The Rude Mechanicals


[From Maple Music] The Rude Mechanicals would like to have a word with the guy who said “You can never really go home again.” Two years after moving from Prince Edward Island to Toronto they’ve delivered the Moe Berg-produced Checkin’ for Squirrels, a fun, honest and interesting return to Canada’s east coast.
Recorded by Rudy Rempel at Toronto’s Chemical Sound with special guests Damhnait Doyle, Bob Egan, James Gray and Rose Bolton, Checkin’ for Squirrels finds The Rude Mechanicals enjoying their new surroundings. It’s a musical comfort-zone resulting from a decidedly uncomfortable event—their relocation to unfamiliar territory.
This relocation, a rite of passage for many young people from small-town Canada, is a theme that is woven both lyrically and musically through the album. The lead track ‘Headin’ Out of Town’ is as simple as the message gets, and is joined by the innocent ‘Bill Lynch Girl’, the cynical ‘Dead Man’s Pond’, the whimsical ‘Preston’s Bathroom’ and the lyrical juxtaposition of the upbeat lead single ‘I Feel Sorry’.

Artist / AlbumYearCreditPurchase
2003 The Rude Mechanicals - Checkin for Squirrels
The Rude Mechanicals
Checkin' For Squirrels
Mar 2004
Noah Mintz