Here we go!
Every month(-ish) we'll post a random rare and/or out-of-print song
for you to download and enjoy!

December 2013
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Thee Fine Lines - "Everybody Goes Wild for Ice and Sleet" previously unreleased MP3
Here is this year's "Seasonal Song" from Thee Fine Lines! For anyone interested, higher quality files can be downloaded from Thee Fine Lines' bandcamp page.
December 2012
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Thee Fine Lines - "So Let It Snow" previously unreleased MP3
Surprise! It's a new "Seasonal Song" from Thee Fine Lines! For anyone interested, higher quality files can be downloaded from Thee Fine Lines' bandcamp page. We'd love to put these out on a record, but we ain't got the cash!
December 2011
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Thee Fine Lines - "Eggnog" previously unreleased MP3
Another year, another Thee Fine Lines "Seasonal Song!". For anyone interested, higher quality files can be downloaded from Thee Fine Lines' bandcamp page. We'd love to put these out on a record, but we ain't got the cash!
December 2010
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Thee Fine Lines - "Wintertime Won't Last Forever" previously unreleased MP3
Lack of rarities has kept us from updating this page, but now that it's December, here's the new "Seasonal Song" by Thee Fine Lines! Note: The clicking noises in the middle aren't a sign of defect--they are my first attempt at playing/recording castanets. Although they don't sound very good, I kept them in the mix to reward myself for my effort.
July 2010
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Thee Fine Lines - "You're So Fine" (demo from Feb. 1, 2006) previously unreleased MP3
Here's a demo for a song on Thee Fine Lines' 2007 album, Set You Straight. The demo actually only features one Fine Line playing all the instruments, but it's a Thee Fine Lines song and is credited as such!
June 2010
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Walking Talking Zombies - "For Una O'Connor" previously unreleased internet exclusive!! MP3
Seems we're only doing every other month now. We're also cheating, as this song isn't rare or out of print! This is a brand new song from the weirdos known as the Walking Talking Zombies. It features many different instruments: woodblock, claves, ocarina, piano horn, bells used in an unconventional manner, tambourine, floor toms, other percussive sounds, bass, and guitar. Oh, and it's a tribute to Una O'Connor.
April 2010
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Trixie & the Merch Girls - "Song for Adam" Dead Giraffe MP3
Trixie & the Merch Girls - "Conan, We Love You" Dead Giraffe MP3
Trixie & the Merch Girls - "It's Me" Dead Giraffe MP3
Three songs from TMG's outta-print album, Dead Giraffe (recorded in 2001, released in 2002) for your listening pleasure.
February 2010
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The Gentleman Callers - "By My Side" self-released 7" record MP3
Here's a great track from the Gentleman Callers' long outta print 7" record! It's a shame it wasn't included on their full-length!
December 2009
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Thee Fine Lines - "No Christmastime" previously unreleased MP3
Well, it's not very Fine Linesy, but here you go! This year's "seasonal song" is a sad little country ditty that will put a tear in your beer. But don't worry, the band hasn't decided to abandon rock & roll in favor of country music!
September 2009
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Curse of the Shakers - "Get Down" previously unreleased MP3
Curse of the Shakers - "Lonesome Highway" previously unreleased MP3
Curse of the Shakers - "Quit Your Knockin'" previously unreleased MP3
When Rock & Roll Nightmares (scroll down to October 2007) quit playing in 2001, Curse of the Shakers formed. It featured a few of the same band members, but the sound became simpler and more focused. Over the next five years, the band practiced occasionally and played a few shows (and band members came and went). The first two songs posted above were recorded in 2004 for a 7-inch record that never materialized. The last track is from the final Curse of the Shakers practice in January, 2007.
August 2009
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Signal 7 - "Changed (live)" previously unreleased MP3
Recorded live in Springfield, MO at the now non-existent Juke Joint! This was probably early 1998, but I could be wrong.
July 2009
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U$MC - "Caveat Emptor" The Rise and Fall of the Middle Class MP3
Here's an oldie but a goodie taken from U$MC's final release.
