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Stream: Hear two 25-year old Radiohead demos

RadioheadTwo 25-year old Radiohead demos have surfaced online shining light on a much younger and potentially disbanded young group of lads.

The recordings were part of a 1986 demo at a time when the band referred to themselves as On A Friday – before moving to the now renowned name.

Beyond doubt though are the familiar sounds of one of the UK’s greatest music exports, although a slight twist on the lick “Girl” (In The Purple Dress) with a storming saxophone solo!

Pop Tart Mission served up a quirky blurb on the story behind it all…

‘History behind the tape is that my husband was at school with the band and partied with them (before Jonny joined them!). Phil was at Uni with us both in Liverpool. The demo was given to my husband at 17 in school. We used to go and see them play in Oxford and was friends with them. They were fairly inactive from 1987 -1990 as a band. But when everyone had finished Uni they got back together and tried to make a go of it. They went to the States…we went backpacking to India for 6 months. Six months later we retured from India…saw Colin with a binbag full of laundry at the lauderette…..”so much for the States” we laughed…….” I remember seeing them in Oxford where me and my husband made up an audience of 6!’

(via Stereogum)

‘King of Limbs’ is out now on Remote Control through Inertia.
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Posted in News on December 7th, 2011 - By George / Tags: , , , ,