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The song spawned a music video which received moderate rotation on MTV at the height of the early s grunge music scene. Scott Weiland wrote the lyrics after a girl he was dating was raped by three high school football players after a party. Weiland has stated the song is an anti-rape statement, not a song simply about sex, saying:. This song is really not about sex at all.
It's about control, violence and abuse of power. Over the years, "Sex Type Thing" became the band's traditional closer at live shows. During some performances from until STP's break-up, the band would extend the song's ending into a jam session where Weiland would strip naked in front of the audience and then wrap his lower body in an American flag. During the grunge explosion of the 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 itself hosts a very dark motif, showing the band performing in a dungeon chamber, with singer Scott Weiland having bleached his hair blond, interspersed between clips of a dancer swinging on a chain and a woman surrounded by a ring of fire.
This video is rather distinctive because it is the first to showcase Scott Weiland's trademark "dance". In a interview with Rolling StoneWeiland expressed his frustration with the song's reception by saying "It was, 'All right, the " Enter Erupt - Griver / The Exploder - A Split Twelve Inch Killer " controversy's dead, let's try to find something else' I never thought that people would ever seriously think that I was an advocate Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots - Core date rape.
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