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Matt Good Tried To Create His Own Broken Social Scene

Matthew Good

Matthew Good

Matthew Good, Can-rock’s number one provocateur, says he attempted to create his own Vancouver version of Broken Social Scene, Toronto’s critically-lauded space jam indie rock outfit.

“I’ve tried to. I’ve tried to,” says Good, explaining how the BSS-imitation was one of many artistic ventures he’s embarked on since the Matthew Good Band officially dissolved in 2001. “I’ve tried to form tons of different side-projects. But you get involved with people and — a lot of the people I’ve been involved with — they just, it just turns into a power struggle. And all I ever want to do in those bands is just play rhythm guitar. I don’t even want to sing.”

As part of an interview for the cover story of Chart Magazine’s upcoming September 2004 issue — his first interview with the mag since ’01 — Good discussed BSS, as well as a wide range of topics including the final days of MGB, his new album (White Light Rock & Roll Review), his humanitarian efforts and related fights with right-wing organizations, his affection for country music, and some of the artistic ventures he hopes to tackle in the future.

Good’s Social Scene attempt came after listening to BSS’s You Forgot It In People album, one of his recent favourites.

“The last Broken Social Scene record I listened to quite a bit and I thought was really interesting,” he says. “A lot of the ideas on it were really, really good.”

Don’t think Good’s motives were all pure, though. Seeing how Good has been the rock ‘n’ roll point- person/figurehead for the last 10 years as a band leader and solo artist, being part of a jam-out gang would have given him some time to, in Don Cherryspeak, have a few “pops.”

“My idea of paradise is going on tour once in my life where I don’t have to go to bed early because I have to sing the next day,” he says. “I can just have a beer and talk to people and play guitar. Paradise.

“The collective idea is really interesting. It would probably be more interesting to see how long it would last really. ‘Cuz it can get a little convoluted… And it does have that kinda really cool factor to it.”

This news piece was originally published August 13, 2004 via Chart Communications.

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Matthew Good’s New Album ‘Arrows Of Desire’ Inspired By The Pixies

Matthew Good

Matthew Good

Matthew Good has never played coy about what influences his music. Just ask him about Talk Talk.

I mention this mostly because he has a new album out called Arrows Of Desire and the Pixies played a pretty big part in its creation.

I know this because he told me as much for Huffington Post Music Canada.

You can read the story by clicking here.

 

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Matthew Good: Family Man

Matthew Good

Matthew Good

A good many people have imprinted onto their consciousness that Can-rocker Matthew Good is something of an asshole.

Fair play. He actually sold t-shirts that said as much a decade ago. But he’s not quite the same person as he used to be in that regard.

Nowadays he’s mostly a regular family man.

As such I went through a number of photos of him with his family for a collection of images published in Huffington Post Music Canada.

To check out the feature go here.

 

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Matthew Good Talks About Next Album ‘Arrows Of Desire’

Matthew Good

Matthew Good

Matthew Good is well on his way to releasing his next album Arrows Of Desire in September and I spoke to him about it upon the release of first single “Had It Coming.”

The album’s a decided return to “rawk” and will sound mighty comforting to any of the many ’90s rock nostalgist who are proudly coming out of the closet after years of shame.

And the song “Had It Coming” is a good time, so… so far, so good.

To find out what else Good had to say about the forthcoming album head over to Huffington Post Music Canada by clicking here.

 

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Spinner News Mega-Pack: Metric, Japandroids, Mutek, NXNE, Hey Ocean

Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah

I’ve been in-house helping do some editing at Spinner AOL the last couple weeks and it’s meant I’ve also written up a batch of quickie news stories. Here’s a bunch of ’em:

Metric inspired by Gary Glitter. Optics-wise, if Metric want to avoid lowbrow jokes they should avoid touring Thailand this year.

Ghostface Killah, Matthew Good, Bad Religion free shows at NXNE. This is super-exciting because I now understand what Ghostface is talking about.

Japandroids are covering Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds. The song they’re doing is “Jack The Ripper.”

Mutek Festival gets all 0110011110110110111001011011011101100000010000011010111010101. Tim Hecker.

Hey Ocean! make a nice song.

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