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

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