Big Bang Baby

Album: Tiny Music (1996)
Charted: 28
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  • Stone Temple Pilots went for a raw rock sound on their third album Tiny Music. On the lead single, "Big Bang Baby," the lyrics are secondary. Scott Weiland called them "Bowie-esque stream-of-conciousness lyrics that didn't need to make sense."

    That helps explain lines like:

    There's a hole in your head
    Where the birds can't sing along
  • The "Big bang baby, it's a crash, crash, crash" line is what Scott Weiland calls a "loving steal" from the Rolling Stones song "Jumpin' Jack Flash," where Mick Jagger sings, "Jumpin' Jack Flash it's a gas, gas, gas."
  • STP bass player Robert DeLeo wrote the music for this track; Weiland wrote the lyrics.
  • The video finds the band performing in front of a white backdrop that turns trippy. It was directed by the photographer John Eder.
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