A band that
never got the billing it deserved. Dubbed a Pearl Jam clone when
they burst onto the scene, they were turning out hits long past
Pearl Jam's commercial days. A band that was eventually ripped
apart by singer Scott Weiland's drug problems, and internal conflict.
We went through their entire catalog and picked out our favorite
songs, the songs we think best fits the STP sound, although we
came upon a very big problem....no way would it fit on 1 CD. So
we had to make some very difficult cuts and along with ITunes,
you too can download our version of the Essential Stone Temple
Pilots, just click on the ITunes symbol under each song.
The ultimate show opener with its gigantic sound. The
song was a MONSTER live
The song that really introduced the bullhorn as a musical
instrument for a whole new generation
3. Sex Type Thing
Amidst the controversial lyrics and backlash, still
one of STP's strongest songs about a rape.
4. Sex & Violence
An all out assault from beginning to end.
5. Big Bang Baby
The song that moved STP away from the "grunge"
label and showcased the band as one of the most solid rock forces.
6. Church on Tuesday
Showcasing the more pop side of STP
Big hooks with swirling melodies. 'Nuff said.
8. Sour Girl
Might be more known thanks to the trippy video featuring
Sarah Michelle Geller and what looked to be a Tellatubby.
Further proof that STP was a solid rock band, such a psychedelic
vibe with the guitar and vocals.
10. Still Remains
A hidden gem on Purple. A song seemingly lost due
to the strength of their other work, but one of our favorites.
Such a big guitar riff. Did anyone do it better in 1990s
An introverted Scott Weiland exposing himself pretty strongly
to the world when his marriage is hitting the rocks.
13. A Song For Sleeping
With the birth of a child, it seemed that Weiland had finally
put his demons behind him. Of course we found out otherwise.
14. Lady Picture Show
A hit when it was released, still strong after all these
15. Big Empty
Ominous and foreboding, yet remains anthemic, a perfect
encapsulation of mainstream alienation gem.
Another song that proved how strong STP's songwriting
17. Interstate Love Song
Such an epic song, that brought STP to new heights.
18. Trippin on a Hole
Another song that was just a monster live.
19. Dead and Bloated
The song that opened their debut over 10 years ago. Has
it really been that long since this song ruled the airwaves?
The song that broke the band. Still a timeless
staple, and broke the band.