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Label: Warner Music Group

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: American Trad Rock

Artist: Stone Temple Pilots

Composer: Scott Weiland, Dean DeLeo, Eric Kretz, Robert DeLeo

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  • 1Dead & Bloated05:10
  • 2Sex Type Thing03:37
  • 3Wicked Garden04:05
  • 4No Memory01:20
  • 5Sin06:04
  • 6Naked Sunday03:49
  • 7Creep05:33
  • 8Piece of Pie05:24
  • 9Plush05:13
  • 10Wet My Bed01:36
  • 11Crackerman03:14
  • 12Where The River Goes08:29
  • Total Runtime53:34

Info for Core

Core is Stone Temple Pilots' debut album, and one of my favorite debut albums. I had heard a lot about STP from friends, and wanted to download it off limewire for quite sometime. I sort of shrugged off the idea time and time again until one sunday in August of 2006. I was on my way to my dads in his car, and he decided to tell me another story about a concert he went to when he was a teenager. He began with this "Had you ever heard of Stone Temple Pilots?". I took the opportunity to finally get my first listen of STP and was greatly rewarded. As the first song "Dead and Bloated" blared on the Phili Turnpike he told me how he had went to one of their first concerts and they played stuff from Core. He told me it was their best album, and to go out and get it. So I took his advice and went out to the mall with my friend kevin to go pick up CD's. I found myself in bolting into FYE and grabbing a copy of "Core". I settled in my room hours later and popped "Core" into my CD player. An hour or so later I was amazed, this was probably the best example of grunge I had heard in my life at the time and urged me to get into more grunge.

"Core" is an all around excellent album and is easily my favorite STP album. It's in your face, decently loud, hard rock. Just to name a few great tracks I'll start off with my favorite "Wicked Garden". An amazing riff is steady and is enjoyable throughout the whole song. It's high points are worth listening to over and over again. Vocals are not a weak point for STP and "Wicked Garden" is no exception. This song has managed to delight me time and time again, which most songs on this album do. Another great track is "Crackerman". It's a fast pace catchy song. Pretty heavy in comparison to "Wicked Garden", and is a good amount of material. One of those songs you find yourself singing with the windows down in your car making a fool of yourself but not caring (Me and my dad did that on the way back to my house). Finally another song your guaranteed to enjoy is "Piece of Pie". On second thought this might be my favorite song on this album, either way the three songs live mentioned are almost equally great. With strange lyrics similar to other songs on this album "Peice of Pie" is steadily consistent in great guitar riffs and catchy vocals. This song continues to keep me interested, and another one of the best songs on this album.

One very bittersweet thing about this album is repetitiveness. For one is Scott Weiland's vocals. On the other STP albums his vocals will be compared to their greatness on "Core" . His vocals are repetitively great in each song, and are fun to sing back to. They stick in your head, and stand out as a good key component to STP's in your face, hard, fun, quick, steady sound. Weiland's vocals do sound somewhat repetitive throughout the album not really drastically changing dynamic levels all that much. They never get that tiring or boring at all though, I almost like the fact they stay steadily good, not amazing, not terrible, but good and sometimes great. Another repetitive thing is the guitar riffs. The riffs can be extremely enjoyable and stick around in your head for awhile, yet they sound similar in most songs. Similar to the vocals in the aspect of a lot of good is better than little great, the riffs repetitively pound your headphones with a similar sound that doesn't get old easily. Another repetitive thing that is only good is the high points that STP delivers more than UPS. In each song there is a few godd high points that you often find yourself fast forwarding to, or repeating it over again. For example in "Wicked Garden" when Weiland says "burn, burn burn" the sound picks up so much, and is so good that it is almost overpowering. STP even added rhythm vocals to the mix and makes the song even better. (

Scott Weiland, vocals
Dean DeLeo, guitar
Eric Kretz, drums
Robert DeLeo, bass

Produced by Brendan O'Brien

Since the moment they appeared on the scene in the early 90's, Stone Temple Pilots dominated the decade from start to finish, racking up 15 singles on the Billboard Top Ten, winning a "Best Hard Rock Performance" GRAMMY in 1994 for for "Plush," and having their five albums sell more than 35 million copies worldwide. Of all their peers, STP alone had sustained commercial success, earning greater critical acclaim with each release, building a body of work that remains popular and its enduring acclaim has only highlighted the absence of the band, who quietly went their separate ways after the turn-of the millennium release of Shangri-La Dee Da. Despite the presence of the greatest hits album Thank You in 2003, there has been a generation that has never witnessed the live power of the vocalist Scott Weiland, guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz live in concert, a situation that will be remedied this summer when the band reunites for a long-awaited and highly anticipated tour.

A dominant force in rock music since their inception, the group's impressively extensive and top-selling music has cemented their standing as one of the most successful rock groups of all time. Scott Weiland and Robert DeLeo met at a Black Flag concert in Long Beach, California, discovering in the course of their conversation that the two were dating the same girl. Instead of sparking a rivalry, this common ground was the foundation of a friendship, with the pair moving into the girl's apartment after she left town. Weiland and DeLeo formed a band called Mighty Joe Young, with drummer Eric Kretz joining the lineup soon afterward, with Robert's brother Dean coming aboard not long after that. Soon, the group established themselves as a draw in San Diego, eventually gaining the attention of Atlantic Records who signed them in 1991. After hearing that there was a blues singer calling himself Mighty Joe Young, the group changed their name to Stone Temple Pilots during the recording of their 1992 debut album, Core.

Core was bracing blend of grunge guitars, classic rock moves and big pop hooks. At first, the ironic swagger of "Sex Type Thing" brought them onto MTV and radio, but it was "Plush" that blew the doors wide open for the band, establishing them as multi-platinum act in 1993. A pair of subsequent singles were released from Core -- "Wicked Garden" and the spooky, acoustic "Creep" -- before they delivered Purple in 1994. A large, eager fan base snatched Purple up upon its opening week, sending it to # 1 but Purple wasn't a one-week wonder, it grew as the record spun off hit after hit: first there was the majestic, cryptic "Big Empty," taken from The Crow soundtrack, then there was "Vasoline," which was followed by the modern rock classic "Interstate Love Song," a radio smash that stayed on the top of Billboard's Album Rock charts for 15 weeks, besting the record set by the Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up." For more please visit the STP Homepage.

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