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Purple

Stone Temple Pilots Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)
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4. Interstate Love Song
5. Still Remains
6. Pretty Penny
7. Silvergun Superman
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Having scored a massive hit with their debut album, Core, Stone Temple Pilots returned to the same sludge-filled well for Purple, only to come up with an album that's harder, more concise, and filled with thunderous, punishing riffs. Headbangers will rejoice over the grinding guitars of "Meatplow," "Vasoline," "Lounge Fly," and "Unglued," but the album reveals far more than one dimension. They back off the throttle for the hushed (though still intense) "Pretty Penny," "Big Empty" puts a respectable spin on the phrase "power ballad," and the catchy, hook-filled "Interstate Love Song" asserts itself as one of the most memorable alt-rock singles of the '90s. --Daniel Durchholz

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Purple (1994 German 11-track CD album - The second album Scott Weiland & co saw the band meshing guitar rock with grunge and going deeper into hard rock territory includes the singles Big Empty Vasoline Interstate LoveSong Unglued Pretty Penny and the Hidden Recording My Second Album with a lyric / picture booklet)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Musicians review of this album... April 28 2004
Format:Audio CD
In retrospect, 'Purple' is the most unique album to come out of the grunge period. It has style, hard rocking riffs, great melodies, sing-a-long lyrics, and on top of that a very diverse/ecclectic collection of well recorded, wonderfully crafted songs.
The significance of this album is that it shows a band who is no longer just going through the motions, but is actually creating and evolving into true 'songwriters and arraingers'. Each song has it's own character and feel which is almost absent from all other 'Grunge' releases of it's time. They are all unique and diverse, but they don't lose their edge and wit.
The prominent melodic bass lines (Mr DeLeo is very underrated) and unique chord structures (So is the other Mr. DeLeo) are what brings life to these recordings.
STP have always delivered with each album they've released. They are great songwriters, and I feel that this album is the perfect summation of all of their works. Rock, pop/rock, accoustic, funky/groovy, psychadelic... It's all here.
One of the top 10 albums of the 90's!!
All the best, -AndyMan-
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5.0 out of 5 stars Their Last Truly Great Album Feb. 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
I was continually immersed in PURPLE when it came out. Their second album, it's a bit trippier with more of a psychedelic feel than CORE, their first one, although it totally rocks as well. I thought it was the best for years, although I've recently gone back to thinking CORE is slightly better.
My favorite track is the morbid testament of love that is "Still Remains" although the hits "Vasoline" and "Big Empty" are even better. "Interstate Love Song," probably their biggest hit, is an instant classic. My least favorite is "Pretty Penny," an acoustic number that just doesn't hit the right notes for me, sounding borderline atonal. That's not counting the joke song "12 Gracious Melodies" that closes the album and finds singer Scott Weiland in lounge lizard territory to hilarious effect. All the other songs are top notch heavy rock. STP write (wrote) killer songs and that's what sets them above so many other bands who play this kind of music.
Unfortunately, the band hasn't been able to consistently get it together in subsequent years like they did on PURPLE. Their next album, TINY MUSIC... took some glam turns that were a bit too derivative and unconvincing. Weiland's lyrics got a bit cliched as well. In later years, STP continued to make some great music, but CORE and PURPLE remain their masterpieces.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not their best, but still awesome! Feb. 14 2004
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Format:Audio CD
This is a very good alblum, in my opinion not quite as good as Core, but still great. Here's a quick rundown of what I think of the songs:
1. Meat Plow-One of the harder songs here, a good opener. When I first heard this song I didn't like it, but it kind of grows on you. Get's a 9 out of 10.
2. Vasoline-One of the two singles, pretty good, chatchy, but not one of my favorites. To be truthful, I never quite understood what it was supposed to be about. Get's a 8.5.
3. Lounge Fly-The 'grungiest' song on the alblum. One of my favorites, when I was 14 I used to love to play it loud and watch my mom turn red at the use of the 'F word'. Ah, the wonders of youth. It's cool how it goes from hard to soft. 9.5.
4. Interstate Love Song-The other single, an interesting song, one of the softer ones, it's almost countryish. I have to admit I'm rather fond of this one, I got my first kiss listening to it. Kind of ironic, since it's more of a goddbye song. 9.5.
