Burgan performing in 2006
|Birth name||Hunter Burgan|
|Also known as||Hunter|
May 14, 1976|
Los Angeles County, California, U.S.
|Origin||Grass Valley, California, U.S.|
|Instruments||Bass, guitar, drums, piano, saxophone|
Hunter Lawrence Burgan (born May 14, 1976) is an American multi-instrumentalist. He is the third and current bass guitarist of AFI.
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Burgan was in a band called the Force at the time he joined California rock band AFI. He was meant to be a temporary replacement for the existing bassist, Geoff Kresge, for a few tours and a record, Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes, but eventually became AFI's full-time bassist in November 1997. The Force broke up in September 1998.
Burgan loves Prince's music and even had his own side-project called Hunter Revenge dedicated to singing early-80s-style R&B. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Burgan can play drums, bass, guitar, saxophone, clarinet, and piano. He was the drummer and one of the founding members of the Frisk, who played their final show in December 2005. He was the drummer of the Nevada City, California, band, Badical Turbo Radness (BTR) in the mid 1990s. He has also played drums for the Eyeliners, Gardening, Not Architecture, F-Minus (one show), and the Halo Friendlies on tour.
Hunter was featured on Tegan and Sara's 2007 album, The Con, playing bass on the songs written by Tegan. He appeared with them on Late Night with Conan O'Brien playing the shakers on the song "Back in Your Head." He has also confirmed an upcoming side project with Tegan, and contributed lyrics to three of her songs on the 2009 album Sainthood. He also played bass on Golden Shoulders's "Little Nixon," from their 2009 album Get Reasonable.
He is often referred to simply as "Hunter," as his last name is never given in the list of band members on AFI's albums, with the exception of Crash Love. He plays Fender American Jazz Basses and Ampeg Amps.
In May 2011, when asked why he had stopped recording with his Hunter Revenge project, Burgan stated "I had a lot of fun writing songs in a very specific style. However that is not the only style of music I want to write and can write." He also noted "I'm doing a lot of other music stuff now that's in different styles that are at least a little of a better representation of what I want to do musically."
With the Force
- Fettish EP (1996)
- I Don't Like You Either (1997)
- Split EP with the Traitors (1998)
- Complete Discography (2008)
With Badical Turbo Radness
- To the Rescue (1997)
- Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes (1997)
- A Fire Inside EP (1998)
- Black Sails EP (1999)
- Black Sails in the Sunset (1999)
- All Hallow's EP (1999)
- The Art of Drowning (2000)
- 336 (2002)
- Sing the Sorrow (2003)
- Decemberunderground (2006)
- Crash Love (2009)
- Burials (2013)
- AFI (2017)
With the Frisk
- Rank Restraint (2001)
- Audio Ransom Note (2003)
With Hunter Revenge
- Hunter Revenge (2001)
With Tegan and Sara
With Dan and Hunter
- Dan & Hunter's Holiday EP Volume One (2008)
With Matt Skiba and the Sekrets
- "Babylon" (2012)
- "Haven't You?" (EP) (2012)
- "Kuts" (2015)
- "California Birth Index: Hunter Burgan". California Birth Index. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
- Trostle, Patricia Hunter Burgan Interview, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, archived from the original on 2011-07-15
- Ableson, Jon, Interview: AFI, Alter the Press, archived from the original on 2010-12-27
- Family Feature: Hunter Burgan, Macbeth Inc, 2011-02-10, archived from the original on 2012-05-05
- Tranquil Mammoth
- ". Contributors .::". . Golden Shoulders . Retrieved 2011-07-04.
- Liner notes from Decemberunderground
- "Hunter Burgan". VYou. Archived from the original on May 29, 2011. Retrieved July 4, 2011.
- "Superball Music – Matt Skiba and the Sekrets". Superball Music. Retrieved April 22, 2013.
- "Comics - Hunter Burgan". Hunterburgan.com. Retrieved December 27, 2015.