Stone Temple Pilots is hands down one of my top 5 favorite bands of my time. They seem to fall into the “grunge” genre of music, but for me, they are more, each album is very different and each song varies. Listening to any song can take me right back to when I was the age from when the song was first released. The first song I heard was Sex Type Thing. From there, I was hooked. I bought their record, “Core” and from there, I knew I loved Stone Temple Pilots. “Core” was one of those you can put in the cd player and just let it go. The follow-up to “Core”, “Purple” was even better in my opinion and by far my favorite. I will say the next album was very good, but from there it was down hill.
So when I heard Scott Weiland died, regardless of how, I made my list of Top 10 Stone Temple Pilots songs. I do not approve of his drug abuse, but he lived a lot longer than most thought and he and the music he performed with STP, had a huge effect on me. I am saddened by his death, but at least he left his mark on the world and my life. He also no longer has to live with his addiction. Rest well Scott, thank you and the rest of STP for these 10 songs. These are my favorite Stone Temple Pilots songs…I will forever sing along.
10. Tumble in the Rough – Tiny Music… Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop
9. Sex Type Thing – Core
8. Vaseline – Purple
7. Adhesive – Tiny Music… Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop
6. Creep – Core
5. Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart – Tiny Music… Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop
4. Interstate Love Song – Purple
3. Big Empty – Purple
2. Plush – Core
1. Still Remains – Purple
These are my favorite songs from Stone Temple Pilots. Hearing these and seeing the music videos, really hits me. I chose the “Unplugged” version of “Big Empty” because it is the best version, I love it very much. For those STP fans who have not seen the Unplugged performance from MTV, check it out here. The picture at the top of this post is also from the Unplugged show, it is the way I will remember Scott. Rest Well Scott.