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Tiny Music...Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop

Stone Temple PilotsAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)

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Everything happens for a reason. The majority of global belief systems have this concept at their core. Notables from actress Marilyn Monroe to the Greek philosopher Leucippus believed in this. Fundamental to the matter at hand, it is a belief held by Scott Weiland, Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz, the members of Stone Temple Pilots. How else to explain the present beatific state ... Read more in Amazon's Stone Temple Pilots Store

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  • Audio CD (March 26, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000002J8M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,547 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Grunge was the Stone Temple Pilots' stock-in-trade on their first two albums, but Tiny Music takes the group beyond such stylistic limitations. There's still plenty of grinding, metallic alt-rock here, thanks to "Pop's Love Suicide," "Big Bang Baby," and "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart." "Lady Picture Show" is a bracing blast of Beatlesesque pop, however, while "And So I Know" finds Weiland crooning over, of all things, cocktail jazz. The album's dozen tracks find the troubled singer musing (rather creepily) about the price of fame on "Adhesive" ("Sell more records if I'm dead... Hope it's sooner / Hope it's near corporate records' fiscal year"), and not apologizing for his bad behavior ("Tumble in the Rough" asserts, "I'm looking for a new stimulation"; bet you are, Scott). But they're rock stars, not role models, and Tiny Music is STP's edgiest, most accomplished effort. --Daniel Durchholz

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Stone Temple Pilots Tiny Music... Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop German CD album

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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STP find their own sound with album #3 April 26, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Stone Temple Pilots proved that they were no one-hit-wonder or Pearl Jam clones with their classic second album "Purple." It was with their third album, however, that the band reinvented themselves and found their own sound. The DeLeo brothers still had their signature killer hooks and riffs, but "Tiny Music" is noticeably more eclectic than its predecessors. "Tiny Music...Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop" mixes alternative rock and grunge with Bowie-like 70s retro glam, pop, and Beatles-ish harmonies and melodies to create a terrific album.

One thing that strikes the listener is that lead singer Scott Weiland sounds notably different on "Tiny Music" than he did on its predecessors. The baritone growl of "Core" and "Purple" has been replaced by a much higher pitched, more melodic voice. Not that one is better than the other, it's just different.

"Press Play" an instrumental sets the mood for the album. The album starts out strong with poppy grunge "Pop Loves Suicide." The similarly poppy grunge "Tumble in the Rough" keeps up the momentum and could have easily have been made a single. The glammy "Big Bang Baby" was one of the album's biggest hits and remains one of the band finest, catchiest songs. "Lady Picture Show" shows the band paying homage to "Sgt. Pepper" era Beatles and was another hit off the album. The soft and melodic "And So I Know" is an interesting break and sets the album up for its other centerpiece "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart," a defiant, no-holds-bar rocker that is another one of the bands finest, most memorable songs. The avant-garde "Art School Girl" shows the band branching out and exploring new terrain. Although the songs lyrics make no sense, it's still an interesting listen. The leisurely, morose "Adhesive" is a welcome change of pace.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Disgustingly underrated, much like the band May 19, 2005
Format:Audio CD
a grossly underrated album shows Scott Weiland and the gang doing a complete 180 from their previous two albums, though signs of Tiny Music can be heard on Purple, another amazing album. This whole CD just reminds me of 1996, going to the mall and hearing "Big Bang Baby" for the first time at the record store, however the standout track on Tiny Music, goes to "Adhesive" with lyrics about Weiland feeling unable to cope with his fame and drug addiction with the line "its all so confusing" with a jazzy solo in the middle, just excellent, other outstanding songs include, trippin' on a hole, seven caged tigers, and so i know, and the always amazing "lady picture show", one of the best of 96', don't miss out
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An underrated and diverse effort from STP January 13, 2006
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Tiny Music...Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (1996.), the Stone Temple Pilots' third studio album

The 1990's was an age of great success for alternative rock bands. The Stone Temple Pilots were one band which had such success and achieved great fame with their first two releases, 1992's 'Core' and 1994's 'Purple'. Both albums, with pretty much a grunge styled angle to them sold phenominally well. No doubt about it, early on the band did a lot of borrowing from their peers, such as Pearl Jam but the band ultimately found their sound with their masterpiece 'Purple'. However, like many a band before them and after them, following up a legendary album is no easy task, to put it lightly. So, when 1996 rolled around, so came STP's newly anticipated release. So what did it have in store for the fans?

