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Skinny Puppy: Fulham Greyhound, London

Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, 4 June 1988

AS SKINNY PUPPY'S frontman Kevin Ogilvie – a man known to friends as Nivek Ogre – hoists a hideously pathetic dog dummy over his shoulder and paints his face with blood while implementing his onstage vivisection routine, a cynical putdown flashes through the hardened review hack's mind: polemical, macrobiotic Alice Cooper.

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