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SKINNY PUPPY: DOWN THE SOCIOPATH TOUR 2015 with Youth Code
October 31, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm| $25 - $30
Skinny Puppy formed in 1982 from the partnership of cEvin Key and Nivek Ogre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Key was dissatisfied with the pop direction of his then-current band Images in Vogue, and began Skinny Puppy with the intention of doing something more raw and experimental. The duo recorded their first self-released cassette Back & Forth in 1984, with help from Dave “Rave” Ogilvie. This was the beginning of a long partnership between Skinny Puppy and Rave, who would serve as their producer until 1993, and again in 1995, and was occasionally listed as a member of the band in album liner notes. Back & Forth drew the attention of Vancouver startup label Nettwerk, who signed the band later that year.
The dark electro-pop styles of the debut EP, Remission, and first album, Bites the following year, earned the band a fervent fan base. This era saw the creation of such now-immortal underground hits as “Assimilate”, “Smothered Hope”, “The Choke”, “Dead Lines”, “Last Call”, and “Far Too Frail”.