Jay Baruchel, the star of Rick Mercer in the clip Hip

Tragically Hip fans watch a broadcast of the last stop of the band’s “Man Machine Poem” tour in a Toronto park on Saturday, August 20, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Chris Young

TORONTO – Tragically Hip fans Jay Baruchel and Rick Mercer have a rough night in the band’s latest music video.

The famous Canadians star in the music video for “Ouch”, as two strangers who cross paths in an isolated bar where the proceedings quickly derail.

Baruchel’s wife, Rebecca-Jo Dunham-Baruchel, appears as the bartender serving drinks.

The song Hip is the first single from Kingston, Ontario. the new act album “Saskadelphia”, a collection of six unreleased tracks, mainly recorded for their 1991 album “Road Apples”.

Universal Music Canada says the clip is filled with more than 30 hidden visual nods to the band’s history.

Directed by Sara Basso, the video “Ouch” was in part inspired by David Lynch’s television series “Twin Peaks” and Robert Rodriguez’s vampire action film “From Dusk Till Dawn”.

Baruchel says he has been a fan of Hip for a long time and that one of their shows in Montreal was his first gig as a grade 11 student.

Mercer used the group’s “Blow at High Dough” as the theme song for his CBC show “Made in Canada”.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on June 3, 2021.

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