Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse

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Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse
Studio album by Skinny Puppy
Released September 5, 1986
Recorded 1986
Genre Post-industrial, electro-industrial, synthpop
Length 44:07
70:10 (re-issue)
Label Nettwerk (Canada, U.S.)
Play It Again Sam (Europe)
Producer Dave Ogilvie, cEvin Key[1]
Skinny Puppy chronology
Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse
Cleanse Fold and Manipulate
(1987)Cleanse Fold and Manipulate1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Billboard Mixed[3]

Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse is the second studio album by Skinny Puppy, released in September 1986.[4] It contained the single "Dig It", which inspired several industrial music contemporaries, including Nine Inch Nails.[5] "Dig It" received extensive airplay on MTV[6] and was listed by Billboard as a recommended dance track.[7] The song "Stairs and Flowers" was also released as a single.[8]

The cover photo, taken by Steven R. Gilmore, was from a pornographic film that happened to come on the TV in a hotel in New York City.[4] The cover caused Tipper Gore to place it on one of her lists for the Parents Music Resource Center as an example of why there should be parental advisory stickers on albums.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ogre/Key.

No. Title Length
1. "One Time One Place" 5:41
2. "God's Gift (Maggot)" 4:46
3. "Three Blind Mice" 3:08
4. "Love" 1:43
5. "Stairs and Flowers" 5:17
6. "Antagonism" 5:03
7. "200 Years" 4:45
8. "Dig It" 6:03
9. "Burnt with Water" 7:41
Total length: 44:07
CD reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Length
10. "Chainsaw" 5:55
11. "Addiction" (Second Dose) 6:01
12. "Stairs and Flowers" (Too Far Gone) 6:35
13. "Deep Down Trauma Hounds" (Remix) 7:32
Total length: 70:10

"Dig It" is replaced by its 12" version on the CD; it lasts 7:24. On vinyl, "Burnt with Water" ended with a locked groove repeating the phrase "Amen, Lord, hear my prayer" endlessly until the needle was lifted.

Several of the CD-only bonus tracks were mislabelled, either as "(Dub)" or with no version mentioned.


  • Nivek Ogre – vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, lyrics
  • cEvin Key – drums, percussion, keyboards, synthesizers, bass guitar, electric guitar, production, engineering, mixing
  • Dave Ogilvie – production, engineering, mixing
  • Dwayne Goettel – keyboards, synthesizers, sampler, bass guitar
  • Wilhelm Schroeder – back voice on "Stairs and Flowers"
  • David Jackson – chainsaw on "Chainsaw"



  1. ^ "Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse Credits". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "Skinny Puppy 'Mind' Review" (PDF). Billboard. 98 (52): 80. December 27, 1986. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Kern, Jay (2010). Skinny Puppy: The Illustrated Discography (Second Edition). Mythos Press. p. 12. 
  5. ^ "Holland Interviews". The NIN Hotline. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  6. ^ "1986 Rock Music Timeline". Rock Music Timeline. rockmusictimeline.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Skinny Puppy 'Dig It' Review" (PDF). Billboard. 98 (52): 81. December 27, 1986. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  8. ^ Kern, Jay (2010). Skinny Puppy: The Illustrated Discography (Second Edition). Mythos Press. p. 77. 

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