"The first version of Dogs with Masks featured a member of the Crawdaddys which, sadly enough at the time, didn't quite happen," recalls Clay Colgin (Men of Clay, Eris Sisters, etc.). "By the time it did, however, it featured members of the Front, Men of Clay, and the Puppies."
Colgin had previously fronted Men of Clay, while he was still editing a local fanzine called Bamboohead. They turned up around town everywhere from Montgomery High to the Zebra Club, landing one of their tunes on the 1983 compilation album Our Blow Out.
According to Colgin, Dogs with Masks experienced "One of the better breakups ever...someone got called a Nazi, and someone got called a monkey, and I was told I'd never work in this town. Yeah, fun!"