Hello Time Bomb
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|"Hello Time Bomb"|
|Single by Matthew Good Band|
|from the album Beautiful Midnight|
|Released||September 14, 1999|
|Recorded||February - April 1999|
|Label||Universal Music Canada (Canada)
Atlantic Records (US)
|Matthew Good Band singles chronology|
"Hello Time Bomb" is the first single by Matthew Good Band from their third album, Beautiful Midnight. It was recorded in 1999 at Greenhouse Studios, Burnaby, British Columbia. The song was nominated for "Best Single" at the 2000 Juno Awards, losing to The Tragically Hip's "Bobcaygeon". It is one of the band's signature songs.
Good mentions that he wrote the song quickly on an old acoustic guitar at a friend's place.
Sometimes the unexpected happens. Years ago I had a day off during the making of Beautiful Midnight. Two friends had dropped by my place to get me, as we were going out. While sitting there, we somehow got into a discussion about writing quick songs about nothing. So I picked up this crappy old classical guitar that belonged to my ex-girlfriend and proceeded to play do-do-do-do-do…click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click…do-do-do-do-do. And then the words came - 'I found me a reason, so check me tomorrow, we’ll see if I’m leaking, push and push and push till it hurts…'
In about 45 minutes I had what would basically be Hello Time Bomb, which later that night I quickly recorded onto a cassette and we tracked the very next day.
Sometimes the unexpected happens.
Of course, never in my wildest dreams did I think that that song would go on to become one of my biggest singles. I mean let’s face it, I wrote it on a dust covered classical guitar that had been sitting unused behind a large plant for years. But, in the end, that’s how it happened.
— Matthew Good, 
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- The song is featured on MuchMusic's compilation album, Big Shiny Tunes 4.
- In a 2009 list of the Top 200 songs of the 1990s counted down by CFNY-FM (102.1 "The Edge"), "Hello Time Bomb" was voted #35.
- The song is featured on the soundtrack of the 2002 film Men with Brooms.
- "Writing of Hello Time Bomb". Matthew Good. Retrieved 2008-10-24.
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