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#1
1991 to 1992
 

Georgie Howie Jesse Rick Belvy k.
D Generation burst onto the New York City live circuit in 1991. Both Jesse Malin & Howie Pyro were already well known around NYC. Jesse most notably for his early 80s hardcore punk band Heart Attack & Howie for numerous bands including The Blessed and Freaks. This original line-up were together for less than a year but they did record some demos that included the songs ‘No Way Out’ & ‘Vampire Nation’ that would eventually appear on D Generation’s debut album. Jesse & Howie became the band's only two constant members and would work together for the next nine years going on to form PCP Highway after D Generation split in 1999.
 
   
 
Jesse
Malin
Vocals
Howie
Pyro
Bass
Richard
Bacchus
Guitar
Georgie
Seville
Guitar
Belvy
K.
Drums
 
 
 
 
   
 
#2
1992
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July 1997
 

Howie Michael Jesse Rick Danny


 
Georgie Seville & Belvy K. were replaced in 1992 by brothers Danny & Michael (AKA Danny Sage & Michael Wildwood). This line-up remained stable for five years & the band had its most popular & productive period during this time. In 1993 D Generation released two independent 7” singles, ‘No Way Out’ & ‘Wasted Years’, before being signed to Chrysalis Records later the same year. They released their debut album D Generation for Chrysalis almost a year later. Then, just as the momentum was really beginning to build, EMI Records (the parent company of Chrysalis) came under new management & refused to promote the band or their new CD. By the end of 1995 D Generation had been forced to cancel their contract with Chrysalis. Several major labels immediately courted the band & they finally settled on Columbia Records with whom they recorded & released their second album No Lunch in 1996. On July 3 1997 Richard Bacchus played his last show with D Generation (for now!) at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. He had decided to leave D Generation in order to devote more attention to his side project Vasquez.
 

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Coville
Guitar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Speilman
Bass

Bobcat
Guitar

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Maicor
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Jimmy
Gestapo
Vocals
Chuck
Valle
Bass
Doug K.
Beans
Drums
Todd
Youth
Guitar
 
Jesse
Malin
Vocals
Howie
Pyro
Bass
Danny
Sage
Guitar
Michael
Wildwood
Drums
Richard
Bacchus
Guitar
 
 
 
 
 
#3
Mid 1997
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Feb 1999
 
#1

Todd Danny Howie Jesse Michael
Richard Bacchus was replaced by Todd Youth, formerly of Murphy’s Law. Todd played his first show with D Generation in September 1997 at Connections in Clifton, NJ. The first studio recording to appear featuring Todd was ‘Dying For A Living’ from the Old Skars & Upstarts compilation album released in August 1998. This line-up toured across Europe during January & February of 1998 in support of Green Day, & on their return home to New York they played two shows at C.B.G.B.'s on February 27 and 28. These shows turned out to be the last D Generation played that year, & the last with Michael and Todd. Much of 1998 was spent recording the new album. In October three new songs appeared on the ‘Prohibition EP’ 7” single, before D Generation’s third & final album Through The Darkness was finally released in February 1999… Just as Michael Wildwood & Todd Youth announced that they were leaving
D Generation to concentrate all their efforts on, what up until then had been their side project, Chrome Locust.
 
1997 to 1998
 
In 1997, while he was still performing with D Generation, Richard Bacchus formed Vasquez with Jim Heneghan & Eric Kuby. By September of the same year Rick had left
D Generation in order to commit more time to Vasquez playing gigs mainly around the NYC area. Rick did return temporarily to D Generation in February 1999 as stand-in guitarist, replacing Todd Youth who had originally been Rick’s replacement. Jim Heneghan left Vasquez amicably during the summer of 1998 to join Todd Youth & Michael Wildwood in Chrome Locust.
   
