever see them at The Station? Now, that was a fun show!

 
I've seen them there, and a few other spots around town.  They were a lot of fun.
E - tern ally wicked tune 
These guys were and still are great. AND they're back on tour!
The “United Together” Tour Begins March 28th In Tucson, AZ
https://snzippers.com/

great stuff....sort in the Oingo Boingo crazy school of fun music 
Best band named after a candy, ever!
Welp...now I know where I'm headin'...{#Fire}  D:
Surely Squirrel Nut Zipper was runner up choice for some Zappa album name.
Never heard of these guys before.  Fun!
wicked hot  (super lyrics, that guy's excellent)
 NCEyeballKid wrote:
Moved to Chapel Hill, NC the same year this was released.  Love the Zippers!

 
Ever see them at The Station? Now, that was a fun show!
King Louie: Bu-ba-do-do-do-be-do. Now I'm the king of the swingers?
{#Crown} 
 ThePoose wrote:
I keep hearing an uptempo Jockey Full of Bourbon by Tom Waits.

 
Both songs are pretty much IV - I progressions in minor keys.  
Moved to Chapel Hill, NC the same year this was released.  Love the Zippers!
 Hannio wrote:


I used to frequent an auto parts store that had a sign saying that any complaints should be directed to the customer service manager, Helen Waite.  If you have a complaint, go to Helen Waite.
 
Poor Helen, to be saddled with a name like that. Note to unmarried women: if you do tie the knot, make sure to check out any name you might have to take on, and if it's embarrassing/awkward/naff you can always keep your current name.

This song is just unadularated kitsch fun :o)

Chair dancing!

{#Dancingbanana}


Nice segue ;)
Fantastic - reminds me of jockey full of bourbon by Tom Waits

I think this song is wicked fun, an' I Bop along the whole way!!!
 Proclivities wrote:

hell
 

I used to frequent an auto parts store that had a sign saying that any complaints should be directed to the customer service manager, Helen Waite.  If you have a complaint, go to Helen Waite.

Anyway, this song seriously sucks. 
HELL YES!
DOUBLE YES!  {#War}
yes
I would prefer a squirrel nut massage.

 
Byronape wrote:

Everyone should have  a squirrel massage.

 


Ricky Ricardo returns!
I keep hearing an uptempo Jockey Full of Bourbon by Tom Waits.
 terrapin52 wrote:
Here we go.  Three songs in a row about heaven and/or hell.  Repent all you paradise radio paradise sinners!  Or not.
 
hell
...or enemas, eh, Oscar?

 
fredriley wrote:
This reminds me of a story about Oscar Wilde (I think - do correct me if it's someone else) on his deathbed. The priest was giving last rites and asked yer man "Do you renounce Satan and all his works?", to which Wilde replied "This is no time to be making enemies".
 


this is a pretty cool song, but the drumming is too scattered for me (maybe that's what makes it interesting...)
This is a cover of that I Want To Be Like You song from the Jungle Book, right?

{#Ask}
Great Heaven/Hell set Bill!
Here we go.  Three songs in a row about heaven and/or hell.  Repent all you paradise radio paradise sinners!  Or not.
 WayUpNorth wrote:
squirrels
 
Everyone should have  a squirrel massage.

Ha, this is fun ! Great cooking music
So retro it sounds eternally new — and tons of fun!  Can't sit still, hearing this!
 Stave wrote:

This is great.  Who's the artist?

Also, not to be a grammar nazi, but shouldn't the word have been "extracted" instead of "extruded"? (I know that's how it is in the song, I'm just saying).

  
They would have been "extruded" if they were "pushed out" or "forced through a die" (e.g., pastry bag, frosting gun) in order to be used with the ground bones "and baked into cakes", which is what I believe the lyrics allude to.  After all, they probably have some powerful kitchen accessories in hell.  I imagine the teeth would have to be "extracted" first, though.


I've just finished reading Iain M Banks' latest doorstopper, "Surface detail", and that's all about Hells, envisaged as virtual worlds in which inmates are treated to tortures more excruciating than even Hieronymous Bosch imagined. If you've a strong stomach, it's well worth a read.

{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}  This tune still cracks me up. Just darn fun!

agreed.

 
mgoldman wrote:
Just bad following the Grateful Dead's Friend of the Devil.  Most of Bill's transitions are really well done.  This just isn't one of the them.  I guess the reach is Friend of the Devil to Hell.  Just musically mismatched.
 


