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Rocketboy
01-20-2007, 01:31 AM
Album: Purple

Song: 3-way tie: Crackerman, Interstate Love Song, and Heaven & Hotrods


They've easily been my favorite band since the the first time I heard "Sex Type Thing'" way back in 91/92.
I've always felt got an unfair rep as Pearl Jam clones early on (which I never heard any more similarities between the two than I did between any other two "Grunge" bands at the time) and later on as druggies (Scott Weiland did have tons of problems - no argument there, but it overshadowed the great music they made).

Kidhuman
01-20-2007, 08:00 AM
Album: Core

Song: Where the River Goes.

JimJamBonds
01-20-2007, 11:30 AM
Album: Purple

Song: Dead and bloated

Bel-Cam Jos
01-20-2007, 11:36 AM
Album: Core

Song: "Wicked Garden" (...... yeah. And thankfully, that truck commercial that used it didn't overplay it like Johnny Cougar John Melancamp John Cougar Melancamp's "Our Country" has been).

El Chuxter
01-20-2007, 01:18 PM
Album: Core

Song: toss-up between "Interstate Love Song" and the acoustic version of "Plush"

Mad Slanted Powers
01-20-2007, 10:33 PM
Album - Tiny Music.

Song - Always tough to pick just one song. I'll go with one from Tiny Music - "Big Bang Baby".

A college roommate got Core when it was fairly new. I'd never heard of them, but I liked it. I eventually got the album the next year when I joined Columbia House. I didn't really keep up with them after that, but I recall hearing their songs on the radio. I eventually got Purple and Tiny Music.... I was surprised at how many songs I already knew when I listened to them. I didn't listen to them a lot though, so whenever I came back to Tiny Music..., I'd be impressed. I'd be thinking "I forgot that all these great songs were on here.

Back to Core though. I didn't really think of them as Pearl Jam clones. The roommate who got the album is the one who I think pointed this out to me, that three songs in a row on that album seem to imitate three different bands. "Naked Sunday" sounds a bit like Pearl Jam, "Creep" sounds like Kurt Cobain on one of Nirvana's slower songs, and "Piece of Pie" sounds more like Chris Cornell of Soundgarden. I also think that "Wet My Bed" sounds like a spoken word Jim Morrison. Perhaps I also detect the Smithereens or something in some of the songs as well.

Rocketboy
01-20-2007, 11:05 PM
I was surprised at how many songs I already knew when I listened to them. That seems to be a common thought from people that weren't big fans (or semi-casual fans), especially when they see the listing on "Thank You" - their greatest hits album.


1 Vasoline
2. Down
3. Wicked Garden
4. Big Empty
5. Plush
6. Big Bang Baby
7. Creep
8. Lady Picture Show
9. Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart
10. Interstate Love Song
11. All In The Suit That You Wear (new song)
12. Sex Type Thing
13. Days of the Week
14. Sour Girl
15. Plush (Acoustic - Headbanger's Ball)

Mad Slanted Powers
01-21-2007, 12:39 AM
That seems to be a common thought from people that weren't big fans (or semi-casual fans), especially when they see the listing on "Thank You" - their greatest hits album.I think for me, I was aware that they had put out more music, but just wasn't sure what songs were from what album. Plus, once I listened to it once or twice, the rest of the songs were in my head. Then I didn't listen to it for a while. When I gave it another listen, the songs were familiar and they all sounded great and I was wondering why I hadn't been listening to this album more. In addition to those songs from the album that made it on Thank You, I also like "Adhesive", "Art School Girl, "Pop's Love Suicide" and "Tumble in the Rough". I'm surprised that last one isn't on Thank You, as that is one I recall hearing on the radio a lot.

bobafrett
01-21-2007, 08:49 AM
Album: Core

Song: Sex Type Thing

I think I like that one because it was my introdution to the group. I remember seeing the video and thinking "what a twisted song". Later in life I won tickets to see STP in concert only to have the show cancelled because of Mr. Weilands "addiction".

