Skinny Puppy – Last Rights


Last Rights is the seventh studio album by Canadian electro-industrial band Skinny Puppy. It was released in March 1992 as the group’s final record distributed through Nettwerk. Last Rights saw the band experimenting with two opposite extremes: cacophonous heavy music and gloomy melodies, resulting in moments of industrial weight as well as moments of uncharacteristic softness. Along with containing some of the band’s most impenetrable walls of sound and an eleven-minute track composed almost entirely of manipulated and distorted samples, Last Rights also features Skinny Puppy’s first ballad. The album’s production was troubled both internally and externally, involving tension within the band and threatened litigation from without. After its release, it was followed by Skinny Puppy’s last tour for twelve years. Despite Last Rights’ difficulties, it was well-received and named by Alternative Press as one of the best albums of the 1990s. It spawned two singles, “Inquisition” in 1993 and “Left Handshake” (distributed under the title “Track 10”) in 2000, and was the band’s first release to chart on the Billboard 200.

2022 Reissue
Label: Nettwerk Records
Cat. #NETT302081

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