A Chronology of Skinny Puppy

Unfinished/test/shitty version October 18, 2003

Notes:


  1. Pre-Puppy, Back and Forth, Remission
  2. Bites
  3. Mind:TPI
  4. Cleanse Fold and Manipulate
  5. Head Trauma and VIVIsectVI
  6. Rabies
  7. Too Dark Park
  8. Last Rights
  9. The Process and Subconscious
  10. Post-Skinny Puppy
     
When What Documentation, links, etc.
'74 cEvin Key forms his first band called the Fuck Brothers with friend Dick Hardy and records their first 'album' on the same day.  
'74 The Fuck Brothers make another album, with a bunch of friends involved, called Live at Istanbul. Recorded over an old Tangerine Dream 8-Track, the songs were interspersed with crowd noise. The tape was stolen.  
'75 cEvin Key plays in a band called Bastille  
'77 cEvin Key joins No Exit. They change their name to Illegal Youth after the name No Exit is 'stolen' by another band (who later recorded under the name).   
'80 - '81 (?) cEvin thinks up a band called The Dragon Experience, but it never comes together.  
April 29, 1981 Images in Vogue is formed, with cEvin Key as a founding member.  
'81 cEvin Key thinks up an experimental project called Skinny Puppy to feature himself, Joe Vizvary, and Dale Plevin.   
'82 or '83 cEvin and Ogre meet at a party (?), after a previous wordless encounter at Safeway.   
'82 Dwayne records a demo called Torture with The Pinstripe Club, later called Psyche after he left. Psyche: Misguided Angels
February 23, 1982 Dave Ogilvie is introduced to Images in Vogue at their concert.  
May '83 Images in Vogue's tour ends  
May '83 Ogre begins an approximately year-long stay as Gary Blair Smith's roommate  
May '83 To A Baser Nature is recorded by cEvin and Joe Vizvary at Images in Vogue's Povell St. warehouse. cEvin adds further loops and effects (using Joe's PCM41 delay) at home. Back and Forth Series 2
Summer - November '83 Ogre becomes involved in Skinny Puppy and much of Back and Forth is recorded Back and Forth Series 1/2
Fall '83 Images in Vogue's first major release  
December '83 Images in Vogue begin using their Hamilton St. recording/rehersal warehouse and tour both with Bryan Adams and as a headlining act.  
January 21, 1984 Sleeping Beast, the first Skinny Puppy track in a studio, is recorded at Mushroom, completing Back and Forth Series 1. Back and Forth Series 1/2
Early '84 Back and Forth Series 1 is released in an edition of 35 copies  
Early '84 Backing tapes for the Unovis show are recorded at the Hamilton St. warehouse.  
February '84 Skinny Puppy's first live performance at the Unovis in Vancouver. IIV's monitors are used as a PA, with no sound man. Brap CD-Rom video/audio of K-9
March '84 Images in Vogue tour with Duran Duran, leading to a marked change in their demographic. Don Gordon leaves the band.  
April '84 Images in Vogue continue to tour  
May/June '84 Images in Vogue record their In The House LP in Los Angeles  
July/August '84 cEvin records Remission in Vancouver while the IIV LP is mixed in L.A. Remission
September - December '84 Sporadic Images in Vogue touring.   
December '84 Remission EP released Remission


 

January '85 Short Images in Vogue tour. Bites bedtracks recorded at the Hamilton St. warehouse using IIV gear. Bites
February '85 Images in Vogue records and mixes LP  
Feburary '85 First Skinny Puppy show with Wilhelm Schroeder at the New York Theatre in Vancouver, with Rave mixing the sound and Joe Vizvary running the stage monitors. The Smothered Hope and Far Too Frail video footage is from this show. Smothered Hope video 
Far Too Frail video 
Possibly the Brap CD-Rom footage which is backed by Smothered Hope and paired with K-9
 
