Rare Radiohead Demo Cassette From 1986 Sells at Auction
Posted by Larry Csonka on 09.14.2013
How much did it go for?
According to NME, a rare Radiohead demo cassette from 1986 has sold for $3162.40 at auction. When the cassette was made, the band was known as On a Friday. The cassette features six songs that have never appeared on any official Radiohead releases: 'Fragile Friend', 'Girl (In The Purple Dress)', 'Everybody Knows', 'Mountains (On The Move)', 'Lemming Trail' and 'Lock The Door'. There were also remixes of 'Fragile Friend', 'Lemming Trail' and 'Lock The Door' on the cassette.
Auctioneer Paul Fairweather explained the origins of the cassette as follows…
"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."