Characterized by a straight-ahead alternative rock sound, the Doughboys formed in Montreal in 1986. Signed to Pipeline Records just six months later, the band released Whatever one year later.
After three subsequent albums (1988's Home Again, 1990's Happy Accidents, and 1992's Something's Gone Wrong), they signed with A&M and released Crush in 1993. The Doughboys' original lineup consisted of bassist John Bonhead, guitarist Jonathon Cummins, vocalist/guitarist John Kastner, and drummer Brock Pytel, but Peter Arsenault later replaced Bonhead and Paul Newman took over for Pytel. In 1998 the band split up, and two bands emerged as a result: Bionic and All Systems Go! ~ John Bush