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RADIOHEADS EARLY DAYS

Written by on January 18, 2021

Demo tape from Radiohead’s school band to go under the hammer. The cassette is set to form part of the online Punk and Indie Auction which will be held by Omega Auctions on January 26.

The earliest demo recording of an early Radiohead was captured in 1986, before Jonny Greenwood joined his older brother Colin in the band. The tape, which is said to be the “only copy in existence”, was previously sold by Omega Auctions for £2,000 to a US collector, in 2013.

Earlier this month, Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke led tributes to rapper and producer MF DOOM, following his death at the age of 49.

The cassette was recorded when the group was previously known as On A Friday. They met at Abingdon School in Oxfordshire, with their name coming from the day of the week when they rehearsed.

Featuring six “raw” early efforts from the band, three of which have not been heard before, the demo tape is expected to fetch £2,000 at auction.

The previously unheard tracks, which are said to be an early indicator of the band’s talent, are titled ‘Promise Me’, ‘Boy In A Box’ and ‘These Chains’.


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