Back & Forth (EP)

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Back & Forth
EP by
RecordedNovember 1983 – January 1984
GenreSynthpop, electro-industrial, dark ambient
ProducercEvin Key
Skinny Puppy chronology
Back & Forth

Back & Forth is the self-published debut EP by Skinny Puppy, released in 1984. It was supposed to be a limited edition of 50 copies but only 35 were actually made.[1] The first 15 copies were dubbed at a normal speed, while the remaining 20 were dubbed at a high speed, making them slightly inferior to the first 15.[2] This album was remastered and rereleased in 1992 as Back and Forth Series Two, with additional tracks.[3]

The album's front and back covers are illustrations of aliens from the book UFOs Past, Present, and Future[3] by Robert Emenegger. The inner sleeve includes a detail of George Tooker's 1950 painting Subway.[3][4]

Track listing (original release)[edit]

Side A
1."Sleeping Beast"5:46
3."Quiet Solitude"4:45
Total length:14:08
Side B
1."The Pit"3:22
2."Dead of Winter"7:15
3."A.M./Meat Flavour"1:50
4."Edge of Insanity"1:30
Total length:13:57


cEvin Key - keyboard, drumbox, tape, effekt, voice. Nivek Ogre - voice, lyrik. Engineered, mixed, and produced by cEVIN at Brainstorm Room except "Sleeping Beast", engineered by Rave at Mush Room VBCC.


  1. ^ Wolanski, Coreen (2002). "Skinny Puppy: Every Dog Has Its Day". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  2. ^ "Back & Forth". Discogs. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  3. ^ a b c Kern, Jay (2010). Skinny Puppy: The Illustrated Discography (Second Edition). Mythos Press. p. 12.
  4. ^ Back & Forth (Cassette Tape). Skinny Puppy. Vancouver, BC: Self-published. 1983.CS1 maint: others (link)

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