Cover of the band's first, and only, album
|Years active||1999 - 2002|
- This page is for the band. For their self-titled debut album, see Organic Mechanic (album).
Organic Mechanic was a band founded by previous 60 Wrong Sausages member and long-time friend of Weezer, Pat Finn around 2000. The other members of the band included Talbott Guthrie on drums, Joe Cunningham on sax, and Norm Buccola on bass.
Organic Mechanic is the first band founded by Pat Finn to officially release an album (He had previously been a part of 60 Wrong Sausages and Bush, both of which recorded only demos before breaking up). It was formed in Portland Oregon around 2000 and included ex-Five Fingers of Funk drummer Talbott Guthrie, saxophonist Joe Cunningham (who would later go on to release a solo album through Amorphous Records titled Dadeye), and bass player Norm Buccola. Initially, Patrick Wilson was the band's drummer, playing on multiple demos recorded in 1999. However, by 2000, Finn had already assembled the rest of the band and parted ways with Wilson . The band played as opening acts for a number of Weezer shows that year, being mentioned in various Karl's Corner posts for their performances.
In 2001, the band released their first (and only) album. It was a self-titled CD, and was first project to be released through Karl Koch's personal label, Amorphous Records. Hence, there is much information about the band on the Amorphous Records website along with multiple (now defunct) .mp3 downloads. The album was made available for mail order through the website, but was also temporarily in stock in various retail record shops around Portland.
There were multiple more demos recorded for a possible second album (one of which was titled "The Hippie Dance", recorded in Fall of 2002, and was made available for download on the Amorphous Records website), however a follow-up album was never released.
By March of 2004, the band's Amorphous Records page stated that Finn was recording new material for a non-Organic Mechanic project with Guthrie, and another update was posted in February of 2009 claiming that Finn and Guthrie were ready to launch the band. It is unclear if anything ever came of this, though, as the band's name is not mentioned, and Koch has ceased to update the page since.
- Organic Mechanic (2001)
- The Hippie Dance (2003)