 
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Youth
Guitar
Michael
Wildwood
Drums
Danny
Sage
Guitar
Howie
Pyro
Bass
Jesse
Malin
Vocals
 
Richard
Bacchus
Vocals/Guitar
Eric
Kuby
Drums
Jim
Heneghan
Bass
 
 
 
 
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Mid 1998 to March 2000
 
#4
Feb 1999
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March 1999
 
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In the summer of 1998 during a period of inactivity for D Generation Todd Youth & Michael Wildwood started rehearsing a side project they named Chrome Locust with Jim Heneghan of Vasquez. In October of 1998 Chrome Locust played their first gig at Coney Island High, in NYC, opening for Queens of the Stone Age. By the following February Todd & Michael had announced that they were leaving D Generation to focus all their attention on their new band. Chrome Locust released their first and only, self titled, album in May 1999. But by September Todd had left Chrome Locust in order to play guitar with Danzig. Michael & Jim attempted to continue the band with Michael taking on vocal duties, while a new drummer was brought in & the search for a replacement guitarist continued. With no new guitarist being found the band dissolved in the spring of 2000.
 
When Todd Youth left D Generation in February 1999 Richard Bacchus returned for a brief one month period, so as to help his ex-band mates fulfill touring commitments in support of the new album, until a permanent guitarist could be found. Michael Wildwood was replaced by Joe Rizzo on the drums. D Generation played their first live gig in nearly a year at the L and G Club in New Haven, CT on February 19, which kicked off a month of shows around the mid-Atlantic region. On March 20 at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC the band were joined on stage by Joey Ramone, one of D Generation's most vocal supporters right from their early days, who sang ‘Helpless’. When D Generation got the opportunity of a two week stint opening for Offspring in the US during April 1999 Richard Bacchus decided to return to his band Vasquez bowing out on a high note after the band had played to a crowd of about 20,000 people at a radio station festival in Ft. Myers, Florida on March 21.

Howie Danny Jesse Rick Joe
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Wildwood
Drums/Vocals
Jim
Heneghan
Bass
Todd
Youth
Guitar/Vovals
 
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Malin
Vocals
Howie
Pyro
Bass
Joe
Rizzo
Drums
Danny
Sage
Guitar
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Bacchus
Guitar
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March 1999
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April 1999
 
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Richard Bacchus was replaced by Jim Wallerstein (a guitarist from NYC, now with Vacationland) & D Generation headed out west to support Offspring for two weeks. At the end of the Offspring tour D Generation returned to the east coast for a few more shows, culminating with a home town gig to a sell out crowd at Coney Island High on Saturday April 24 1999. Though it was not previously announced, this turned out to be D Generation’s final show and was recorded & filmed for a future live album & video, both of which are still waiting to be released.
“We're not a punk band...we're not a glam band...we're not a hair band...I don't think we're a funk band...we haven't gone goth yet...we're just D Generation...be good”
- Jesse's intro to the last song of the last show.
 
1998 to Present
 
Richard Bacchus returned to his band Vasquez after his short spell helping out D Generation. After Jim Heneghan left to join Chrome Locust in 1998 Rick recruited legendary ex-Hanoi Rocks bassist Sam Yaffa & continued to play and record in & around NYC. In March 2000 Vasquez released a CD titled Two Songs featuring the tracks ‘Long Lost Debbie’ and ‘How You Gonna Ball’, available through their website via mail order. In the summer of 2000 Vasquez recorded two shows at the Lakeside Lounge in NYC for a planned live album but this has never been released. More recently Rick has been playing guitar for Murphy’s Law.
 
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Malin
Vocals
Howie
Pyro
Bass
Joe
Rizzo
Drums
Jim
Wallerstein
Guitar
Danny
Sage
Guitar
Richard
Bacchus
Vocals/Guitar
Eric
Kuby
Drums
Sam
Yaffa
Bass
 
 
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March 2000
 
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In the summer of 1999 Jesse Malin, Howie Pyro & Joe Rizzo recruited Esko Poldvere & David Matos & formed PCP Highway. PCP Highway played their debut gig at the Elbow Room in NYC on September 11 1999. The band recorded a number of demos, some of which have been re-recorded and released by Jesse since. The band played shows, mainly around the NYC area, up until the middle of March 2000 when Jesse decided to stop PCP Highway & make his first tentative endeavours as a solo artist. Initially Howie was going to continue working with Jesse, but when he got the offer to play bass in Danzig Jesse wished him well & Howie moved out to LA. PCP Highway did record a full length studio album titled Dreamless but after the band split up the deal with the record company was dissolved & it was never released. Although some songs from the album eventually found a home on Jesse’s future releases, other wondrous classics such as ‘Funeral In June’ (the song from where the title of the album was taken) now look as though they may never find the wider audience they so much deserve.
 
