Knockin' Dog broke onto the Vancouver music scene with their debut tape 'Listen to this' in 1995. The tape got them a show at the now defunct but legendary Starfish Room where they gave away a free car as a door prize. Knockin' Dog were called 'the heirs to Frank Zappa's musical genius' upon the release of their debut CD Simplex, as their song 'the Drumheller Boogie' climbed up the college charts. Chicken EP was misunderstood at the time of it's release. In an effort to get some press Knockin' dog offered to take 2 journalists on a 5 star salmon fishing trip... but there were no takers. In the press release the band stated that this release was another small step in the life's and friendship's of the members and essentialy the band was reviewed with the premise that it is better that these hacks are doing this than robbing liquor stores. After that the band pondered a multi million dollar litigation, but instead, Reverend D. Badcock, frontman went into Medical School, and Super Robertson formed a little band called Roadbed.