Doug and the Slugs are a Canadian pop music group formed in Vancouver in 1977. The band’s line-up consisted of lead vocalist Doug Bennett, guitarists Richard Baker and John Burton, keyboardist Simon Kendall, bassist Steve Bosley, and drummer John “Wally” Watson. They are best remembered for the Canadian top 40 hits “Too Bad” (1980), “Making It Work” (1983) and “Tomcat Prowl” (1988).
Throughout the 1980s a string of singles and albums followed. Their biggest success was 1982’s Music For The Hard Of Thinking, which in Canada peaked at #22, and spun off two top 40 singles: “Who Knows How To Make Love Stay” and “Making It Work”.
After a gap of several years, the original Slugs (Baker, Bosley, Burton, Kendall, and Watson) reunited in 2009 and the group still performs live dates.