The other referred to a supporter of Ronald Reagan as “a flaming fascist”. This page was last edited on 3 December , at By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved May 12, Top Kent Music Report peaks to June 12,

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Pat drew upon the multitude of past predictions which transcend several cultures that foreshadow the world ending in the s, along with the nuclear tension at the height of the Cold War to compile the song.

Post-punknew wave. It is the opening track from their debut album, Greetings from Timbuk3.

Blowin’ up the lab, Blowin’ the professor, Torn between two evils, I always pick the lesser. From there, the lyrics to the song were born, but not the song as it ended up in the minds of popular culture.

The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

Retrieved from ” https: However, they were omitted from the final recording because MacDonald felt they were too heavy-handed and obvious. The song was the group’s only major hit, reaching number 19 on the Billboard Hot and number 14 timbuk 3 futures so bright the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. This article needs additional citations for verification. Retrieved May 12, The HP column displays the highest peak reached. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Guinness World Records Limited. The other referred to a supporter of Ronald Reagan as “a flaming fascist”. Archived from the original on October 2, This page was last edited timbuk 3 futures so bright 6 Decemberat Pat revealed on VH1’s Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 80s that the meaning of the song was widely misinterpreted as a positive perspective in regard to the near future. The band’s music has been featured on more than 20 compilation and soundtrack albums.

While Pat wrote a song of a young nuclear scientist and his rich future, [1] listening audiences heard a graduation theme song. Biography of Timbuk 3 at AllMusic. Timbuk3 briefly appeared in the movie D. Released as the album’s first single init was the band’s only significant mainstream hit. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved March 9, US Cash Box [10].

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The “job waiting” after graduation signified the demand for nuclear scientists to facilitate such events.


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Pat somewhat clarified the meaning by stating that it was, contrary to popular belief, a “grim” outlook. This page was last edited on 3 Decemberbrlght By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Well I’m well aware of the world out there, getting blown all to bits, but what do I care? Library and Archives Canada.