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Stone Temple Pilots — Big Empty
Album: Purple
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7.2

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Released: 1995
Length: 4:49
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Drivin' faster in my car
Falling farther from just what we are
Smoke a cigarette and lie some more
These conversations kill
Falling faster in my car

Time to take her home
Her dizzy head is conscience-laden
Time to take a ride
It leaves today no conversation
Time to take her home
Her dizzy head is conscience-laden
Time to wait too long
To wait too long
To wait too long

Too much walkin' shoes worn thin
Too much trippin' and my soul's worn thin
Time to catch a ride
It leaves today, her name is what it means
Too much walkin' shoes worn thin

Time to take her home
Her dizzy head is conscience-laden
Time to take a ride
It leaves today no conversation
Time to take her home
Her dizzy head is conscience-laden
Time to wait too long
To wait too long
To wait too long

Conversations kill
Conversations kill
Conversations kill

Time to take her home
Her dizzy head is conscience-laden
Time to take a ride
It leaves today no conversation
Time to take her home
Her dizzy head is conscience-laden
Time to wait too long
To wait too long
To wait too long

Conversations kill
Conversations kill
Conversations kill
Comments (121)add comment
Back in the days of the essential drop-D guitar tuning.

Yeah! 
Another of a substantial subgenre of songs in which the title of it is not included in the lyrics. For example: Rainy Day Women 12 & 35. 
Love that album. First got it on cassette. It was a Friday evening. There was a company get-together Saturday morning. Put the cassette in, popped the headphones on. I don't remember the get-together.
much to young..................
{#Motor}
 lily34 wrote:
sad day. R.I.P. scott

 
{#Sad}
sad day. R.I.P. scott
I was going to play through their albums in sequence today, starting with their first one, "Core"... except the first track was called "Dead & Bloated".  I opted for a different strategy.  Sigh.
 
A singer with a really good voice!!
Sad day. :  (
R.I.P Scott :(
 MrCreepy wrote:
R.I.P.
 

 
{#Cry}
RIP, Scott Weiland! Just saw the news this morning on The Net... Yours was a troubled soul, but Thank You for the IMMORTAL JAMS
Loss of a great artist today.  World is a little emptier without this guy who nicely influenced my college life. 
R.I.P.
 
Generic FM radio-freindly cods-wallop.
 Piranga wrote:
Most amazing CD of that era.

 
Agreed, Vaseline my fav!

please Bill? 
Most amazing CD of that era.
Awesome.
 lemmoth wrote:


My nomination for the most hilarious post in the history of RP.  {#Jump}

And I like STP.  They have a solid body of work, some good range of songs.

But please......

 

Good analogy, Pearl Jam is Mick Jagger and STP is Keith Richards.
Forget the behavior and drama with this band.....the music they create is powerful, melodic and solid!! {#Clap}
To think these guys get played here more than Soundgarden and Alice in Chains.  A cryin' shame.
Have always enjoyed this song...especially when that chorus kicks in.
I didn't follow this group much when they were current but I've liked what I've heard played here at RP.  This one isn't as good as some of the others but it's still good.
These guys were so amazing it was almost scary...they had a hell of a run there for a while...Core was like, HOLY COW, BATMAN, THIS STUFF IS DYNAMITE! and then this one, with its 12 Gracious Melodies, was part of daily life for a while, even on the other side of The Pacific, and there were a couple songs on From the Vatican Gift Shop that were good...and though their output declined after that, it still amazes me the power — and of course the memories — that jumps out whenever their solid classics get played.  Great to hear on RP!
 Byronape wrote:
Ahh yes...  many great (if hazy in some places) memories with this song.
 
same!
Ahh yes...  many great (if hazy in some places) memories with this song.
Never got the appeal, and this is just plain bad.
 bcorcoran wrote:
This was one of the best rock songs of the mid 90s for me.

I know it really didn't fare well with the "classic" crowd, but being a gen-x'er... I dunno. I just like it.
 

Only members of the "classic" crowd that were so closed mnded they thought anything after - pick a year 1975, 1980, 1985, was crapped compared to the Beatles/Stones/Who/Zep/Floyd whatever.