June 2009
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The Synonyms - "Wreck of the Old 97" previously unreleased MP3
The Synonyms were a short-lived band that was a sort of revamping of the Acronyms. They played mostly songs from the 50s and 60s but also had a few original tunes. The band featured two members of the Acronyms plus a guy named Benji, who happened to record a couple of their practices. This recording of a classic disaster song was kindly provided by Benji. The inspiration for the Synonyms version of this track was the 1924 recording by Vernon Dalhart.
April 2009
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Justin Kearbey - "My Baby Don't Care" previously unreleased MP3
I had time to kill back in February, so I learned this song by the (wonderful) Gants and very quickly recorded it. It's an extremely rough performance, but the song itself is fantastic. If you've never heard the Gants, you should look them up and buy their stuff.
March 2009
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Barbie Holocaust - "Sick of It" Noise with a Beat (compilation) MP3
Barbie Holocaust - "Sue the World" Noise with a Beat (compilation) MP3
More stuff from our old Noise with a Beat compilation! For those who don't know (or don't remember!), Barbie Holocaust was a band in the mid '90s that featured two kids and one mom. According to the 65sk804 compilation, the band "first played major venues...when Rudie was 12, Matt 13, and Mom...well, old." These two songs are from their second tape, which was much more polished and punk than their first tape. Maybe we'll post a song or two from the first tape in the future. For now, enjoy this double-dose of Springfield punk rock!
February 2009
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Puke Daisies - "The Wee Wee Song (live)" Noise with a Beat (compilation) MP3
More Puke Daisies for you fine folks! As with the previous Puke Daisies track we posted (scroll down to April '07), this was recorded live at the Magic Bean here in Springfield, MO, back in April '96. This track was featured on our Noise with a Beat compilation!
January 2009
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The Gentleman Callers - "You Oughtta Know By Now" It Came From Uranus (compilation) MP3
Here's an earlier version of a fantastic track from the Gentleman Callers' Don't Say What It Is disc! This version came out in 2003 on a compilation put out by a short-lived St. Louis label called Pro-Vel. Dig it!
January 2009
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The Gentleman Callers - "Open All Nite" With Time Comes a Change (unreleased) MP3
Here's a track from the Gentleman Callers' unreleased album, With Time Comes a Change! It was recorded in 2006, but the fellows disbanded before it could be released!
December 2008
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Thee Fine Lines - "I'm Givin' You the Blues (for Christmas)" previously unreleased MP3
The first update to this page in a year, and it's just another Christmas song by Thee Fine Lines! This one was even more rushed than the previous TFL "seasonal songs." Hope you like it anyway!
December 2007
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Thee Fine Lines - "(We Will Be Happy) On Christmas Day" previously unreleased MP3
Hey, hey! Thee Fine Lines have recorded another Christmas song! This is the fourth year in a row! Holy moly!
December 2007
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Thee Fine Lines - "Corinne" (demo from Oct. 29, 2005) previously unreleased MP3
Here's a demo version of a song from Thee Fine Lines' Set You Straight album! This was recorded on October 29, 2005 (about a year before the officially released version) at the same session as "I Can't Go On," which was featured on the "Riot on Soundflat Strip" compilation. There's actually a version of the song from a couple years earlier (Fall 2003), but this version is better!
November 2007
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Fuller's Earth - "The Sun's Symphony" V/A - Bands & Vans: a compilation. MP3
Wow...we've been posting rare songs for two years now! This month, we've got a track by one of the best bands to ever come out of Springfield, MO...Fuller's Earth! I think they still play shows every once in a while, so go see 'em if you get a chance! This song was on our "Bands & Vans" compilation, and i think the band put it on one of their tapes or CDs as well.
October 2007
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Rock & Roll Nightmares - "Graveyard Shift" previously unreleased MP3
Rock & Roll Nightmares - "Crashing" previously unreleased MP3
Rock & Roll Nightmares - "Sharks" previously unreleased MP3
Rock & Roll Nightmares were around for over a year, but only played 3 shows. It was a supergroup of sorts, featuring members of U$MC, Fugue, Trixie & the Merch Girls, Dementia Praecox, and Bastard Wrench. Things never really came together, and the band dissolved in 2001.
