Eddie Lee and Mitchell moved into the apartment in 1987, and soon discovered their neighbors, Peter and Ray, who argued nearly constantly.
They were initially shocked and intimidated by the volume and intensity of the fights, which occasionally turned violent. Later, however, Eddie Lee and Mitchell became fascinated by the content of Ray and Peter's yelling matches. Peter's repeated insult of "Shut Up, Little Man!" became a fixture of Eddie Lee and Mitchell's own conversations.
Eventually, Eddie and Mitchell began tape recording the arguments, and distributing copies among their friends.
Eddie Lee and Mitchell sometimes goaded Ray and Peter, such as with prank telephone calls, hoping to introduce new topics for the drunken pair to argue over.
In 1992, after Eddie had moved to Madison, Wisconsin to obtain a Masters Degree, he received a telephone call from San Francisco's Bananafish magazine. Copies of Peter and Raymond's tapes had found their way to the magazine's editor, who was interested in arranging a commercial release of Ray and Peter's screaming matches.
The first Shut Up, Little Man! compact disc was released in early 1993. A number of other volumes were issued later. The recordings quickly gained a cult following, and were adapted into comic books, zines, a theatrical production and the independent film Shut Yer Dirty Little Mouth.
The recordings found fame far beyond San Francisco. Lee reports that "I went to see (New York City-based) John Zorn, one of my favorite jazz composers, performing with his experimental game-playing ensemble, Cobra. The keyboard player had sampled Shut Up Little Man, and thus, throughout the evening — amidst the saxophone squawks and grinding guitar breaks — there would be sampled little blasts of: 'Shut your fuckin' mouth!' or 'I want to kill!'" 
Raymond Huffman died in 1992, and Peter Haskett died in 1996. (wikp)
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