We finally have new Skinny Puppy on the way:
The Greater Wrong of the Right
Due in stores May 24th, 2004
Click for info - and...
The new Official Site
The main problem with describing Skinny Puppy is
a. The amount of deep psychosis involved here.
b. The level of harsh intensity and experimentation found within their material.
Not that these are such bad things, especially when it comes to music;
however this band had moments of pure, unadulterated insanity.
This makes it rather difficult to properly portray them in a written overview.
They have been described as:
Dance Music for Cadavers
All of these can be analyzed, debated and then over-analyzed ad nauseum, but I unwaveringly and categorically decline such propositions.
I will begin by throwing out a few titles and we shall see what materializes.
Worlock from the superb Rabies is a charming little piece of lovliness
concerning Charles Manson and his power over his subservient brainwashed followers,
with samples from The Beatles' Helter Skelter added for emphasis.
Then there is the fluffy and cuddly Shore-Lined Poison from the incredible release Too Dark Park
...which deals with man's toxic abuse of the planet in an intense, surreal and obliquely terrifying way.
This is the kind of subject matter that can be expected from oGRE And his collaborators.
I hope you are getting the idea.
This band was a major influence on many of the 'cutting edge' artists of the last decade or so.
Without The Pup, there would certainly be no Nine Inch Nails, at least the way we know them to be.
Skinny Puppy's influence has also touched countless others; KMFDM, Bamboo Crisis, STG, Ministry, etc.
(I saw Ministry in '90 or '91 with oGRE: What a fucking 'Hootenanny' that was...
Chain Link Fence, Cowboy Hats and all)
Which brings up the Multitude of projects SP Members have been involved in.
This 'Circle' is like the music world's most Diseased Family Tree.
While updating my Killing Joke Feature, I discovered this Superb page of Pigface Members.
Not all of the links work, (lazy FUCKS) but at least it provides the names:
I have heard on several occasions that there will be new Puppy on the way soon, dating back three years now.
Your guess is as good as mine on this one.
I have been reading about this 2000 reunion show in Germany which happened.
There are a couple of good linked images for that down below.
As for my own experience, I saw this Band raise a Hell of a Ruckus sometime around 1986,
when they were touring the States with Severed Heads.
What a Muisical MINDFUCK that was.
This, and the Ministry show, will eventually be covered in more detail on my Concerts pages.
Needless to say, these were two of the most memorable shows I have ever witnessed.
UPDATE - 11/2002 ~We have news, and plenty of it.
There are several comprehensive sites on the web for Latest SP News,
so I will make good use of their hard work.
Skinny Puppy Links and Resources:
For current happenings and news dating back several years on Skinny Puppy
(and the vast number of related projects)
An Awesome Resource
For everything else imaginable, CLICK:
The Ultimate SP Site
2. Rabies (Pictured Below; Click for Reviews from SSMT )
3. Too Dark Park (A Masterpiece; Click the Title)
Here are images of The Pup Live at their reunion show; Dresden, Germany 2000:
~Click These For More~
Also scroll down the Cover Page For Skinny Puppy Webrings
For the Rest of Tangento's Pages:
(If you are not already in my frames)