A little quirky, but a whole lotta great hook-laden music poured forth from the speakers for the next year or two, which was quite a feat back then because most tapes had a shelf-life of six months or so. Anyhow, I’ve never forgotten the band.
Lead singer Doug Bennett died in 2004, leaving Canada and the rest of the world a little poorer without him. Just listen to his opening comments on the following tune. And seriously? Who else could get away with a song called “Chinatown Calculation”? Who wouldn’t love a guy like that?
(furrydrummer – Doug & the Slugs, “Chinatown Calculation”)
You may recognize the song in this last video as the theme song from the Norm Show.
(thecatkeaton – Doug & the Slugs, “Too Bad”)