Stone Temple Pilots – Purple (1994)

stone-temple-pilots-purple-320-1994

Stone Temple Pilots had hits with Core, but they got no respect. They suffered a barrage of savage criticism and it must have hurt, since their second effort seems a conscious effort to distinguish themselves as a band not indebted to grunge. That didn’t get them anywhere, as they were attacked as viciously as before, but Purple is nevertheless a quantum leap over their debut, showcasing a band hitting its stride. Yes, they were considerably more mainstream than their peers, but time has proven that that’s their primary charm, since they were unafraid to temper their grunge with big arena hooks and swirling melodies. It works particularly well on the tight, concise “Vasoline” and the acoustic-based “Pretty Penny,” but it really shines on the record’s two masterpieces, “Big Empty” and “Interstate Love Song.” “Big Empty” is ominous and foreboding, yet remains anthemic, a perfect encapsulation of mainstream alienation that is surpassed only by “Interstate Love Song,” a concise epic as alluring as the open highway. Those singles are proof positive that STP was the best straight-ahead rock singles outfit of their time.

1 Meat Plow
2 Vasoline
3 Lounge Fly
4 Interstate Love Song
5 Still Remains
6 Pretty Penny
7 Silver Gun Superman
8 Big Empty
9 Unglued
10 Army Ants
11 Kitchen Ware & Candy Bars
download-button1
http://rapidshare.com/files/105972364/STP_PURPL3.rar

Advertisements
  • Calendar

    • December 2017
      M T W T F S S
      « Dec    
       123
      45678910
      11121314151617
      18192021222324
      25262728293031
  • Search