The Bubonic Plague was a band which Mike and Wallace played in from 1982 to 1985 in St. John's and Toronto. Tony, Justin and Craig also appeared with the Plague at various points. The band released two cassette tapes, Wild Wild Youth in Asia (1983) and Smile - Think Positive (1984). A number Bubonic Plague songs found their way into the Dog Meat BBQ repertoire. These include "Freakin at the High School Hop", "Tenth Rate Band", "I'm On Drugs", "Modern Diseases", ""Oh Columbus", "Imperial Birds", "Guiseppe, Are You Dead?" and "Wild Wild Youth in Asia". As well, three Plague songs, "Meat Wars", "Nuclear Baby Rag" and "I Hate My Job", have been re- recorded for Dog Meat BBQ releases.