5. Still Remains-Never liked this song, I always thought Weiland's voice sounded too twangy, like he was trying to do a crossover to country. Plus, it's just a little to soppy, "take a bath, I'll drink the water that you leave" is just a bit, well, not my style. 5.0.
6. Pretty Penny-Always hated this song, just somehow doesn't it with everything else. 3.0.
7. Silver Gun Superman-My favorite song, it's mean, hard and great. The vocals, guitar, drums, everthing is just great. 10.0.
8. Big Empty-A great love song, I love how it goes from soft and slow to heavier and faster. A really fun, uplifting song, one of my favorites. 9.5.
9. Unglued-I could never quite figure out why, but I love this song. There's just something really cool about it. 9.5.
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5.0 out of 5 stars STP EXCELS ITSELF Oct. 29 2003
Format:Audio CD
CORE was a paragon of a perfect grunge LP, oozing with machismo, with every opportunity it could get. Crassly, it was boastful, bigoted, but a braggart to be befriended for all its energy and pugnacity. After the loud debut, with the follow-up, PURPLE, STP reveals a rather different facet of its persona, its mellower alter-ego.
PURPLE, is, by all means, a terribly true grunge album. But, beneath all the grime on the surface, it shows that it has a heart that feels. PURPLE touches with its vehement passion and soothes when it cries. It listens to you, and wants you to do the same with it, feel the same way as it feels for you.
PURPLE shows a striking maturity in the band's musicality, and the changes are indeed striking. Within a span of just one album, STP has grown up, big time. Consistently, throughout the album, Weiland has tried to put in a lot of honesty and earthiness in his singing, unlike in the case with CORE, where he was big, bad and bold, all around the place, aptly suiting its belligerent feel.
PURPLE isn't disposed to aggress, not without "Wicked Garden" or "Crackerman", but CORE isn't sensitive enough to feel the pangs of pains of love, without "Interstate Love Song" and "still Remains" - If CORE was an aggressive grunge album, PURPLE is a sensitive grunge LP, evident particularly, in these two beautiful love songs, back-to-back. "Interstate Love Song" is a simple 'goodbye' song, with an amazing riff and an even more amazing intro, building up to the riff. "Still Remains" has the most beautifully written words in the album, and is one of the best sung STP numbers: a haunting chorus, turning tuneless, momentarily, building up immediately to the heavenly succeeding verse.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very nice LP
Published 1 month ago by Tim J Mehlenbacher
5.0 out of 5 stars STP rocks!
Thank goodness this LP was re-issued. I've probably played it 50 times since I got it, as I'd not sat down to listen to it for many a moon. A masterpiece, pure & simple.
Published 6 months ago by Old Rusty
5.0 out of 5 stars STP proves themselves a heavyweight band with this release (Purple),...
On PURPLE, we see Weiland and Co. grabbing not for hardhitting riffs so much as credibility with the critics. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Mike London
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish I could give this more stars!
This is the best album I have ever listened to. It's not often that I find a CD where every single track is GREAT (not just good)...but this is it! Read more
Published on June 29 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Another classic
This is the second album for the trippy 90's hard rock group. While STP was unfairly lumped in with the grunge-rockers of the era, STP was in reality a hard rock band, sounding... Read more
Published on June 22 2004 by HeadbangerDuh
5.0 out of 5 stars True grunge
Purple was the first time I had heard of Stone Temple Pilots, and then I listened to the rest, becoming an instant fan. Read more
Published on June 14 2004 by Devan
5.0 out of 5 stars "Sing a yellow Nectarine" complements Purple's Psychedelic!!
Purple collided with Weiland's surfacing drug addiction, which was unmasked in the middle of the Purple tour in 1995 with his drug bust outside an uncleanly disreputable California... Read more
Published on June 7 2004 by The Nemean Lion Of Herculean Bitterness
4.0 out of 5 stars good album
I love the video for "Vasoline", its so weird and cool! The song is just as cool. Interstate Love Song is another stand-out. Read more
Published on April 26 2004 by I ain't no porn writer
5.0 out of 5 stars Alt. Rock classic
The 90's didn't get much better. A must have.
Published on Feb. 23 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars D*MN!
Let me put it this way:
90s "Alt-Grunge Rock" doesn't get much better than this.
It's a sure winner if you like any of these bands:
Alice-In-Chains... Read more
Published on Feb. 15 2004 by Charles Pearce
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