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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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The Disco Biscuits

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

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