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Re: “The tragic but undeniable truth about Scott Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots

While I agree with the Nirvana and AIC influences - Weiland even admitted those on the record a few times-, I have to say the Pearl Jam and Soundgarden ones are off. Most songs in 'Core' were written circa 1990, before PJ even existed as a band. Just do a search on Youtube for the 'Mighty Joe Young' demos. 'Where The River Goes', likewise, was the first STP song, composed in 1989 by Dean DeLeo. For Soundgarden, that was pre-Badmotorfinger era. I do agree there are similarities, though. WTRG's riff sounds a bit like 'Slaves and Bulldozers' or 'Searching With My Good Eye Closed' from Badmotorfinger. Most likely a coincidence of drinking from the same fountain (namely The Doors and Led Zeppelin), though. It didn't hurt that Core was produced by Brendan O'Brien, who was involved in PJ's Ten production, either.

Posted by Renato P on June 18, 2017 at 5:09 PM
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