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

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