Radio Dystopia: Skinny Pup͟p͟y͟ ͟-͟ ͟L͟a͟s͟t͟ Rights (1992)

You can’t dip into earlier industrial without, at some point, throwing some SKINNY PUPPY out there. It would be easy enough for me to pass over, driven as I am by album art, but ultimately it’s about the music and not the cover. It’s just about the music. Few do the sound better than Skinny Puppy, and so… I will say this: There was a weird thing in the late 80s and early 90s in studio production, and it crossed over all genres of music as more and more producers went from analog to digital in both production and post-production, where everything started to sound like… static. It was all too sharp and crisp. Like the album art also, it would be better presented in a murkier, grimier fashion. It can come off all bright, like an advertisement.

Of course this sounds like a comment on Last Rights, and in a way it is, but it’s not meant as a criticism of the music… well.. whatever. Judge for yourself.

We’re going to leave this one at this today. I’ve lots to say but something is shifting in the mood.

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