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

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