Stone Temple Pilots at The Palladium: My Top 10 Observer-ations

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Not sure he remembers any of it, but lead singer Scott Weiland put on quite the show Wednesday night. Two words: Fucked. Up.

9. Among his amusing, entertaining offerings: "The thing I love about Texas is you've got soul. I don't care about politics, you guys care about your community." What. The. What?! 

8. First song: "Wicked Garden". Last song: "Sex Type Thing." Unless I missed the encore?

7. STP started their scheduled 9:15 show promptly at 9:45. Most consistently late things in life: Doctor appointments, wives leaving the house, refund checks and rock bands.

6. Let me repeat this: I'm not a real big fan of boots, but something about women in boots and denim skirts does it for me. Especially those drinking a bottle beer, wiggling their hips and singing along to "Vasoline."

5. Weiland's accessory has always been the bullhorn. Weird. Tom Landry coached through one. But singing through one? Somehow it works.

4. More Weiland gold: "We're lucky. We came along at a time with Soundgarden ... and The Breeders." I remember "Cannonball", but mostly question marks on that reference. And this: "You've got schools here, man. And they're real schools." Funny, but if he only knew.

3. Not that you'd ever wanna hear it, but if I had to sing one song to save my life it'd be "Plush."

2. Weiland's "best" line of the night. Trying to talk football in football country, he boasted about being a Notre Dame fan and claimed "there's nothing better than watching Joe Montana come back in the Cotton Bowl to beat Texas." Of course he was referring to the classic, icy '79 game against Houston. I think.

1. Perhaps the band from San Diego is slowing down in middle age or maybe they were just trying not to leave Weiland behind. Whatever, their songs were dragging a smidge all night. Not bad, just slower than you've heard before. Sounded like a an old 45 record played at 33. If you're old enough to understand that analogy, you're probably old enough to enjoy STP.

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The_Anus_is_on_you
The_Anus_is_on_you

Straight from Wiki-Wieland's mouth...

Texas and Notre Dame met again in the 1978 game, with the Longhorns again top-ranked, only to see the Irish and quarterback Joe Montana roll to a 38-10 victory. The Irish vaulted from fifth to first in the final polls with the victory.

The_Anus_is_on_you
The_Anus_is_on_you

No Richie Douchewad, he was talking about Montana beating UT's ass with Earl Campbell in the Cotton Bowl in 1978 to be exact...Scott Wieland 1. Richie Shitz. 0 that is fucking sad..A junkie beat you at Sports Talk! 

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

I thought about going to the show. Read some reviews of other shows and those made me pass on it. How Weiland is still alive is beyond me. I did see them back in the late 90s and it was one of the better shows I've seen.

Sports Cactus
Sports Cactus

Why the fuck is RW commenting on music? He's barely qualified to blog about The Cowboys. Is it because The Ticket has music segments, and his knee-jerk reaction is to do everything they do?*

The last person I need to hear from about any band - but especially a washed up, "me too" grunge bandwagon hackfest - is Richie Whitt. 

*I love when Sybil and Armen try to do a Cobra-style wireless segment. Fail everywhere.

Storm_71
Storm_71

Holy shit RW's A&M story has 236 comments. Good for you RW I guess people do care about that whole smelly diaper.

Storm_71
Storm_71

Hey RW I hear DC9 at Night is looking for a new blogger. Maybe you should apply.....please, please for the love of baby Jesus apply.

D Nystrom
D Nystrom

first song was Crackerman...followed by Wicked Garden

Dallasgman2005
Dallasgman2005

But Dean DeLeo doing the 'Stars at night, are big and bright' was pretty cool

Dallasgman2005
Dallasgman2005

they did Trippin on a paper heart and dead and bloated as encores...and you didn't mention the constant 'jamming' that they did between songs...good show, but yeah, Weiland was effed up and the songs were definately slower than normal...

Greg
Greg

Did Greggo show up?

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

Who was carrying you on their shoulders so you could see?

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I hate when the Hardline does it, I can only imagine The Fail doing it is much like giving Marion Barber the ball on 3rd and 3.

STP is right up RW's alley--they peaked in the 90s just like the Cowboys. I still like their music....recorded then. Can't imagine seeing them now is anything all that great.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

even funnier when Mike tells Corby to go talk to that chick over there and it's Sybil.

Storm_71
Storm_71

Check that last post of mine looks like 235 of the comments are kicking RW square ass in the nut sack (small though it may be).

Sybil's Beaver
Sybil's Beaver

you must have had one sweet trip last night, was the best song you thought you heard last night "white lines" asking yourself questions about yourself and what you did last night.  Now the real question, do you remember me? 

LD_Richardson
LD_Richardson

Maybe she should have talked to Corby.  That way, more than the 6 or 8 listeners who have actually heard of her would know who she is.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

Nah.  Only 232 of them are kicking RW.  3 of them are me kicking the aggie whiners...

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh

I thought whining about Colby taking a day off was the worst I'd seen Richie take it, but he's outdone himself somehow.

Armen's Anus
Armen's Anus

Why would he remember you when he was in me last night? Whore.

Taylor
Taylor

I love when an asshole starts a fight with a pussy.

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