Notes: sound quality is again excellent.
SBE were fixed with TLH. Protocol is included
Second known Radiohead demo. Recorded in the summer of 1990, when the band changed their name from ‘On A Friday’ to ‘Shindig’… and shortly after back to ‘On A Friday’. The demo contains 15 tracks. The titles are very familiar, as they were registered at Warner/Chappell around 2003.
14 of these tracks first appeared on the internet in August 2002 with different track names and details (it was referred to be Courtyard Studio demos from 1991). Around the time 1988 demo tape surfaced on the net, at the end of 2005, this 1990 also appeared with a correct and more accurate details, and features a track did not appear before, "Tell Me Bitch".
The following is the information that came with the distribution of this demo tape on the net:
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.
04 - This track was demoed again later this year at Dungeon Studios in Oxfordshire, this version is the original rehearsal take.
05, 08, 12 - Significant tracks as the first time under the band banner they had worked with technology, in this case drum loops from Public Enemy and Soul To Soul. Since the band did not own a sampler, the loops were generated by Thom repeatedly recording from his walkman onto a track of the Portastudio, hence the loop stuttering ocassionally in Everyone Needs Someone To Hate. In Rattlesnake he adjusted the eq on his walkman as the loops were recorded, which gives the drum track it's texture.
07 - Recorded by Thom solo, this song had it's chorus replaced and was revived as Maquiladora for The Bends sessions.
08 - This track was demoed again later this year at Dungeon Studios in Oxfordshire, this version is the original version with the Soul To Soul drums. Still a potential hit too IMHO.
09 - Re-recorded during The Bends sessions pretty much verbatim, with drums added. This version is scrappy, but has the added attraction of cars passing the village hall in the rain.
11 - Also survived in the live set for some time.
13 - A full band version of this was demoed later, but this is the acoustic take. The Bush of the title refers to George Snr.
14 - Apparently Thom arrived at Jonny's house excited one day that he'd written his most viscous set of lyrics. Jonny and Colin suggested doing it as a ska number. Which they did. They also sped it up.
15 - Since he didn't own a sequencer at that time, Jonny triggered his Roland U20 to play the bass line of this song from a painstakingly programmed drum machine. This song is significant one of only two vocal contributions ever made by Colin. He ranted like Captain Beefheart for the verses while Thom sang the choruses.
The members of Radiohead all attended Abingdon School, a boys-only public school in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.Yorke and Colin Greenwood were in the same year, O'Brien and Selway were one year above and Jonny Greenwood two years below. In 1986, they formed the band "On a Friday", the name referring to the band's usual rehearsal day in the school's music room. On a Friday played their first gig at Oxford's Jericho Tavern in late 1986.Jonny Greenwood joined as a keyboard player but soon became the lead guitarist.
Although Phil Selway, Thom Yorke, Colin Greenwood, and Ed O'Brien had left Abingdon by 1987 to attend university, the band continued to rehearse often on weekends and holidays. In 1991, when all the members except Jonny had completed their university degrees, On a Friday regrouped, but briefly changed their name to "Shindig." The band recorded demos, including the Manic Hedgehog demo tape, performed live around Oxford and appeared on the cover of a local music magazine Curfew. Although Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley had an active indie scene in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it centred around shoegazing bands such as Ride and Slowdive. On a Friday were never seen as fitting this trend and later commented that they had missed it by the time they returned from university.
As On a Friday's number of live performances increased, record labels and producers became interested.[Chris Hufford, the co-owner of Oxford's Courtyard Studios, attended an early On a Friday concert at the Jericho Tavern.[Impressed by the band, he and his partner Bryce Edge produced a demo tape and became On a Friday's managers. As of May 2007, Hufford and Edge remain Radiohead's managers. The band signed a six-album recording contract with EMI in late 1991, following a chance meeting between Colin Greenwood and label representative Keith Wozencroft at the record shop where Greenwood worked. At the request of the label, the band changed their name to Radiohead, inspired by the title of a song on Talking Heads' True Stories album.
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 Of The World ^
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 ^
+ - Recorded at Clifton Hampden Village Hall, drums - Nigel Powell
^ - Recorded in one or more bedrooms
* - Recorded at Nuneham Courtenay Village Hall, drums - Phil Selway
Original seeding info unknown.
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This is another WackoBros&Sista torrent.
(use these to check file integrity, and also if you are unsure whether you already have the same files or not - the prints remain the same even if file names and tags are edited, so if you have the same files, the fingerprints will match)
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