Concert Reviews

Don't Look at These Photos From Skinny Puppy's Denver Show While Eating

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Before Puppy got going, Haujobb seemed in a playfully good mood, and Daniel Myer treated us to an anecdote from when he played in Denver in 2001 with Velvet Acid Christ and later meeting a stripper from Grand Junction and going on to marry her and tattoo her name on his neck and the date of the marriage on his forearm. He didn't recommend we follow in his footsteps -- not that we shouldn't date or even marry strippers, male or female, but that we should choose a better place for the tattoos. He recommended the ass crack, "because nobody sees that."

Bill Leeb probably has similar anecdotes as someone who was once in Skinny Puppy and has been touring with Front Line Assembly since the mid-'80s, but he didn't share them. Cutting a statuesque and graceful figure he roamed the stage restlessly and gestured dramatically. He also seemed overcome with a kind of gratitude that so many people came to see the whole show because he expressed such sentiments more than a few times in what seemed like an all too short set that ended with the 1992 FLA classic, "Mindphaser."

Rather than try to describe the Skinny Puppy set in detail, here are several images in chronological order in the set with clarifying captions when helpful.

In the next two photos you can see the remnants of this prop raw flesh that Ogre had eaten as the wolf/berserker on his lips and maybe even on this teeth and around his mouth.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.