By Tom Lanham
Updated September 05, 1997 at 04:00 AM EDT

Sharp ears will instantly identify the hallmark sounds of the self-titled Talk Show — big greasy guitar riffs, shrewd serpentine bass lines, stomping processional drum patterns. Yup. It’s the gut-grinding groove of Stone Temple Pilots but with a new twist — exit Scott Weiland (and the STP moniker), enter former Ten Inch Men crooner Dave Coutts, who polishes the material to a keen pop gleam. B

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