Skinny Puppy ‎– Bites

Nettwerk ‎– W2-30002, Nettwerk ‎– 0 6700 30002 2 2
CD, Album, Repress

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Assimilate
Producer, Mixed By – Tom EllardTape [Tapes], Electronics [Treatments], Sampler [Digital Sampling] – Tom T Ellard*
2 Blood On The Wall
Bass [Guitar Destruction] – Mr D Plevin*
3 Dead Lines 6:13
4 Church 3:16
5 Icebreaker
Synthesizer [Bass Synth] – Wilhelm Schroder*
6 Tomorrow 4:53
7 Dead Doll 2:28
8 Film 2:18
9 Love 1:51
10 The Choke
Synthesizer [Bass Synth] – Wilhelm Schroder*
11 Social Deception 2:57
12 Christianity 1:32
13 Basement 3:25
14 Last Call 5:54
15 Falling 4:20
16 The Centre Bullet 9:42
17 One Day 4:20

Companies, etc.


  • Executive-ProducerTerry McBride
  • Producer, EngineerDave Ogilvie, cEvin Key
  • Sleeve [Assisted By]Greg Sykes
  • Sleeve [Original]Steven R. Gilmore
  • Synthesizer [Synths], Sequenced By [Sequences, Tape [Tapes], Sampler [Digital Sampling], Electronics [Treatments], Percussion [Acoustic And Metallic Percussions], Drums, Programmed By [Rhythm Programming], Bass [Guitar]cEvin Key
  • Voice [Voices], Lyrics By, Synthesizer [Synth], Percussion [Metallic Percussions], Electronics [Treatments And Objects]Nivek Ogre
  • Written-By, PerformerSkinny Puppy


This reissue contains all of the tracks that appeared on the varying LP & cassette editions of 'Bites' released in 1985/86, with the exception of the track "Cage" (which is available on the 'Chainsaw' EP). "One Day" is an unlisted bonus track, and was previously unreleased. With same cat# comes another reissue with different artwork.

All songs ℗ 1984/85 Nettoverboard Publishing (Procan)
Manufactured and Marketed by Nettwerk Productions.
℗ & © 1984, 1985 Nettwerk Productions
Backsleeve: Made In Canada
CD: Made In USA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 6700-30002-2 2
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LW60
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 6717
  • Matrix / Runout: 06700300022 S09581
  • Other (Etched On Inner Plastic Hub): 6713

Other Versions (5 of 17) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
15ntwk Skinny Puppy Bites(LP, Album) Nettwerk 15ntwk Canada 1985 Sell This Version
0 6700 30201 2 1 Skinny Puppy Bites(CD, Album, RP) Nettwerk America 0 6700 30201 2 1 US 2001 Sell This Version
FACE 15 Skinny Puppy Bites(LP, Album, RE, Bla) Scarface FACE 15 Benelux 1989 Sell This Version
88561 5008 4 Skinny Puppy Bites(Cass, Album) Nettwerk 88561 5008 4 US 1985 Sell This Version
0 6700 30201 2 1 Skinny Puppy Bites(CD, Album, RP) Nettwerk America 0 6700 30201 2 1 US Unknown Sell This Version


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October 26, 2007

This is by far my favorite Skinny Puppy album. I loved listening to this one during summers off from school. I agree with previous posters that Assimilate, Deadlines, The Choke and Last Call are the most focused songs on this release. Assimilate is arguably the best single they ever recorded but this record is not as straight forward as other puppy releases. It has loads of instrumentals that are musically beautiful with some that will leave you scratching your head. The tracklistings varied on the vinyl and cassette editions, both domestically and over seas. This CD version was released in 1993 and combines all of the tracks onto one disc with the outtakes included. Highly recommended for any fan of industrial, alternative or exotic music. 5/5


August 26, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

I have found Dead Lines, Assimilate, and Last Call to be the most powerful, driving tunes on this dated and strange album. It contains almost every element of music other than classical and pop. They utilize ambient structures, heavy metal guitars, rap-like verbiage, and a techno-ish foundation. The lyrics are so focused that they somewhat repeat themselves, but they do address all issues worth discussing. Live shows seem to be disturbing in that they are covered in "blood" and vomit constantly during the show. Who cares though? I've only been to less than 10 shows because they are so expensive and time consuming. I'd rather hear one song with 100% effort rather than 20 songs half-heartedly sung.

December 26, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
What would a Skinny Puppy fan be without this release? Totally lost. This release is exactly what the band was about during the 80's. Some tracks like "Church" and "Christianity" are nothing spectacular but they need to be there for some reason. All the great hits one here; Assimilate, Dead Lines, Icebreaker, Love, The Choke and Last Call.

The "hidden track" One Day sounds very much like a Tear Garden track and I wouldn’t doubt that it was seeing as how Tear Garden released their first album during the same time with them. No SP Fan is a SP Fan without BITES!