Monday, 23 June 2008

Radiohead - On A Friday Demos

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Radiohead, On A Friday demo tape, The Greatest Shindig, summer 1990

This tape is a collection of demos made over the summer of 1990. All the members were by this point at different Universities around the country, but reconvened over the summer, with the exception of Phil who was in Ireland. Although at this time the band did not have a settled name, having dropped On A Friday, but not come up with anything better. The band's working title was 'Shindig', which survived long enough for Thom to spray paint it on his acoustic guitar case, but by the time of their next 'proper' demo, they had reverted to On A Friday.

In order to keep recording and rehearsing a school friend who had recorded some previous demos for the band was drafted in to keep the drum stool warm. The Clifton Hampden tracks were recorded over a number of weeks with this line up, while Jonny took the four track home with him in between where him, Thom and Colin worked on tracks. When Phil returned the band recorded another demo track in rehearsal, 'What's That You See?', significant because it was the first time Jonny moved from keyboards to guitar. The song was the only one from this period that remained in the set up until just prior to the deal with Parlophone.

01. Climbing Up A Bloody Great Hill
02. Somebody
03. Mr. B
04. What's That You See?
05. Everyone Needs Someone To Hate
06. Upside Down
07. The Greatest Shindig
08. Give It Up
09. How Can You Be Sure?
10. Life With The Big F
11. Keep Strong
12. Rattlesnake
13. Burning Bush
14. Tell Me Bitch
15. New Generation

1 comment:

maria said...

i know i'm terribly late to the party, but...
could you re-upload the tracks?
never heard of them, not mentioning never heard them. so i would really appreciate it if you find time to put them up again.
anyway, thanks for all wonderful bootlegs here and especially for NOT making them available on rapidshare which is evil.
take care.