Howie Pyro

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Howie Pyro
Birth name Howard Kusten
Born 28 June 1960
New York City, United States
Genres Punk Rock, Heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician & Disc Jockey
Instruments Bass guitar
Associated acts Danzig
The Blessed
D Generation

Howie Pyro (born Howard Kusten on June 28, 1960) is a bass player of Puerto Rican and Jewish American ancestry. He is a founding member of both The Blessed and D Generation.[1]

He was a DJ at Green Door parties. He is the host of Intoxica Radio with Howie Pyro, an internet radio show where he plays, "50's and 60's rock and roll, psycho surf, garage, rockabilly, hillbilly horrors, voodoo r & b, insane instrumentals, religious nuts, and teenage hell music."[2] Pyro was also friends with Sid Vicious and was one of the last people to see the former Sex Pistols bassist alive, was there the night he died from a heroin overdose.

Discography[edit]

With The Blessed[edit]

  • Deep Frenzy/American Bandstand (1979)

With Freaks[edit]

  • "Pippi Skelter: A Rock Opera in Five Movements" (1988)
  • "In Sesurround" (1989)

With D Generation[edit]

  • No Way Out - Single - (1993)
    • Re-released in 1994 and 1996.
  • Wasted Years - Single - (1993)
  • No God / Degenerated - Single - (1994)
  • D Generation - (1994)
  • No Lunch - (1996)
  • She Stands There - Single - (1996)
  • Capital Offender - Single - (1997)
  • Prohibition - EP - (1998)
  • Helpless - Single - (1998)
    • Re-released in 1999.
  • Through The Darkness - (1999)
  • Nothing Is Anywhere (album)-(2016)-(Bastard Basement Records)

with Joey Ramone[edit]

  • "Christmas Spirit... In My House" (2002)

with Genesis P. Orridge / Splinter Test[edit]

  • Electric Newspaper: Issue Four (1997)

With Danzig[edit]

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