Dig It (Skinny Puppy song)

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"Dig It"
Single by Skinny Puppy
from the album Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse
Released 1986
Format CD, Vinyl, 12"
Recorded 1986
Genre Post-industrial
Length 16:26
Label Nettwerk/Capitol/EMI
Writer(s) Kevin Crompton, Kevin Ogilvie
Producer(s) Dave Ogilvie and cEvin Key
Skinny Puppy singles chronology
Dig It

"Dig It" is a single by the band Skinny Puppy, taken from their 1986 album Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse. Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor once mentioned that the song influenced the first song he wrote, "Down in It".[1] He would, later in his career, go on to admit in interviews that he outright lifted some samples of the song for "Down in It".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Dig It (12" Version)" 7:24
2. "The Choke (Re-Grip)" 6:11
3. "Film" (Only included on the Play It Again Sam 12" release.[2]) 2:51


  • Nivek Ogre – vocals
  • cEvin Key – drums, percussion, keyboards, guitar, bass guitar, synthesizers



The Burial of Sarah
Etchings by Gustave Doré.


A video was produced for this song. The video begins with cEvin Key in a graveyard with a child. The scene then moves to an office where a man, while working, has a heart attack and dies. In the graveyard Key begins filling in an open grave filled with various office supplies, while this is occurring Ogre is singing a refrain that contains the line, "execute economic slave." The video features a curious style of letterboxing, that utilizes the extra space at the top and bottom of the screen with various distorted imagery.


  1. ^ "Holland Interviews". The NIN Hotline. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  2. ^ a b Kern, Jay (2010). Skinny Puppy: The Illustrated Discography (Second Edition). Mythos Press. p. 74. 

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