A Radiohead demo cassette from 1986, featuring nine songs, six of which that have never appeared on any official releases from the band, is set to be auctioned off this September, with the tape harking back to the days when the British quintet were still known as On A Friday.
The cassette tracklist has been released, with the tape featuring Fragile Friend, Girl (In The Purple Dress), Everybody Knows, Mountains (On The Move), Lemming Trail (below) and Lock The Door, as well as remixes of Lemming Trail, Fragile Friend and Lock The Door.
Most of the tracks from the tape have appeared online in recent years but this is still one hell of a piece of memorabilia for a discerning fan of Thom Yorke and friends. It’s expected to fetch at least £1,000 when it goes up for bidding at 10:30am on Saturday, 14th September at Omega Auctions in the UK.
Auctioneer Paul Fairweather has told NME the tape is the real deal, saying, “It has come directly from an old friend of the band who was at school with them at Abingdon School. We have copies of his school yearbook from 85/86 showing him and all four members of the band.”
If you’re a Radiohead fan with a spare £1,000 lying around, perhaps this will be just the thing to tide you over until the band start work on their ninth studio album this September.
Radiohead/On A Friday – Lemming Trail