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"
Genre Post-industrial
Label Nettwerk/Capitol/EMI
Songwriter(s) Kevin Crompton, Kevin Ogilvie
Producer(s) Dave Ogilvie and cEvin Key
Skinny Puppy singles chronology
"Dig It"
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"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". [2] 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

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. [3] )2:51




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. MuchMusic banned the video because the bars were perceived as containing subliminal messages. [4]


  1. "Skinny Puppy – Dig It". AllMusic . Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  2. "Holland Interviews". The NIN Hotline. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  3. 1 2 Kern, Jay (2010). Skinny Puppy: The Illustrated Discography (Second Edition). Mythos Press. p. 74.
  4. Key, cEvin (August 13, 2010). "Nardwuar interviews Skinny Puppy's cEvin Key" (Interview). Interviewed by Nardwuar the Human Serviette. Vancouver: CITR-FM . Retrieved May 21, 2018.