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

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