"There's that interaction between the audience where you feel like you're part of this big event," he says.
"And given the personal nature of the record, I thought that it would be a really great way to stop and talk about crap and have a laugh, you know."Matthew Good plays the sold-out Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts on Thursday (September 20).
"I wrote the record how the record had to be written," he points out.
"It's my favourite Dead Kennedys song," he relates, "and lyrically I think it's one of Biafra's greatest."Matthew Good fans nationwide will soon be able to hear the artist's choice covers and newly minted originals, as he sets off on a 37-date tour from Victoria to the Maritimes and back.
He's psyched about the intimate aspects of the solo acoustic setting.
We're hangin' at the Gastown loft he shares with Casey and Benji, two fine mutts he rescued through the SPCA.
The home is zoned residential/commercial, so Good also works here; this is where he recorded the haunting cover of Daniel Johnston's "True Love Will Find You in the End" that closes his new CD, Hospital Music.
Several songs feature just ace local skinbasher Pat Steward (Bryan Adams, the Odds) on drums and Good on everything else.
He wrote 12 of the 15 tracks himself, but did look for outside inspiration from the Dead Kennedys, whose "Moon Over Marin" gets a mellow make over.I woke up in the hospital and they said I took in excess of 45 [pills].Given the nature of that, I had to willfully commit myself to the psychiatric ward."Good's first self-produced CD, Hospital Music was written during his recovery. He did not find much success in the United States but has earned a loyal fan base in Canada.Matthew regularly tours with other popular rock bands to perform as a part of sell-out rock concerts.Weird here is the extreme somewhere else."With his social-activist bent, Good is quick to leap to the defence of Vancouver's downtrodden.