Friends, it's simple: If you download only one obscure garage rock MP3 today, make sure it's "The Man with the Photograph" by the Vile Cherubs.
I first heard these guys on a sketchy-looking reissue CD that came out on an even-sketchier label in 1993. The liner notes alleged that the band had gigged around the Washington DC area throughout the late 80s, but favoring influences that were pretty remote from the Dischord-dominated post punk scene (think Velvet Underground, Mission of Burma... maybe the Seeds, Shadows of Night, or some other 60s garage kingpins), they'd gone largely unheard of by anyone residing outside the Beltway.
I was smitten almost immediately. Great songs, crud-fi production (the source material was hewn from cassette demos which had circulated only slightly north of private channels), and some genuine rock royalty in the form of Tim Green, who was by then a member of Nation of Ulysses (and whom today resides in Citay, who are absolutely one of the best bands going right now if you ask me. Which you didn't.)
I found my copy of the reissue disc in a dollar bin more than 15 years ago, and have never seen another copy outside of the one in WFMU's record library. Fortunately, Australia's Afterburn Records has re-upped these amazing recordings once again, and those that fail to bite this time around will surely curse the decision in years to come. Read up on more of the band's history here and here, then grab the disc while Midheaven still has some in stock.