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

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