The Residents originally got their name when the demo tape they recorded in 1971 (later called The Warner Bros. Album) was rejected and returned to "residents," since no name of the band had been provided. The demo was never heard by the public until it was played on a Portland, Oregon radio show in 1977. The group had been reluctant to truly release the demo due to recording quality and the fact that their sound had improved between that demo and their official first full-length LP, Meet the Residents. Upon learning that the demo tapes were being circulated via file sharing, the group remixed the original demo recordings and released them under the title. WB:RMX, though not all of the forty tracks from the original demo were included.