February '85 Skinny Puppy perform live at the Luv-a-fair in Vancouver.  
February '85 The band Voice, featuring Dwayne Goettel (at this point still unrelated to Skinny Puppy) record their Anno Di Voce EP.  Voice: Anno Di Voce
Early or Mid '85 cEvin and Ogre open as Hell 'O' Death Day for Chris and Cosey. The material from this project eventually became the bonus tracks on the Remission cassette and CD and were configured into the various editions of  Bites  
Early or Mid '85 The Tear Garden's Oo Ee Oo is recorded, though Edward's vocals must have been added at a later date. The Tear Garden: Tired Eyes Slowly Burning
March - May '85 Images in Vogue tours  
May '85 Skinny Puppy performs at University of British Columbia (possibly). Bootleg video may exist (?!?!?)
May - June '85 Tom Ellard's Severed Heads perform at Luv-a-fair in Vancouver and he produces the recording of Assimilate  
June 16, 1985 cEvin's last show with Images in Vogue  
July '85 Images in Vogue's Save It video is filmed, in which cEvin appears  
July 7, 1985 Skinny Puppy perform live at the New York Theatre in Vancouver for the second time.
Handbill provided by Joachim Plorin.

The Assimilate video is clearly from a different performance than Smothered Hope/Far Too Frail: Ogre is wearing different clothes, the scaled down Bites-tour version of the stage set is used, etc. Even though the video itself was produced before Smothered Hope/Far Too Frail, it seems that the show at which it was shot was at a later date. If it was shot at the New York Theatre (as reported) it must be from this date.

August '85 cEvin helps out with Images in Vogue's 12" remix of Save It and teaches Derrick Gyles, his replacement, the drum parts. Images in Vogue: Save It 12"
Mid '85 - September 30, 1985 Bites is released (the date of June 5th currently given by Nettwerk's site is almost surely incorrect) Bites
Bites charted on CHRW 94.7 FM on Sept. 30, so it must have been released sometime before then
Bites tour Beginning in Canada, continuing down the east coast, followed by further dates in the U.S. The tour was planned to finish up with a short stay in Europe in February but this did not happen. Dates assembled from interviews and other sources
Novemeber 1, 1985 New York Theatre in Vancouver Their third performance at the venue
November 11, 1985 The Diamond club in Toronto Bootleg audio exists and at least part of the show was professionally filmed
November 13, 1985 the Pariah or Zinc (?) in Canada  
November 17, 1985 Club Holiday or Foufounes Electrique in Montreal  
November 20, 1985 Halifax  
November/December '85 Edmonton Opening band was Water, featuring Dwayne Goettel on keyboards. cEvin and Dwayne meet for the first time at this show.
December '85 The Kitchen in New York City 12/?/85 setlist
December 5, 1985 The 9:30 Club in Washington, DC Their first U.S. show on a bill with the Volcano Suns which also the occasion of the first-known Puppy related internet posting: a bad review by an attendee.
December 10, 1985 (?) Cleveland, OH  
December 14, 1985 (?) The Joz in Chicago, IL  
December 16, 1985 (?) Cafe Voltaire in Milwaukee, WI  
December 17, 1985 Club Degenerate in Minneapolis, MN interviewed by Ron Clark for 'Power for Living' (thanks to Jeff Ashley)
December 26, 1985 New York Theatre in Vancouver
Image snagged off Ebay
December 29 (?), 1985 Sessions at Mushroom, likely devoted to the Flu project (which may have began as early as May or June '85).  


 