NOTE: I couldn't remember the names of these songs, so i made up new titles!
September 2007
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Justin Kearbey - "Don't Cry No Tears" previously unreleased MP3
I got bored in October 2006 and recorded this cover of a Neil Young song. I learned it from the recording a few minutes before making this recording, so it's pretty rough. The drums were played on my nephew's little kid drum set (now that i think about it, i think the main guitar was played on his little kid guitar, too). Awesome.
August 2007
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Thee Fine Lines - "I've Got My Eye On You (live in Portland, OR)" previously unreleased MP3
Fugue - "Maybe a Bear (later version)" previously unreleased MP3
So we skipped July...so what?! This month we've got a live song from Thee Fine Lines' latest tour (recorded in June, 2007) and an unreleased Fugue recording. "Maybe a Bear" was on Fugue's first cassette, "Eye Eye," but this is a later re-recording the guys did for the fun of it (i think it was recorded sometime in '97). Rock on.
June 2007
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Signal 7 - "The Cats" s/t MP3
Here's a great outta-print track by Signal 7!!
May 2007
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Fugue - "We Don't Care About You/He Finally Got Us/My Devil (live)" previously unreleased MP3
In the Summer of 2000, Fugue went on a three-week tour of the western US with their pals Social Stigma. Toward the end of that tour, they played a show in a basement in Lafayette, Indiana, which is where these three songs were recorded (on the trusty WRR videocamera)!
April 2007
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Puke Daisies - "Black Black (live)" previously unreleased MP3
Here's a blast from the past! This track was recorded in April 1996 at the Magic Bean in Springfield, MO (before the band changed their name to Carbon Star). It's from the same show as the "Wee Wee Song" featured on our Noise with a Beat compilation. It's FUNtastic!
March 2007
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Walking Talking Zombies - "Toy Water Gun" Standing Up Straight MP3
Walking Talking Zombies - "Real Water Gun" Standing Up Straight MP3
I don't know if anyone will be interested in these, but here are two songs by the Walking Talking Zombies! Both of them are on their "Standing Up Straight" cassette (WRR #14--still out-of-print)! Long live the WTZ!
February 2007
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Honeymoon Habit - "Moving Out" split with TGAF MP3
Honeymoon Habit - "I'm Sick of Being Sick" split with TGAF MP3
Honeymoon Habit - "Talk No More" split with TGAF MP3
Hi, February! Here are three great songs by one of the best pop-punk bands to ever come out of Missouri!
January 2007
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Jason K. - "Where Are We" Songs About Life (self-released) MP3
This is a song from Jason K.'s self-released CD. A remixed version appears as a bonus track on our first sampler.
December 2006
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Thee Fine Lines - "Snowman" previously unreleased MP3
Here's Thee Fine Lines' third "Seasonal Song"!
December 2006
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The Rowskabouts - "Proctoral" V/A - Noise With A Beat MP3
Wow! It's another track from our old "Noise With A Beat" compilation tape! This time, we're featuring Joplin, MO ska legends the Rowskabouts! They're set to play a reunion show this month, so we thought we'd join in on the fun by posting this song! - http://www.myspace.com/therowskabouts
November 2006
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The Jet Set - "Alcohol Thunder" demo CD-R MP3
This is a song from the first Jet Set CD we ever heard! We picked it up on Thee Fine Lines' 2003 tour. The Jet Set at this time consisted of two guitars and drums. I don't know anything about this history of this song, but i like it!
October 2006
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The Jim-Jims - "You Ain't Worth It (demo)" previously unreleased MP3
This is the demo version of a song that later showed up on the Jim-Jims' All the Horny Details album. This demo was recorded around the same time as the their tracks on the split 7" with TMG! Matilda Schluggman's guitar work is amazing!
