The Crash Test Dummies emerged in the early ‘90s and quickly became a hit among college students and yuppies alike. In 1991, they were awarded the much coveted Juno Award for Group of the Year. Tongue-in-cheek lyrics and acoustic folk-rock helped the Dummies gain a small international following, as well as several Grammy and Juno nominations.

After releasing four albums, 1999 found the band in need of a break. During this intermission, multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Darvill managed to release two solo projects of his own to some critical acclaim.

It was also during this time off that lead singer Brad Roberts was involved in a car accident, almost losing an arm. I Don’t Care if You Don’t Mind features songs Roberts’ wrote with some lobster fishermen/musicians he’d met while rehabilitating.