God Lives Underwater On Skinny Puppy, Depeche Mode Projects
God Lives Underwater will be popping up on the pending Skinny Puppy remix album, and the band is also organizing what’s turning into a major tribute to Depeche Mode.
Project manager Jeff Antebi confirms that GLU will be participating on the as yet unnamed Skinny Puppy record for the Nettwerk label, but adds that a specific song has yet to be chosen. GLU will be joining fellow Philadelphian Josh Wink (song TBA) along with Chris Vrenna (“Assimilate”), Adrian Sherwood (“Tin Omen”), Autechre (TBA), Rhys Fulber (“Worlock”) and Ruby (“Smothered Hope”).
Antebi says he’s looking for artist-oriented remixes and expects to add another three to five tracks to the record. There’s no release date or album title at this time.
Skinny Puppy were pioneers of the industrial goth genre and stood shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Ministry and Nine Inch Nails. They were first formed in 1982 and disintegrated in the early 1990s.
GLU will be squeezing the Puppy remix into a schedule that includes a current tour supporting their just released second album, “Life in the So-Called Space Age,” and overseeing their pet project, a tribute record honoring Depeche Mode. California’s BAM magazine reports that the tribute, called “For the Masses,” is shrouded in secrecy, but will probably feature GLU (“Fly on the Windscreen”), the Cure (“World in My Eyes”), Trent Reznor (“Personal Jesus”), Smashing Pumpkins (“Never Let Me Down Again”), Failure (“Enjoy the Silence”), Meat Beat Manifesto (“Everything Counts”), Apollo Four Forty (“I Feel You”), Dishwalla (“Policy of Truth”), Deftones (“To Have and to Hold”), Monster Magnet (“Black Celebration”), Hooverphonic (“Shake the Disease”), Smashmouth (“People are People”), Foo Fighters (“Master & Servant”), and Self (“Shame”). The album is due in August.
The glue of GLU is the songwriting/programming/guitar team of David Reilly and Jeff Turzo. They’re joined on the road by drummer Scott Garrett and guitarist Andrew McGee.
Original Date: 1998-05-06