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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Tiny Music...Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (1996) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM
Tiny Music...Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (1996)
Stone Temple Pilots
TINY MUSIC... SONGS FROM THE VATICAN GIFT SHOP is the third album by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots, released on March 26, 1996 on Atlantic Records. TINY MUSIC... displays a drastic change in the bands sound, featuring music strongly influenced by 60s rock and bands such as The Beatles. After a brief hiatus in 1995, STP regrouped to record TINY MUSIC..., living and recording the album together in a mansion in Santa Barbara, California. The album had three singles reach #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, including "Big Bang Baby", "Lady Picture Show", and "Trippin on a Hole in a Paper Heart."
From the onset, TINY MUSIC... finds the group dabbling with their sound: "Press Play," a one-minute instrumental rides a slinky funk groove, juiced along by returning producer Brendan OBrien on Fender Rhodes piano. From here, the DeLeo brothers and drummer Eric Kretz show a willingness to musically experiment with Beatlesque songs ("Lady Picture Show"), a Leon Redbone-like instrumental replete with slack-guitar phrasings ("Daisy") and a loung-ey track that lulls the listener with liberal applications of vibraphone and harpsichord ("And So I Know"). Lyrically, Weiland continues to enigmatically allude to matters of personal importance - - whether it be the price of fame in "Adhesive," featuring a muted trumpet solo by Dave Ferguson that conveys the songs somber tone, or the shallowness of a fictional girlfriend in "Art School Girl." As a whole, TINY LIGHTS... gives Stone Temple Pilots the chance to shrug off the grunge mantle that many others continue to cling to.
Stone Temple Pilots: Scott Weiland (vocals, percussion); Robert DeLeo (guitar, electric harpsichord, vibraphone, bass, 6-string bass, handclaps, percussion, background vocals); Dean DeLeo (guitar, bass, 6-string bass, handclaps); Eric Kretz (Fender Rhodes piano, drums, handclaps, percussion).
Additional personnel: Dave Ferguson (trumpet); Brendan OBrien (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, tambourine, handclaps, percussion); Steve Stewart, Gena Rankin (handclaps).
Recorded at Westerly Ranch, Santa Ynez, California and Hollywood Sound, Los Angeles, California.
Engineers: Nick DiDia, Chris Goss & Tracy Chisholm.
Produced by Brendan OBrien.
1. Press Play - 1:08
2. Pops Love Suicide - 3:40
3. Tumble in the Rough - 3:18
4. Big Bang Baby - 3:21
5. Lady Picture Show - 4:06
6. And So I Know - 3:56
7. Trippin on a Hole in a Paper Heart - 2:54
8. Art School Girl - 3:32
9. Adhesive - 5:31
10. Ride the Cliché - 3:15
11. Daisy - 2:13
12. Seven Caged Tigers - 4:17