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

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