Guaranteed those folks don't listen to RP - too much here would freak them out.

Us over 50 folks who really understand and care about the music embraced all the good stuff from the 90s like this, the OO's and the 10's as well.

Rock on.
 sirdroseph wrote:


Well said Sir! Pearl Jam could not hold STP's guitar straps!{#Yes}
 

My nomination for the most hilarious post in the history of RP.  {#Jump}

And I like STP.  They have a solid body of work, some good range of songs.

But please......
great cover art
i be riding my dragon 2


 Rick_V wrote:


Very much agree. They are criminally underrated. Never got anywhere near the respect they deserved. Rock critics stamped them, wrongfully, as Pearl Jam wannabees and no matter what STP did the critics would not let go of that.
 

Well said Sir! Pearl Jam could not hold STP's guitar straps!{#Yes}
more grunge!

Love this song, this album and this band!{#Clap}


I'm feeling empty myself, but rp comments help fill the void.
 BKardon wrote:
I was a fan of the band in the 90's, but now when I go back and listen to their albums, I think, "Woah...this band is better than I remember!"  I hear a lot of Zeppelin in their influence.
 

I think they admitted that the riff for Plush was ripped off of Zeppelin. He heard one of their songs from inside the house while he was outside washing his car, so it sounded odd, but it gave him for an idea for a riff that became Plush...

Maybe I'm just getting old, but I've beeen really digging these guys again lately. Of course, I like them pretty good the first time. This was one of my 'summer anthem albums' I played heavily the summer of '95 (along with Weezer's blue album, and Belly's Star)
just the right song to get me to CrossFit

Too much trippin' and my soul's worn thin. . . 
 

I was a fan of the band in the 90's, but now when I go back and listen to their albums, I think, "Woah...this band is better than I remember!"  I hear a lot of Zeppelin in their influence.
 Rick_V wrote:


Very much agree. They are criminally underrated. Never got anywhere near the respect they deserved. Rock critics stamped them, wrongfully, as Pearl Jam wannabees and no matter what STP did the critics would not let go of that.
 
agreed.

 newwavegurly wrote:
I always enjoy hearing bands like this tossed into the mix on RP. It's the fact that it's bookended by songs you would never hear it combined with elsewhere that makes it a good listen.
 Well said!  {#Sunny} Great song even if overplayed on the "regular" radio. 

 EssexTex wrote:
Nice...really nice
 
You're on a roll Bill, I can feel it.....

Nice...really nice
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:

I think is one of the best rock bands from the 90's on, seriously

 

Very much agree. They are criminally underrated. Never got anywhere near the respect they deserved. Rock critics stamped them, wrongfully, as Pearl Jam wannabees and no matter what STP did the critics would not let go of that.
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:

I think is one of the best rock bands from the 90's on, seriously

 
I agree...absolutely!

 coolpeople_rule wrote:
Probably one of my favorite groups of all time!!
 
I think is one of the best rock bands from the 90's on, seriously

 marktberry wrote:
Reminds me of Atlanta, mid-90s. Defines a certain time for me.
 
Me too. Well, not Atlanta specifically, but does define a certain time...mid 90's...I know how you feel. Next let's hear some Black Hole Sun.  (not really)


 quatsch wrote:
Use the word. Or don't use the word. Fuck this f'ing shit. That's annoying.
 
Or as we used it when I was in the Army:

"Hey! You fucking fuck, what the fuck are you fucking around with? Fuck that fucking shit and get the fuck over here fucking right this fucking instant ya fucking fuck."

Ah, those Drill Instructor Days at Fort Ord, Kalifornia.

Robin!