Early - Mid '86 The recording of Mind:TPI, during which Wilhelm leaves the band. Dwayne is drafted as his replacement around the summer (possibly August). Mind:TPI
Early - Mid '86 Edward Ka-Spel performs three solo shows in Vancouver and one in Seattle (all with sound by cEvin) followed by the recording of the Tear Garden EP The Tear Garden: The Tear Garden
May '86 Dig It 12" is released Dig It
Summer '86 Expo festival in Vancouver with Test Dept. and Einstuerzende Neubauten, whose performances were co-organized by Puppy. Puppy was set to perform but the show was cancelled after another band urinated onstage. Puppy's performance was moved to the University of British Columbia.  
September 5, 1986 Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse is released Mind:TPI
September 24, 1986 The Tear Garden's eponymous EP is released The Tear Garden: The Tear Garden
Mind:TPI tour Moving from Canada to Europe and ending up in the U.S., the tour lasted from September through December. Much, if not all, of this tour was co-headlined with Severed Heads. a; GRUMH also appeared on some dates. Sometimes referred to as the "Dig It / Bigot" tour as Dig It was their current single and Come Visit the Big Bigot was the current Severed Heads album. Dates pieced together from various sources, with major help from Todd Zachritz and period (!) internet posts by Greg Earle (forwarded to me by cQ). Many dates in conflict and/or questionable.
September 24, 1986 Federation Hall at the University of Waterloo in Ontario
Image snagged off Ebay
Review
September 29, 1986 Skinny Puppy perform live in-the-studio for the CBC Brave New Waves radio show. Last Call on Brap is from this performance. After the performance the entire band took part in an on-air interview. 9/29/86 setlist
Last Call on Brap
September 30, 1986 Foufounes Électriques in Montreal Date thanks to Alex Veronac
Septmember (?) '86 Vancouver bootleg video exists
October 2, 1986 Disonville, Preau  
October 4, 1986 (?) Brussells mentioned in Sept. 29 interview
October 5, 1986 Futurama Festival (headlined by Nick Cave) in Deinze, Brielpoort Belgium mentioned in Sept. 29 interview
confirmed
here
October 8, 1986 Live performance of Dig It on FM radio in Den Haag  
October 11, 1986   Brap
October 14, 1986 Stockholm, Sweden  
October 16, 1986 Gothenberg, Sweden  
October 20, 1986 Kir in Hamburg, Germany  
October 21, 1986 Logo, Bochum Germany. The live recording of Brap from the collection of the same name is from this performance.
Brap
October 23, 1986 Metropol in Aachean, Germany  
October 26, 1986 Strassbourg, Germany  
November 3, 1986 Batschskapp in Frankfurt, Germany  
November 4, 1986 Live completely improvised performance with members of Severed heads, a;GRUMH , & Snowy Red at Munchen Limit  
November 8, 1986 Cultural Foyer in France   
November 17, 1986 Porter Hall at Carleton University in Ottowa, Canada  
November 19, 1986 The Palladium in New York City, NY  
November 20, 1986 Paradise Club in Boston, MA  
November 21 or 22, 1986 Cat Club in New York City, NY  
November 23, 1986 The Pyramid Club in Richmond, VA  
November 24, 1986 East Side Club in Washington D.C. (originally planned for the 9:30 club)  
November 25, 1986 Peabody's Down Under in Cleveland, OH  
November 26, 1986 St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, MI  
November 28, 1986 Two sets at the Cabaret Metro in Chicago, IL  
December 1, 1986 Antenna in Memphis, TN  
December 2, 1986 688 in Atlanta, GA  
December 6, 1986 The Bowery in Oklahoma City, OK  
December 4 or 9, 1986 Niemans in Baton Rouge, LA  
December 10, 1986 The Roxy in Los Angeles, CA
Image provided by cQ
Bootleg video exists
December 11, 1986 The Stone in San Francisco, CA
December 13, 1986 The Hub in Seattle, WA (originally planned for Moore Theatre)
Image provided by cQ


'87 Ogre, Rave, and Rose Ogilvie collaborate in the studio on Aftermath, a project which never saw official release (but which may be connected to the later Raw Dog track).  
Cleanse Fold & Manipulate tour The first leg of the CFM tour, covering North America. Edward Ka-Spel opened for some, if not all, of these dates  
April 10, 1987 Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA
April 13, 1987 I-Beam in San Francisco, CA Date thanks to Brent Crandall
April 26, 1987 Cave Club (?)
Image provided by ???
April 28, 1987 Nieman's in Baton Rouge, LA  
May 15, 1987 Cabaret Metro in Chicago, IL  
May 21, 1987 The East side in Washington Washington post review
May 23, 1987 (?) New York, NY (possibly) Date taken from possible Ka-Spel show
May 24, 1987 (?) Boston, MA (possibly) Date taken from possible Ka-Spel show
May 25, 1987 (?) Club Flamingo in Halifax, Nova Scotia  
May 27, 1987 Porter Hall at Carleton University in Ottowa, Canada (see link)
Image provided by
Peter Pauer

Live Image (external)

May 31/June 1, 1987 Ain't It Dead Yet? is recorded and filmed live at the Toronto Concert Hall (scheduled for the 31st, it most likely ran past midnight, hence the commonly accepted date of the 1st). Ain't It Dead Yet?
June 7 - 15, 1987 Most of Tired Eyes Slowly Burning is recorded by Edward, cEvin, Dwayne, Rave, Lee Salford, Lisa, and Ogre (some of the material may very well have been prepared by cEvin and Dwayne beforehand, however). The Tear Garden: Tired Eyes Slowly Burning
June 25, 1987 Cleanse, Fold and Manipulate is released Cleanse, Fold and Manipulate
July 14, 1987 The Kitchen in New York, NY  
November 24, 1987 Tired Eyes Slowly Burning is released The Tear Garden: Tired Eyes Slowly Burning

