Listen as the hours pass Burn the bridge again Rebuild, nothing's quite the same Split process Clear cut A single blade Retracing the steps so easily mislaid Knife in my hand To stab at you and make demands Discourse at times loses touch within my mind Answer hides and lies within
I recall when this album came out and I put it on my Christmas wish list. My aunt about died of embarrassment several times giving it as a gift: when she bought it (“Can you help me find an album called ‘Perpetual Intercourse’?”), when she wrapped it (“OMG, that’s a naked woman on the cover!”), and when she actually gave it to me in front of the family (to parents: “Are you folks okay with Michael receiving this album?”). Little did she know that this was considered mild when the rest of my musical tastes were taken in as evidence. I didn’t enjoy it much at first, but I’ve grown to love the album in the years since. Skinny Puppy is most definitely an acquired taste, but most of the bands in the same vein (or inspired by Skinny Puppy) wouldn’t exist in the way they do now without their influence. Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) credits the song Dig It for pushing NiN in the direction they ended up.
In the mood for angst today, if you couldn’t guess.