Sense Of Place North Carolina: Squirrel Nut Zippers : World Cafe Hear a 1996 session featuring the Chapel Hill swing-revival band, which had a huge hit with "Hell."
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Sense Of Place North Carolina: Squirrel Nut Zippers

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Sense Of Place North Carolina: Squirrel Nut Zippers

Sense Of Place North Carolina: Squirrel Nut Zippers

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Set List

  • "Bad Businessman"
  • "Put A Lid On It"
  • "Prince Nez"
  • "Twilight"

A swing-revival band formed in 1993, Squirrel Nut Zippers got together in Chapel Hill, N.C. Best known for its breakthrough single, "Hell," the group visited the World Cafe studio in 1996 to perform four songs, discuss how Squirrel Nut Zippers formed, and explain how they took a different approach to recording Hot, their latest record at the time.

Read a note about World Cafe's visit to North Carolina and the controversy surrounding HB2.

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