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While housecleaning in 1994, O ' Connor rediscovered the box of demo tapes he had packed away years prior.
In a final act of desperation, he mailed copies of the tape to any major record label he could think of.
Weeks later, he received a call from an executive named Jonathan Daniel from the New York offices of Fiction Records.
One unique song in particular had caught Daniel's attention: " Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand ", a piano-driven ballad over a hip-hop backbeat, which heavily sampled B.
B.
King's " How Blue Can You Get ?".
Daniel immediately signed O ' Connor to a publishing deal, and took him to Columbia Records for a recording deal.
" Phone Booth " first appeared on the soundtrack to the Jim Carrey dark comedy film The Cable Guy in May 1996, and a slightly remastered Rocket was released the following month.
" Phone Booth " was released to radio as the Primitive Radio Gods ' first single, and was remarkably successful in both the UK and U. S. markets.
Due to the single's success, Rocket was certified gold.

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