"Skinny Puppy" is a prominent industrial band formed in Vancouver, BC, Canada in 1982. Although not very commercially successful themselves, Skinny Puppy had a strong influence on many bands, most notably Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson.
Inspired by the music of Kraftwerk, Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle and others, Skinny Puppy experimented with electronic recording techniques and methods, composing multi-layered music generally with synthesizers, found sounds, drum-machines, manual percussion, tape-splices, traditional instruments, distortion, and samplers. 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 ambient, dub and techno.
Skinny Puppy has been widely noted for their bizarre and confrontational live performances, for which every concert was designed to challenge the notions and beliefs of all who attended. Their music has had some acceptance in dance clubs because of its danceable beats, but has had...
|years active||1982 in music|
|origin||Vancouver, British Columbia|
|music genre||Industrial music|
|current members|| cEvin Key|
|past members|| Wilhelm Schroeder|