Biff Blumfumgagnge

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Biff Uranus Blumfumgagnge (born David Lee Morelock;[1] January 17, 1964) is an American musician,[2] guitar technician, sound engineer, record producer and instructor of music and recording technology at the Madison Media Institute.[3]

Early life[edit]

Born in Milwaukee, he was adopted and grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. He took on his legal name (pronounced Blumm-fumm-gog-in-ya) in 1992.[4]

Toured and recorded with[edit]

Pat MacDonald, Willy Porter (February 1990–present), King Crimson (August 2008), Sigtryggur Baldursson (drummer of the Sugarcubes, 1993–1997), Eugene Chadbourne, Reptile Palace Orchestra, The Gomers,[5] Natty Nation,[6] Bradley Fish, The Kissers, Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Zombeatles.

Performed with[edit]

Les Paul,[7][8] & Steve Miller (November 2005),[9] Adrian Belew (March 1992–present), Eugene Chadbourne (February 2004–present), Lee "Scratch" Perry (August 25, 2008), Reptile Palace Orchestra (April 1994–present), The Gomers (December 1986–present),[10] Natty Nation (February 1993–present), Jambeau (May 2001–present), Bradley Fish (January 1996-September 1997), John Kruth (April 2003-November 2005), Joan Wildman (February 1991), Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown's "funky drummer", March 1991-April 2007), Killbilly (April 1994), The Appliances-SFB (December 1997), Jimmy Carl Black (October 2007), Stuart Stotts (September 2002-August 2007) and Project/Object with Napoleon Murphy Brock (October 23, 2007), and Yid Vicious (2005–Present).

Discography[edit]

  • Adrian Belew – Side Four live [11]
  • Pat MacDonald PM does DM – Strange Love[12]
  • Willy Porter: Dog Eared Dream (1992), High Wire Live (2002), Falling Forward[13]
  • Eugene Chadbourne "Doc Chad Banjo Book"[14]
  • Sigtryggur Baldursson: Bogomil Font Sings Kurt Weill (1994)
  • Bradley Fish: The Aquarium Conspiracy (1996)[15]
  • Headpump: Org@sm.com (1997),
  • David Stocker, Moondog (1997)[16]
  • Marquess Bovre & The Evil Twins – Lonesome County (1999)[17]
  • Genevieve Gereb "Cool Bananas," "Alligator," and "Jumpin' Jelly Beans"[18]
  • The Gomers (1986–present)
  • Jim James & The Damn Shames (2002)
  • My Nightclub Act "Highway Gothic" (2008, violin)
  • John Kruth: Live at Witz End (2003)[19]
  • The Gomers: Comin' Atchya, Sofa King Good, Salt and Sugar
  • Mike Zirkel (1989 – present),
  • Reptile Palace Orchestra: Early Reptile, On the Wings of a Skink, XOPO!, Iguana iguana, HWY X, We Know You Know, Official Bootleg[18]
  • Sara Pace: "Sara Pace"[18]
  • Dorothy Heralds: "Inverno Rosa"[20]
  • Ivan Klipstein "Scorpio Enviro"[18]
  • Michael Gruber "Yesterday Is Make Believe"[18]
  • Dangerous Odds (1996–2003)[21]
  • Arthur Durkee "The Western Lands,"[22]
  • My Nightclub Act (2008)
  • Ritt Dietz "Collected" and "After the Mountains"[23]
  • Cattle Prod: Boost (1993, guitar, vocals)
  • Poopshovel: We Came, We Saw, We Had A Hot Dog (1994, vocals)
  • Dafino (2006, violin)
  • Cathy Braaten "Ride the Fader" (1991)
  • Jim James & The Damn Shames (2003)
  • Fuzzy Logic (1997–present)[24]
  • Tom Hanson (2004, 2007, violin, mandolin, Melobar, synth)
  • Doctor Demento Shows #89-35, #90-12, #02-16, #02-10[25]
  • Zombeatles, "Hard Day's Night Of The Living Dead"[26][27]
  • Art Paul Schlosser[28]
  • Die Warzau "Convenience" (2004),[29] Deep "Mobile" (1997),[30] Everplastic "Aquagirl" (1998) [31]

MAMA (Madison Area Music) Awards[edit]

Awarded Best Instrumentalist in 2005 [32]

MAMA Award
Year Category Title Result
2005 Instrumentalist – strings Best Instrumentalist Winner

WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Awards[edit]

Awarded Best Instrumentalist in 1998 [32]

WAMI Award
Year Category Title Result
1998 Instrumentalist – strings Best Instrumentalist Winner

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "The Cheerful Insanity Of Biff Blumfumgagnge", Local Sounds Magazine, June 13, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2020
  2. ^ Henkle, Doug. "FolkLib Index - Wisconsin Session Players A,B,C". www.folklib.net. Retrieved 6 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Frequency" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-01-29. Retrieved 2012-10-16.
  4. ^ David Medaris, "The Trickster: Biff Blumfumgagnge is an irreverent shape-shifter, and also a hell of a musician", Isthmus, November 4, 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2019
  5. ^ "Maximum Ink Music Magazine - rock music online, rock music magazine, new rock music, metal rock music, rock pop music, alternative rock music, punk rock music, rock and roll music, history of rock for Madison and all of Wisconsin Authors". Retrieved 16 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Natty Nation plays reggae for soldiers overseas". 27 November 2008. Retrieved 16 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Milwaukee and Wisconsin News, Sports, Weather, Business, Opinion, Investigative Reporting - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel". Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "DAVE TIANEN, "Wizard of Waukesha Gets His Due" Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel". Retrieved 6 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "The Wisconsin Foundation for School Music is proud to announce its first-ever recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Music Education: Les Paul!". Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 6 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Maximum Ink Music Magazine". Retrieved 6 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "out of the belew". Retrieved 16 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "metal.it » Album » Macdonald Pat - Strange Love - PM Does DM". Retrieved 16 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Falling Forward by Willy Porter @ARTISTdirect". Retrieved 16 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Squidco". Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ Henkle, Doug. "FolkLib Index for Bradley * Fish". Retrieved 16 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ Henkle, Doug. "FolkLib Index - Wisconsin Discographies". Retrieved 16 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2008-03-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ a b c d e "Biff Blumfungagnge Credits - ARTISTdirect Music". Retrieved 16 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "jan2001". Retrieved 16 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "Guerillabeatz: 03.2006". Retrieved 16 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "Music Street Journal". Archived from the original on 17 February 2002. Retrieved 6 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. ^ "Arthur Durkee - Music". Retrieved 16 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ "Biff Blumfungagnge Credits - ARTISTdirect Music". Retrieved 16 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ "Fuzzy Logic". Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  25. ^ "Answers - The Most Trusted Place for Answering Life's Questions". Retrieved 16 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  26. ^ "The Zombeatles have a hard day's night in Madison". 31 October 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  27. ^ Biff Blumfumgagnge (12 October 2007). "The Zombeatles - A Hard Day's Night of the Living Dead". Retrieved 16 July 2016 – via YouTube. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  28. ^ "The One Chord Song by Biff Blumfumgagnge". www.themadmusicarchive.com. Retrieved 6 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  29. ^ "CD Baby". Retrieved 6 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  30. ^ "Biff Blumfengagne". Retrieved 16 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  31. ^ "Die Warzau DISCOGRAPHY". Retrieved 6 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  32. ^ a b Henkle, Doug. "FolkLib Index - 1998 WAMI Award Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 16 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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