Even after their heyday these guys toured constantly up to 2004 and even played shows way up north in the Yukon and Northwest territories where most bands fear to go. Unfortunately Canada lost arguably their best singing comic, and most original performer on October 16, 2004 when Doug Bennett passed away in a Calgary hospital. He was admitted a week earlier and slipped into a coma, where he remained on life support until falling victim to complications from a long-standing heart ailment. Fine musicianship always ran through the band, regardless of who the other Slugs have been. But it was the live presence that kept Doug and The Slugs at the cream of the Canadian music crop for nearly three decades. Their no-nonsense, 'gotta make my feet move' party atmosphere put them above the rest. There was never been anyone better.
Unfortunately their stuff is a bitch to find and has long been out of print. I found this vinyl copy at a used record store about a month ago and am currently trying to locate the rest of their catalog.
If You Don't Come
Making it Work