Let’s kick the weekend off with a classic Stone Temple Pilots music video, shall we?
Scott Weiland’s recent passing and subsequent short-change on the Grammy’s got me thinking about Stone Temple Pilots, one of the more influential bands of my youth. They were never in the forefront of the early 90s grunge movement, probably because they hailed from San Diego rather than the epicenter, Seattle. STP hit the scene with “Creep,” which has its own memorable music video. They all did back in “the good ole days.”
“Interstate Love Song” is easily their most energetic video. “Big Empty” had the tie in to The Crow and was a phenomenal tune. But “Plush” takes the cake. And it will forever take said dessert. This is the video that propelled Stone Temple Pilots into the stratosphere, a celestial setting of which Weiland was never comfortable.
The video is nothing special from an aesthetic consideration; plenty of videos at this time were more showy. But this “Plush” video, fish-eyed and unfocused, scattered, sells the lead singer better than any other videos of the time.
Here is the video, play it loudly: