Stone Temple Pilots

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  1. ElJay370

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    It generally wasn’t cool to like them when they were popular. I guess because they were just too slick in an era where you were supposed to act like you didn’t care.

    But now….I think more people need to recognize what a badass riff rock band they were, how tasty of a guitarist Dean DeLeo is, and how much of an effing rock star Scott Weiland was.



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    I was into some pretty heavy stuff when they started making music but I always thought STP were awesome.
     
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    Stone temple pilots was my first big concert. I saw them in 1994. It was amazing all the way through.
     
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    Always enjoyed STP. Their unplugged set was a cool little watch as well.
     
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    I saw them in January of 1993. They wore jeans and t shirts. They were great. I wore an STP shirt later that year when my band played in our high school talent show (with a flannel shirt over it of course).

    I saw them again in December of 1996. This time they wore suits. Still awesome.

    Side note: I'm one of those lucky people where everything I like is cool.
     
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    I listened by accident to one of their more recent albums not too long ago. Just a really solid rock record. The new singer sounds A LOT like Weiland which is neither here nor there for me. I knew their hits back in the day but that was about it. Weiland never did much for me as a singer or frontman. Still any good band hanging in and putting out nice tunes is fine with me.



     
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    Hard to believe it's been 20 years ...

     
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    I've seen that video from the bizarre festival before....
    They put on a hell of a show...the band was tight, and Weiland was a top notch front man with a voice and charisma to match...
    Well worth the watch...and God bless Scott ...
     
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    I don't know much about Weiland, but he sure gets the crowd going with his little shimmies and spins..

    gotta love a good frontman..:)


     
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    Recently watched a rocumentary on Velvet Revolver. They auditioned many many singers and nobody had “it”. Scott walked in the door like a rock star and they were off and running.
     
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    This clip has STP and Jnr Brown , very cool.
     
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    I remember hanging out at a friend’s apartment in college when I saw the video for “Sex Type Thing” for the first time, and thought it was badass. I went right out and bought “Core” (on cassette!) and later “Purple” and “Tiny Music.”

    I remember reading critic-type stuff about how derivative they were, and I could hear how Weiland was sort of a mimic at times in his approach, but he mimicked a lot of stuff and made it his own, and with style, I thought. I heard them as creative, varied and always liked them a lot.
     
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    "Trippin On A Hole In A Paper Heart" is a great song. I think that whole "Tiny Music" album holds up quite well.
     
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    I always liked Dean DeLeo’s playing...cool chord voicings and leading on “Interstate Love Song”. I’ve also played that song in the band my friends and I have had over the years. I can never seem to get that lick right!
     
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    Those fills and slide parts by JBrown are just sublime on sour girl..... so tasty..:cool::D
     
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    Saw them in (I think ‘94 or ‘95) at the Fresno Fair, of all places. Great show. Always liked them.
     
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    Dean DeLeo has always been one of my benchmarks for tone. I always loved the tones he got.

    I dug STP back in the day, for sure.
     
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    Scott Weiland with The Doors !

     
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    I was never a fan, but I tagged along with some coworkers who were going to see them, and I thought it was good. They're still not a band I would likely ever listen to at home, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed their show. It helped that Meat Puppets were the opening band, and my friend's band was playing on the side stage, so I got in for free on the guest list.
     
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