Archive | October 30, 2019

SciFi SongFest, Songs 319-326


Eight vaguely Hallowe’eny songs from one of my favourite bands. (I lived in the same town with them [Chapel Hill – so a flashback to my Carolina days this time, not my Idaho days] for five years* but never heard them perform live! Regrettable.)

[* Clarification: I lived in Chapel Hill for eight years, 1990–1998, but the Squirrel Nut Zippers didn’t come into existence until 1993.]

Given the radical changes in personnel over the years, there’s a ship-of-Theseus question as to whether these songs are all from the same band. But it is the same captain throughout, Jimbo Mathus.

Again, no real science-fiction tie; but I’ll make up for it in tomorrow’s grand finale.

319. Squirrel Nut Zippers, “La Grippe” (1995):

320. Squirrel Nut Zippers, “The Ghost of Stephen Foster” (1998):

321. Squirrel Nut Zippers, “Hell” (1996):

322. Squirrel Nut Zippers, “Blue Angel” (1996):

323. Squirrel Nut Zippers, “Bed Bugs” (2000):

324. Squirrel Nut Zippers, “Hey Shango” (2018):

325. Squirrel Nut Zippers, “Karnival Joe From Kokomo” (2018):

326. Squirrel Nut Zippers, “Beasts of Burgundy” (2018):

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