|Genres||Punk rock, alternative rock, experimental rock|
|Associated acts||The Clash, Queenadreena, Eat, Morgan The Wonder Stuff|
Peter Howard is an English rock musician. He was the member of the group The Clash from 1983 until separation in 1986. He was one of the drummers recruited by the band to replace Topper Headon after he was fired in 1982. Pete Howard is a good friend of Sil Wilcox the manager of the Wurzels and the Strangers. Pete and Sil played in a band on the Bath Music scene.
The Clash career (1983-86)
He joined the rock band in spring of 1983, after two major tours in the summer and on 27 November 1982 that followed the released of their album Combat Rock and took part of the tour to replace its original drummer Terry Chimes, who had replace himself offhand. Topper Headon was fired because of his heroin addiction. He had the opportunity to perform in May 1983 after the last tour of the Clash before founding member Mick Jones was sacked by the group. On 28 May 1983, he played the co-headlining with the band for the US Festival in San Bernardino, California, United States. He co-performed with the group at the festival's New Music Day, which drew a crowd over estimated between 100,000 and 200,000 people. Howard continued as a drummer. He continued touring with the band in America and Europe in 1984. In early 1985, he only appeared in their final studio album Cut The Crap. In the almost entirely his drum recordings have unfortunately not been included in the LP as their manager Bernard Rhodes, who replaced them by drum machines. The only two tracks where he was given were recorded live in the studio at the same time to form the B-side of the maxi-45s including "This Is England", well as "Do It Now" and "Sex Mad Roar". The band broke up in 1986.
Post-Clash career (1986-present)
He went on to work in the London-based rock group Eat was produced by Fiction Records. The band released their maxi single "Shame" in 1992 and their album "Epicure" was released in the following year. He then formed Vent 414 with Miles Hunt. In 2000, Meanwhile, he formed the short-lived group alongside with Morgan Nicholls, under the name of Morgan. The band only released one studio album Organized and an EP Flying High.
Queen Adreena (2002-08)
In 2002, Howard joined the alternative rock group Queenadreena for their albums Drink Me (2002), The Butcher and the Butterfly (2005) and Djin (2008). He left the group in 2008 and did not appear in their 2000 debut album Taxidermy.
With The Clash
- Cut the Crap (1985)
- Drink Me (Rough Trade, 2002)
- The Butcher and the Butterfly (One Little Indian, 2005)
- Live At The ICA (One Little Indian, 2005)
- Djin (Imperial, 2008)
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