 

Head Trauma tour The second leg of the CFM tour, covering Europe and featuring Edward Ka-Spel as an opening act Dates from various sources including major help from Todd Zachritz and a poster from the German leg supplied by Alex Veronac
April '88 Berlin (?) Wall homevideo clip on Brap CD-rom
April '88 Denmark (?) 'Buzz-off' homevideo clip on Brap CD-rom
April 14, 1988 Leiden or Appledorn, Holland (The Centre Bullet is performed during Edward Ka-Spel's opening set with cEvin on synth and guitar). 'Nothing unusual' homevideo clip on Brap CD-rom
April 16/17, 1988  Milky Way in Amsterdam, Holland Beer and backstage homevideo clips on Brap CD-rom (the show began just before midnight on the 16th and continued past the day change)
April 18, 1988 Bochum in Zeche, Germany  
April 19, 1988 Markthalle in Hamburg, Germany  
April 20, 1988 Mannequin in Alexandra, Copenhagen images (external link)
April 21, 1988 Goteberg, Sweden Backstage clip on Brap CD-rom
April 22, 1988 Malmo Stadt in Hamburg, Germany  
April 25, 1988 Loft in Berlin, Germany  
April 26, 1988 Veto in Salzgitter  
April 27, 1988 Luxor in Köln, Germany  
April 28, 1988 Batschkapp in Frankfurt, Germany  
May 1, 1988 Foyer St. Arbogast, Strassbourg, France (The Centre Bullet is performed during Edward Ka-Spel's opening set with cEvin on synth and guitar). audio (external link)
May 2, 1988 Röhre in Stuttgart, Germany  
May 3, 1988 Manege in Munchen, Germany  
May 4, 1988 Posthof, Linz  
May 5, 1988 Kennedy's, Wien  
May 6, 1988 Kulusic in Zagreb Yugoslavia (now Croatia) date info courtesy of Tomas and ropot.com
May 7, 1988 Cankarjev Dom in Ljublana Yugoslavia (now Slovenia) date info courtesy of Tomas and ropot.com
rehersal homevideo clip on Brap CD-rom
May 10, 1988 Haus Der Jugend in Ludwigshafen, Germany Performed Anger
May 11, 1988 Geneve  
May 12, 1988 Lille Halle  
May 15, 1988 Fabrik in Coesfeld  
May '88 Brussels, Belgium (?) Homevideo clip on Brap CD-rom
May '88 Switzerland (?) C.H.U.D. homevideo clip on Brap CD-rom
May 21, 1988 Greyhound in London, England (last show of the tour)
Image snagged off of Ebay and provided by???

Backstage homevideo clip on Brap CD-rom
Mid '88 VIVIsectVI recorded VIVIsectVI
Mid '88 Zxy World is recorded during the VIVIsectVI sessions in Toronto, later to be released as a Doubting Thomas track on Paradigm Shift.  
September 12, 1988 (?) VIVIsectVI is released VIVIsectVI
VIVIsectVI tour Various dates throughout the U.S. and Canada. Dates obtained from a Capitol press ad and other sources provided by Todd Zachritz
October 9, 1988 Variety Arts in Los Angeles, CA  
October 14, 1988 Liberty Lunch in Austin, TX Poster
October 15, 1988 (?) Austin, TX (maybe a second date?)  
October 16, 1988 Oklahoma City, OK  
October 18, 1988 Minneapolis, MN  
October 20, 1988 Cabaret Metro in Chicago, IL
Image provided by ???

Professionally filmed
Pro-shot footage used to create State Aid video
Separate amateur video of part of the show also exists as a bootleg
Bootleg audio of the whole show exists

October 21, 1988 Phantasy Theatre in Cleveland, OH  
October 22, 1988 Detroit, MI The site of CHUD's theft by a concert goer and ultimate retrieval by the band
October 23, 1988 Bogart's Cincinnatti, OH The site of Puppy's infamous arrest after an audience member thought the stage show was real and called the police. Upon realizing it was a false alarm, the police nabbed cEvin, Ogre, and road manager Daniel McGee on 'disorderly conduct'
October 24, 1988 After a no contest plea at Hamilton County Municipal Court, the band escapes with a $200 fine. Brap CD-rom
October 25, 1988 Huntington, WV  
October 26, 1988 Columbus, OH  
October 28, 1988 Richmond, VA  
October 30, 1988 Washington, DC  
October 31, 1988 Irving Plaza in New York, NY  
November 2, 1988 Trenton, NJ  
November 3, 1988 Boston, MA or Cambridge, Ontario  
November 5, 1988 Montreal, Quebec  
November 6, 1988 The Concert Hall in Toronto, Ontario
Ticket stub provided by Alex Veronac


