Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse

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Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse
Studio album by Skinny Puppy
Released September 5, 1986
Recorded 1986
Length 44:07
70:10 (reissue)
Label Nettwerk (Canada, U.S.)
Play It Again Sam (Europe)
Skinny Puppy chronology
Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse
Cleanse Fold and Manipulate
(1987)Cleanse Fold and Manipulate1987
Singles from Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse
  1. "Dig It"
    Released: 1986
  2. "Chainsaw"
    Released: 1987
  3. "Stairs and Flowers"
    Released: 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse is the second studio album by Skinny Puppy, released on September 5, 1986.[3] It contained the single "Dig It", which inspired several industrial music contemporaries, including Nine Inch Nails.[4] "Dig It" received extensive airplay on MTV[5] and was listed by Billboard as a recommended dance track.[6] The song "Stairs and Flowers" was also released as a single.[7]

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.[3] 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.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ogre/Key.

1."One Time One Place" 5:41
2."God's Gift (Maggot)" 4:46
3."Three Blind Mice" 3:08
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
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" ends with a locked groove repeating the phrase "Amen, Lord, hear my prayer" endlessly until the needle is lifted.
  • Several of the CD-only bonus tracks were mislabeled, either as "(Dub)" or with no version mentioned.


Personnel adapted from liner notes.[10]

  • 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 – backing vocals on "Stairs and Flowers"
  • David Jackson – chainsaw on "Chainsaw"


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Skinny Puppy 'Mind' Review" (PDF). Billboard. 98 (52): 80. December 27, 1986. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Kern, Jay (2010). Skinny Puppy: The Illustrated Discography (Second Edition). Mythos Press. p. 12.
  4. ^ "Holland Interviews". The NIN Hotline. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  5. ^ "1986 Rock Music Timeline". Rock Music Timeline. rockmusictimeline.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Skinny Puppy 'Dig It' Review" (PDF). Billboard. 98 (52): 81. December 27, 1986. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  7. ^ Kern, Jay (2010). Skinny Puppy: The Illustrated Discography (Second Edition). Mythos Press. p. 77.
  8. ^ a b Cigéhn, Peter. "The Top Sampling Groups List: Skinny Puppy". Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on October 30, 2004. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Skinny Puppy – Video Samples from Movies and Official Bootleg Database". skinnypuppy.eu. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  10. ^ "Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse Credits". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 26, 2012.

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