Since D Generation broke up DANNY SAGE has recorded some demos & a full length album that is yet to be released. He has also played some live shows in LA.
 
 
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Pyro
Bass
Jesse
Malin
Vocals/Guitar
Joe
Rizzo
Drums
Esko
Poldvere

Guitar
David
Matos
Keyboards/Guitar
 
 
 
   
June 2000
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Nov 2000
 
March 2000 to Jan 2003
 
Following the break up of PCP Highway, Jesse announced that he would now be pursuing a solo career & released the Jesse Malin 169 EP in April 2000, sold through his website via mail order. He had also started playing some acoustic shows around NYC which were advertised as the So-Low Shows. Then in June 2000 Jesse formed another band, which he named Tsing Tsing, with Joe Rizzo, Esko Poldvere & a new bass player called Johnny Pisano. The band performed a similar set to PCP Highway, consisting of many of the same songs, until November 2000 when Jesse changed the name of the band to Bellvue.
 
Glenn
Danzig
Vocals
Joey
Castillo
Drums
Todd
Youth
Guitar
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Malin
Vocals/Guitar
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Pisano
Bass
Joe
Rizzo
Drums
Esko
Poldvere

Guitar
 
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Nov 2000
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Dec 2001
 
 

Howie Pyro & Todd Youth left Danzig in January 2003 to form The Disciples, along with Christian Black formerly of Dee Dee Ramone's band. Although Howie is no longer with The Disciples he did play some shows around the LA area and the band were rumoured to have signed to Capitol Records. Howie has since been working with Jesse Malin again playing some bass parts on Jesse’s album The Heat.
 

Bellvue were essentially the same band as Tsing Tsing who had evolved out of PCP Highway. In fact the name Bellvue had been suggested as an alternative to PCP Highway as far back as January 2000 when it was felt that some people may have had a problem with the drug reference implied by the name PCP Highway. Half of Bellvue’s set stretched back to the PCP Highway days, but the other half were new recordings. This mix of old & new was reflected in the Bellvue Album To Be Somebody originally released in April 2001. This was Jesse’s first official release since leaving D Generation. The album was re-released in September 2001 with a revised track listing. Then in December 2001 Jesse returned to the studio, this time with his friend Ryan Adams in the production seat (who had sung some backing vocals on the Bellvue CD), to record a solo album.

 
     
Geoff
Reading
Drums
Christian
Black
Guitar
Todd
Youth
Guitar
Howie
Pyro
Bass
 
Jesse
Malin
Vocals/Guitar
Johnny
Pisano
Bass
Joe
Rizzo
Drums
Esko
Poldvere

Guitar
   
 
Jan 2002
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Present
 
 

After recording his solo debut, The Fine Art Of Self Destruction, Jesse spent much of the first half of 2002 playing shows around the NYC area promoting his forthcoming album. Strangely enough, after many years of Jesse’s records not even receiving a European release, The Fine Art Of Self Destruction was put out in the UK by One Little Indian (a small UK based independent label) in October 2002, a full 3 months before its US release. Jesse secured a support slot on Ryan Adams' November / December 2002 European tour which, on days off, incorporated some solo headlining dates that included Jesse’s debut London headline show at the Spitz on December 10. All of Jesse’s European shows had gone down really well & in 2003 Jesse returned to the UK for three separate tours and an appearance on the New Stage at the Glastonbury festival. During October 2003 Jesse also toured Australia for the first time. June 2004 saw Jesse’s second solo album, The Heat, released in the UK. Once again the album was available in the UK a full month before its American release. Jesse also did a very successful three week headlining tour of the UK during May, prior to the release of the new album. On sale at these shows was an official bootleg album of live recordings and some rare studio tracks called Messed Up Here Tonight. This impromptu release gave fans an early preview of the new album with some live versions of new songs, including ‘Silver Manhattan’, Since You’re In Love & ‘Going Out West’. These live songs had been recorded earlier that year in Liverpool when Jesse had toured the UK for the second time in support of Ryan Adams, a tour that had been cut abruptly short when, in Liverpool, Ryan had fallen of the stage & injured himself.

 


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