'89 Rabies is recorded Rabies
'89 The Cyberaktif project is recorded  
'89 (-'90?) Doubting Thomas sessions, during which the Infidel album and Father Don't Cry EP are recorded and assembled (partly utilizing previously unreleased tracks originally intended as potential Skinny Puppy material). Blowfish, released in 1997 on Paradigm Shift, is recorded.  
'89 Hilt's Call the Ambulance (Before I Hurt Myself) is recorded Hilt: Call the Ambulance (Before I Hurt Myself)
November 20, 1989 Rabies is released Rabies
Late '89 - Early '90 After finishing Rabies, Ogre and Rave return to Chicago with Al Jourgensen to work on The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste and Beers, Steers and Queers Ministry: The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste 

Revolting Cocks: Beers, Steers and Queers


Dec 31, 1989 - Early '90 Ogre tours with Ministry in support of The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste Ministry: In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up
October 25 or 30, 1990 Too Dark Park is released Too Dark Park
Too Dark Park tour 41 Shows across North America (though if the Spasmolytic sleeve is to be believed, there was at least one additional show in Denver) Dates compiled from Nettwerk press info (via Todd Zachritz) and other sources
October 30, 1990 First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN  
October 31, 1990 Central Park Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI  
November 1, 1990 Mississippi Nights in St. Louis, MO  
November 2, 1990 Riviera in Chicago, IL  
November 3, 1990 IU Alumni Hall in Bloomington, IN  
November 6, 1990 Bogart's in Cincinnati, OH  
November 7, 1990 Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH  
November 8, 1990 Agora Ballroom in Cleveland, OH  
November 9, 1990 Latin Quarter in Detroit, MI
Image from ???
November 10, 1990 The Concert Hall in Toronto, Ontario
Ticket stub provided by Alex Veronac
November 11, 1990 The Concert Hall in Toronto, Ontario
Handbill provided by Alex Veronac
November 13, 1990 Le Spectrum in Montreal, Quebec  
November, 15 1990 Paramount Performing Arts in Springfield, MO  
November 16, 1990 The Ritz in New York City, NY  
November 17, 1990 Palace Performing Arts in New Haven, CT  
November 19, 1990 Ritchie Colliseum in Washinton, DC  
November 20, 1990 Metropol in Pittsburgh, PA  
November 21, 1990 Painter's Mill Theatre in Baltimore, MA Live images here (external link)
November 23, 1990 Boathouse in Norfolk, VA  
November 24, 1990 1313 Club in Charlotte, NC  
November 25, 1990 Masquerade in Atlanta, GA  
November 27, 1990 Central City in Gainsville, FL  
November 28, 1990 Melbourne Auditorium in Melbourne, FL  
November 29, 1990 Club Passion in Miami, FL  
November 30, 1990 Beacham Theatre in Orlando, FL  
December 1, 1990 Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg, FL  
December 5, 1990 Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City, OK (apparently changed from original location of Cains Ballroom in Tulsa, OK)
Ticket Stub provided by Kelly Tice
December 6, 1990 The Institute in Dallas, TX Pass provided by Joe Lucyk
Spasmolytic
December 7, 1990 The Institute in Dallas, TX Spasmolytic
December 8, 1990 Arcadia Theatre in Dallas, TX Spasmolytic
December 9, 1990 Numbers in Houston, TX
Ticket Stub provided by Tenebrae
Spasmolytic
December 10, 1990 Numbers in Houston, TX Ticket Stub provided by Joe Lucyk
Spasmolytic
December 11, 1990 Mirage in Austin, TX  
December 12, 1990 Gothic Theatre in Denver, CO
Image provided by Satcha S.
December 13, 1990 After the Gold Rush in Phoenix, AZ  
December 14, 1990 Palladium in Los Angeles, CA Image provided by cQ
Bootleg audio exists