September 2006
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Fugue - "Thinking (demo)" previously unreleased MP3
Fugue - "Appendix" previously unreleased MP3
To mark Fugue's 11-year anniversary (their first show was on September 16, 1995), we're posting two previously unreleased tracks! The first is a demo of "Thinking," a song that ended up on their Sings Your New Favorites album. This demo version was recorded sometime in 1997 with Justin K. playing all the instruments. The second rarity is from a studio session in Warrensburg, MO that yielded no usable results! In 1996, Fugue won "people's choice" at a battle of the bands. The prize was time in the studio. About half the songs recorded were later re-recorded by the band for their Why is it Dark? album, but the other half remained unissued in any form. This song was supposed to be the final track on their second (unreleased) album.
August 2006
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Michyksaseal - "Flawless (Buzz Mix)" V/A - Noise With A Beat MP3
Michyksaseal - "Roxy" V/A - Noise With A Beat MP3
Here are two more fantastic tracks from our old "Noise With A Beat" compilation! This time, we're featuring both contributions from the great (now defunct) Springfield band Michyksaseal! What a treat!
July 2006
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Spiv - "U" 1998 demo CD MP3
Before there was S-Foil, there was Spiv! This track comes from an early demo CD the band made back in 1998, and it's downright delightful.
June 2006
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Walking Talking Zombies - "Ode to Don Knotts" V/A - Noise With A Beat MP3
This crazy song was originally released on WRR #8, the Walking Talking Zombies' "Buford" cassette EP! It was also featured on the "Noise with a Beat" compilation. Enjoy, weirdos!
May 2006
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The Acronyms - "The Nym" previously unreleased MP3
The Acronyms - "Book of Love" previously unreleased MP3
The Acronyms - "Over and Over" previously unreleased MP3
These three songs were recorded live at the historical Looney Bin club in Springfield, MO back in 1999(?). They were to be featured on The Acronyms' "Live at the Looney Bin!" CD, but that CD was never released. Enjoy.
April 2006
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S-Foil - "Rock Tonite" V/A - WRR Sampler Vol. 2! MP3
This was a previously unreleased track featured on the second Wee Rock Records sampler! I don't know if the band has since released this on their own or if this is the only recording! Rock!
March 2006
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The Fremen - "Now Or Never" V/A - Bands & Vans: a compilation. MP3
The Fremen's cover of legendary Springfield band Now Or Never's self-titled song. It's a classic!
March 2006
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El Gordo's Revenge - "Wright City Riot" V/A - Bands & Vans: a compilation. MP3
El Gordo's Revenge was a great band from St. Louis. In case you didn't know, some of the members went on to form the Gentleman Callers!
February 2006
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U$MC - "My Right Hand" V/A - Noise With A Beat MP3
This early U$MC classic was featured on one of the first WRR releases, the compilation entitled "Noise with a Beat"! Enjoy!
February 2006
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The Protists - "Rudy Felsh/Captain Hook" previously unreleased MP3
Back in 1999, there was supposed to be a compilation of Shel Silverstein poems put to music by various bands. As far as i know, it never happened. This was the Protists' contribution.
January 2006
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Trixie & the Merch Girls - "Baby Fleas (demo)" previously unreleased MP3
This is the original demo of a TMG song that never happened, though it might have been performed live a time or two. This demo was thought to have been lost until now!
January 2006
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Trixie & the Merch Girls - "Ordinary People (demo)" previously unreleased MP3
I'm really not sure what this is, but it appears to be some kind of TMG demo from the same time as "Baby Fleas."
January 2006
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The Skoobs - "Goober Peas" previously unreleased MP3
Four or five years before the Jim-Jims had a hit with this song in 2005, The Skoobs had a crack at it. Now you can hear this version in all it's glory.
December 2005
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Thee Fine Lines - "O, Santa!" previously unreleased MP3
This is a special recording for the 2005 holiday season! Thee Fine Lines' 2004 Christmas song can be found here!
December 2005
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Trixie & the Merch Girls - "424 (live rehearsal)" V/A - Another Decaying Generation MP3
This was recorded at a rehearsal for a TMG show at a club called Thee 423 here in Springfield, MO. It was previously unreleased until it was included on a compilation released by Zero Youth Records.
November 2005
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The Casio Quartet - "In Line" They Might Be Midgets MP3

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