'Tiny Music' without doubt shows a much more developed band putting out some pretty diverse music. Even though this is not my favourite STP album, as that honour will always go to 'Purple', it is definitely a creative peak for the band. STP, with 'Tiny Music' finally assured the world they were no one album wonders and could develop like other great bands. They also were able to totally shake off the 'grunge copycat' tag fully with this album - afterall, just look at the difference between STP and Pearl Jam's music in 1996. Like other reviewers have pointed out too, PJ's 1996 masterpiece 'No Code' is a mile away from 'Tiny Music'. Both are diverse efforts but show two bands who once sounded similar moving in completely different directions. STP try out all sorts of different styles in this 12 track outing. The work comes fully equipped with rocking tunes, country styled instumentals, bossanovas and even a bit of jazz fusion!
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chemistry of Painted Flowers November 6, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Amethyst: A good musician will strive to descry the point where his prosaic seas undulate upon the shores of proficiency and artistry, always evolving and refining his approach to achieving a musical firmament. In 1967, The Beatles released their excursion into eccentricity, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In 1982, Billy Joel released his exploratory, unusual, and Beatles-esque The Nylon Curtain. The ultimate result may not be statistically popular or financially successful. The reward, however, will belong to the listener who can appreciate the diligence put forth by that respective musician.


Plum: Paradoxically, as Stone Temple Pilots were ascending toward the nacreous milieu that would become Tiny Music... the members were nearly aimless in their objectives. Eric Kretz admits a sundry of dilemmas and frustrations had appeared between all band members. Meanwhile, Scott Weiland had been arrested for possession of white poison. Fortunately for stoic fans, October of 1995 found the four pilots, Brendan O'Brien, and crew convened under the purportedly haunted roof of Westerly Ranch in Santa Ynez. The album plays out like a Beatles record in some cases, filled with difficult-to-hear background voices, layers of musical instruments, and subtle effects and editing.


Violaceous: Tiny Music... commences with the soft Press Play, portending an album that would achieve a distinctly superior level of musicianship not easily found in later releases. On the left track, Robert plucks the soft guitars while brother Dean takes on the reverse role as bassist. Producer Brendan joins in on the right track with the Fender Rhodes Piano, and Scott helps Eric with percussion.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good album!
Don't listen to what many STP fans say. Their music continued to improve after Core. This is a very well-written album, and its style is something you wouldn't have expected from... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ian Spens
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Anything Scott Weiland sings is music to my ears. He fills my soul.
Published 2 months ago by Jera Bruce
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring after a while
Trippin On A Hole In A Paper Heart got me to buy this album. I still really like it a lot (the song not the album). Read more
Published 2 months ago by 1son&2dogs
5.0 out of 5 stars STP at their best
One of my favorite albums. Bought it again cuz my old disc got scratched. But anyways, great music, definitely very 90s with a more distinct sound but still great. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Edward
5.0 out of 5 stars 3RD MASTERPIECE!!!!!!!!!!!!
TINY MUSIC is another great collection of HEAVY ROCK songs from the great STONE TEMPLE PILOTS.....While i think CORE and PURPLE are better, this one got AMAZING SONGS too, like... Read more
Published 17 months ago by FLUMINENSE
5.0 out of 5 stars The Real Deal
Fairly stripped-down production for any musical act (especially as of late). STP's raw talent truly shining through here. This is what it's all about. It speaks for itself.
Published 19 months ago by Ian M
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product!
I believe that's the greatest stuff released by Stone Temple Pilots. There are a lot of creativity, passion and rage on this cd. This album worth it!
Published 19 months ago by Humberto Bueno
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I'm a huge Stone Temple Pilots fan and this is an outstanding CD. Plenty of great songs. Thanks for a wonderful disc.
Published 21 months ago by Kendlee Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this one.
Easily my favorite STP record along with Purple. They really will never quite hit this kind of mood again though they are still a great band. Read more
Published 23 months ago by crank
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I love STP, and this album is just awesome!
My favorite song from the Album is "Trippin' on a hole in a paper heart"

Scott Wieland is just amazing.
Published 23 months ago by Mrs. Manson
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