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Coloring Club Plus — 8/26/19

Aug 26

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Tiny Music… Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop (also known simply as Tiny Music) is the third studio album by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots, released on March 26, 1996, on Atlantic Records. After a brief hiatus in 1995, the band regrouped to record Tiny Music, living and recording the album together in a mansion located in Santa Barbara, California.

Tiny Music… saw Stone Temple Pilots moving away from the grunge sound present on their first two records and incorporating a wide variety of different influences. After debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 in 1996, Tiny Music initially received mixed reviews, similar to the band’s earlier work, but in the years since, the record has been acclaimed for its radical reinvention of the band’s image. Tiny Music spawned three singles that reached #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart: “Big Bang Baby”, “Lady Picture Show”, and “Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart”.

The album cover features a woman in a swimsuit standing in a pool with a crocodile in it and was created to resemble a 70’s-style LP cover. The cover was made by John Eder, based on an idea from Weiland. The cover model was a family friend of art director John Heiden. Said John Eder, “The little altar in the background was a last minute addition he wanted to put in, and it actually existed in his house, where I went to shoot it.

The song I chose from this very energetic and creative album is, “Ride the Cliche,” where I don’t find additional information, but I do love the guitars on this.

Update 8/26/19:  Didn’t realize it last night but I learned today that lead singer, Scott Weiland, died on 12/3/15. per wikipedia:
Weiland was found dead on his tour bus on December 3, 2015, in Bloomington, Minnesota, while on tour with the Wildabouts. The band’s scheduled gig that evening in nearby Medina, Minnesota, had been cancelled several days earlier. They were still planning to play the next night in Rochester, Minnesota. He was 48. Despite the discovery of drugs, no underlying cause of death was immediately given, although the medical examiner later determined it to be an accidental overdose of cocaine, alcohol, and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA); the examiner’s office also noted his atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, history of asthma, and prolonged substance abuse in its report.

She no wait but she know me
Intake purge It’s my disease

Hold me closer let me be
Hold me closer let me go away
Barely know you know my name
Trip the witch and ride the shame

Just because
You’re so cliched
It don’t mean
You won’t get paid

Hold me closer let me be
Hold me closer let me go away
Barely know you know my name
Trip the witch and ride the shame

She no wait but she know me
Intake purge It’s my disease

Hold me closer let me be
Hold me closer let me go away
Barely know you know my name
Trip the witch and ride the shame

No way
Songwriters: Dean Deleo / Robert Emile Deleo / Eric Kretz / Scott Richard Weiland

9 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 8/26/19

  1. Great album. At the time, I thought it was better than their previous output and I already liked them. Now 20+ years later, it stands out as far and away their best, to me at least. Very Beatle-esque touches on a number of the tracks.
    Like your pictures by the way…that’s a lot of owls! Always happy when I see an owl…there was a Great Horned Owl hooting behind our house a few mornings back.

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  2. Yes it is a great album. At wiki, they talked about doing a 20 year, new release (not sure if that’s the right term) of this album a couple years back and Weiland was in rehab again. I agree I could hear “George’s guitar” in at least one of the tracks maybe more. Thank you for the comment on the pictures. The owl book pictures have a million details to them. I thought about making each owl a different color but didn’t have the oomph to make the effort. I’d like to see an owl outside of on a coloring page! I have seen a few snowy owls, once in elementary school and once about 10 years ago, right in the middle of a very busy part of the suburbs. Was the owl you saw awake and moving around?

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  3. Love STP… I first started to like them when I heard Sour Girl… this song has some cool hooks in it. What a talented lead singer he was…

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  4. Yeah, it was a waste but truthfully only surprise about Weiland was that he lived so long. Sadly he just couldn’t get ahold of his demons .
    The owl I heard was a Great Horned, must’ve been up since it was making noise. I saw one of them perched in a tree behind us a couple of months ago at dusk. We have the little Screech Owls here too (guessing they’re what the illustration was based on), cute little gaffers but rarely see them, occasionally hear them at night. I saw many more in Ontario – from the huge Great Grays that are something like 30 inches high, to the wee Saw-whets which could fit in your hand, but Snowy’s were kind of a bugaboo… saw perhaps three in my life, at a long distance even though there were some around every winter.

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  5. Didn’t know that about Weiland. I know they also said he was in rehab again around the time of the re-release. He’s in the R&R band in Heaven now, jammin with the greats.

    About the owls: you have been very fortunate and/or observant to see so many, I envy you! I’d be happy to see ANY again. The one as a kid lived in an open and decrepit barn (which was probably there before any town was) across the street from the school. The one in the middle of the mall and satellites was a freak occurrence I think. It was on a chain link fence by a drainage pond. Wondering if they catch fish or if it was hunting in the grass around the pond. Great Grays had to be a little intimidating!

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