HARD TO BELIEVE, RIGHT? The debut album from Stone Temple Pilots, the masssive-selling Core, came out 25-years ago – 1992. The really cool music website Music Aficionado has a great interview with STP’s Dean DeLeo on how the band got signed, the making of the album, the impact it had and more.
I remember hearing “Sex Type Thing” and then “Plush” and grudgingly had to admit that my first impression of the band was wrong – the weren’t Pearl Jam clones. Core isn’t my favorite STP album – Tiny Music…From the Vatican Gift Shop might be, but I can’t deny that its a strong album. They’ve since become one of my favorite bands and I’ll always want to hear anything they do – even without the great Scott Weiland singing.