Welcome to the official site of Shut Up Little Man™!
The Shut Up Little Man recordings feature the real-life comical rants, hateful harangues, drunken soliloquies, and audible fistfights of Raymond and Peter – two booze-swilling homicidal roommates in a low-rent district of San Francisco. These infamous recordings were made by their much-menaced next door neighbors, Eddie Lee and Mitchell D. The dialogs of Raymond and Peter have been widely championed for their poignant absurdity and stark hilarity. Profiles have appeared in Spin ("This epic documentary is as disturbing as it is hilarious"), Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair ("grimly fascinating"), The LA Times, The Washington Post ("hilarious, but profoundly disturbing"), Playboy, The Wire and on Ira Glass's radio program "This American Life." Sarah Vowell, the essayist and cultural commentator, included a segment about Shut Up Little Man in her book Radio On, calling it "some of the strangest bickering I've ever heard." The recordings have inspired comic illustrations by Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) and Ivan Brunetti (Schizo), animation features by Kevin Peaty (principle animator of "The Lion King" and other Disney classics), numerous songs (e.g. Devo's "Shut Up Little Man" and Nirvana's "Dough, Ray, and Me"), theatrical plays, and film shorts. Shut Up Little Man is widely considered to be a classic of the audio verite and field recording genres, and the recordings continue to inspire shock, laughter, and amazement at the raw humanity and dark comedy contained therein.
We now invite you into the robust world of Raymond and Peter and Shut Up Little Man™.