When I first encountered Skinny Puppy in 1986, I didn’t get it. How could anyone like a song like “Dig It?”
Yet in time, I began to understand what they were trying to do. I became a fan. (Sometimes you need repeated unintentional exposure to some music before you get it. This is a problem in today’s music environment, but that’s a column for another day.)
Admittedly, Skinny Puppy’s music can be very scary and disturbing for the uninitiated–which is why I’m not at all surprised to hear that it was allegedly used for torture purposes on prisons at Guantanamo Bay. From The Phoenix New Times:
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