Extremely rare 1986 Radiohead demo tape to be auctioned in September

Nine-track cassette features songs that have never appeared on any official Radiohead releases

Photo: Dean Chalkley Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Radiohead
Photo: Dean Chalkley

An extremely rare Radiohead demo cassette from 1986 is to be sold at auction this September.

The demo 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'.

The nine-track demo cassette is rounded off by remixes of 'Fragile Friend', 'Lemming Trail' and 'Lock The Door'. At the time of recording, Radiohead were still known as On A Friday. Tracks from the demo cassette have appeared online in recent years and you can listen to 'Lemming Trail' at the bottom of this article.

The demo cassette will go to auction at 10.30am on Saturday, September 14 at Omega Auctions in Stockport. Auctioneer Paul Fairweather told NME that he expects the sale price to exceed £1,000 and also clarified the origins of the item.

"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," Fairweather explained.

On September 14, Fairweather will also auction off diary pages and hand-written lyrics that belonged to Pete Doherty during the making of 'Up The Bracket' along with one of the singer's paintings. More information is available at the Omega Auctions website.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Fans hope for Oasis reunion following news of Beady Eye split
Former Cream musician Jack Bruce dies, aged 71
Morrissey criticises 'abysmal' Italian venues as European tour continues
Liam Gallagher says Beady Eye are 'no longer'
McBusted confirm Blink-182, Weezer members appear on their debut album
Kate Bush's former London home up for sale priced at £3m
Deadmau5 criticises Paris Hilton following reports she earns £400,000 a night as a DJ
The Rolling Stones announce 'L.A. Forum Live in 1975' DVD details
Foo Fighters perform new song 'The Feast and The Famine' at epic three hour Washington gig
Pink Floyd take fans inside recording studio during latest 'Endless River' preview clip...
Shakira partners with Fisher-Price for line of baby toys
Depeche Mode share live version of 'Enjoy The Silence' from Anton Corbijn concert film...
Tinchy Stryder and Chuckle Brothers share video for collaborative track 'To Me, To You'...
CMJ festival issues statement concerning Ebola scare
She And Him share cover of Dusty Springfield's 'Stay Awhile'
One Direction fan-fiction writer signs six-figure book deal
Klaxons hint at split: forthcoming UK tour will be their last
Panda Bear announces new album 'Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper' – hear first song now
Muse working with AC/DC producer on new studio album
Gerard Way covers Sleater-Kinney's 'I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone' – watch
Iggy Azalea teams with MØ for new single 'Beg For It' - listen
Thurston Moore criticises Twitter users who 'exist on scandal'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM