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Studio album by Skinny Puppy
Released September 12, 1988
Recorded Mid-1988
Genre Industrial, electronic, noise
Length 42:54 (original)
60:56 (re-issue)
Label Nettwerk
Producer Dave Ogilvie, cEvin Key[1]
Skinny Puppy chronology
Cleanse Fold and Manipulate
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

VIVIsectVI (pronounced "Vivisect Six") is the fourth album by Skinny Puppy. The title of the album is a pun associating vivisection with satanism.

This is the only Skinny Puppy album on which Dave Ogilvie (credited as "Rave") is given songwriting credit and listed as an official member of the band. This was also the only album (until 2004's The Greater Wrong of the Right) to feature a photo of the band. Dave Ogilvie is not included in the photo. The cover artwork was done by Steven R. Gilmore, a longtime collaborator with the band; the photo was taken by Kevin Westenberg.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ogre/Key/Goettel/Ogilvie. 

No. Title Length
1. "Dogshit"   3:55
2. "VX Gas Attack"   5:36
3. "Harsh Stone White"   4:29
4. "Human Disease (S.K.U.M.M.)"   6:18
5. "Who's Laughing Now?"   5:28
6. "Testure"   5:06
7. "State Aid"   3:54
8. "Hospital Waste"   4:37
9. "Fritter (Stella's Home)"   3:31
Total length:
CD reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Length
10. "Yes He Ran"   6:28
11. "Punk in Park Zoo's"   2:30
12. "The Second Opinion"   4:59
13. "Funguss"   4:05
Total length:


"Dogshit" was released as a single under the title "Censor".

"Who's Laughing Now?" was included on the soundtrack of the 1990 film Bad Influence.[5]

The liner notes also recommend: "Play this music loud or not at all — As always to the green guy — To hell with any bullshit".




  1. ^ "VIVIsectVI credits". Allmusic. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Kern, Jay (2010). Skinny Puppy: The Illustrated Discography (Second Edition). Mythos Press. p. 28. 
  4. ^ "A Conversation with Steven R Gilmore". Rockpaperink. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bad Influence Soundtrack". Discogs. Retrieved July 28, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Horror Sampled". The Horror Section. 23 August 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 

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