- Plush (song)
Name = Plush
Stone Temple Pilots
from Album = Core
B-side = "Sin"
Released = 1993
Recorded = 1992
Genre = Grunge
Length = 5:13
Label = Atlantic
Producer = Brendan O'Brien
Writer = Music:
Scott Weiland& Eric Kretz
Last single = "
Sex Type Thing"
This single = "Plush"
Next single = "Creep"
Album = Core
Type = studio
prev_track = "Piece of Pie"
prev_no = 8
this_track = "Plush"
track_no = 9
next_track = "Wet My Bed"
next_no = 10Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = single
Lower caption = U.S. Promotional Radio ReleaseExtra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = single
Lower caption = German Promotional Radio Release
"Plush" is a song by the American rock band
Stone Temple Pilots. It is one of the band's biggest hits, and was composed and written by singer Scott Weiland, drummer Eric Kretzand bassist Robert DeLeofor STP's debut album, "Core" (see 1992 in music).
The song was released in 1993 as "Core"'s second single and became a major rock radio hit in the U.S., peaking at #1 on the
Mainstream Rock Tracksand #9 on the Modern Rock Tracks. "Plush" won in the category of "Best Hard Rock Performance" at the 1994 Grammy Awards.
Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots guitarist
Dean DeLeoperformed an acoustic version of "Plush" on the MTVshow " Headbanger's Ball" that was also very popular. It was originally only available on a CD single from England for their single, "Creep", but is now featured on the band's "greatest hits" compilation, "Thank You", along with the original electric version.
Composition and inspiration
The song's chord structure was inspired by DeLeo's love of
ragtimemusic, and its lyrics were loosely based on a newspaper article Weiland had read about a girl who had been found dead in an area outside of Seattle. Weiland has also said that the song's lyrics are a metaphor for a failed relationship.
music video, directed by Josh Taft, was released in 1993 and had heavy rotation on MTV. It combines a visual interpretation of the song's lyrics with footage of a red-haired Weiland singing with the band as a lounge act in an empty bar. There are two different versions of this video, with minor but very noticeable differences. For example, in the version that appears on the "Thank You" Bonus DVD, the last shot of the video is a woman looking at a mirror image of herself and viewing her whole body while the mirror image drifts away. In another version, she's looking at a mirror image of her face, with water (possibly rain) dripping down the reflection.
Notable appearances of the song
*It also has been featured in the video game "" on Radio X.
*The song was on "
The Bigs" video game soundtrack.
*"Plush" is featured on the American version of "
Keller Williamshas covered the song during live performances.
Scott Weiland's former band Velvet Revolverhas occasionally covered "Plush".
Bronson Arroyocovered the song on his debut album " Covering the Bases".
*Retired MLB player
Jeff Coninealso covered the song in 2005 on the album "Oh Say Can You Sing?".
Aaron Lewisof Staindhas covered an acoustic version of the song.
*youtube|yM0ltPK0-GQ|"Plush" music video
*youtube|fZouvJPA2ng|"Plush" ("VH1 Storytellers" performance)
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