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Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots

Sex Type Thing

Core
Grunge rock 90s alternative rock alternative


"Sex Type Thing" was the debut single released by the rock band Stone Temple Pilots in 1992 off their debut album Core. The song spawned a music video which received moderate rotation on MTV (at the height of the early 1990s grunge music scene) and is still heard on most rock radio stations today. Contrary to popular belief, singer Scott Weiland wrote the song as an anti-rape statement, not as a song simply about sex, as he has stated: ""This song is really not about sex at all. It's about control, violence and abuse of power." According to guitarist Dean DeLeo, the song "In the Light" by Led Zeppelin had a direct influence on the main riff in "Sex Type Thing." Although not stated by DeLeo, the main riff bears a striking similarity to the opening riff of the Danzig song, "Snakes of Christ" from the album Danzig II: Lucifuge. Over time, "Sex Type Thing" became the band's traditional closer at live shows. During some performances from 1999 until STP's 2003 break-up, the band would extend the song's bridge into a jam session where Weiland would strip naked in front of the audience and then wrap his lower body in an American flag. ==MUSIC VIDEO== During the grunge explosion of the 90's, the music video for "Sex Type Thing" is usually denoted as the single factor that drove Stone Temple Pilots into the scene. The video was in medium-heavy rotation on MTV during the time, and helped make STP a contender in the grunge war. The video itself hosts a very dark motif, with Scott Weiland (who bleached his hair blond) being tortured in a rather BDSM fashion, with the band members playing their various instruments in the background. Various shots of women are shown being hanged by chains. This video is rather distinctive because it is the first to showcase Scott Weiland's trademark "dance". ==MEDIA== * "Sex Type Thing" was featured on the soundtrack of the American version of Gran Turismo 2. * Along with "Interstate Love Song", "Sex Type Thing" is one of two STP songs available as a downloadable master track for Rock Band. * The song is part of the main setlist featured in Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. ==COVERS== * The song has been covered live by Velvet Revolver, a supergroup in which Weiland fronted from 2003-2008. * Evanescence and Theory of a Deadman have also covered the song live. * Weird Al Yankovic parodied "Sex Type Thing" in his song "The Alternative Polka" off the album Bad Hair Day.


Stone Temple Pilots (often abbreviated as STP) is a Grammy Award winning American rock band from San Diego, California, that originally consisted of Scott Weiland (lead vocals), brothers Dean (guitar) and Robert DeLeo (bass, backing vocals), and Eric Kretz (drums). Since the band's formation in 1989, its line-up remained unchanged until the dismissal of Weiland in 2013, who was replaced by Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington. In 2015, Bennington left the band to focus solely on Linkin Park. Show more ...

Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots

I am, I am, I am
I said I wanna get next to you
I said I m gonna get close to you
You wouldn t want me have to hurt you too, hurt you too

I ain t, I ain t, I ain t
A buyin into your apathy
I m gonna learn you my philosophy
You wanna know about atrocity, atrocity

Chorus:
I know you want what s on my mind
I know you like what s on my mind
I know it eats you up inside
I know, you know, you know, you know

I am a man, a man
I ll give you something that you won t forget
I said you shouldn t have worn that dress
I said you shouldn t have worn that dress

Chorus

Here I come, I come, I come
Here I come, I come, I come

I am, I am, I am
I said I wanna get next to you
I said I m gonna get close to you
You wouldn t want me have to hurt you too, hurt you too

Chorus x2

Here I come, I come, I come
Here I come, I come, I come
Here I come, I come, I come
Here I come, I come, I come
Here I come, I come, I come
Here I come, I come, I come
Here I come, I come, I come
Here I come, I come, I come
Here I come, I come, I come



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