Weapon (song)

"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 the 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]

Matthew Good Weapon.jpg
Single by Matthew Good
from the album Avalanche
ReleasedOctober 7, 2002
GenreAlternative rock
4:55 (Radio edit)
Songwriter(s)Matthew Good
Producer(s)Warne Livesey
Matthew Good singles chronology
"In a World Called Catastrophe"

Track listingEdit

1."Weapon (edit)"4:50
2."Weapon (album version)"6:05

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Weapon" was directed by Matthew Good and Ante Kovac. It was filmed on October 5, 2002 at Pier 94.[2] 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 the video was his favourite from his catalogue.

The video won the award for "Best Video" at the 2003 Juno Awards.[3] Good did not attend the ceremony and Kovac accepted the award alone.

In popular cultureEdit


  1. ^ Good Unleashes 'Avalanche In Canada. Billboard. 15 March 2003. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "Matthew Good Seeks Fans For New Video". Chart Attack. Archived from the original on September 4, 2003. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Awards". junoawards.ca. Retrieved 2016-06-18.

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