Album of the Day
Thirty years ago, Stone Temple Pilots' raucous debut CORE became a breakout success, earning the quartet an MTV Best New Artist award as well as a performance slot on Saturday Night Live (on this day in 1993). The album peaked at #3 on the Billboard chart, dominated radio waves with hits like “Sex Type Thing” and “Wicked Garden,” and has been certified 8x Platinum by the RIAA. The band also took home the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance for their smash single “Plush,” though this collection is much more than the sum of its parts. “We wanted to create a vibe which would run right through the whole album,” noted bassist Robert DeLeo of the Brendan O'Brien-produced set, and CORE remains a touchstone of 1990s alternative rock.