Brap
December 15, 1990 Iguanas in Tijuana, Mexico  
December 17, 1990 Ventura Theatre in Venutra, CA  
December 18, 1990 Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, CA Bootleg audio exists
Spasmolytic
December 20, 1990 Melody Ballroom or Fox Theatre in Portland, OR
Image provided by HarshStoneWhite
December 21, 1990 Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA  
December 22, 1990 Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC  


'91 Spasmolytic EP released Spasmolytic
Spring '91 Ogre tours with Pigface  
April 18, 1991 Ogre performs with Pigface in Miami, FL  
April 19, 1991 Ogre performs with Pigface at the Becham Theatre in Orlando, FL  
April 24, 1991 Ogre performs with Pigface at the Marquee in NYC  
April 25, 1991 Ogre performs with Pigface in Pittsburg, PA (possibly)  
April 26, 1991 Ogre performs with Pigface at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA  
May 1, 1991 Ogre performs with Pigface at the El Mocambo in Toronto Toronto Star mention
August '91 Last Man to Fly and Sheila Liked the Rodeo are recorded. The keyboards which would later end the Last Rights album are recorded by Martijn de Kleer during these sessions (without his knowledge!). The Tear Garden: The Last Man To Fly
The Tear Garden: Sheila Liked the Rodeo
The Tear Garden: Extract from the Empathy Session on Kollabaris
Download on Last Rights
Mid - Late '91 Last Rights is recorded (finished in November at the latest) Last Rights
October 4, 1991 Pigface's Welcome to Mexico...Asshole is released, featuring Ogre on recordings from the tour earlier in the year  
October - ??? '91 Ogre tours with Pigface  
October ??, 1991 Ogre performs with Pigface at the Temple Theatre in Tacoma, WA

After the show, Ogre and Raymond Stonehouse record a 10 hour jam session.

External link mentioning jam session at Pracice Pads Unlimited
October ??, 1991 Ogre performs with Pigface in Portland, OR  
October 14, 1991 Ogre performs with Pigface at The Edge in Palo Alto, CA  
October 15, 1991 Ogre performs with Pigface at Slim's in San Francisco, CA  
October 16, 1991 Ogre performs with Pigface at the I-Beam in San Francisco, CA  
October 17, 1991 Ogre performs with Pigface at the Anaconda in Santa Barbara, CA  
October 18, 1991 Ogre performs with Pigface at the Palace in LA, CA  
October 20, 1991 Ogre performs with Pigface at Sound FX in San Diego, CA  
October 21, 1991 Ogre performs with Pigface at Cabaret Metro in Chicago  
October '91 Ogre performs with Pigface in El Paso, TX  
Late' 91 Ogre tours with Pigface in Europe. During this tour he contracts Hepatitis A and after missing a few shows he undergoes drug treatment. Ogre credits this event and tour with forcing him to end his drug addiction.  
January 28, 1992 Last Rights is released Last Rights
May 8, 1992 The Last Man to Fly is released The Tear Garden: The Last Man To Fly
Last Rights Tour Dates across North America, with a stop/vacation in Hawaii and a return to Chicago for the final show. A followingm European leg was planned but cancelled. Visit my in-depth Last Rights tour page.
Dates provided by Todd Zachritz and other sources.
May 20, 1992 Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL Special press and guest only mini promotional show featuring an introduction to the tour by Ogre, Tim Gore and Bill Morrison and performances of Harsh Stone White/Brap/Tin Omen/Worlock
May 22, 1992 Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL Performed Spasmolytic and Assimilate as encore
May 23, 1992 Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL  
May 26, 1992 Rave in Milwaukee, WI Bootleg audio exists
May 27, 1992 First Avenue in Minneapolis, MI  
May 29, 1992 Agora in Cleveland, OH  
May 30, 1992 State Theatre in Detroit, MI  
May 31, 1992 Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH  
June 2, 1992 Bogart's in Cincinnatti, OH  
June 4, 1992 Concert Hall in Toronto, Ontario Performed Spasmolytic and Assimilate as encore
June 5, 1992 Concert Hall in Toronto, Ontario  
June 6, 1992 Le Spectrum in Montreal, Quebec Performed Spasmolytic as encore
Bootleg audio exists
June 8, 1992 Avalon Ballroom in Boston, MA  
June 9, 1992 The Ritz in New York City, NY
Image provided by ???
June 10, 1992 City Limits in Pittsburg, PA
(cancelled due to the venue not meeting stage requirements)
 
