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Candlebox: Happy Pills

Track List

>10,000 Horses
>Happy Pills
>It's Alright
>Stone's Throw Away, A
>So Real
>Step Back
>Belmore Place
>Look What You've Done

Album Notes

Candlebox: Kevin Martin (vocals, guitar); Peter Klett (guitar); Bardi Martin (bass); Dave Krusen (drums, percussion).

Additional personnel: Kim Bullard (piano organ).

Personnel: Kevin Martin (vocals, guitar); Peter Klett (guitar); Kim Bullard (piano, organ); Dave Krusen (drums, percussion).

Audio Mixer: Ron Nevison.

Recording information: Plant, Sausalito, CA; Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, CA.

Photographer: Danny Clinch.

Hey, it's on Madonna's label, it must be important. HAPPY PILLS is an artistically schizophrenic record for Candlebox, who've previously been lumped squarely in the alt-rock category. The band moves from the Collective Soul-ish "10,000 Horses" to the thrashing Tool-style rhythms of the title tune to an almost Pearl Jam-esque power ballad ("Blinders") without stopping to catch a breath. That's not to say there are no connecting elements here, the brash guitars and raw, rock-god vocals that are the band's trademark are present throughout. It just seems as though Candlebox are trying to play on a wider sonic field on HAPPY PILLS. Fans shouldn't fret though; ultimately the old adage applies: once a Candlebox always a Candlebox.


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