Released: May 1994
Label: Atlantic Records
There is no mention of its title anywhere on the album, but it was named for Scott Weiland's favorite color -- that of bruises. Pugnacious aggression is at the core of this album's success, infusing it with a sneering disregard for convention or history while borrowing from and perverting both. Purple melds brooding, ragged vocals with grinding guitar whine and off-kilter lyrics, and aphorisms that borrow more than a little from Guns n' Roses, such as on the prophetic "Unglued," which confesses "This confusion is my illusion." The album remained at the top of the chart for 15 weeks.