June 12, 1992 Trocadero in Philadeplhia, PA  
June 13, 1992 Washington DC
(apparently changed from Lee District Rox Center in Alexandria, VA)
 
June 15 or 16, 1992 Center Stage in Atlanta, GA  
June 18, 1992 Cameo Theatre in Miami, FL Bootleg audio and video exist
June 19, 1992 Jannus Landing in St. Petersburg, FL  
June 20, 1992 Beechum in Orlando, FL  
June 23, 1992 State Palace Theatre in New Orleans, LA
Image provided by Alex Veronac
June 24, 1992 Unicorns in Houston, TX
Image provided by Alex Veronac
June 25, 1992 TX  
June 26, 1992 Bronco Bowl in Dallas, TX
Bootleg video exists
June 27, 1992 Oklahoma City, OK(?)  
June 29, 1992 Kansas City(?)  
June 30, 1992 Liberty Hall in Lawrence, KS Possibly performed Reclamation and Scrapyard
July 2, 1992 Gothic Theatre in Denver, CO
Image provided by Satcha S.
July 3, 1992 Gothic Theatre in Denver, CO
Image provided by Satcha S.
July 4, 1992 Phoenix, AZ(?)  
July 5, 1992 Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA Bootleg audio exists
July 6, 1992 Melody Hall in Portland, OR (originally planned to be at RkCandy)
Images provided by HarshStoneWhite
July 7, 1992 Warfield in San Francisco, CA(?)  
July 8, 1992 Warfield in San Francisco, CA  
July 9, 1992 Terrace Theatre in Ventura,CA or
Foxx in Portland, OR(?)
 
July 10, 1992 Palladium in Los Angeles, CA  
July 16, 1992 Hawaii  
July 17, 1992 Hawaii  
July 21, 1992 Cabaret Metro in Chicago, IL
(originally planned to be a return to Vic Theatre)
Bootleg audio and video exist
July 25, 1992 Ogre and Rave perform Ode to Groovy live at the Medicine Show at the Palladium in LA, CA  


Late '92 Basic ideas for the songs that would become The Process are written and demoed.  
Late '92 No More Ghosts written and recorded by cEvin. The track was released on a compilation in '97 Resonance
Late '92 Power is written and recorded by Dwayne at home  
December 1 -21, 1992 Ogre tours with Pigface on the 'Fook You '92' or 'Fook Christmas' tour
(Pigface toured further in January and February of '93, but Ogre did not participate).
 
December 1, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface in Denver, CO  
December 2, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface at The Bridge in San Francisco, CA  
December 3, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface in Seattle, WA  
December 4, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface Vancouver, BC  
December 5, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface in Portland, OR  
December 6, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface at The Oasis in San Jose, CA  
December 7, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface in LA, CA  
December 8, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface in Phoenix, AZ  
December 9, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface in El Paso or Albequerque  
December 10, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface in San Antonio, TX  
December 11, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface in Houston, TX  
December 12, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface in Dallas, TX  
December 14, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface in Tulsa, OK  
December 15, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface in Atlanta, GA  
December 16, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA  
December 18, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface at the Ritz in NYC  
December 19, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface in Buffalo, NY  
December 20, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface in Toronto, Ontario  
December 21, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface in Detroit, MI  
December 22, 1992 Ogre performs with Pigface in Chicago, IL  
April 16, 1993 Sheila Liked the Rodeo is released. The Tear Garden: Sheila Liked the Rodeo
'93 Dwayne's solo 12", Power, is released under the name aDuck.  
'93-'94 Skinny Puppy signs a three-album deal with American Recordings. They agree to work without Rave in the role of an LP's producer for the first time ever.  
November '93 The band moves to a house in Malibu to build Shangri-La studios and record the album while simultaneously living there. Despite delays due to wildfires and earthquakes, they begin recording with Roli Mosimann as producer.   
November '93 A 45 minute live jam (known as Puppy Gristle) with cEvin, Dwayne, Genesis P' Orridge, Larry Thrasher, and Ken Marhsall is recorded. Ogre later overdubs a vocal. This session partly inspired the formation of the Download project. Portions of it later appeared as Download's Fire This Ground and Gristle Dog Corr as well as on Psychic TV's Electric Newspaper series. The full recording (including Ogre's vocal) was issued in 2002 as part of the limited edition From the Vault series. Skinny Puppy: Puppy Gristle
Download:Fire This Ground
Download:Gristle Dog Corr
Psychic TV: Electric Newspaper Issues 2 and 3
'94 Roli is let go and Martin Atkins is brought in to produce. Martin brings Mark Walk in as engineer and Ken Marshall is let go. Inter-band tensions begin to take over.  
April 26, 1994(?) Atkins delivers a 'version of the album' to the label, accompanied by a letter accusing cEvin and Dwayne of shutting him out from participating in mixing it.  
June '94 cEvin and Dwayne return to Vancouver and set up Subconscious Studios to finish the album, first with Greg Reely and then by themselves. Ogre begins to work on the W.E.L.T. project with Mark Walk in L.A.  
Mid to late '94 cEvin and Dwayne record T.H.C. and Majickal Horse at Subconscious Studios, later to be released as Doubting Thomas tracks on the Metropolis Records re-release of the Father Don't Cry EP.  
Mid to late '94 I Still Ate Her recorded, later to be released as a Download track on a CD with the magazine Future Music and as a cEvin Key solo track on Wild Planet.  
October 21, 1994 Ogre makes a surprise guest appearance during Psychic TV's live performance at Sin-O-Matic in LA Usenet post (external link)

