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Here is the beginning of the Wikipedia entry for the Stone Temple Pilots.

Stone Temple Pilots (often abbreviated to STP) is an American rock band from San Diego, California that consists of Scott Weiland (lead vocals), brothers Robert DeLeo (bass guitar, vocals) and Dean DeLeo (guitar), and Eric Kretz (drums, percussion).

After forming in 1986 under the name Mighty Joe Young, the band signed with Atlantic Records and was forced to change its name to Stone Temple Pilots. STP found immediate success in 1993 after releasing their debut album Core (1992), and went on to become one of the most commercially successful bands of the 1990s.[1] The band released four more studio albums: Purple (1994), Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop (1996), No. 4 (1999) and Shangri-La Dee Da (2001) before separating in 2003, after which the band members partook in various projects, most notably Velvet Revolver and Army of Anyone. STP eventually reconvened in 2008 for a reunion tour, released a new self-titled album in 2010, and have been actively touring since. (Continue Reading...)

Here is the band's site, an exhaustive fan site and a listing of at least one fan's take on STP's top ten songs. Plush, above, was first on this list. Interstate Love Song, below, was tenth.

Originally posted to cweinsch on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 06:19 AM PST.

Also republished by An Ear for Music.

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  •  Umm...yeah...can't do it. (1+ / 0-)
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    cweinsch

    I didn't have any actual objection to STP until I saw them perform ( would have been 1993). They were opening for the Butthole Surfers at the Polish American Club in Gardner, MA, which was an outdoor venue.

    It was hot. Really hot. And STP just couldn't seem to get themselves together at the beginning of their set. The crowd was not amused. ( Imagine a Butthole Surfers crowd drinking beer in the hot sun.) The audience was booing them.
    Somebody threw a Converse All-Star at the stage, hitting Weiland in the head. Admittedly not cool. But c'mon, nobody's getting hurt by a hi-top.

    Far, far less cool was what happened next- Weiland picked somebody out of the crowd as the shoe tosser, and demanded that the crowd bring him up to the stage. He was passed forward- not particularly against his will.

    Weiland then restrained this poor kid while the bassist beat him with his bass, until the poor kid dropped and had to be pulled off by paramedics. Blood everywhere. STP didn't restart their set, because the crowd was just about ready to go up there and riot. I know that criminal charges were filed against both band members who participated in the attack.

    Because STP didn't feel the crowd ( again, there to see the BUTTHOLE SURFERS- don't tell me they didn't know what we were gonna be like) was showing them enough respect.

    So yeah, fuck STP.

  •  "The Big Empty" in particular for it's inclusion (1+ / 0-)
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    cweinsch

    on The Crow soundtrack.

    "just one more mile to go"

    by anodnhajo on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 07:43:47 AM PST

  •  They were like the 'poor man's'... (0+ / 0-)

    ...Soundgarden, I think. Lots of posturing, mostly focused on their image rather than the music.

  •  Core is one of the best albums of the 90's. Top 10 (0+ / 0-)

    ...Alt Rock album, IMHO.

    "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

    by sebastianguy99 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 08:24:13 AM PST

  •  Some excellent rock composition and performance (0+ / 0-)

    Never saw them perform and after Remembering Jello's comment, I'm probably glad of that.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:04:54 AM PST

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