Used to dance to this in college.  So happy to hear it on RP!
Just bad following the Grateful Dead's Friend of the Devil.  Most of Bill's transitions are really well done.  This just isn't one of the them.  I guess the reach is Friend of the Devil to Hell.  Just musically mismatched.
Funny - the comments about having to be of retirement age to appreciate this song...
Or maybe someone is made uncomfortable by the lyrics?

If anyone should be uncomfortable, its those gettin' on in years ;-)
So maybe that's not a good analysis? 
 roulleau wrote:
This is one of those songs I truly can't rate, because I can't simultaneously give it a 1 and an 8.
 
My thoughts exactly! This fluctuation doesn't help it towards the 8 though.

This is one of those songs I truly can't rate, because I can't simultaneously give it a 1 and an 8.

Interestingly, these days I'm feeling the same about Andrew Bird, who used to be in this band.
 Hannio wrote:


We had a toaster just like that growing up.  Except for the eyes, of course.
 

{#Clap}
 WayUpNorth wrote:
squirrels
 

sooooo funny! Haaaa!!!

GREAT!

Song is for 95-year-olds, though!
Ooooooh no - pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease...

DO NOT DO THIS TO ME!

PLEEEEEEEEASE!!!!

Wilde's memorable deathbed quote is along the lines of "Either that wallpaper goes or I do".  Vogelfrei wrote:

The Internet™ tells me Voltaire gets credit for that one. Probably apocryphal either way, but also delicious either way.
 


The song not so much... {#Snooty}

But the band's name... {#Yes}  Haha!
 fredriley wrote:
This reminds me of a story about Oscar Wilde (I think - do correct me if it's someone else) on his deathbed. The priest was giving last rites and asked yer man "Do you renounce Satan and all his works?", to which Wilde replied "This is no time to be making enemies".
 
The Internet™ tells me Voltaire gets credit for that one. Probably apocryphal either way, but also delicious either way.
 hulabell wrote:
This is one fun song but NOT the wisest choice for karaoke. Lesson learned.
 
LOL! :-D

This is one fun song but NOT the wisest choice for karaoke. Lesson learned.
"Sheeps go to heaven,
goats go to hell"

... and squirrels? to the purgatory? {#Devil_pimp}
squirrels
reminds me of Ricky Ricardo
Funny set, Bill. Are you checking to see if we're really listening?
This reminds me of a story about Oscar Wilde (I think - do correct me if it's someone else) on his deathbed. The priest was giving last rites and asked yer man "Do you renounce Satan and all his works?", to which Wilde replied "This is no time to be making enemies".
 sirdroseph wrote:
This is a terrible song, I have always liked it!{#Chef}
 
Oh, perfect line! {#Clap}{#Dancingbanana}
I have had this song stuck in my head a lot recently - didn't really recall hearing it on RP but probably have.  I think it may have been on "The Princess and the Frog" soundtrack too, maybe another reason why.

Not sure how I feel about it though.... maybe a 6.
 hixmyrick wrote:
A perfect followup for this would be Cake's sizzler "Satan is My Motor", which is in the Cake song list on RP and has a rating of over 8 despite having never been played. Please request it!
 
{#Yes}
 spigolli wrote:
Farcical.
 
And your point? I think we all get that it's a twisted viewpoint, but this is the ZIPPERS!  Kick back with your drink of choice and don't think. {#Sunny}
two 10s in a row.  me so happeeeeee!!!!1!
 CyberCoyote wrote:
LOL.. haven't heard this tune in a bit...
 
WayUpNorth wrote:
hell
 
 

We had a toaster just like that growing up.  Except for the eyes, of course.
Farcical.
A perfect followup for this would be Cake's sizzler "Satan is My Motor", which is in the Cake song list on RP and has a rating of over 8 despite having never been played. Please request it!
Stingray wrote:
Not now!(7)
Hell, convenient? Never!

Not now!
(6-7)

A fantastic continuation of an amazing morning of RP music.. you are so awesome, Bill!!
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell

The Cure - Close To Me
The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
Bonnie Raitt - Write Me A Few Of Your Lines

 Stingray wrote:
"Hello Ween(er) or not -
a horrible song for anybody below retirement age!

What's wrong - Bill,
try some of that green - play some good music!

Nut Zippers...?

Who the f*ck (it's America) wants to zip my nuts?
Cut the crap.


 

I understand very little of that.  I like it a lot.  The song also.
An appropriately named song.
 SmackDaddy wrote:


Don't think so. Named after firecrackers. Just look at the cover.
 

