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A well done site dedicated to the alternative band, Radiohead at Ease, has the bio:
It was somewhere in 1982 when Thom Yorke, at the age of 14, asked Colin Greenwood to join him for a new band with Ed O’Brien. Thom and Colin were in a school punkband called TNT. Another friend from the Abingdom public school became the drummer of the band, Phil Selway. Jonny Greenwood – Colin’s brother – wanted in too.Karma Police is above and Creep is below.
The band made it’s debut at the Jericho’s Tavern in their hometown, Oxford a few years later, in 1987. They named themselves On A Friday. Their first demo was made in 1991. A classmate of Thom and Colin, John Butcher brought the tape to Courtyard Studios. The studio was run by two former musicians Bryce Edge and Chris Hufford. Chris Hufford: “The demo had some good tunes but ut was all obviously ripped off mercilessly.” He might have ignored it were it not for the 15th track. “It was a weird looped-up dance thing which was very different. I asked if they had anything else. After about six months John Butcher brought in a another tape with Stop Whispering and What’s that you say on it. These were great songs. Now they had an identity.” (Continue Reading...)