It is very difficult to make your sophomore album better than your debut, but STP accomplished that with 1994’s Purple. Moving away from the meat and potatoes grunge rock of 1992’s Core, the band embraced their love of AM radio and amped up their pop sensibilities to create this masterpiece. The band would go on to make four more albums with the increasingly less stable Scott Weiland who passed away in 2015. This album stands as a true testament to their pop brilliance with classics like “Interstate Love Song” and “Vasoline”.
Fun Fact: Scott Weiland was a star quarterback in high school. His goal was to play football at Notre Dame.
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