Dave Wilkinson // I do remember seeing Curious George at the River and at first I thought it was weird when the singer yelled out "Bow down to me Shitdogs!" and I was with Justin Brooks and we both looked at each other and started laughing because we didn't understand (at least I didn't) what that was about. At the time I was still going to a private Christian school called Walnut Valley (Little Rock Christian) so I had no idea what the "shitdogs or shhh dogs" were. However I did at that time sense some division between those two scenes. In my opinion I think we can say that Soophie Nun Squad really merged those two scenes together. As I would also later go to high school with most of those guys...they were and are the coolest people I have known.
Richard Matson // Jay Lytle, the bassist for Curious George was old friends with a bunch of the early 90s punk scene. I think he'd been the 15 yr old manager of the Numbskulz in their early days (I wonder what that entailed?). He once told me he'd written most of the Numbskulz songs. Curious George wasn't a punk band, they were metal, but, I guess because of Jay's relationships, they started playing some punk shows at the river. It was a curious blend of scenes. I remember standing in the crowd at one of their shows when the singer threw up a devil sign and, in a danzig-style voice, called "Shitdogs come to me!". 20 metal dudes from NLR I'd never seen before emerged from the audience to bang heads up front. That's one of my favorite memories of LR. I've heard rumors that the Shitdogs scene in NLR is still thriving in the 21st Century.
Nate Powell // From the bowels of North Little Rock are born what would become Sickshine, whose musical influence on underground '90's metal is still understated. The original lineup was comprised of Clay Latch (Grasshopper, 1000 Points of Pain), Jay Lytle (Tem Eyos Ki, Shitfire, Tom Sweet, former "manager" of The Numbskulz), Bobby Redd (Copsodomy, Mullatorius; RIP 1973-2006), and Rocky Gray (Evanescence).

Though Curious George's sound is most accurately described as a mix of Downcast and Moss Icon, their alienation from the Little Rock punk scene fosters the beginnings of a vibrant DIY metal scene centered in North Little Rock, as well as a long-running criticism of both Punk Rock elitism and South-of-the-River elitism. It is not until the explosion of Tem Eyos Ki in 1999 that the scenes begin to come together again.
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