Two-fer Tuesday: Doug & the Slugs

DaGoddess @ 03:36

(Note: Should I continue my Two-fers here? Or should I just keep posting them on the new-ish blog? Put your thinking caps on and gimme a shout in the comments section to let me know what you think.)

Back in 1980 or 81, my boyfriend and I were cruising Sears (or KMart), making our favorite stop at the bargain tape bin (tapes were what we crazy kids listened to back then when we weren’t hauling out the vinyl). Our prize discovery of the day was Cognac & Bologna by Doug & the Slugs. I fell in love with the band instantly.

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?

( – Doug & the Slugs, “Chinatown Calculation”)

You may recognize the song in this last video as the theme song from the Norm Show. What? I was the only one watching? C’mon, admit it…you watched, too.

(thecatkeaton – Doug & the Slugs, “Too Bad”)


  1. New-ish blog? Did I miss something??? :(

    Comment by Retired Navy CPO — 2010/09/15 @ 12:14

  2. Both :thumbs:

    Comment by Stu — 2010/09/16 @ 08:28

  3. ps: Chief, check out Bluestography at http://bluestography.blogspot.com/

    Comment by Stu — 2010/09/16 @ 08:29

  4. thank you, Stu!

    Remind me to post something about Tommy Castro later, okay? I’m too dain bread tonight to manage it. He rocked the Railhead and wrung me OUT! Seriously one of the best performances I’ve ever seen from him, even if he didn’t play my song (he played two others).

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2010/09/17 @ 01:33

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