Time to take her home
Her dizzy head is conscience laden
Time to take a ride
It leaves today no conversation
Time to take her home
Her dizzy head is conscience laden
Time to wait too long
To wait too long
These conversations kill

ahhh, good ole STP
Reminds me of Atlanta, mid-90s. Defines a certain time for me.
pannaramma wrote:
cover art really good. Whole song: f'ing annoying
Use the word. Or don't use the word. Fuck this f'ing shit. That's annoying.
love you...
Probably one of my favorite groups of all time!!
Nice ! Wonderful album ... " ... conversations kill ..."
I come to RP to avoid this crap.
First heard this in the movie "The Crow". Great soundtrack.
I always enjoy hearing bands like this tossed into the mix on RP. It's the fact that it's bookended by songs you would never hear it combined with elsewhere that makes it a good listen.
radiozep wrote:
Just because this song gets over played on the Clear Channel juggernaut shouldn't be a judge on whether of not a song should be played here. Love RP and love STP. They are not mutually exclusive. What I dislike is when people change their opinion (not saying you are) of a group simply because they become popular or get overplayed.
It is sad isn't it, but some people are so hung up on their self image of being part of some avant garde that knows The True(tm) good music while the masses consume garbage that they end up being controlled by popular opinion. A simple consideration of the past: Elvis: popular Led Zep: popular Jimi Hendrix: popular Pink Floyd: popular and perhaps the biggest most over played popular band ever, The Beatles All quality. All welcome on RP as is the better stuff from STP.
One of the best band of the '90s
This was one of the best rock songs of the mid 90s for me. I know it really didn't fare well with the "classic" crowd, but being a gen-x'er... I dunno. I just like it.
Awesome segue! The intended nexus seems quiet clear: some bluesy acoustic guitar work that picks up Dylan's beat.... Well done!
Sounds a bit like Helmet, which is a compliment.
electronicshaman wrote:
are you serious? :beat:
Sure, why not? To each his own. Glad you're enjoying it. :cheers: I'm certainly not. :no: Mute.
musikalia wrote:
Album Artwork: really good :clap: Music: decent, mediocre, so-so :yawn: Singer's Voice: f'ing annoying :fire:
cover art really good. Whole song: f'ing annoying
Takes me back to 8th grade / 9th grade. Great times.
Noisy and loudy
my Gran'Pa would say. I think I'd agree.
great song from one of the best albums of the 90's played after one of the best albums of 2006 - Bob Dylans - Modern Times and then he plays - one the best from 1967 Jimi Hendrix -Purple Haze - this station is awesome and now hes play Robin Trower - just great stuff
redeyespy wrote:
Funny. Hearing this takes me back to the days when my highest priority was hanging out and discovering some obscure beer. Many a 4 A.M. or therabouts I played this as I cruised home after another hazy and (to my eyes now) misspent evening.
Funny, I get nauseated when I listen to this, too. :puke:
This song takes me back to High school, skipping class to go see "The Crow" More STP
BACK TO THE 90'S WITH YOU, STP!! BE GONE!
The best of the STP albums in my opinion! I remember when this was everywhere b/c of its use in the Crow soundtrack, no? Almost every song on this album is excellent.
musikalia wrote:
Album Artwork: really good :clap: Music: decent, mediocre, so-so :yawn: Singer's Voice: f'ing annoying :fire:
are you serious? :beat:
Album Artwork: really good :clap: Music: decent, mediocre, so-so :yawn: Singer's Voice: f'ing annoying :fire:
more STP!
An astonishingly powerful song that can still rattle the synapses. All praise to the Big Bill at the master panel who has kept the mojo rising almost all the time I've ever been connected. May RP keep its fissile groove, and may I always stay grounded to it! Hark, RobTrow beckons Dance Dance Dance and mine with this in mind goes way past Eleven every time.
radiozep wrote:
Just because this song gets over played on the Clear Channel juggernaut shouldn't be a judge on whether of not a song should be played here. Love RP and love STP. They are not mutually exclusive.
and you would never hear a set like this on a clear channel station: Robin Trower - Day of The Eagle Son Volt - Afterglow 61 Stone Temple Pilots - Big Empty Bill is true to the late 60's/early 70's style of progressive radio - selecting songs from differing genres and textures to create an aural cocktail! And he does a great job with it!! :cheers:
physicsgenius wrote:
Thanks for the important reminder that the 90s weren't all milk and honey.
