Skinny Puppy – Cleanse Fold and Manipulate


Skinny Puppy is a Canadian industrial music group formed in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1982. Initially envisioned as an experimental side project by cEvin Key (Kevin Crompton) while he was in the new wave band Images in Vogue, Skinny Puppy evolved into a full-time project with the addition of vocalist Nivek Ogre (Kevin Ogilvie). Despite little mainstream airplay, several Skinny Puppy releases have charted in North America and Europe, and their influence on industrial and electronic music is considerable. Widely considered originators of a unique sound and live performance style, Skinny Puppy are also known as pioneers of the industrial rock and electro-industrial genres. They were one of the earliest groups to help popularize industrial music, and their gloomy and androgynous aesthetic helped attract the attention of the goth scene, from which they were able to draw a larger female audience than any previous industrial group. Cleanse Fold and Manipulate is their third studio album, released in 1987. The album explores a number of different topic concerning medicine, society, and politics, the growing AIDS epidemic of the 80s, suicide, and horror films.

Label: Nettwerk
Cat. # 300111