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Core
Stone Temple Pilots
Core
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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Japanese edition of their 1993 debut smash on Atlantic with two bonus tracks, 'Plush' (Acoustic Version) and 'Sex Type Thing' (Swing Type Version). 14 tracks total, also featuringthe hits 'Sex Type Thing', 'Wicked Garden',...  more »

      
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All Artists: Stone Temple Pilots
Title: Core
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Import [Generic]
Release Date: 6/30/1998
Album Type: Extra tracks, Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 182478416429, 4988029060440

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Album Description
Japanese edition of their 1993 debut smash on Atlantic with two bonus tracks, 'Plush' (Acoustic Version) and 'Sex Type Thing' (Swing Type Version). 14 tracks total, also featuringthe hits 'Sex Type Thing', 'Wicked Garden', 'Creep' and 'Plush'.

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Great debut with extras.
Sean Wike | Mesa, AZ | 08/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD deserves 5 stars on it's own merits even without the extra tracks. You've heard all the songs by now. Sex Type Thing. Plush. Wicked Garden. Maybe even Crackerman if you live someplace that has good radio stations. Those have become modern classics, no doubt. Yeah, this CD is a little old, but the tunes will go head-to-head with just about anything out there today. In all likelyhood, you've heard just about all of the songs on this CD at one time or another. Maybe you're wondering if shelling out a the extra dough for 2 songs will be worth it. Let me break it down. The acoustic version of "plush" is very good. It's not like the other acoustic versions that I've heard, this sounds like they cut it in a studio. As such, it feels a bit cleaner than say, had it been recorded live. The other extra song is a lounge-ish version of "Sex Type Thing". This is a way different sound for STP. It's almost a preview of the second CD, "Purple". Is it good? Depends on your taste, I happen to like it. If you like the original "Core", and you already own it, you may want to try to get the songs elsewhere. Yes they're both good, but for the price? I don't know. In my case, I bought the CD way back in '93, and it has been used and sometimes abused ever since. My motivation for buying this was to replace my original copy, so the addition of these extra tracks really sealed the deal. For me it was worth spending more for the 2 songs. I'm biased, I'm a huge STP fan, and I had some motivation to buy the CD again. If you don't own it already, buy this version, you'll be pleased. If you have it without the two songs, but it's an old copy, buy it, you'll know where the extra money went."
Outstanding Original Musically-Orgasmic 90's Masterpeice
Sean Wike | 03/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With confirmation of the return of their incredible front man Scott Weiland, and more music being written for the group, the Stone Temple Pilots are sure to continue their tradition of selling out venues and releasing outstanding albums. Weiland's talent is in the same range as Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell or U2's Bono, with a creativity and a feirce on-stage spirit all his own. The rest of the underestimated, but magnificent, band backs up Scott's personality and bravado -the same as the Doors did for Jim MorrisonThis album is better than the domestic version, because it includes a soulfull and almost bluesish version of the best song on the CD, Plush.STP began in San Diego where the group was first Mighty Joe Young, & released its first album Core in 1992 selling 3 million albums. Their second album, Purple started at #1 when it was released. The backlash that ensued, (because the band's sound so closely resembled the style coming out of Seattle at the time) was unwarranted because the Stone Temple Pilots are more concerned with tight song structure, and overall quality of the track, rather than only rage and a lot of shouting. STP's sound is a more crafted style of songwriting with creative melodies, irresistable guitar riffs, and great production quality."
FORCING AN IMPACT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD
Brian Girolamo | Groves, TX | 09/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. CORE is a rolling elbow to the face from start to finish.

It's hard to believe this is their 1st album, and it is without a doubt one of the top ten albums of the 1990's. With the rise of the 'Seattle Grunge Sound' in the early 90's, STP emerged apart from the scene with their own scratchy sound pulling out 11 incredible and unforgettable songs. STP's CORE leaped out as an album that truly had an impact on the musicians of today. The tracks "Sex Type Thing", "Wicked Garden", "Dead & Bloated" "Plush" and "Where the River Goes" make this cd a landmark in the musical time line.And if that isn't enough, "Crackerman", "Piece of Pie", and "Sin" basically rampage the cd with an intense sound only STP could create. But mostly, who could ever skip over the single "Creep"? Almost everyone who grew up as a teen in the 90's has sung along with this memorable track. STP, with Scott Weiland's insane lyrics and incredible voice, put their sound on the map right off the bat with "CORE". Not many bands will ever have such a successful first album. Also, if you like the bonus acoustic versions of Sex Type Thing and Plush, from their MTV Unplugged performance, try to get a hold of the entire concert. It's amazing. With acoustic versions of songs from CORE and others, it's worth searching for. If you want to hear a real rock cd, get CORE, you won't regret it...and watch for those flying elbows."