The year of 1992 saw the release of the Stone Temple Pilots' debut album ‘Core’ through the Atlantic Records label. Delivering a thick slice of grunge rock in the shadow of Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Blind Melon, the four-piece American grunge outfit have managed to produce an album that has stood the test of time, remaining as one of grunge’s most influential and important releases. The album started off the career of this musically talented and creative group who have released a further four albums to date. Lead singer Scott Weiland has further gone on to join the rock super group ‘Velvet Revolver’.
From the sheer meaty appeal of the classic track “Sex Type Thing” to the slow, acoustic cry of “Creep” the CD is a well-crafted and inspired work of grunge rock genius. With aching similarities to Alice In Chains numbers, the band are excused such trivialities because of the sheer creative and inspirational skill that has been put into creating the twelve diverse tracks that make up the album. Weiland’s vocals are rough and gritty with a haunting melodic edge to them which blends to the music style like a dead fly to caviar.
This is one of those albums that should be in any respectable rock collection. If you haven’t heard it yet, then just go out and buy yourself a copy now!