Skinny Puppy

Skinny Puppy - Puppy Gristle (2002)  Music

Posted by uff at April 16, 2016
Skinny Puppy - Puppy Gristle (2002)

Skinny Puppy - Puppy Gristle (2002)
Electronic | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Sub-Conscious Communications, sub 023b; Limited Edition | rel: 2002 | 280Mb

Puppy Gristle is an album released as a part of cEvin Key's subscription-service "From the Vault" in 2002, under the Skinny Puppy name. This was planned to be a limited-edition, subscription-only release of 1,000 copies available exclusively through the label's mailorder.

Skinny Puppy - Too Dark Park (1990)  

Posted by uff at Oct. 27, 2015
Skinny Puppy - Too Dark Park (1990)

Skinny Puppy - Too Dark Park (1990)
Electronic | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Nettwerk, 0 6700 30068 2 8 | rel: 1998 | 305Mb

When Ministry and the Revolting Cocks were offering what could be described as industrial noise for people who weren't industrial fans, Skinny Puppy continued to thrive on the extreme and remained far to the left of rock's center. Employing more bass than Puppy's previous albums, Too Dark Park has a bit of a funk element. But make no mistake: The industrial agitators (who had influenced Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, RevCo, Godflesh, and numerous others) were hardly going after rock's mainstream.

Skinny Puppy - Cleanse Fold And Manipulate (1987)  

Posted by uff at Oct. 13, 2015
Skinny Puppy - Cleanse Fold And Manipulate (1987)

Skinny Puppy - Cleanse Fold And Manipulate (1987)
Electronic | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Capitol, CDP 7 46922 2 | rel: 1987 | 290Mb

In the scheme of all things Skinny Puppy, Cleanse, Fold and Manipulate can be rather hard to recommend. Though it contains one of the band's finest songs, "Deep Down Trauma Hounds," Cleanse ultimately feels like a turning point, where experimentation is just beginning to gel with innovation and the band's trademark sound is forming rapidly before one's ears. But much of the album comes across like a series of interludes or ambient instrumental fragments.

Skinny Puppy - Rabies (1989)  

Posted by uff at Oct. 6, 2015
Skinny Puppy - Rabies (1989)

Skinny Puppy - Rabies (1989)
Electronic | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Capitol, CDP 7 93007 2 | rel: 1989 | 420Mb

Rabies is a solid, sordid album from Skinny Puppy, even if it isn't always the sound of the band operating at their peak. All of the trademark Skinny Puppy elements are in place: Nivek Ogre's snarling vocals, snippets of dialogue from sci-fi and horror movies, and symphonic, chugging synth sounds. At least four of the album's 11 tracks are perfect examples of Skinny Puppy's sonic attack.

Skinny Puppy - Bites And Remission (1987)  

Posted by uff at Sept. 8, 2015
Skinny Puppy - Bites And Remission (1987)

Skinny Puppy - Bites And Remission (1987)
Electronic | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Nettwerk, NTCD30 | rel: 1987 | 480Mb

Bites and Remission is a compilation by Skinny Puppy released on Nettwerk in 1987. The release of this compilation coincides with that of Remission & Bites and contains many of the same songs, albeit in a different context. This compilation culls songs from the assorted releases of Skinny Puppy's first two albums, Remission and Bites, and features remixes of two songs in place of their original versions.

Skinny Puppy - Remission (1984)  

Posted by uff at Sept. 1, 2015
Skinny Puppy - Remission (1984)

Skinny Puppy - Remission (1984)
Electronic | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Nettwerk W2-30082 | rel: 1995 | 260Mb

Throbbing Gristle came and went. Cabaret Voltaire furthered TG's grimy rhythmic onslaughts. Even SPK abandoned the cacophonous death noise of earlier records for the allure of the dance floor. But it was Canada's Skinny Puppy that paved the way for guys like Trent Reznor and Ministry. REMISSION, SP's first EP, remains the Puppy's finest hour. The breadth of vision and amazing instrumental prowess of vocalist Nivek Ogre and sound-designer Cevin Key will likely never be transcended.

Skinny Puppy - The Singles Collect (1999)  Music

Posted by uff at April 9, 2016
Skinny Puppy - The Singles Collect (1999)

Skinny Puppy - The Singles Collect (1999)
Electronic | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Nettwerk 06700 30148 2 3 | rel: 1999 | 540Mb

It's not a compilation of across-the-board greatest songs, but the Skinny Puppy singles collection does the old 12" Anthology one better by including tracks from the group's three Nettwerk albums of the 1990s (Rabies, Too Dark Park, and Last Rights). For fans, it's long been a dream to have the full fruits of the industrial kingpins' long career all on one disc – "Dig It," one of Skinny Puppy's first and best singles, appears right beside "Worlock," from 1989's Rabies.
Skinny Puppy - Doomsday: Back + Forth Vol 5, Live In Dresden (2001)

Skinny Puppy - Doomsday: Back + Forth Vol 5, Live In Dresden (2001)
Electronic | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Nettwerk, 0 6700 30225 2 1 | rec: 2000 | 530Mb

Skinny Puppy reunited for a one-off reunion concert in 2000, five years after the release of The Process, the death of keyboardist Dwayne Goettel, and the breakup of the band. The question of whether founding members Ogre and Cevin Key could pull off the Skinny Puppy live experience without Goettel is answered on Doomsday, a record of their concert at the Doomsday Festival in Dresden, Germany.

Skinny Puppy - Brap (Back & Forth Series 3 & 4) (1996)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 12, 2016
Skinny Puppy - Brap (Back & Forth Series 3 & 4) (1996)

Skinny Puppy - Brap (Back & Forth Series 3 & 4) (1996)
Electronic | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Nettwerk 0 6700 30103 2 0; enhanced edition | rel: 1996 | 1120Mb

One of the more elaborate entries in the sporadic Back and Forth archival series, Brap is a double-disc effort covering the beginning and end of Skinny Puppy's functional career as such. It's very obviously for the hardcore fan but the quality of much of the album is such that it's worth hearing as an example of the band's undoubted influence on electronic music.

Skinny Puppy - Last Rights (1992)  

Posted by uff at Dec. 22, 2015
Skinny Puppy - Last Rights (1992)

Skinny Puppy - Last Rights (1992)
Electronic | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Capitol/Nettwerk, CDP 7 98037 2 | rel: 1992 | 340Mb

Last Rights, Skinny Puppy's final album before a five-year hiatus, and their second to last overall, is a hailstorm of electro-distortion ten years ahead of its time. Even while industrial pop stars like Nine Inch Nails and Ministry were strutting their way across the charts and media outlets trumpeting the industrial revolution, Dave Ogilvie and cEvin Key's ambitious production talents reached what is easily a technical peak (and, arguably, an artistic peak). "Inquisition" is the pinnacle, a heart-stopping single whose production contributed just as much to the air of menace as Ogre's vocals.