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Core (1992)

Stone Temple Pilots
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Core is the debut album by the American rock band Stone Temple Pilots, released on September 29, 1992 through Atlantic Records. The album, which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #3 on the Billboard 200, was certified 8x platinum by the RIAA on December 18, 2001, making it the band's best-selling album.
Weiland has said that the main theme of the album is that humanity is confused, with songs like "Sex Type Thing", "Piece of Pie", and "Naked Sunday" dealing with social issues. "Sex Type Thing", according to Weiland, deals with abuse of power, "macho" behavior, and humanity's attitude toward women, treating them as sex objects. "Naked Sunday" is an attack on government and organized religion, with Weiland stating "the song is about organized religion. About people who tell others what to do and what to believe. They switch off people's minds and control the masses. It gives me a feeling of isolation, when I think about it. Organized religion does not view everyone as equals." "Sin" continues this theme, as the lyrics focus on rage and violence in a relationship.
"Dead & Bloated" is the opening track of the album. Although it was never released as a single, "Dead &

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5:11 Dead & Bloated
8:26 Where the River Goes
5:25 Piece of Pie
3:13 Crackerman
1:20 No Memory
3:49 Naked Sunday
1:38 Wet My Bed
4:05 Wicked Garden
5:33 Creep
6:05 Sin
5:14 Plush
3:38 Sex Type Thing
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