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The Disco Biscuits

A jam band active since 1995, the Disco Biscuits play a distinct blend of rock, techno, jazz, soul, blues, and classical music that quickly took them to the upper echelon of the jam-roots-groove scene. Jon "The Barber" Gutwillig, Marc Brownstein, Sam Altman, and Aron Magner met on the University of Pennsylvania campus and formed the Disco Biscuits there in late 1995. They started out with frat party gigs all over Philly, but quickly moved to the nightclub scene. In 1996 they released their indie debut, Encephalous Crime. In addition to their own shows, they toured in support of Merl Saunders, the Black Crowes, the Jerry Garcia Band, and Morphine. Their highly danceable style -- guitarist/lead vocalist Jon Gutwillig has declared that the goal of the group is to create the wildest (or craziest) music of all time -- has been dubbed "trance fusion" and has drawn some comparisons to Frank Zappa (even though the bandmembers themselves don't hear it). They've been known to break into a classical piece -- or a slice of classic jazz -- in the middle of an extended rock jam. The Disco Biscuits' songs are written for the live show and a record then results -- not the other way around. The band was signed to Hydrophonics Records in 1998 and then released its second CD, The Uncivilized Area. Their third, They Missed the Perfume, hit the streets in 2001. With the group continually growing into a more adventurous combo as time went by, the more organic Señor Boombox came out in the fall of 2002. Altman left the group in 2005, but the band, with replacement drummer Allen Aucoin, continued to play (as well as curate its own successful electronic music festival, Camp Bisco), releasing two live albums: the two-disc The Wind at Four to Fly and the single-disc Rocket 3 in 2006. In 2009 the Disco Biscuits began recording their fifth studio album. ~ Ann Wickstrom
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Top Songs by
The Disco Biscuits

  1.   Song
  2.   Loose Change
  3.   Hope
  4.   Little Shimmy in a Conga Line
  5.   Basis for a Day
  6.   Crickets
  7.   Caterpillar
  8.   Triumph
  9.   Spacebirdmatingcall
  10.   You and I
  11.   Spy
  12.   Sweating Bullets
  13.   Kitchen Mitts
  14.   Pat and Dex
  15.   Morph Dusseldorf
  16.   Widgets
  17.   Quad D
  18.   Fish Out of Water
  19.   Magellan
  20.   Frog Legs
  21.   World Is Spinning
  22.   Floes
  23.   The Tunnel
  24.   Jigsaw Earth
  25.   Float Like a Butterfly
  26.   Haleakala Crater
  27.   Highwire
  28.   Über Glue
  29.   Rain Song
  30.   Konkrete
  31.   Story of the World
  32.   Wet
  33.   Voices Insane
  34.   Hope II
  35.   Sound One
  36.   Floodlights
  37.   Mindless Dribble
  38.   On Time
  39.   The City
  40.   Big Wrecking Ball
  41.   Sweatbox
  42.   Lunar Pursuit
  43.   Home Again
  44.   Mirrors
  45.   Catalyst
  46.   Little Betty Boop
  47.   We Like to Party
  48.   M80
  49.   M.E.M.P.H.I.S.
  50.   Vassillios
  51.   I Remember When...
  52.   Sprawl
  53.   Bombs
  54.   Neck Romancer
  55.   Sugarcane
  56.   Vacation
  57.   Gimme Three Steps
  58.   Aceetobee
  59.   I-Man
  60.   Awol's Blues
  61.   In the Sky
  62.   Jamillia
  63.   Great Abyss
  64.   Portal to an Empty Head

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