Envisioned as an experimental side project by cEvin Key
while he was in the new wave band Images In Vogue
, Canada's Skinny Puppy
has since become one of the biggest industrial bands of the age
. As we close in on their 30th anniversary why not settle back for two hours and enjoy the entire of Skinny Puppy's Greater Wrong of the Right
concert on YouTube while you download the free fan-made DVD Eurosolvent?
Formed in 1983 by IIV's drummer, Key in order to experimenting more with sound,
became a full-time band with the addition of vocalist Nivek Ogre
and the late Dwayne Goettel
Other notable members include Ministry
singer Al Jourgensen (Hexonexxon
) and Bill Leeb, who would later go on to found the similarly long-lived Front Line Assembly
By 1984 they has signed to Vancouver label Nettwerk
and released their first cassette, Back And Forth
, in 1984 and two albums in '85: Remissions
The band reportedly made their live debut by breaking into a Vancouver art gallery.
Drugs and tensions ended the band in 1995 with the release of The Process
quit Skinny Puppy in June 1995 to establish OhGr
and Goettel died of a heroin overdose two months later, sparking wide-spread rumours he had been killed by the Satanic The Process Church of the Final Judgement (sort of previously
But first they turned up for a cameo scene in The Doom Generation
Key's main project was electronic noise group Download
There is a not inconsiderable list of side projects
and associated acts to check out too.
The reconstituted in 2003 with Kitchen Confidential theme writer Mark Walk
after a short reunion in 2000.
The first new Skinny Puppy track in several years, "Optimissed
", appeared on the Underworld soundtrack in 2003.
The Greater Wrong of the Right, released in 2004, contained Pro-Test
, the band's first music video since 1996, and one that features a memorable krumping showdown between a group of breakdancers and goths.
Singles have been:
Stairs & Flowers
Other notable songs from their extensive body of work include:
Deep down Trauma Hounds
Far Too Frail
Some of these videos may be NSFW/NSFL.
Here's an interview from 1985
, from 1989 (part 1
, part 2
), and again in 2005 (part 1
, part 2
The anti-Bush administration stance taken by the band at their live shows drew the ire of the Patriotic Americans Boycotting Anti-American Hollywood
which attempted a boycott of college radio stations that played Skinny Puppy.
HanDover was released in October last year and a new live album Bootlegged, Broke And In solvent Seas
, recorded in 2010, was released in June.
There's also Eurosolvent
- a free DVD bootleg from the fans for the fans. Fully downloadable here
Recorded live at Diesel Club, Budapest, August 19, 2010 and uploaded earlier this week.
As a bonus, here's Ogre as Pavi Largo in Repo! The Genetic Opera
, and here he is talking about the role
And here's their TV Tropes page