"Rusty" was a Canadian alternative rock band in the 1990s.
Following the breakup of One Free Fall, vocalist Ken MacNeil and bassist Jim Moore continued working together, hooking up with former Doughboys members Scott McCullough (guitar) and Mitch Perkins (drums) to record the EP ''Wake Me'' in 1994. Released on Handsome Boy Records, the EP was popular on Canadian campus radio, and led to a major label distribution deal with BMG Records for their full length album ''Fluke'' in 1995.
Led by the hit single "Misogyny", which featured a video consisting of clips from Canadian filmmaker Bruce LaBruce's film ''Hustler White'', ''Fluke'' was the band's commercial breakthrough, also spawning the singles "Wake Me", "Groovy Dead" and "California", and earning a Juno Award nomination for Best Alternative Album. In 1996, the band contributed a cover of "Let's Break Robert Out of Jail" to the compilation album ''A Tribute to Hard Core Logo''.
The band's followup album, ''Sophomoric'', was released in 1997, including the singles "Empty Cell" and "It's Christmastime (And I'm Poor)". Perkins left the band that year and was replaced by John Lalley.