Stone Temple Pilots – Lady Picture Show

Featuring some great songs from STP that I really love and used to play nonstop. This first one is simply beautiful.

Wiki: Lady Picture Show” is a song by American alternative rock band Stone Temple Pilots. It was the second single released from their third album, Tiny Music… Songs from the Vatican Giftshop. It was one of three tracks on this album to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

“The song, Scott Weiland writes in his autobiography Not Dead and Not For Sale, “is about the horrific gang rape of a dancer who winds up falling in love but can’t let go of the pain.”

“The song is known for its striking resemblance to the style of music which was popular in the 1970s. It consists of a memorable opening riff, heavy use of the bass, as well as the use of a concert bass drum during the main chorus. The album (and this song especially) represents a milestone in STP’s sound, for a large amount of jazz fusion and psychedelic rock can be heard throughout the album. Scott Weiland‘s trademark low growl was replaced with a higher croon.

“The music video was directed by Josh Taft. The video is presented as an old film peep show; rendered nearly completely in black-and-white. Throughout the video, the band can be seen playing in a white room, with objects such as bubbles and shiny diamonds. Various shots of exotic dancers are seen dancing around the screen as well, along with shots of the band members playing. During Dean DeLeo’s notable solo, the screen turns into the fuzzy color structure which was a trademark of the 1960s. The segment shows Dean playing in a colorful meadow, and then the video then fades back into black and white for the rest of the video.”

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