Sunday, December 9, 2012

Album 365: Day 61 - Stone Temple Pilots - Purple

Stone Temple Pilots

Favorite tracks: Meatplow, Interstate Love Song, Big Empty
Sleeper tracks: Lounge Fly, Pretty Penny

I think I bought this record when it came out.  It was the summer after high school graduation.  I didn't own Core right away but I became a fan of STP after hearing songs off of this record.  "Interstate Love Song" is one of the best pop songs to come out of the 90s and is one of my favorite STP songs.

I still say that aside from Flea, Robert DeLeo was the best bass player to come from 90s rock radio and MTV.  Being the brother of the guitar player allowed him to know where to place his riffs and I learned that bass players can be fun to listen to in other forms of music other than prog or jazz/fusion.  The album is more stripped down than Core and pretty dry when it comes to vocal and drum effects.  I will say that some of the mixing isn't that great.  The vocals tend to be quieter than the snare and some of the guitar leads are buried.  I'm nitpicking.

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