Thanks to cQ for pointing this out.

October - November '94 Ogre appears at a few shows on the Pigface tour  
October 31, 1994 Ogre performs with Pigface at the Limelight in NYC  
November 15, 1994 Ogre performs with Pigface in Phoenix, AZ  
November 16, 1994 Ogre performs with Pigface in Las Vegas, NV  
November 17, 1994 Ogre performs with Pigface in LA, CA  
November 18, 1994 Ogre performs with Pigface in San Francisco, CA (possibly)  
November '94 Rave rejoins the team to help finish the Process in Vancouver.  
'95 Ogre and Mark Walk record the W.E.L.T. album in Seattle and also do some additional work on The Process.  
March '95 American decides to renegotiate the deal down to one record. cEvin doesn't agree and the label freezes the budget on the final mix, which was two-thirds complete.  
Mid '95 Much of the material from Download's Furnace, Microscopic, Sidewinder, The Eyes of Stanley Pain, and Charlie's Family is recorded during jam sessions with cEvin, Dwayne, Philth,and Mark Spybey at Subconscious Studios. Zonk Lift from Paradigm Shift is also recorded at this time.  
June 12, 1995 Ogre leaves the band, effectively ending Skinny Puppy.  
July '95 With the contract negated by Ogre's departure, American officially drops Skinny Puppy.  
August 23, 1995 Dwayne R. Goettel dies of a drug overdose.  
Fall '95 After Dwayne's death, American allows Rave to finish mixing the album. Rave completes a satisfactory mix, but does not re-record or fix some of things he originally intended to work on.  
September 27, 1995 The final master for The Process is submitted. Sonicnet story
November- December '95 Ogre tours with Pigface  
November 29, 1995 Ogre performs with Pigface in Memphis, TN  
November 30, 1995 Ogre performs with Pigface in Atlanta, GA  
December 1, 1995 Ogre performs with Pigface in Chicago  
December 2, 1995 Ogre performs with Pigface in Detroit  
December 3, 1995 Ogre performs with Pigface at the Odeon Concert Club in Cleveland, OH  
December 4, 1995 Ogre performs with Pigface in Philadelphia  
December 5, 1995 Ogre performs with Pigface in NYC  
December 6, 1995 Ogre performs with Pigface in London (possibly)  
December '95 The Tear Garden reconvenes and records To Be An Angel Blind, The Crippled Soul Divide at Subconscious Studios. The compilation tracks Georgie the Parasite, Message 3, and Things Go Bump in the Night also recorded at this time.  
'96 Al Nelson records two new Hilt tracks with cEvin at Subconscious Studios  
February '96 The Process is released.  
April '96 The North American version of Brap and Download's Sidewinder are released on the same day.  
May '96 Download's The Eyes of Stanley Pain is released.  
Summer '96 Download's Charlie's Family soundtrack is released as a limited edition item available only on the Download tour and later through Nettwerk's mail order dept. The album was later reissued in an unlimited edition.  
November '96 The Tear Garden's To Be An Angel Blind, The Crippled Soul Divide is released.