Candlebox is a Rock band from Seattle, Washington. Formed in November of 1991, the band originally went by the name Uncle Duke; they later changed their name purportedly as a tribute to a Midnight Oil song of the same name.
Candlebox were occasionally looked down upon by members of the grunge movement; they criticized Candlebox's style and image as being derivative of grunge. One of these early detractors was Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. Candlebox were regarded by promoters, fans, and record label executives as one of the few workhorse bands of the Seattle Scene; the band toured relentlessly and played the Seattle club circuit alongside many of their peers who initially shunned them. Candlebox had the vigorous support of promoters and fans, and the band's persistence paid off when their self-titled debut was released in 1993. Candlebox sold more than 4 million copies of their debut which, after many months of gaining momentum, peaked at number 7 on Billboard's album charts. Their follow-up album, Lucy, was certified gold in 1996. Candlebox was the first successful act on Madonna's Maverick Records, which went on to sign Alanis Morissette, Deftones, and The Prodigy.
Candlebox – Self Titled
Candlebox is the eponymous debut album of Seattle post-grunge band Candlebox. It contains their best known hit, "Far Behind," as well as the hit singles "You" and "Change." The album was released in 1993 and has since been certified 4x Platinum in the United States.
The music videos for "Far Behind" and "You" remained in longstanding rotation on MTV and became two of the most requested videos of 1993.
Other songs were recorded during the Candlebox sessions and included on other releases. "Can't Give in," for instance, appears on the Airheads film soundtrack. "Pull Away" also served as a B-side to the "You" CD single