We had a blast making this video - from creating our 'spaceship' out of a hubcap & tinfoil, to Wally's helmet (copper colander) to the road crew's exceptional costumes (spot the pet rat in the final battle scene!). Nothing was too tacky or outlandish for the Ritdong Rangers!
This video has a cameo appearance by the late Ken Brault, billed as ' the evil Lord Notune, ruler of Nordor' <big guy with the evil smirk wearing way too many rings>.
Other notable appearances: - Our excellent stage roadie, the late Frank Felder <playing a lefty Strat a la Jimi H> - Fred Michael, owner of Rocky Mountain Sound, <as 'Fredicus Minimus', pops out of a road case & bops Lord Notune on the head> - Denise Donlon, as 'Queen of Nordor' our publicist at the time, who went on to Much Music, Sony Music & CBC Radio fame
Many others too numerous to mention: most of our friends & families, the entire staff of Rocky Mountain Sound etc. ... See MoreSee Less
We're so grateful to be part of Margo Rae's story! Her Aunt Joan sent us this email days before our show Nov 17th. '33 years ago... Saturday, November 17th, 1985 my 20 year-old niece, Margo Rae, was in a serious car accident and sustained a major head injury. She was in a coma for some time and the prognosis for a full recovery did not seem likely... Doug & the Slugs were Margo Rae's favourite band and the song "Day by Day" became the anthem for her recovery. I'm happy to say that she did in fact make a full recovery and we have always maintained that Day by Day was a significant contributing factor. So...if you would be willing to give her a shout out at the show in Edmonton, we'd be thrilled' -Joan Melvin- video: Nichole Lund ... See MoreSee Less