Stone Temple Pilots release early version of “Trippin’ on a Hole” from upcoming ‘Tiny Music…’ reissue

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Stone Temple Pilots have released an early version of their hit “Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart,” featured on the upcoming 25th anniversary reissue of STP’s 1996 album Tiny Music…Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop.

“Usually we would have one or two songs per album where we would record the music and not have any vocal ideas to accompany us,” drummer Eric Kretz tells Stereogum, which premiered the recording. “With this early version of ‘Trippin,’ [frontman] Scott [Weiland] had the rhythm tracks to work off of and this was his first day at singing the song.”

“I really enjoy hearing him trying to work out the tongue twisting verse lyrics that are such a great counter rhythm to the music in the verses,” Kretz adds.

The Tiny Music… reissue includes the original album remastered, various alternate and instrumental versions, and a full live recording from a 1997 STP show in Panama City Beach, Florida. It’ll be released July 23.

STP’s most recent album is 2020’s Perdida, the band’s second full-length effort with new lead vocalist Jeff Gutt.

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