A quick Candlebox primer

This week on my show, I’m joined by Candlebox singer Kevin Martin.

The Seattle-born band saturated alternative and rock radio throughout the 90s with songs like lighter-flicking power ballad “Far Behind”:

“You” was another big Candlebox hit. Like “Far Behind,” it too came from the band’s self-titled 1993 debut:

Their second album, Lucy, wasn’t nearly as successful as their first, but it sold well enough to achieve gold status (over 500,000 units shifted). “Simple Lessons” is the first song on the album:

Less than two years after the band released their third album, Happy Pills, they broke up. The move was made primarily to get out of their record deal with Maverick.

The band got back together in 2006, and has since released two albums, including this year’s Love Stories & Other Musings.

“Believe in It,” from Love Stories:

During the interview, Kevin and I talk about the band’s early days and lack of acceptance on the Seattle scene, the breakup, and the new album. Thanks for listening!




Candlebox (1993)

Lucy (1995)

Happy Pills (1998)

Into the Sun (2008)

Love Stories & Other Musings (2012)


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