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Uncivilized Area
Disco Biscuits
Uncivilized Area
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Disco Biscuits
Title: Uncivilized Area
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Megaforce
Original Release Date: 5/19/1998
Re-Release Date: 4/25/2000
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Jam Bands, Rock Jam Bands
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 020286129721

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Very smooth ride
David Cooke | Berkeley, CA United States | 11/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I see a lot of comparisons to Phish, and quite frankly, I think it's ridiculous. For starters, this band sounds not much like Phish to say the least. Comparing them to Phish is like comparing Phish to the Dead -- please people, there's more to classification than "yeah, dude, they jam so they must be like ____." Secondly, I think while their songs do not have much structure, it gives them a lot of freedom to groove. These guys offer the coolest blend of sound I've seen live. The interplay between Magner (keyboards) and Gutwillig (guitar) is amazing, and Altman, the drummer, can throw some crazy beats into the mix. This album really showcases the groove, particularly Little Betty Boop -- it glides through some nice territory. The Biscuits' mixture of technotrancejamrock is just what the new century and jamband scene needs -- a big frickin' wake-up call after all the mediocre crap that seems to be floating through the atmosphere. If you want to be mesmerized by techno beats that peak and glide smoothly in a spin of whirling sound, buy this album, then buy a ticket to a Bisco show."
Great studio effort, wonderful composition.
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This album was recorded right before a massive change in their style (listen to the monster Little Betty Boop for a hint of what they sound like now). They've distanced themselves even further from Phish, and have carved out their own niche in the jamband scene. Keep in mind that they have totally updated their style since this album, which came out around May '98. Listen to any show after that and you will see. Still a good album to have on the shelf.. it sounds great, and it might have the best I-Man I've ever heard."
Contagious grooves make you shake your money maker
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I heard these cats back in their Philly-only bar and frat days, and my oh my, how they have grown... while the album can't capture the live energy vibe (their instruments plug into your veins), this album still offers a whirlwind of sounds that take you in and out of hypnotic trance and pounding, knee-wobbling fervor... Acetobee has one of the greatest build-ups, MEMPHIS has a 'lil comedic thing going packaged nicely in a very catchy riff, I-Man has an almost crystaline beauty, and Vassilios gets super chunky-funky with (perhaps non-intentional but still desireable) off-note vocals. Buy this album or forever be left in the shadows of anti-climactic existential pain..."