Back & Forth (EP)

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Back & Forth
EP by Skinny Puppy
Released 1984
Recorded November 1983 – January 1984
Genre Synthpop, electro-industrial, dark ambient
Length 28:05
Producer cEvin 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 2, 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
No. Title Length
1. "Sleeping Beast" 5:46
2. "K-9" 3:37
3. "Quiet Solitude" 4:45
Total length: 14:08
Side B
No. Title Length
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


  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. 

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