Weapon (song)

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Single by Matthew Good
from the album Avalanche
Released October 9, 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Alternative rock
Length 5:58
4:55 (Radio Edit)
Label Universal
Writer(s) Matthew Good
Producer(s) Warne Livesey
Matthew Good singles chronology
"In a World Called Catastrophe"

"Weapon" is a song by Canadian alternative rock artist Matthew Good. It was the first song released by Good as a solo artist after the break-up of Matthew Good Band. The song was released in October 2002 as the lead single from his debut solo album, Avalanche. The song peaked at No. 4 on Canada's Nielsen rock chart.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Weapon" was directed by Matthew Good and Ante Kovac. In a later commentary, Good related that Kovac's first edit of the video was far too standard, with gratuitous and generic fades. After firing Kovac, Good flew to Toronto and worked with video editor Jay Deschamps to re-craft the footage. While working on the edit, Good began to experiment with overlaying text and adding still frames and stock photos to help deliver the message. Good noted that he felt that the video was his favourite from his catalogue.

The video won the award for "Best Video" at the 2003 Juno Awards.[2] Due to Good's boycott of the Juno Awards, Kovac accepted the award alone.

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ Good Unleashes 'Avalanche In Canada. Billboard. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Awards". junoawards.ca. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 

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