yeah. they were partly crap.
What an excellent band.
mrrmt wrote:
anything on the crow soundtrack makes me all nostalgic....
ahhh....college.....
anything on the crow soundtrack makes me all nostalgic....
Grok_Your_World wrote:
My reaction was basically the same. This is precisely the reason I listen to RP: to not hear shite like STP, which IMHO is the bane of rock radio in the aftermath of Reaganism.
Just because this song gets over played on the Clear Channel juggernaut shouldn't be a judge on whether of not a song should be played here. Love RP and love STP. They are not mutually exclusive. What I dislike is when people change their opinion (not saying you are) of a group simply because they become popular or get overplayed.
Thanks for the important reminder that the 90s weren't all milk and honey.
Great tune to be played REAL LOUD!! But does anyone also notice that this isn't a very hi fidelity copy?
Those twangy notes at the beginning of this sound like something from an old Bob Evans commercial. I can't listen to this without thinking of breakfast.
I quite agree. Great uplifting groove. Getting plenty of work done! coloradojohn wrote:
All right, Bill. You enjoying the herbs I'm enjoying, or WHAT?! U-2, BOC, Rush, Guster, STP... You're in the groove... Way ta go! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
stp, so cool. Great Band too bad they parted ways. Wasn't this on "The Crow" sndtrack also?
All right, Bill. You enjoying the herbs I'm enjoying, or WHAT?! U-2, BOC, Rush, Guster, STP... You're in the groove... Way ta go! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
jah_blessed wrote:
What's next? Offspring?
If it had been followed by "Gone Away", I would have dug it.
wow. it's the pseudo-grunge hour on radio paradise today. lol
What's next? Offspring?
Art_Carnage wrote:
Why is RP playing this? I could just turn to any Clearchannel rock station and wait 10 minutes instead.
My reaction was basically the same. This is precisely the reason I listen to RP: to not hear shite like STP, which IMHO is the bane of rock radio in the aftermath of Reaganism.
mrrmaid1 wrote:
This song takes me back to a really great time in my life. Thanks RP!
Funny. Hearing this takes me back to the days when my highest priority was hanging out and discovering some obscure beer. Many a 4 A.M. or therabouts I played this as I cruised home after another hazy and (to my eyes now) misspent evening. Time capsule stuff for sure, and holds up on its own even without the memories.
RiverCityRansom wrote:
Your father had better sperm!!! :rolleyes:
OK, so I'm going to hell for doing this, but: :roflol: This is the song I most associate with my turn to the 'dark side' (that is away from pop) being complete. I used to sit in my parent's living room listening to this over and over again.
MaK wrote:
They have better songs, :rolleyes:
Your father had better sperm!!! :rolleyes:
the_om wrote:
I knew it as "Stop Teasing Polocks."
"Stoned Pimply Teens"
I like this one mainly out of nostalgia... don't know if I'd really consider it a great song...
I remember singing this karoke in 1994/5? (I was out drinking with a bunch of college bros), I nailed it, yeah - that's right. I got applause (and nobody really got applauded at this place). I also got invited over to sit at a table of girls we had been eyeing all night. Such an awesome memory. I hadn't remembered that in years! Thanks Bill!!!
Woah! RP just clipped the song! That's uhh, odd.
:music: :mrgreen: :guitarist: :drummer:
cpn wrote:
This song brings back great memories, but I still hear it everywhere that I go. Fortunately, lots of music brings back great memories for me, so it is no loss that this one just doesn't do it anymore. ;)
Big time ditto
My fav STP tune.
This song brings back great memories, but I still hear it everywhere that I go. Fortunately, lots of music brings back great memories for me, so it is no loss that this one just doesn\'t do it anymore. ;)
Why is RP playing this? I could just turn to any Clearchannel rock station and wait 10 minutes instead.
They have better songs, :roll:
Originally Posted by mlsully7: Excuse the vulgarity, but when STP first started, it was an acronym for Shirley Temple's Pussy.
I knew it as "Stop Teasing Polocks."
Originally Posted by mrrmaid1: This song takes me back to a really great time in my life. Thanks RP!
I was just thinking the same thing.... I'd just joined the Army and was going through Basic Training... great days and a great song.
