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

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