Brap…The Skinny Puppy Discography is a detailed discography that contains releases from Skinny Puppy, Download and related projects, including remix/production work, collaborations, and appearances by Skinny Puppy members on other artist's releases.
Last update: 1.20.10
This Discography Is Split Into The Following Sections
(1) Skinny Puppy- A) Official Album, EP, Single and Video Releases (Including Promos)
B) Bootlegs and Other Unofficial Releases
C) Compilation Appearances
(2) Download- A) Album and EP Releases and B) Compilation Appearances
(3) The Tear Garden- A) Album and EP Releases and B) Compilation Appearances
(4) Other Projects- A Chud Convention, ADuck, Aftermath, Cyberaktif, Doubting Thomas, The Flu, Hell 'O' Death Day, Hilt, Involution, cEVIN Key, Kone, Lee Chubby King, Lung Goblins, Muteual Mortuary, Ogre & Mark Walk, Ohgr, P.T.P, Pigface, Plateau, The Petty Tyrants, Raw Dog, Rx, Voice, Water, W.E.L.T., and ZZZ Bot.
(5) Guest Appearances, Production, and Remixes- Skinny Puppy members' appearances on other artists' releases, including remixing and production work.
What’s New? Find Out In The Change Log
This section logs all changes made to the discography.
CA - Canada, US - United States, NL - Holland, GB - United Kingdom, BE - Belgium, DE - Germany, RU - Russia, DK - Denmark, SE - Sweden, JP - Japan, AU - Australia, NO - Norway, IL - Israel, AT - Austria, KR - Republic Of Korea (South Korea), MX - Mexico, CZ - Czech Republic, TW – Taiwan, FR - France
A "x" next to a line of release information indicates that it is, to the best of my knowledge, out of print. (Note: That doesn't necessarily mean that the release is totally unavailable, just that it is no longer being produced.)
BRAP...THE SKINNY PUPPY DISCOGRAPHY is now compiled and maintained by Stacy Lim with help from Lee Miller. With all due respect to Todd Zachritz, who did a fantastic job compiling and maintaining the site from April 1997 thru February 2008. Please e-mail any additions, corrections, complaints & compliments to Stacy Lim here.
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Skinny Puppy Bio
Skinny Puppy formed in 1983 with an original line-up of cEvin Key (Kevin Crompton, at that time a member of Vancouver synth-pop band Images in Vogue) and Nivek Ogre (Kevin Ogilvie), with producer/engineer Dave 'Rave' Ogilvie. They were joined early on by Bill Leeb (under the pseudonym Wilhelm Schroeder), and this group toured North America late in 1985. The following year, prior to the band's second North American tour, Leeb suddenly left the group to pursue solo work as Front Line Assembly (and later Delerium). His replacement was Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, previously of Edmonton group Water. The classically-trained Goettel was to be the final piece to the Puppy puzzle and solidified the band's evolving sound with his technical skills and electronic programming wizardry.
In-between 1986 and 1992, Skinny Puppy, consisting of vocalist/conceptualist Ogre, programmer/percussionist cEvin Key, synthesist Dwayne Goettel, and producer extraordinaire Dave 'Rave' Ogilvie, toured North America 6 times (1986-1987-1988-1990-1992) and Europe 3 times (1986-1987-1988), garnering rave reviews and achieving much notoriety on both continents for their extreme and visceral live performances and hard-hitting political commentary. Their recorded output was prolific and ever-evolving, ranging from the creepy horror-film ambience of 'Cleanse Fold And Manipulate' and the medical horrors of 'VIVIsectVI', to the environmental mutation of 'Too Dark Park' and the claustrophobic introversion of 'Last Rights'.
After their 1992 North American tour for the 'Last Rights' album, and after the fulfillment of their contract with Nettwerk Records, the band decided to become free agents and entertain offers from several major labels. They eventually agreed to sign to American Recordings--a move that would eventually see chaos and tragedy fracture and ultimately decimate the band.
Work began on their album, 'The Process', in 1994, and these recording sessions were plagued by a series of unfortunate natural disasters, label confusion, and personal disagreements. Longtime producer/catalyst and 4th member Dave Ogilvie was not included in the initial recordings as the label reportedly sought a more proven commercial name, and the band began to unravel as members, producers, and management were at constant odds and disagreed about the group's musical direction. On June 12, 1995, Ogre officially left Skinny Puppy to pursue his longtime solo project W.E.L.T. (later to be called Ohgr), which was immediately signed to American in the wake of Puppy's demise. Meanwhile, the Puppy album was stuck in legal limbo as the remainder of the band battled the label for control of the recordings. Key and Goettel, along with friends Mark Spybey (of Dead Voices on Air), Phil 'Philth' Western, Anthony 'Fu' Valcic, and Ken 'Hiwatt' Marshall, began work on their new band Download. On September 23, 1995, Dwa yne Goettel was found dead of a heroin overdose at his parents' home in Edmonton, officially and effectively putting the Puppy to rest.
Following Dwayne's death, cEvin reunited with Dave Ogilvie to complete the semi-finished Puppy album that was to be 'The Process'. American agreed to release it, and in 1996, Skinny Puppy's final album was unleashed to the world.
Eventually emancipated from the American deal, Key continued working on Download, as well as the Tear Garden (his longtime project with Edward Ka-Spel and the Legendary Pink Dots) and other projects under the umbrella label Subconscious Communications, which had been started in 1993 by Goettel and Western. Mark Spybey left the Subconscious crew in March, 1997, and Western left the fold in 2002.
As Key released numerous albums with a variety of collaborators and friends, Ogre was busy re-working on his Ohgr album with producer Mark Walk, which remained unreleased due to label trouble with American. He also spent time recording an album with longtime friend Martin Atkins from Pigface (as Rx), and did some guest stints with KMFDM and Pigface.
The duo of Ogre and Key cast aside their differences in 2000 to perform a Skinny Puppy live show at the Doomsday Festival in Dresden, Germany. After re-kindling their friendship and musical spark, the duo toured North America together again in 2001 supporting Ogre's side project (Ohgr). The duo have subsequently recorded and released The Greater Wrong Of The Right and Mythmaker as Skinny Puppy. Currently, they are working on another album.
Further Information Not In The General Discography
The Official Skinny Puppy Site
The Official Subconscious Communications Site
Litany-Skinny Puppy News & Forum
Corey Goldberg's Exhaustive & Thorough Skinny Puppy FAQ & Lyric Archive
Skinny Puppy Hungary-Resource For Skinny Puppy Information & Media
Skinny Puppy Vault & Bootleg Database