Shut Up Little Man!, a documentary about two famously angry San Franciscans who bickered their way to cult stardom, begins its theatrical release on August 26 with screenings at San Francisco’s Roxie Theater and Berkeley’s Rialto Elmwood. It will also be available online and at select theaters around the country.
The most important audio recording released in the nineties wasn’t a collection of songs by a self-tortured alternative star. The most important recording released in the grunge era was entitled SHUT UP LITTLE MAN! It was a covert audio recording of two older drunken men living in a small flat in San Francisco, who spent their available free time yelling, screaming, hitting and generally abusing each other.
The phenomenon began in 1987 when Eddie and Mitch (two young punks from the Mid West), moved next door to Peter Haskett (a flamboyant gay man), and Raymond Huffman (a raging homophobe). This ultimate odd-couple hated each other with raging abandon, and through the paper-thin walls their alcohol-fuelled rants terrorised Eddie and Mitch. Fearing for their lives they began to tape record evidence of the insane goings on from next door.
We previously wrote about the documentary back in April.