STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – Core

Stone Temple Pilots – Core (1992, Atlantic Records)

1. “Dead & Bloated” … 5:10
2. “Sex Type Thing” … 3:36
3. “Wicked Garden” … 4:05
4. “No Memory” … 1:20
5. “Sin” … 6:05
6. “Naked Sunday” … 3:50
7. “Creep” … 5:33
8. “Piece of Pie” … 5:24
9. “Plush” … 5:13
10. “Wet My Bed” … 1:36
11. “Crackerman” … 3:13
12. “Where the River Goes” … 8:26

Band:
Scott Weiland – Vocals
Dean DeLeo – Guitar
Robert DeLeo – Bass
Eric Kretz – Drums

Produced by: Brendan O’Brien

If you know me, or have read this blog for a period of time, you know I’m not a big fan of alternative & grunge music. That whole scene made it a crime to actually have FUN with your rock, but even so, a very select few bands slipped through and rose above it all to create some great music. Stone Temple Pilots was one of those bands and they are easily one of my favorite bands of all-time and certainly my favorite alternative act.

This debut album is a classic hard r0ck release, regardless of genre. Tons of songs were and still are radio staples, but it’s actually quite different, being heavier than the later STP albums that blended hard rock with pop and psychadelia. Although I consider STP to be “alternative” and not “grunge”, the grunge sound is quite strong on this album with Pearl Jam and especially Alice In Chains influencing the sound.

Great release, and the band would only get better as time went on.

In addition to producing the next three STP albums, Brendan O’Brien has gone on to become very in-demand having produced albums for Pearl Jam, Papa Roach, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Korn, Velvet Revolver, My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Incubus, Aerosmith and Audioslave.

Highlights: “Dead & Bloated”, “Sex Type Thing”, “Wicked Garden”, “Naked Sunday”, “Creep”, “Plush”, “Crackerman”, “Where the River Goes”

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Posted on June 19, 2009, in Stone Temple Pilots and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Not a fan of Grunge but there was something about STP I liked. Same thing with Alice In Chains. I think it was that they embraced their Metal roots and added on their own thing whereas their peers in Nirvana (hate’em) and Pearl Jam tried to disassociate themselves from Hard Rock/Heavy Metal.

    Steve
    Heavy Metal Addiction
    http://heavymetaladdiction.com

  2. I hate Grunge.
    The only Alt. Rock bands I like are the Smashing Pumpkins and Alice in Chains.
    Do you think I should check out the Pilots?

    • If you like AIC, then yes, try out STP. Not that they sound similar or STP is heavy like them, but both bands mixed alternative with previous rock/metal sounds.

      This album is fairly grungy, they didn’t rock the boat, but later albums of STP show a more trippy/’70s glam influence that works really well.

      I’ve always thought Pumpkins were horrible. Too wimpy.

  3. Great album. I only got into it this year. A bit late to the game there, but this is such a strong record.

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