Hope stifled...




Skinny Puppy is a Canadian band formed in Vancouver in 1982 by Kevin Crompton and Kevin Graham Ogilvie.


Group which released their first EP in 1984 called "Back & Forth", an EP which unfortunately went somewhat unnoticed. Just like the following "Remission". All the same, that was enough to make them notice the Nettwerk label, which signed them the same year.


A first album called "Bites" was released a year later in 1985, an album which also went under the radar but which nevertheless produced the mini hit "Assimilate". Mini hit which will only be audible in underground circles ...


It was the arrival of the Capital Records label in 1986 that would be a game-changer. Label which allows them to release the album "Mind : the perpetual intercourse", album from which their first single worthy of the name, "Dig it", will be extracted. Single which will be a great success.


New album "Cleanse fold and manipulate" a year later in 1987, album which sees the group engage politically through their songs. A bias that will unfortunately not pay more than that ...


They will have to wait for the release in 1988 of the album "VIVIsectVI" to finally reap their first notorious success thanks to the single "Testure". First and last notorious success because the group will never manage to repeat the feat despite the significant success of the albums "Last rights" and "The process" which will be released in 1992 and 1996 respectively.


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Sleeping beast 1984

  • Smothered hope 1984

  • Far to frail 1984

  • Assimilate 1985

  • Dig it 1986

  • Addiction 1987

  • Stairs and flowers 1987

  • Censor 1988

  • Testure 1988

  • Tin omen 1989

  • Worlock 1989

  • Tormentor 1990

  • Spasmolytic 1991

  • Inquisition 1992

  • Love in vein 1992

  • Candle 1996



Clips :


1984 ... a trendy sound but it's the style that leaves something to be desired. With a switch in the Dark wave which marginalizes them de facto ...



1984 ... in the same vein. The group excludes himself from recognition by the general public with a style that is at least particularly creepy ...



1984 ... and yet we feel that there is a significant underlying potential in this group. But there is still a lot of work before they can hope to join the big leagues ...



1985 ... a little respite doesn't hurt, on the contrary. A very gentle start to 1985, which allowed the ears to rest a little ...



1986 ... evolution is slow but certain. It is clear that it will take them a few years before arriving at a sound, and especially a style, compatible with the general public ...



1987 ... the groundwork begins to bear fruit. The group finally manages to produce structured titles, as much at the melodic level as at the style level. There remains the problem of the voice ...



1987 ... Canada was one of the biggest producers of 'aware' groups during the 80s. Why him in particular, good question doctor ...



1988 ... a title bordering on inaudible on certain passages. A truly surprising bias on the part of this group which knowingly refuses to evolve with the times ...



1988 ... then comes THIS title. The one and only title that will bring them some semblance of success and recognition. We stopped believing it would happen...



1989 ... short-lived improvement because the group leaves directly in its bad ways. One would have thought that the group would really make an effort to evolve. It is clear that we hardly take the path ...



1989 ... the 1980s saw them bloom, of course. But we really have to hope that the 90s will allow them to finally pass the plateau on which they have come up against since their beginning ...



1990 ... well, well it will not be for this blow there. The transition to the 1990s will not have changed the situation unfortunately ...



1991 ... a group which never knew, or wanted, to evolve and this in spite of a level of success of the weakest. Sometimes you don't have to try to understand ...



1992 ... still this dark and frightening universe from which they have not been able to escape since the start of their career. But there is something for everyone and that's also the 80s ...



1992 ... no noticeable improvements in sight. So we can imagine that it will be like that until the end. An amazing career strategy. Even suicidal ...



1996 ... an unclassifiable group, out of the ordinary and above all out of time. It's good to stand out from the crowd, but there are limits all the same. Limits that the group will never have found ...



Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skinny_Puppy

Official Website :

https://skinnypuppy.com/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/1996

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjBUnfnYV_pRzBbm2AHoVKg/featured


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