Is 4% a lot? If someone was to give you 4% less of something, are you really missing out? For the most part, that answer would be…No! Well, the answer changes when it comes to music. If you were to listen to an album that was playing 4% slower and you asked that question, my answer would be…Yes, 4% makes a huge difference. And such is the case for the Stone Temple Pilot’s album ‘Live 2018’.
What am I talking about? For Record Store Day 2018, the one on Black Friday, Stone Temple Pilots released a special edition, 3-D, live album. The music wasn’t 3-D, the album cover was. There was a manufacturing error with the vinyl that caused the speed of the album to be 96% of the actual speed. Only a 4% difference that made a world of difference when listening to the music.
In my original review of Stone Temple Pilots – Live 2018 review, I mentioned if my opinion of the album was changed when (and if) I received the replacement copy, I would do another review…and here we are. The original, 96% speed, actually received a 3.0 out of 5.0 Stars…what will the corrected vinyl receive? We will see shortly.
The Replacement copy arrived and it took about 3-4 months after I contacted them to get a replacement which makes sense since albums need about a 3 month window to be made. The copy arrived and it was in a very simple, solid white cardboard sleeve. The dust cover was the same as the original version and the album was also the same in the that beautiful translucent, red vinyl.
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When Grunge came on the scene, I refused to listen. I was still a hard rock enthusiast and didn’t quite get this new style of music. I will admit that I never got the fascination with Nirvana, even to this day I don’t get it and I don’t think I ever will. I am sure I am in the minority. I didn’t care for Soundgarden or Pearl Jam either at the time, but have since found them both to be outstanding with Soundgarden now my favorite of the two. But there was one band out of the Big Four, that I found to be incredible. They were Stone Temple Pilots.
I didn’t jump on board with the first album although it started me leaning in their direction. It was ‘Purple’ that was “My First Time” experience with Stone Temple Pilots. When I heard the song “Vasoline”, I was hooked and there was no looking back. The late, great Scott Weiland was one of the greatest frontmen in Rock and the swagger and charisma he brought to the stage is unmatched by most singers.
The band might have been considered, Grunge, but to me it was more like the rock & roll I grew up loving. Yes, they had the Grunge elements, but the way these guys played just screamed Rock and that is probably why I connected with them more than the others. The band consisted of the following members:
- Scott Weiland – lead vocals
- Dean DeLeo – guitar
- Robert DeLeo – bass, backing vocals
- Eric Kretz – drums
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