All you Radiohead fans out there are in for a rare treat, a Youtube user has uploaded two songs to the video sharing site that he says are early demos from the Thom Yorke fronted band from all the way back in 1986. The demos are so old in fact that they come from the time when the band didn’t even call themselves Radiohead, but we’re still going by On A Friday.
The other interesting thing is according to the original uploader ‘klootime’ the demo tape was recorded before guitarist Jonny Greenwood joined the band. The songs, called ‘Girl (In The Purple Dress)’, and ‘Everybody Knows’, take Radiohead into a sound that is much more reminiscent of R.E.M and U2 than the Radiohead that we’ve all fallen in love with.
Have a listen to the tracks below and let us know what you think.