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Skinny Puppy

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (1982 – 1995, 2003 – present)

Skinny Puppy is an influential band, formed in 1982 by core members cEVIN Key (Kevin Crompton) and Nivek Ogre (Ohgr) (Kevin Ogilvie) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Inspired by the groundbreaking music of Chrome, Kraftwerk, Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Portion Control, The Legendary Pink Dots, and others, Skinny Puppy experimented with electronic recording techniques and methods. the band composed multi-layered music generally using keyboards, synthesizers, found sounds, drum machines, live percussion, tape splices, samplers, and conventional rock music instruments. Whereas many contemporary remixes and re-edits of songs were created in order to make a song more suitable for dancing or different radio formats, Skinny Puppy approached remixing and re-editing as an artistic process of reinterpreting compositions, often using remixes to push their sound into styles of , and . Skinny Puppy’s often informal, improvisational approach to musical composition is indicated by use of the term brap, coined by them and defined as a verb meaning “to get together, hook up electronic instruments, get high, and record”.

Skinny Puppy’s first two proper releases, Bites and Remission, fall somewhere between the found-sound chaos of early Cabaret Voltaire and the abrasive, futuristic synthpop of the Units or Crash Course in Science. While the intense synth programming, abstract rhythms, and surreal samples—all Puppy trademarks—are present here, the albums owe as much to new wave as to industrial.

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  • Jon-Lucas

    My humble project https://soundcloud.com/daseinjonlucas

    24 May 4:33am Reply
  • Disvisonpunk86

    one of the best bands and masters in the electro-/industrial since you'll ever need in your life last thing I fucking Love SKINNY PUPPY <3

    22 May 3:10pm Reply
  • Lyrici17

    I've never shouted? How embarrassing.... I love Skinny Puppy. I need to listen to them more often though.

    17 May 5:05am Reply
  • ketamineface

    Check the 80s. That decade is like an archeological dig for gold.

    16 May 4:20pm Reply
  • Ezkarpy

    Indeed

    16 May 11:41am Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    there are many, you're not paying attention

    14 May 11:39pm Reply
  • cxt

    too little cult bands left. All now is ear candy mastering boost crap. a.k.a. the Process.

    1 May 6:10pm Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    The Prodigy's new album is wild, some great industrial vibes too. For fans of ohGr's first two albums, and TGWOTR-era Puppy.

    28 Apr 12:30pm Reply
  • kalovorot

    Kalovorot is better than Skinny Puppy http://last.fm/music/Kalovorot

    25 Apr 10:37am Reply
  • kalovorot

    /Yeah that is really bad kalovorot... chugs and bad mixing, bad electronics, bad guitar tone, bad vocals. At least learn how to write a guitar riff before calling your music metal. And as for the industrial part its not industrial either, it's all surface pretend nonsense. Don't upload that stuff for the public - especially not advertising it on public websites of bands that wipe the floor with 99% of any related music there is and claiming your juvenile project is superior - keep it to yourself and your friends until you learn how to play. / We have more albums with better sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyze-7dst6A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNX6-PV4vrc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIO-o41fR6Y

    25 Apr 10:36am Reply
  • jamesusillxd

    Oh man, these guys are awesome, Nine Inch Nails have been my favourite band since I was 13 and I have been really enjoying EBM for a couple of years, and I'd still not checked SP...

    18 Apr 10:39am Reply
  • Justd1e

    ketamineface: I'm sure people have done worse to get a shred of attention. :)

    15 Apr 8:52pm Reply
  • BOIA_CHI_MOLLA

    Anyone knows if (maybe) they have plans for touring in the EU this year? I want to see 'em live someday. Especially here in the UK. Fucking Hails SP!! Cheers!

    9 Apr 1:29pm Reply
  • adamzwakk

    jeff2007: Finding a copy of Rabies on vinyl is a used record store was one of my greatest finds.

    7 Apr 2:14pm Reply
  • ketamineface

    I thought it was ok, but dissing one of the most influential industrial bands of all time is not just a stupid tactic to get views, its downright suicidal.

    4 Apr 7:12pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    Yeah that is really bad kalovorot... chugs and bad mixing, bad electronics, bad guitar tone, bad vocals. At least learn how to write a guitar riff before calling your music metal. And as for the industrial part its not industrial either, it's all surface pretend nonsense. Don't upload that stuff for the public - especially not advertising it on public websites of bands that wipe the floor with 99% of any related music there is and claiming your juvenile project is superior - keep it to yourself and your friends until you learn how to play.

    31 Mar 5:56am Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    Коловрат*

    8 Mar 1:25pm Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    soooo Kalovorot are an offspring of shit? Nice try, industrial metal and electro-/industrial dance are two different genres, What you gonna do next compare Killing Joke with Agalloch?

    8 Mar 1:25pm Reply
  • dallinkapp

    https://dakborg.bandcamp.com

    6 Mar 8:03am Reply
  • kalovorot

    Skinny Puppy is shit which became pop. Kalovorot is much better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dr20rshl9o

    6 Mar 2:36am Reply
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