Blue2th
01-21-2007, 09:26 AM
I'll have to go with Album: "Core" Song: "Wicked Garden" though "Plush" is a close second. Really though STP is one of those bands where it's hard to find any song on any album that sucks. You can tell they were heavily influenced by Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith. At least the guys playing the instruments anyways (Wonder what ever happened to the DeLeo brothers?) I hate the comparison to Pearl Jam of which I think were inferior musicians (though they didn't completely suck) Too bad they parted ways with Scott Wieyland. Did anyone see him doing Christmas carols on the Tonite Show last December? It was pathetic.

2-1B
01-21-2007, 11:40 AM
They're alright, I never got into them much but they had some good songs that I heard over the years. :)

However, I would rather listen to baby seals being clubbed to death than listen to that one song from Tiny Music ever again.

Mad Slanted Powers
01-21-2007, 03:22 PM
However, I would rather listen to baby seals being clubbed to death than listen to that one song from Tiny Music ever again.Which one?

Sometimes, I like to call them the Simple Tone Pilots.

Rocketboy
01-21-2007, 09:16 PM
"Tumble in the Rough". I'm surprised that last one isn't on Thank You, as that is one I recall hearing on the radio a lot.They had a handful that get played on the radio (like "Tumble..." and "Dead and Bloated") that were never released as singles. "No Way Out" was released as a single (with a video) and wasn't included on Thank You.


Wonder what ever happened to the DeLeo brothers?They are in the carpy new band Army of Anyone with Filter's Richard Patrick on vocals. It sounds worse than Talk Show, an band/album they made without Scott Weiland between Tiny Music and No. 4.

Blue2th
01-22-2007, 03:12 AM
I heard Talk Show's one hit they tried to push on the radio during that time. I wasn't too bad. Not that memorable though. That was just like an inbetween thing for them while Scotty went to mandatory detox. Nothing as good as STP's. Goes to show you can have great musicians, but it doesn't mean anything without good lyrics and singer. They were a winning combination. I still like almost anything STP did over Velvet Revolver's. Wonder if Scott went over there because they tolerated his vices? Still possibly talking with Mr. Brownstone?

dindae
01-22-2007, 12:01 PM
Album Core
Song Sex Type Thing

I got this album early and wore it out. Then Plush hit the radio and I never really cared for the band ever again. They are a decent band just got killed for me by being overplayed.

mtriv73
01-22-2007, 01:48 PM
Core


Plush: I still can't get enough of this song and it's well over a decade old now.

Rocketboy
01-22-2007, 09:22 PM
I still like almost anything STP did over Velvet Revolver's. Wonder if Scott went over there because they tolerated his vices? Still possibly talking with Mr. Brownstone?At the end STP were on the verge of breaking up for a few months. Things were very hostile, especially between Scott and Dean Deleo. In fact, after STP's last concert Scott threw a punch at Dean. They didn't talk for quite a while. They've all since kissed and made up, but there is still no STP on the horizon. The Deleos and Scott have both said STP is done, but they've left the door open for a possible reunion someday.
I'm sure Scott's recreational activities had something to do with STP breaking up. His problem almost derailed Velvet Revolver at the very beginning, but he's been clean for a few years now.

JetsAndHeels
01-22-2007, 10:26 PM
Album-Purple

Song-Interstate Love Song. That tune will never get old to me.

Phantom-like Menace
01-24-2007, 01:37 AM
Album: none in particular
Song: Plush (acoustic)

I went for a period of time in which Creep by Radiohead and Creep by STP would horribly confuse me. I liked both and both came out at about the same time, but I'd think back and have to think about how each sounded to remember which band sang which song. I think my mind also forced me to think the Radiohead song was called Freak for a while just to distinguish each from the other.


Sometimes, I like to call them the Simple Tone Pilots.

That makes me smile.

CaptainSolo1138
01-31-2007, 09:45 AM
Album: "Tiny Music" (screw you, Caesar:p )
Song: "Seven Caged Tigers" or "Heaven and Hotrods"

Kidhuman
01-31-2007, 10:37 AM
7 caged tigers is a great song, one of my faves from them.