When Skinny Puppy Goes Mellow

There was a time when Skinny Puppy was among the heaviest, hardest and most brutal artists out there. But that never meant that under all that angry noise there wasn’t a good song. Let me illustrate.

Here’s the original version of “Assimilate” from 1985.

Stripping away all the Ogre-ness and Radical Face found this.

For more modern interpretations of Nettwerk artists like Skinny Puppy, investigate the new compilation, From Cover to Cover: 30 Years at Nettwerk.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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