Tuesday, March 02, 2010

High quality live Skinny Puppy video from 1986 surfaces

Our friend Greg [one of the super-humans we're fortunate enough to breathe the same air with... dude works at NASA JPL and "was there" well before James Murphy] sent this video our way last night.

Swiss dark electronic music community & magazine Sanctuary has an exceptionally high quality [by VHS standards of the time] recording of Skinny Puppy performing at Dolce Vita Club in Lausanne, Switzerland Halloween night 1986.

So far they've uploaded the clip of "Assimilate" below, and just a couple days ago, this clip of "Smothered Hope".

I don't know how many times I watched this today. Not only is it the best quality recording of an old Puppy show I've seen, Ogre's movements are possessed and his genius for theatricality really shines through - especially around the seven minute mark...

Skinny Puppy - Assimilate [live in Switzerland, 10/31/1986]

1 comment:

will said...

So, when I was moving from San Diego to New York last summer, I ended up selling my drafting desk to a friend of a friend who had just moved to L.A. in order to start an industrial design business. I asked him what his living situation was, and it turns out that he was renting out cEvin Key's guesthouse in the Hollywood Hills. I'm still not exactly clear how that came about, but it sounded like a good time. Apparently Morgan Freeman lives next door, and they all barbecue together.

That's all i got . . .