Disco Biscuits Go Crazy In Philly With Nirvana And Prince Covers

This weekend The Disco Biscuits have brought the party to their hometown of Philadelphia for a three-night stand at the Electric Factory. Marc Brownstein noted the band has headlined the Electric Factory more than any other act and that this was their first three-night stand at the venue in 14 years. On Friday night the band welcomed a fellow hometown hero to introduce them before they debuted an '80s classic.

When the Biscuits came out on stage at the beginning of the show they were joined by a man dressed as Ben Franklin who delivered the intro to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy." The Biscuits then lit into their first-ever version of the Prince song with guitarist Jon "The Barber" Gutwillig handling vocals. Ben Franklin stuck around to prance on stage during the cover.

Watch fan-shot footage by Brett Walford of "Let's Go Crazy":

Later in the first set the Biscuits dusted off "Rainbow Song" for the first time since October 4, 2012. Yet that wasn't the biggest bust out of the night as the band kicked off the second set with a cover of Nirvana's "Lithium," which they last played at High Sierra in 2009. The second set also included lengthy versions of fan-favorites "I-Man," "Crickets" and "Home Again." The Disco Biscuits return to the Electric Factory tonight. If you can't make it in person you can stream the show via Nugs.tv.

Watch fan-shot footage by Brett Walford of "Lithium":

Here's last night's setlist via PT Bisco:

Set One: Let's Go Crazy^, Spectacle, Rainbow Song, Spraypaint > Bernstein & Chasnoff* > Spraypaint, Rockafella

Set Two: Lithium!, Shem Rah Boo > I-Man > Jigsaw Earth(mid>drum solo) > Crickets, Home Again

Encore: Confrontation

^ - Prince cover, introduced by Benjamin Franklin, first time played
* - Inverted
! - Nirvana Cover - last time played 7/4/09 (209+ shows)
- Last Rainbow Song - 10/4/12

[Published on: 2/22/14]

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