Skinny Puppy

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Nivek Ogre with Skinny Puppy, 2007 in NYC

Skinny Puppy is a notable industrial band from Vancouver, Canada. The band formed in early 1982 and has risen as a pioneering force in industrial music, combining the ferocity of punk with the experimentation, noise, and theatrics of the budding electronic movement. The band split after the grueling recording of The Process but reformed in 2000. The band is currently still active.

Some of the very first Nine Inch Nails shows were opening slots for Skinny Puppy along select VIVIsectVI tour dates in 1988 and featured material from Pretty Hate Machine and Purest Feeling. Trent Reznor has claimed his "first song" "Down In It" is a "total rip-off" of Skinny Puppy's 1986 single "Dig It" in a radio interview. The two do bear a bit of resemblance.

Skinny Puppy's vocalist/front-man Nivek Ogre has performed live on stage alongside Reznor in the band Pigface, most notably sharing a duet of the song "Suck" which was recorded on video. In 2005, Ogre sang the song "Supernaut," often attributed to Reznor, with the band Ministry at a live show in New York City. Rumors exist that Ogre and Reznor have met socially in recent times, but it is unlikely to expect any collaboration.

Trent Reznor has also worked extensively with Dave "Rave" Ogilvie, a one-time permanent fixture in Skinny Puppy as producer and band member.

Skinny Puppy was recently featured on nin.com in a photograph taken by Trent Reznor.

Band Members

  • Nivek Ogre
  • cEvin Key
  • Dwayne Goettel (through 1995)
  • Dave “Rave” Ogilvie: producer, associate (through 1995)
  • Mark Walk (2003–present)
  • Justin Bennett (2004-present)
  • William Morrison (2004)

Guests and Collaborators

  • Bill Leeb (1985–1986, under the pseudonym Wilhelm Schroeder)
  • Al Jourgensen (1989)
  • Genesis P-Orridge (1995

Body Of Work

Studio Albums

  • Back and Forth (1984)
  • Bites (1985)
  • Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse (1986)
  • Cleanse Fold and Manipulate (1987)
  • VIVIsectVI (1988)
  • Rabies (1989)
  • Too Dark Park (1990)
  • Last Rights (1992)
  • The Process (1996)
  • Puppy Gristle (2002)
  • The Greater Wrong of the Right (2004)
  • Mythmaker (2007)

EPs

  • Remission (1984)
  • Chainsaw (1987)

Singles

  • Dig It (1986)
  • Stairs and Flowers (1987)
  • Addiction (1987)
  • Censor (1988)
  • Testure (1989)
  • Tin Omen (1989)
  • Worlock (1990)
  • Tormentor (1990)
  • Spasmolytic (1991)
  • Inquisition (1992)
  • Candle (1996) promo only
  • Track 10 (2000)
  • Politikil (2007) promo only

Live Albums

  • Ain't It Dead Yet? (1987)
  • Doomsday: Back and Forth Series 5: Live in Dresden (2001)

Collections

  • Bites and Remission (1987)
  • Remission and Bites (1987)
  • Twelve Inch Anthology (1990)
  • Back and Forth Series 2 (1992)
  • Brap: Back and Forth Series 3 & 4 (1996)
  • remix dystemper (1998)
  • The Singles Collect (1999)
  • The B-Sides Collect (1999)
  • Back and Forth Series 6 (2003)
  • Back and Forth Series 7 (2007)

External Links

Semi-Official news outlet and home of the largest Skinny Puppy forum
Official site.
Official Myspace