" 'Nut Zippers' is a southern term for a variety of old bootleg moonshine, and the band's name comes from a newspaper account which related the story of a highly intoxicated man who climbed a tree one night, refusing to come down even after authorities arrived. The article's headline read: "Squirrel Nut Zipper." It is also the name of a candy dating back to 1890."


Beware!  Guard you NUTZ. {#Lol}
{#Bananajam}   {#Drummer}  {#Guitarist}  {#Bananapiano}
This is a terrible song, I have always liked it!{#Chef}
 Sloggydog wrote:
Is anybody else thinking of the Tito Puente mambo in the "Who shot Mr Burns?" episodes of The Simpsons?
  
No


Is anybody else thinking of the Tito Puente mambo in the "Who shot Mr Burns?" episodes of The Simpsons?
Awesome!
Avg. Rating:7.3    (Total Ratings: 1021)

73% of international ratings, seems to anybody with eyes an' ears  {#Music}
this song is a well above average hit!


 WayUpNorth wrote:
hell
 
This is great.  Who's the artist?

Also, not to be a grammar nazi, but shouldn't the word have been "extracted" instead of "extruded"? (I know that's how it is in the song, I'm just saying).

"Hello Ween(er) or not -
a horrible song for anybody below retirement age!

What's wrong - Bill,
try some of that green - play some good music!

Nut Zippers...?

Who the f*ck (it's America) wants to zip my nuts?
Cut the crap.



And I hadn't heard this before at all.  I'll have to check this album out.

 
CyberCoyote wrote:
LOL.. haven't heard this tune in a bit...
 


{#Devil_pimp} Yahhh....Good fun to go into the weekend...
LOL.. haven't heard this tune in a bit...
 
WayUpNorth wrote:
hell
 


hell
 jedley wrote:
Is this actually good music, or is it rather an admirable exercise in nostalgia, in recreating a sound from a vague past that most of us don't even know?
I'd hire these guys to do a period soundtrack, but I wouldn't buy an album.
 
Actually, this one is sort of an outlier on the album.  The rest (which has some real gems) falls closer to what I imagine you'd have heard in a lounge of a not-quite-respectable establishment back in the '20s and '30s.  It's actually a pretty good buy.

 racerx wrote:
Oh no, this reminds me of being in on-hold "hell" with Go Daddy support... {#Fire}  How ironic that this is used for their on-hold music!
 
LOL...awesome!  At least someone at Go Daddy has a sense of humor...eh? {#Shifty}
Probably a little of both...

 
jedley wrote:
Is this actually good music, or is it rather an admirable exercise in nostalgia, in recreating a sound from a vague past that most of us don't even know?
I'd hire these guys to do a period soundtrack, but I wouldn't buy an album.
 


Is this actually good music, or is it rather an admirable exercise in nostalgia, in recreating a sound from a vague past that most of us don't even know?
I'd hire these guys to do a period soundtrack, but I wouldn't buy an album.
indeed
eAR CATCHING, EVEN WHEN YOU'RE DOING SOMETHING ELSE. mADE ME HAPPY AND SMILEY (Blast - never could type!)

 ODAD wrote:
Somebody lost Satan's hairpiece — now there's Hell toupee !! {#Tongue} {#Rolleyes}

 
And this is exactly the kind of joke that will get you sent there.


I'm sensing a heaven and hell theme here...
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell
Ozark Mountain Daredevils - If You Wanna Get To Heaven
Cake - Sheep Go to Heaven

enough with the hell theme, Bill!
Oh no, this reminds me of being in on-hold "hell" with Go Daddy support... {#Fire}  How ironic that this is used for their on-hold music!


WWOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Im sure this doesnt really deserve a 10 but it gets one from me anyway because I am a DIE HARD SNZ fan!!!!!!
This album was a staple for the coffee house I used to work at.  Great band-great song!

{#Devil_pimp}
This would go well with "Satan is My Motor" by Cake, on which I was (surprisingly) the first to leave a comment. 
I demand Esquivel!
Somebody lost Satan's hairpiece — now there's Hell toupee !! {#Tongue} {#Rolleyes}



This song makes me wanna dance like the little banana man! Happy Happy, Joy Joy.{#Dancingbanana}
 radiojunkie wrote:
How can anyone not like this?
 
I don't either know how I can.


nice, sassy+funny
{#Evil}{#Dancingbanana_2}