The first time I heard this song was on a tape my ex-boyfriend made after we broke up. It makes me happy to hear it here, especially now that I can look back and be so very glad we did break up. ;)
I\'d give this a higher rating except it sounds like crap at 128k.
Many moons ago, my GF at the time and I were driving up the Oregon coastline on our way to Seattle. Radio reception in that area was terrible, so we had to constantly flit between stations. It seemed that anytime a signal came across clearly, it was an STP song. Now, I tend to think of STP as the "World's Most Powerful Band." That said, I really loathe these guys. :p
And to samiyam... no, the STP initials aren't a coincidence. Back when the DeLeo's were growing up, kids had things like the STP (oil) logo stickers on clothes, skateboards, etc, etc. They thought it was cool... so they worked their way backwards from STP to come up with a name.
Excuse the vulgarity, but when STP first started, it was an acronym for Shirley Temple's Pussy.
Agreed. Grunge was more a fashion trend than a musical style. Not only did they all sound different, there was nothing revolutionary about the way any of these bands played. That's not to say they were bad, but they weren't creating a new genre.
Originally Posted by bobringer: I've never much understood the comparison of ANY of these "grunge" bands (ugh). Each had a very distinctive sound IMO. AIC didn't sound like Soundgarden who didn't sound like Pearl Jam who didn't sound like STP who didn't sound like Screaming Trees... blah, blah, blah. The world was devoid of ANY real rock for so many year that when rock started showing up... everybody just assumed everybody sounded the same because they were all playing rock. If it wasn't garbage hair band metal or power ballads, it was labeled "grunge" because nobody knew any better. I've seen STP and Pearl Jam several times each and both are VERY impressive live bands (STP now even includes a Zeppelinesque acoustic set sitting out front of the stage). Saw STP back way back in '91... you knew something special was happening... raw, tight, in your face rock. IMO, Core is one of the best albums of the 90's :clap: And to samiyam... no, the STP initials aren't a coincidence. Back when the DeLeo's were growing up, kids had things like the STP (oil) logo stickers on clothes, skateboards, etc, etc. They thought it was cool... so they worked their way backwards from STP to come up with a name.
Ahh.. what an awesome band.
I\'ve never much understood the comparison of ANY of these \"grunge\" bands (ugh). Each had a very distinctive sound IMO. AIC didn\'t sound like Soundgarden who didn\'t sound like Pearl Jam who didn\'t sound like STP who didn\'t sound like Screaming Trees... blah, blah, blah. The world was devoid of ANY real rock for so many year that when rock started showing up... everybody just assumed everybody sounded the same because they were all playing rock. If it wasn\'t garbage hair band metal or power ballads, it was labeled \"grunge\" because nobody knew any better. I\'ve seen STP and Pearl Jam several times each and both are VERY impressive live bands (STP now even includes a Zeppelinesque acoustic set sitting out front of the stage). Saw STP back way back in \'91... you knew something special was happening... raw, tight, in your face rock. IMO, Core is one of the best albums of the 90\'s :clap: And to samiyam... no, the STP initials aren\'t a coincidence. Back when the DeLeo\'s were growing up, kids had things like the STP (oil) logo stickers on clothes, skateboards, etc, etc. They thought it was cool... so they worked their way backwards from STP to come up with a name.
Since I can hear this just about anytime I turn on FM radio around here, I\'m hitting the mute key for now.
This song takes me back to a really great time in my life. Thanks RP!
:cool:
I know this from \"The Crow\" soundtrack, always liked it. First you think it\'s a standard grunge thing, but then it crawls into your mind... \'nother great song should be played: Plush (unplugged).
its funny. i\'ve never liked pearl jam. and perhaps that\'s why i don\'t hear any similarity between these two bands (except they released stuff around the same time in the 90\'s) by far, i think this is a much more interesting band with a much more diverse and interesting sound. plus, the frontman, though troubled, isn\'t nearly as annoying as vedder. :roll:
I\'ve heard these guys on commercial radio and confused them with Peal Jam and other \"grunge\" bands. Finally RP has them with a song version which makes me see that they aren\'t just \"also rans\". Thanx. BTW is there anything in the fact that their initials are STP? Samiyam :D