Howie Klein

Profile:
American writer, concert promoter, disc jockey, music producer, record label founder, record label executive, progressive political activist, and adjunct professor of music. He was a radio DJ on the first punk rock radio show in America and then co-founded an indie record label, 415 Records. Eventually he went to work at Warner Bros Records where he was general manager of Sire Records and then president of Reprise Records.

He retired from the increasingly corporatized, artist-unfriendly record business and is currently an Adjunct Professor at McGill University in Montreal, serves on the Board of People For the American Way and blogs under the nom de guerre "Down With Tyranny." He appears occasionally as himself in music-related film documentaries and has received accolades for his stance against censorship and for his advocacy of free speech protection.

Vocals

ANT 118, ANT 118 MLP, ZOTH 003 Howie Klein - ¡Consolidated! album art Consolidated Howie Livin' Consolidated - ¡Consolidated! (EP, MiniAlbum) Nettwerk ANT 118, ANT 118 MLP, ZOTH 003 Belgium 1989 Sell This Version

Production

PRO-CD-2831 Howie Klein - Music For The Starving Millions album art Various Various - Music For The Starving Millions(CD, Comp, Promo) Sire PRO-CD-2831 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 25665-2 Howie Klein - Just Say Yes... Sire's Winter CD Music Sampler album art Various Various - Just Say Yes... Sire's Winter CD Music Sampler(CD, Comp) Sire 9 25665-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 25745-2 Howie Klein - Just Say Yo (Volume 2 Of Just Say Yes) album art Various Various - Just Say Yo (Volume 2 Of Just Say Yes)(CD, Comp) Sire 9 25745-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
92 59484 Howie Klein - Groovies' Greatest Grooves album art The Flamin' Groovies The Flamin' Groovies - Groovies' Greatest Grooves (Comp) Sire 92 59484 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
PRO-C-4329 Howie Klein - ... The Wherehouse 3/20/90 album art Depeche Mode Interview Depeche Mode - ... The Wherehouse 3/20/90(Cass, Promo) Sire, Mute, Reprise Records PRO-C-4329 US 1990 Sell This Version
9 26087-2 Howie Klein - Here Comes The Groom album art John Wesley Harding John Wesley Harding - Here Comes The Groom(CD, Album) Sire 9 26087-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-3981 Howie Klein - World Music Sampler album art Various Various - World Music Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Warner Bros. Records, Reprise Records, Sire, Opal Records, Luaka Bop PRO-CD-3981 US 1990 Sell This Version
92 62204 Howie Klein - All The Stuff (And More) - Vol. I album art Ramones Ramones - All The Stuff (And More) - Vol. I (Comp) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 92 62204 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
9 26623-2 Howie Klein - Just Say Anything (Vol. V Of Just Say Yes) album art Various Various - Just Say Anything (Vol. V Of Just Say Yes)(CD, Comp, ARC) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9 26623-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
9 26618-4, 4-26618 Howie Klein - All The Stuff (And More) - Vol. II album art Ramones Ramones - All The Stuff (And More) - Vol. II (Comp) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9 26618-4, 4-26618 US 1991 Sell This Version
38215-3 Howie Klein - Just Say Yes 2 album art Various Various - Just Say Yes 2(VHS, Comp, NTSC) Warner Reprise Video 38215-3 US 1991 Sell This Version
38215-3 Howie Klein - Just Say Yes 1 album art Various Various - Just Say Yes 1(VHS, Comp, NTSC) Warner Reprise Video 38215-3 US 1991 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-5647 Howie Klein - The Winner Loses album art Body Count (2) Body Count (2) - The Winner Loses (Single) Sire, Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-5647 US 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45139-4 Howie Klein - Body Count album art Body Count (2) Body Count (2) - Body Count (Album) Sire, Warner Bros. Records, Rhyme $yndicate Records 9362-45139-4 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
PRO-C-5288 Howie Klein - KROQ/Sire 1992 Calendar Compilation album art Various Various - KROQ/Sire 1992 Calendar Compilation(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Sire, World Famous KROQ 106.7 FM PRO-C-5288 US 1992 Sell This Version
9362-41280-2 Howie Klein - Hey Joe album art Body Count (2) Body Count (2) - Hey Joe(CD, Single) Reprise Records, Warner Bros. Records 9362-41280-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-6101 Howie Klein - Boys United album art Various Various - Boys United(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Sire, Warner Bros. Records, Reprise Records, Genre, Mute, Kinetic Records, Some Bizzare, I Square Records PRO-CD-6101 US 1993 Sell This Version
9 45645-2 Howie Klein - Just Say Roe (Vol. VII Of Just Say Yes) album art Various Various - Just Say Roe (Vol. VII Of Just Say Yes) (Comp) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 9 45645-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-6831 Howie Klein - Everybody Needs Somebody album art Various Various - Everybody Needs Somebody(CD, Comp, Promo, Car) Sire PRO-CD-6831 US 1994 Sell This Version
PRO-C-7870 Howie Klein - Maine Won't Discriminate / Fiddlehead Salad album art Various Various - Maine Won't Discriminate / Fiddlehead Salad(Cass, Comp, Promo) Reprise Records PRO-C-7870 US 1995 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-8138 Howie Klein - Sing, Don't Sign! (A Benefit Album For Idaho's Decline To Sign Campaign) album art Various Various - Sing, Don't Sign! (A Benefit Album For Idaho's Decline To Sign Campaign) (Comp) Reprise Records PRO-CD-8138 US 1996 Sell This Version
4-46431 Howie Klein - Music From Party Of Five album art Various Various - Music From Party Of Five (Comp, Album) Reprise Records 4-46431 Indonesia 1996 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-8393 Howie Klein - Human Rights Campaign album art Various Various - Human Rights Campaign(CD, Comp, Promo) Reprise Records, Maverick, Slash, 4AD, Kinetic Records, Perfecto PRO-CD-8393 US 1996 Sell This Version
7-17410 Howie Klein - Baby Be There album art Nu Flavor Nu Flavor - Baby Be There(7", Single) Reprise Records 7-17410 US 1997 Sell This Version

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DJjonathanE.

DJjonathanE.

September 3, 2021
I remember Howie from back in the day and he undoubtedly did his part in producing frothy controversy as well as some decent records. But today it all seems so innocuous. Glad to hear he moved on to a less commercialistic venue.