Organic Mechanic

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Organic Mechanic
Cover of the band's first, and only, album
Background information
Origin Portland, OR
Years active 19992002
Label(s) Amorphous Records
Website Official page on Amorphous Records
Former Members
Pat Finn
Talbott Guthrie
Joe Cunningham
Norm Buccola
Patrick Wilson

Organic Mechanic was a band founded by long-time friend of Weezer, Pat Finn, around 2000.


Finn, who had previously played in the pre-Weezer bands 60 Wrong Sausages and Bush, formed Organic Mechanic around 2000 in Portland, Oregon. Its lineup included drummer Talbott Guthrie, saxophonist Joe Cunningham (who would later release a solo album, Dad Eye), and bassist Norm Buccola. Before the band's lineup was finalized, Pat Wilson acted as a temporary drummer, playing in demos recorded in early 1999.[1] The band performed as an opening act for a number of Weezer shows in 2000 and was mentioned in multiple Karl's Corner updates.

The band released their first (and only) album, Organic Mechanic, in 2001. It was the first project to be released through Finn and Karl Koch's DIY record label, Amorphous Records. It saw a CD release, available by mail-order through the Amorphous Records website, as well as through the online music distribution service CD Baby and in select record stores around Portland.[2]

Multiple demos were recorded for a possible second album. "The Hippie Dance", recorded in Fall 2002, was made available for download on the Amorphous Records website. However, a second album would never materialize.

By as early as March 2004, Finn and Guthrie had separated from Organic Mechanic and began work together on a new project,[3] eventually given the name "The Gaze".[4] By 2008 the two were recording an album, and in 2009 the Organic Mechanic page on the Amorphous Records website was updated to indicate the new band was nearly ready to launch. Nothing is known to have ever officially released from this project, and both members have since parted ways to perform in different groups.



Other songs

See Also


  1. Koch, Karl. "Winter - Spring 1999". Weezer Recording History. Archived from the original on Weezerpedia.
  2. Amorphous Records. "Organic Mechanic : News, Shows, Reviews, Info". Archived from the original on October 20, 2002 at
  3. Amorphous Records. "Organic Mechanic. Retrieved from
  4. Koch, Karl. (October 7, 2008). "Weezerpedia Interview with Karl Koch" (1:39). Weezerpedia. Retrieved from